Category: Selling Tips & Tricks

Common eBay Scams for First Time Sellers to Avoid Part 2

Thousands of eBay transactions happen successfully every week, but there are a minority of scammers out there looking to take advantage of sellers. New eBay sellers are, of course, more vulnerable to being tricked with less experience and knowledge of the most common scam scenarios. An unfortunately necessary sequel to the first part last year,…

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How to Price Items on eBay

It is very difficult to say what exactly contributes the correct price of an item. What truly is important is what someone is willing to pay. The word ‘someone’ is key here too as it only takes one interested person to buy an item. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when determining…

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eBay’s Seller Hub: the Basics

Seller Hub is eBay’s relatively new interface to help improve the seller experience. Advertised as a simplified way to access all the functionality offered by other selling tools, this dashboard also offers new insights into seller performance and growth. The biggest development for professional eBay sellers in recent years, here’s the lowdown on Seller Hub. Seller…

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Finding an eBay Niche

A successful niche is one that is large enough to support an eBay business but also small enough so that there are not many competitors to cut into profits. There is an undeterminable number of niches still to be found on eBay, providing plenty of opportunity for new and experienced sellers alike. The most difficult…

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Optimising eBay Listings for Mobile Shoppers

Research has shown that the average human’s attention span has recently decreased from twelve seconds to just eight due to the mobile revolution. This means that it is more important than ever to make a successful first impression. Optimising listings for mobile users is a vital part of this, especially since around 55% of eBay…

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Understanding eBay’s Feedback Extortion Policy

The purpose of eBay’s Feedback system is to share buying and selling experience with other members to give others an idea of what to expect when dealing with a buyer/seller. Each member’s Feedback score is displayed next to their user ID and is a buyer’s first point of reference to a seller’s Feedback reputation. For…

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How to Reclaim Final Value Fees on eBay

When an item sells on eBay, the seller is charged what is called a final value fee. The fee charged is a percentage based on the total amount of the sale and the category of item. The percentage amount ranges from 6 to 9% but the maximum possible to be charged to sellers is $750….

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How to Rank Higher on eBay’s Cassini Search

eBay’s current search engine Cassini was launched in 2013 with the purpose of connecting buyers to listings they are most likely to purchase from faster and easier than before. As with all search engines, Cassini works on a secret algorithm, which means it scores and orders listings according to its own criteria. This algorithm is…

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Packing Tips to Ensure Items Do Not Arrive Damaged

There are two principal reasons to take care when packaging and sending items to buyers. The first is that sellers are responsible for items until the buyer receives them. If an item is damaged during transit, the buyer has the right to request a refund based on the item not matching the description in the…

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Getting Shipping Rates Right

Listing an item on eBay isn’t only about providing great photos and an accurate description; the cost of shipping is also an important factor for interested buyers. Buyers hate getting ‘ripped off’ by extortionate postage costs. There are three main ways to communicate to the buyer how much shipping will cost for an item. Calculated…

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