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Seller Checklist: How to Brand Your Store on eBay
Seller Checklist: How to Brand Your Store on eBay
In this blog post, we’ll share tips on how to create a consistent and cohesive visual brand—the elements of your brand your buyers actually see—for yo...

Get our step-by-step guide for creating an appealing brand for your eBay business.

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eBay Just Launched A Massive Global Ad Campaign
eBay Just Launched A Massive Global Ad Campaign
eBay’s ambition is to be the place where the world shops first. We believe our vast selection and incredible spectrum of value, powered by sellers lar...

We’re going big and bold with a brand new campaign to bring you new buyers.

 

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What You Can Expect at eBay Open 2017
What You Can Expect at eBay Open 2017
eBay Open, our biggest “sellerbration” of the year, is coming up July 25-28 in Las Vegas. I’ve been a part of the planning process, and let me tell yo...

eBay has three jam-packed days of learning, networking and fun planned for you. Read all about it.

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Ready to Shine? Five Ways to Make Your Shine Entry Sparkle
Ready to Shine? Five Ways to Make Your Shine Entry Sparkle
Do you have a great eBay story? Maybe a tale of how you built a successful business from the ground up? Or a story about how eBay allowed you to make ...

Read these tips and tricks to make your SHINE Awards for Small Business submission stand out among the crowd.

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What to Source Now for Summer Selling
What to Source Now for Summer Selling
Weddings. Pool parties. BBQs. Yard work. Ah, the joys (and chores) of summer. If that list sounds familiar, it’s because soon those summer events will...

Summer is right around the corner. We combed the data and found the hot-selling items for Summer 2017.

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Join us in July for eBay Open 2017, the Sellerbration of the year!
Join us in July for eBay Open 2017, the Sellerbration of the year!
Sellers, you are officially invited to eBay Open 2017, the biggest eBay seller event of the year. Please join us July 25-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Ve...

Kick your selling into high gear. Join us July 25-28 for three days of learning, networking and fun!

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Meet Melissa Paz: the Mom and the Mogul
Meet Melissa Paz: the Mom and the Mogul
Melissa Paz swears by impeccable listing and marketing strategy to boost sales.Melissa Paz, 34, is a mother, a wife, and a successful eBay seller. Her...

This passionate eBay seller is growing her business with impeccable listings and an aggressive marketing strategy.

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Celebrating Small Businesses & Entrepreneurship on eBay
Celebrating Small Businesses & Entrepreneurship on eBay
One of the best parts of my job is hearing the amazing stories of our eBay sellers. I’m constantly inspired by the dedication, passion, and enthusiasm...

The SHINE Awards are back! Share your success story for the chance to win big.

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Want to get away—and source too?
Want to get away—and source too?
In the ’80s, my mom owned a local women’s clothing store (this was pre-eBay). When I was ten years old, she took me and her business partner to Mexico...

You work hard running your business on eBay and deserve a vacation. But what if you could turn that trip into a sourcing opportunity, too?

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Overcoming Lister’s Block: Tips to List More Efficiently
Overcoming Lister’s Block: Tips to List More Efficiently
You’ve heard of writer’s block. “Lister’s block”? Not so much. But after posting a question on our Facebook page a few weeks back, we realized “lister...

Suffering from unlisted inventory? You’re not alone. See how to get your items up and sold, faster than ever before.

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Moms Who Mean Business: Inspiring Stories of Mom Sellers
Moms Who Mean Business: Inspiring Stories of Mom Sellers
This Mother's Day we celebrate the impressive mom sellers on eBayYou see them packing lunches for their kids in the morning and packing sold items in ...

This Mother’s Day, we bring to you stories and conversations about our rock star sellers who are mothers, too!

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How to Maximize Your Back to School Sales
How to Maximize Your Back to School Sales
Sure, it’s April, and school will be letting out for the summer soon. But, it’s never too early to start thinking about your Back to School selling st...

Back to School is months away. But let’s get ready now with these inventory, listing, and promotional tips to help you sell more.

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eBay Turns up the Dial on Advertising to Bring in Buyers
eBay Turns up the Dial on Advertising to Bring in Buyers
**MAY UPDATE** By now, we hope you’ve seen some eBay advertising “out in the wild”. We’re going big for summer with marketing across a variety of chan...

We’re all in on advertising to remind buyers to shop first on eBay.

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Seven Tips for Attracting International Buyers
Seven Tips for Attracting International Buyers
Looking for a way to boost sales? Silly question. Who isn’t, right? Offering your items to an international audience is one of the easiest ways to mak...

 

Global buyers are out there, looking for your items. Here are seven tips to optimize your listings for an international audience.

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Spot an eBay Ad and Score Some eBay Swag!
Spot an eBay Ad and Score Some eBay Swag!
We’re super excited to announce the recent launch of a large-scale, multi-media advertising effort designed to showcase the eBay brand and drive more ...

We are all in on advertising right now. Find out how to get involved and why you’ll want to.

