Category: Selling Tips & Tricks

Important Changes for Returning eBay Sellers

Founded in 1995, eBay’s original mission was to be an online marketplace that brought buyers and sellers together. While this core purpose remains the same over two decades later, the logistics of the buying and selling has evolved in many ways. Indeed, it can be tricky enough sometimes for current eBay sellers to keep up…

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eBay Bucks: What Sellers Need to Know

eBay Bucks is a free rewards program created in 2009. Enrolled buyers who purchase qualifying items receive eBay currency (Bucks) that can be used towards future eBay purchases. The amount of eBay Bucks awarded to buyers is calculated as a percentage of the item’s sale price. Despite being currently a buyer focused program, sellers should…

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Holiday Selling Tips and Tricks

Much like traditional retailers, online stores experience their biggest sales in the last two months of the calendar year. eBay is no exception to this rule either, so sellers should also prepare for the holiday season appropriately. Here are some great tips to help your holiday selling season be as successful (and as profitable) as…

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Understanding eBay’s Top Rated Seller Status and Top Rated Plus Listings

Sellers who have the best customer service are rewarded by eBay through the Top Rated Seller program. Requirements vary between countries and eBay sites but are generally focused on sellers having a minimum number of sales, consistent shipment tracking, low transaction defects and a small number of late shipments. To become a Top Rated Seller…

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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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