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Meet Chris Koenig: A Dad, a T-shirt Aficionado, and an eBay Seller
Meet Chris Koenig: A Dad, a T-shirt Aficionado, and an eBay Seller
Find out how Chris Koenig strikes a balance between being a dad and an eBay seller. When Chris Koenig started selling on eBay four years ago, he had n...

He attributes his success to his precision in clicking photos and keeping track of his business numbers. Find out what makes Chris Koenig an amazing dad and eBay seller.

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Dad sellers, Tell Us Your Story For a Chance at eBay Swag Bag
Dad sellers, Tell Us Your Story For a Chance at eBay Swag Bag
Tell us how selling on eBay helped you to be the Dad you always wanted to be.Modern dads are walking the tightrope when it comes to balancing work and...

This Father’s Day, we’re celebrating what drives you to be an amazing eBay seller and an awesome dad. Share your story with us, and you stand a chance to get an eBay swag bag.

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Meet Kathleen: A Jewelry Connoisseur, Mom and eBay Seller
Meet Kathleen: A Jewelry Connoisseur, Mom and eBay Seller
Kathleen says both her kids grew up with her eBay business.If turning a job-loss into a successful business could be called an art, then Kathleen Palm...

Her business on eBay is up by 150% year over year. How does she do it? Find out more about seller Kathleen Palmer.

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Meet Eloise Holbrook: A Mom, an Artist and an Entrepreneur
Meet Eloise Holbrook: A Mom, an Artist and an Entrepreneur
Meet Eloise Holbrook: An artist, a Mom and an eBay sellerEloise Holbrooke is a mom, a wife, an artist, and an entrepreneur. Her warm demeanor and pass...

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This artist, mom, and businesswoman has seen a 100% growth in her eBay sales over the last year and is all set to double it in the next two years. Find out what keeps her going.

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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Your mom-preneur moment can get you an eBay-Swag Bag
Your mom-preneur moment can get you an eBay-Swag Bag
Share your mom-preneur moment with us and you stand a chance to get an eBay swag bag.You watch over your business with the same passion as your kid’s ...

It could be a story of success, struggle or just a memorable anecdote. This Mother’s Day, just pour your heart out and share your Mom-preneur Moments with us.

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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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The eBay Community is Your BFF in the Online Selling World
The eBay Community is Your BFF in the Online Selling World
When running an online business, it helps to have an active community for connecting with peers, getting advice about that weird selling situation or ...

An active community with insightful conversations can help you discover the nuances of buying, selling and sourcing.

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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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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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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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Avoiding the Pitfalls of One-of-a-Kind Selling
Avoiding the Pitfalls of One-of-a-Kind Selling
You don’t wake up one morning and say, “You know what? I’m going to start selling used tractor parts for a living.” For that idea to take shape, you’d...

David Shea runs his eBay tractor parts business like a well-oiled machine. But, the work is anything but easy. Find out why.

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No Holiday Products? No Problem!
No Holiday Products? No Problem!
Born in China, Samuel Lu immigrated to the United States in the early 1990s. After his father’s unexpected passing, Samuel’s mother opened a small ret...

Read Samuel’s advice for sellers whose products are not on this year’s holiday hot list.

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Keeping Calm This Holiday
Keeping Calm This Holiday
RC Superstore is a family owned and operated hobby store and mail-order company started in 2002 by father and son team Caleb and Kim DeVries. The stor...

Find out how this father-and-son team stay focused during the busy holiday season.

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Shop our Big Selection from Small Businesses on eBay
Shop our Big Selection from Small Businesses on eBay
The best part of my job is connecting with sellers. Hearing their stories, checking out their businesses, learning about what makes them tick, and wat...

Small businesses are the heart of eBay. This Small Business Saturday, we’re celebrating them in a very special way.

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A Dream Fulfilled: Life After the SHINE Awards
A Dream Fulfilled: Life After the SHINE Awards
We are inspired by the millions of eBay sellers that use our marketplace to pursue their passions. Earlier this year, inspired by your stories, we lau...

Find out what eBay seller Laurie Wong did with her SHINE Awards grand prize.

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One Is the Loneliest Number – But Not for This eBay Seller
One Is the Loneliest Number – But Not for This eBay Seller
The perks of running an online business? You get to be your own boss, set your own hours, and work in your pajamas. The drawbacks? You can’t complain ...

