Category: Using eBay

Knowledge is power – discover the intricacies of eBay selling, from returns and payment systems to tax considerations, scams and fees.

Common eBay Scams for First Time Sellers to Avoid Part 3

Fraudsters are found on every online platform, eBay included. Though safeguards have been put into place to limit the damage they can cause, new scams continue to pop up in an attempt to exploit eBay users. Being less familiar with the platform, new eBay sellers are particularly vulnerable to scams. And indeed, they are often…

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A Beginner’s Guide to eBay Seller Performance Levels

Anyone and everyone can sell on eBay. To maintain buyer confidence, eBay has to ensure that minimum selling standards are met. This is achieved with the seller performance level system, which rates sellers from ‘Below Standard’ to ‘Top Rated.’ Sellers who do not perform to the required standards may find themselves restricted from selling on…

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7 Ways to Get Suspended on eBay Quickly

The easiest way to avoid suspension on eBay is to follow correct procedure and policy. But it can be difficult to keep on top of eBay’s ever changing guidelines. New sellers are particularly vulnerable, as they already have plenty to learn about selling on eBay. This post will feature 7 actions that could quickly lead…

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eBay Vs. Amazon: Which is Better for Selling?

In 1995, the first item was sold on AuctionWeb. The same year, an online bookstore called Amazon opened for business. In the 25 years since, Amazon and eBay (formerly AuctionWeb) have become some of the world’s largest e-commerce companies as well as household names. But which marketplace is better for independent sellers now? This post…

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The Lowdown on eBay’s Seller Rating System

Detailed seller ratings and Feedback were designed with the same purpose – to help buyers identify ‘the best and most reputable sellers on eBay.’ According to eBay, buyers can evaluate the trustworthiness of a seller by looking at their Feedback score, their selling ratings and the number of items sold. Read on to discover more…

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How to Sell Digital Products on eBay

While it may not be possible to hold or taste digital products, they are still some of the most consumed items in the 21st century. For many years, however, it was actually against eBay policy to sell digital products. eBay may now allow the practice, but there are some important caveats. Read on to discover…

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How to Sell a Vehicle on eBay: Fees and Listing Tools

eBay is a popular place to sell vehicles, with a subsection called eBay Motors. This may be surprising to some, who may assume that vehicle purchases only happen in person. In addition to new and used vehicle sales, eBay Motors also facilitates the purchase of auto-parts via a feature called My Garage. The eBay Motors…

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An Update on eBay’s New Managed Payments System

Attracting debate from the very first announcement in 2018, eBay’s new managed payment system has been controversial to say the least. With more and more sellers transitioning to the managed payment system, concerns and opinions have become even more amplified. As a follow-up to summarization post in early 2020, this post will examine further the…

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8 Ways Sellers Can Proactively Protect Their eBay Sales

eBay is often accused of protecting buyers at the expense of sellers. The Seller Protection Policy is eBay’s defense, but for many sellers, this policy falls short. While it claims to offers protection from abusive buying behavior and events outside of the seller’s control, the Seller Protection Policy also features restrictive (and sometimes ambiguous) conditions….

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The Lowdown on eBay’s Seller Protection Policy

eBay is well known for protecting the rights of buyers. From a neutral viewpoint, this stance is somewhat understandable. Profit is only possible when buyers have the confidence to purchase. But sellers also need to be confident enough to list items to sell on eBay’s online marketplace. Without sellers willing to create listings, there would…

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