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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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Seven Ways to Save Time by Automating eBay Tasks
Seven Ways to Save Time by Automating eBay Tasks
“Time is money.” - Ben Franklin As an eBay seller, time is one of your most valuable assets. If you’re not listing, you’re shipping. If you’re not sou...

Need extra hours in your day? Try putting some of your eBay tasks on auto-pilot.

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How to Liquidate Slow-Moving Merchandise
How to Liquidate Slow-Moving Merchandise
Clearing out stale merchandise can vastly improve the health of your business. If you know Griff of eBay Radio fame, you’re probably familiar with his...

Out with the old, in with the new. Find out how to keep your business healthy by liquidating stale merchandise.

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The Fresh Start Effect and Tips for Igniting 2017
The Fresh Start Effect and Tips for Igniting 2017
Have you heard of the fresh start effect? It’s based on the idea that, as humans, we’re energized and more determined when we get a chance to wipe the...

New year, clean slate, fresh start. Get our tips for lighting the new year on fire! 

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New Retail Moments and Buyer Types to Target in January
New Retail Moments and Buyer Types to Target in January
Retail moments – or, the selling opportunities that occur throughout the year – have been around a long time. Some happen like clockwork, such as holi...

Warning: If you plan on taking a break right after holiday, don’t read this.

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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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How to Fully Capitalize on Green Monday
How to Fully Capitalize on Green Monday
Cyber Week had its moment – and it was a BIG one. But don’t close up shop and set your Store on vacation mode just yet. Green Monday, historically one...

Finally, a Monday we can all get excited about. Here’s the plan.

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10 Holiday Shipping and Packing Tips to Delight your Buyers
10 Holiday Shipping and Packing Tips to Delight your Buyers
Sponsored by FedEx. I hear from sellers all the time that holiday is their favorite time of year. Sure, you’re working like crazy, putting in 12+ hour...

With the holiday season ramping up, eBay and FedEx are sharing their best tips to make sure your packing and shipping is on point.  

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Top Tips for Holiday Shipping from ShipStation
Top Tips for Holiday Shipping from ShipStation
Can you believe Cyber Week is over? Now, it’s just three weeks until Christmas. Right now—this very instant—is when you should be preparing to ship mo...

The experts at ShipStation share their best advice for holiday shipping.

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Staffing Up for the Holidays
Staffing Up for the Holidays
Sound of Tri-State is a family owned and operated electronics business founded in the early 1990s. Though originally started as a brick and mortar ret...

If you're hiring for the Holidays, check out where this seller gets her staff. 

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The eBay Holiday “It” Items by Category: November and Beyond
The eBay Holiday “It” Items by Category: November and Beyond
We just launched a new holiday TV ad. And, Cyber Week is right around the corner. So, now would be a good time to make sure you haven’t forgotten to l...

What’s trending on eBay for Holiday? Drones, tires, and tractor parts, to name a few.

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Three Big Ways We’re Drumming Up Business for Holiday
Three Big Ways We’re Drumming Up Business for Holiday
You’re up to date with the eBay Holiday Checklist. You’ve sourced and listed for Holiday. You’ve stocked up on piles of shipping supplies. And, if you...

Explore all the ways we’re bringing in buyers this holiday. (Yes, there’s TV).

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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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Five Tips for Ruling Cyber Week on eBay
Five Tips for Ruling Cyber Week on eBay
Like the ringing of the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Black Friday has historically marked the beginning of the holiday sh...

Move over, Black Friday - you have company. Find out how to conquer the week-long sales opportunity in your near future.

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All About eBay Browse Pages: The Benefits of This New Way to Shop
All About eBay Browse Pages: The Benefits of This New Way to Shop
We’ve noticed something lately. New online shopping patterns have emerged, especially with Millennial buyers. Instead of visiting specific online reta...

People don’t shop the way they did just a few short years ago. Find out what’s changed and how we’re adapting.

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