Running a business online can be a solitary pursuit. But not for Anastasia A.  Find out how she stays connected.

How to Research eBay Items Like a Journalist
How to Research eBay Items Like a Journalist
By Mary Gorges Once a reporter, always a reporter. When Philly resident Sherry Howard (eBay seller ID: newspro295) retired after 30 years as a newspap...

As a  journalist, eBay seller Sherry Howard knows how to use her natural curiosity to dig up information. Pick up some of her tips.

Inventory Management That Doesn’t Make Your Head Hurt
Inventory Management That Doesn’t Make Your Head Hurt
Many of you started selling on eBay as a hobby—and you plan to keep it that way. When you hear about warehousing and inventory management, you smile, ...

Inventory management can be one of the trickiest aspects of taking a small business to the next level. But this eBay seller has it all figured out. 

Recognizing eBay’s Best and Brightest
Recognizing eBay’s Best and Brightest
This week, we’ve been fortunate enough to spend time with our passionate seller community at our inaugural eBay OPEN event – hearing from businesses l...

Announcing the 2016 SHINE Awards for Small Business Winners from eBay OPEN.

Plowing Through Obstacles: How Tim T. Does Life and eBay
Plowing Through Obstacles: How Tim T. Does Life and eBay
Tim T. of TimsTreasureChest may have been left disabled by a tragic car accident in his teens, but he has the enviable ability to see obstacles as not...

Tim T. is not one to sit idly by, watching others do life. In fact, he’s kind of like an action hero. He just happens to be confined to a wheelchair.

Meet the eBay SHINE Awards Family Business Finalists!
Meet the eBay SHINE Awards Family Business Finalists!
We knew eBay sellers were a diverse, passionate, hard-working bunch, but to say we were blown away by their stories would be a huge understatement. We...

For our last post in this series, we’re showing off the three eBay SHINE Awards finalists in the Family Category. Read their stories and get to know these eBay shining stars. 

SHINE Awards: Meet Three Small Businesses Making a Huge Difference
SHINE Awards: Meet Three Small Businesses Making a Huge Difference
Every day this week, we’ve revealed another three finalists in different eBay SHINE Awards categories. Today, we’re showcasing the achievements of cha...

We’ve picked our charitable-business finalists for the eBay SHINE Awards. Read their stories now.

 

In Today’s SHINE Awards Spotlight: Growing Business Finalists!
In Today’s SHINE Awards Spotlight: Growing Business Finalists!
What does it take to start your own business? Determination? A can-do attitude? The willingness to wear a bunch of different hats? The answer is, of c...

Here’s a look at our fantastic finalists in the Growing Business category. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite on June 20!

Starting Small, Going International: Meet Our Finalists
Starting Small, Going International: Meet Our Finalists
Today, another three outstanding contenders for our eBay SHINE Awards! We’re sharing the inspirational stories of our Global Business finalists—small ...

The results are in! Don’t miss the inspiring stories of our SHINE Awards finalists in the Global Business category.

The eBay SHINE Awards: Woman-Owned Business Finalists!
The eBay SHINE Awards: Woman-Owned Business Finalists!
When the entries started flooding in, we were amazed at the incredible stories in the Woman-Owned Business category. From a single mom selling motorcy...

This week, we’re showing off the 15 finalists of the eBay SHINE Awards. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on the Woman-Owned Business category. 

Tips for Teen Sellers from eBay Sensation Nandry Guffey
Tips for Teen Sellers from eBay Sensation Nandry Guffey
Never mind babysitting. At twelve, Nandry Guffey of rural Kentucky opted for a job selling second-hand treasures on eBay.* And I thought Kelly L. of T...

Young people are getting in on the eBay action too. Nandry’s been doing it since age twelve, and she has some advice for other young people.

eBay Seller Dan Riley Talks Wholesale Product Sourcing: Part One
eBay Seller Dan Riley Talks Wholesale Product Sourcing: Part One
Pop quiz: Are you a treasure hunt seller in search of an inventory source that’s more hit and less miss? Are you tired of creating new listings for hu...

If you struggle with listing hundreds (even thousands) of one-off items, eBay seller Dan Riley has some solid wholesale sourcing advice for you.