Category: Using eBay

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

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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Is It Still Worth Selling on eBay? an Analysis

With so many other online selling platforms now in existence, it is a fair question to ask whether eBay is still worth the time. This article will examine the biggest arguments concerning eBay’s value as a selling platform, to conclude whether it is still worth using in 2020 and beyond. Challenges eBay has been subject…

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What You Need to Know About Price Gouging on eBay

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a surge of demand for protective equipment and personal hygiene items across the world. In response, eBay initiated a zero tolerance policy on price gouging. Read on to learn all about price gouging, restricted items on eBay and how to report listings with inflated prices. What is price gouging?…

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How to Manage Abuse and Harassment on eBay

Dealing with difficult customers is a part of running any retail business. When using an online marketplace like eBay, however, the communication between seller and buyer can often be more forthright than what is considered normal in a traditional retail environment. Sometimes, this behavior crosses the line and becomes abusive. This article will first delve…

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A New Seller’s Guide to Cancelling eBay Transactions

Selling an item is usually considered the exciting part of running an eBay business. Unfortunately, the exhilaration can be short lived. Sometimes, the transaction just isn’t destined to complete and a cancellation is necessary. It can be the fault of the buyer, seller or even a combination. This article will first explore why transaction cancellations…

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How to Handle Stress when Selling on eBay

Selling on eBay is a great way to make additional income or to start a full time business. But it doesn’t come easy. Dealing with angry customers, difficult returns, damaged items, scammers, incommunicable shipping companies and seemingly unattainable customer service standards are common sources of stress for eBay sellers. These stressors can make some sellers…

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Internet Sales Tax and What This Means for eBay Sellers

As a multi billion dollar online marketplace, eBay has to be seen to react quickly to constantly changing laws and regulations. One of the most significant recent developments in the retail industry is the Internet Sales Tax, now enshrined in law in 35+ states across the USA. This article will first look at the introduction…

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