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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 Orchestrato...

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

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

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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 hol...

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

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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 on...

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+ ho...

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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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 st...

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

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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 ...

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 r...

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...

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 yo...

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 wa...

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 s...

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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The eBay Holiday “It” Items by Category: October
The eBay Holiday “It” Items by Category: October
We come bearing data! Last month, we talked about Holiday buying trends in six major eBay categories. We saw early demand for super-hero action figure...

Holiday buying is underway, and we've been busy analyzing trends. See what’s on the Holiday “It” list this month. 

The eBay Holiday “It” Items by Category: September
The eBay Holiday “It” Items by Category: September
At the end of the summer, a team of eBay elves (okay, analysts) lock themselves in a room to sort through months of data and retail buying trends. The...

How do you know what to sell for Holiday 2016?  Study the hot items we’ve identified in six major selling categories.

 

 

5 Ways to Win Customer Confidence and Deliver More Delight
5 Ways to Win Customer Confidence and Deliver More Delight
Customer delight. Does that sound intimidating to you? If so, we’re here to help. As more and more big-name brick and mortar department stores close t...

As online selling gets more competitive, we have to do more to win customers. It’s all about delivering delight. 

How to Capitalize on Halloween: The $7 Billion Retail Moment
How to Capitalize on Halloween: The $7 Billion Retail Moment
Halloween is so close we can feel it. To help you get the most from this $7 billion retail moment, we brought in eBay VP of eBay Merchandising, Jill R...

Find out from Jill Ramsey, eBay VP of Merchandising, how to  get your fair share of the $7 billion Halloween sales moment. 

My Moomin Obsession and How to Avoid Stockouts on eBay
My Moomin Obsession and How to Avoid Stockouts on eBay
Collection confession: For the past 15 years, I’ve been accumulating these quirky little troll mugs and glasses from Finland.The characters are based ...

The dreaded stockout. No one wants to be on either end of that retail equation. Find out how you can easily avoid them, then, tell an eBay friend!

 

In a Slump? Griff’s Tips for Stimulating eBay Sales
In a Slump? Griff’s Tips for Stimulating eBay Sales
Every seller on eBay has experienced slow sales at some point. I have too. It happens when you’re running a business.However, when sales are down and ...

Slow sales happen in retail. But in my opinion—based on almost 20 years at eBay—there are things you can do to get back on track. 

Get Found! Six Tips for Mastering eBay Best Match
Get Found! Six Tips for Mastering eBay Best Match
Polly is in the market for a mug that won’t tip over in her car on the way to work. She opens the eBay mobile app on her phone and types “travel mug” ...

How does eBay decide where your listing falls in search? We use Best Match. Find out how you can make some simple tweaks to improve your ranking.How does eBay decide where your listing falls in search? We use Best Match. Find out how you can make some simple tweaks to improve your ranking.

How to Protect Your eBay Business While You’re Away
How to Protect Your eBay Business While You’re Away
At some point during your eBay selling career, you’ll need to be out of the office for a few of days. Can we just recognize for a moment how much you ...

Going on vacation soon? Good for you. Here are some tips for keeping your customers happy, and your business going, while you enjoy some much-deserved R&R.

Your Five-Step Labor Day Retail Moment Action Plan
Your Five-Step Labor Day Retail Moment Action Plan
Labor Day: A last-ditch opportunity to drink beer and eat burgers in the backyard or the perfect occasion for an end-of-summer blowout sale?How about ...
  1. Summer just started, but we’re already making plans for you to capitalize on the colossal, end-of-summer Labor Day sales opportunity. Interested? 
Nine Ways to Hit Back to School Hard This Year
Nine Ways to Hit Back to School Hard This Year
Some kids aren’t even out of school yet and we’re already talking about back to school. But, we have good reason.According to the National Retail Fede...

Back to School? That’s months away. Precisely. Let’s get in front of this retail moment like never before. 

Sell More This Father’s Day and End Holiday Inequality
Sell More This Father’s Day and End Holiday Inequality
A few years ago a co-worker of mine commented on the inherent inequality of the Father’s Day holiday.“Mothers get a day just to themselves, but we dad...

Have you ever noticed that dads get the short end of the holiday stick? Find out why and learn what you can do to help.

How and When to Use eBay Promoted Listings
How and When to Use eBay Promoted Listings
Many of you have already heard about eBay promoted listings, and some of you, like eBay seller David H. (seller ID: Tracktronics) are not only using t...

Do you sometimes feel like your items are lost in a sea of sameness? Try eBay promoted listings. It’s easy, and you only pay if your item sells.

The “Celebrate Her” Campaign and How to Sell More This Mother’s Day
The “Celebrate Her” Campaign and How to Sell More This Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day—the fourth-largest retail holiday of the year, and one of eBay’s key retail moments—is right around the corner (May 8). As a result, we’v...

Mother’s Day is coming up fast. Find out what we’re doing to drive traffic and inspire shoppers, and what you can do to sell more. 

Help! I Need Somebody: Part Two
Help! I Need Somebody: Part Two
What happens when you’re the mastermind behind a brilliant strategy for selling on eBay, you quickly find that your idea has legs, and it takes off? E...

Your eBay business is taking off, and you can’t even sort of do it all yourself anymore. So we got you some help from someone who’s been in your shoes.

Help! I Need Somebody: Part One
Help! I Need Somebody: 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, a...

You know what they say, you can’t sell what you don’t list. If it’s time to get short-term help with your business on eBay, read on and hear us out.

Feel the Love: How to Sell More on eBay This Valentine’s Day
Feel the Love: How to Sell More on eBay This Valentine’s Day
If last year was any indication, Valentine’s Day shoppers will wig out again this year, spending more than $19 billion to appease that chubby little C...
  • Were your Powerball dreams dashed? We’ve got a better money-making proposition for you. Get your cut of the mega retail moment that is Valentine’s Day.
Make a Plan to Capitalize on Retail Moments in 2016—Now
Make a Plan to Capitalize on Retail Moments in 2016—Now
If you’re an eBay for Business regular, you know that eBay is more committed than ever to the art and science of aggressive retailing, and the promoti...

What does your sales and marketing plan look like for 2016? Or, maybe you don’t have one? Find out why it’s never been more important to plan ahead. 

We’re Almost Done. Here’s the Grow 2016 Check-Up: Part Three
We’re Almost Done. Here’s the Grow 2016 Check-Up: Part Three
It’s time for the final piece of the Grow 2016 Check Up. If you didn’t complete Part One and Part Two, do that first. Then rejoin us for the last bit ...

If you committed to the Grow 2016 Check-Up, here’s the final piece. You’re almost to the finish line.

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