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The Long and Short of Finding Help: Part One
The Long and Short of Finding Help: Part One
“Where can I find good people to help with my business on eBay?” It’s one of the most common questions we see on the eBay for Business Facebook page, ...

You know what they say – you can’t sell what you don’t list. If you need short-term help getting products up on eBay, read these useful tips.

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Five Ways to Get Your Motivational Groove Back
Five Ways to Get Your Motivational Groove Back
I have good news and bad news for you. The good news: If you’re making a living selling on eBay, you’re likely your own boss. The bad news: You’re you...

Have times when you’re less than enthusiastic about the small business tasks at hand? Use these tips to get motivated.

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The Theory of Constraints and Getting Your Ship Together
The Theory of Constraints and Getting Your Ship Together
Have you heard of the Theory of Constraints? It’s basically a business methodology that helps you identify procedures that put a strain on your operat...

Could the shipping aspect of your eBay business be a bottleneck to greater success? We’ll help you find out.

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eBay Seller Marc Ducey Shares His Inventory Secrets
eBay Seller Marc Ducey Shares His Inventory Secrets
Nothing readies one for the life of an entrepreneur like being in the military. These men and women work tirelessly to serve our country and emerge hi...

We don’t often talk about inventory and sourcing secrets, but “golf pro” Marc Ducey has some tips to share.

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Making the Connection: Our Spring Seller Update and Plans for 2017
Making the Connection: Our Spring Seller Update and Plans for 2017
Two weeks ago, our Vice President of Seller Experience and Business-to-Consumer Selling, Bob Kupbens, detailed eBay’s Game Plan for Selling Success in...

Find out how the 2017 Spring Seller Update reflects our ongoing investment in your success.

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Are You Playing Offense or Defense with Your eBay Business?
Are You Playing Offense or Defense with Your eBay Business?
Did you catch David Shea’s cautionary tale about the pitfalls of one-of-kind selling? The moral of his story goes something like this: flipping is gre...

If you want to do more selling and less sourcing, photographing, and listing, it might be time to go on the offense.

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How Multiple Shipping Options Can Speed Up Your Sales
How Multiple Shipping Options Can Speed Up Your Sales
Know what S&H stands for? That’s right, it’s shipping and handling. The two topics are inseparable. Nothing gets shipped before it’s handled. But why,...

I just found some data that could change the way you list, handle, and ship items. That is, if you want more sales, faster.

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Our 2017 Game Plan for Seller Success
Our 2017 Game Plan for Seller Success
eBay’s job is, and has always been, to seamlessly connect buyers and sellers. Our position as a marketplace is one of the things I love most about bei...

We’re building on the momentum from 2016 and doubling down on three key areas to help you grow your business this year.

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How to Take Advantage of Retail Moments on eBay
How to Take Advantage of Retail Moments on eBay
If you’re an eBay for Business regular, you know that we're more committed than ever to the art and science of aggressive retailing and the promotion ...

Find out how to benefit from aligning your sales and marketing strategies with big retail moments on eBay.

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Bisquick Boxes and The Art of eBay Packaging
Bisquick Boxes and The Art of eBay Packaging
“Could we not?” pleaded Bobby S. of The Thrifting Board Facebook group. He’d just received an eBay item in a beat-up Bisquick box and was not pleased....

How to wow customers and leave a lasting impression with your eBay packaging (and no, it doesn’t involve a Bisquick box).

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Getting a Handle on Your eBay Handling Times
Getting a Handle on Your eBay Handling Times
Once upon a time, buyers came to eBay almost exclusively for one-of-kind, hard-to-find treasures. Think, Pierre Omidyar’s broken laser pointer and tho...

Shorter handling times are becoming the norm as consumers change the rules of ecommerce. Can you keep up? Here’s help.

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Seeing Green: How Theresa Cox Found Success with Promoted Listings
Seeing Green: How Theresa Cox Found Success with Promoted Listings
Theresa Cox is mad about the color red. But when she decided to downsize and sell her life on eBay, she said goodbye to her sizable red-shuttered home...

This retired “number cruncher” is putting her money on promoted listings, and it’s paying off. Here’s Theresa’s story.
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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective eBay Sellers: Part Two
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective eBay Sellers: Part Two
A few days ago, I was talking about what some of the most successful eBay sellers know about making it as an entrepreneur. To recap, they’re crystal c...

Here’s the conclusion to our two-part series on what the most successful eBay sellers know about making it as an entrepreneur.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective eBay Sellers: Part One
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective eBay Sellers: Part One
Over the years, I’ve talked with hundreds of eBay sellers at live events and online via our eBay for Business social channels (you know who you are!)....

What do some of the most successful eBay sellers know about making it as an entrepreneur? You’re about to find out.

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Say Hello to Your eBay Sourcing Crystal Ball
Say Hello to Your eBay Sourcing Crystal Ball
There’s no rest for the highly motivated eBay seller. In a matter of weeks, the Super Bowl Party Planner and the Perfect Valentine’s Day Orchestrator ...

Even if you’re a sourcing guru this new tool will help you make more informed inventory decisions.
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