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How Structured Data Helped This eBay Seller Increase Sales
How Structured Data Helped This eBay Seller Increase Sales
“The time we put into [structured data] is a 100% worthwhile investment. We have definitely seen the results.” For seller Mary Wein of PhotoVideo4Less...

Structured data helps eBay put your product on the right pages and—as this seller saw, can boost sales by 10%.

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SHINE Small Business of the Year Winner Angie C.: Achieving the American Dream with eBay
SHINE Small Business of the Year Winner Angie C.: Achieving the American Dream with eBay
Colombian born Angie Cardona-Nelson came to the US as an au pair in pursuit of the “American Dream.” Years later, a chance visit to an auction with he...

We talked to 2017 SHINE Awards for Small Business winner Angie Cardona-Nelson for the scoop on her winning application, and what other sellers can learn from her success.  

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eBay SHINE Award Winners “Share the Light” with a Community Fundraiser
eBay SHINE Award Winners “Share the Light” with a Community Fundraiser
Last month at eBay Open, when sellers Laurie Wong and Patrick Martell crossed paths, neither could have predicted the difference Patrick was about to ...

When Laurie Wong met Patrick Martell over dinner at eBay Open, she never expected the role he’d play in her life—and, possibly, the lives of hundreds of people in her community.

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Seller Story: How Working at eBay Has Made Me a Better Seller
Seller Story: How Working at eBay Has Made Me a Better Seller
Many eBay employees are also eBay sellers, giving them a unique perspective among both groups. Whether they sell to offload unwanted stuff or to bring...

We’re chatting with two eBay employees who are also avid sellers to find out what they’ve learned from both sides of the business.

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Preparing for Holiday Success: Seller Deborah LaBoo Thinks Holiday All Year Long
Preparing for Holiday Success: Seller Deborah LaBoo Thinks Holiday All Year Long
When Deborah LaBoo’s father passed away in 2007, Deborah and her mother were left with a house full of his stuff. Much of it was brand new—the result ...

Seller Deborah LaBoo isn’t just thinking about the upcoming holiday season—she’s preparing for it all year long.

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Community Forklift: Giving Back Through eBay for Charity
Community Forklift: Giving Back Through eBay for Charity
Last month, eBay announced the winners of the 2017 SHINE Awards for Small Business, including the winner of the Charitable Business category, Nancy Me...

Read how eBay for Charity helps DC nonprofit Community Forklift turn unwanted materials into positive change for the local community. 

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Announcing the 2017 SHINE Awards for Small Business Winners
Announcing the 2017 SHINE Awards for Small Business Winners
Last week, we held our annual seller celebration, eBay Open, in Las Vegas. We gathered over 1,500 eBay sellers from across the country to talk about w...

eBay Sr. Vice President Hal Lawton celebrates shining small businesses! Find out who won the 2017 SHINE Awards in each category, and get inspired by their stories.

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Inspiring Stories of eBay’s Dad-preneurs
Inspiring Stories of eBay’s Dad-preneurs
Motivation, courage, and love. This is what we heard from eBay dad-preneurs this Father’s Day. We are thrilled by all the stories that dads shared wit...

Motivation, courage, and love. This is what we heard from eBay dad-preneurs this Father’s Day. Read and get inspired.

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Meet Our 2017 SHINE Awards Finalists: The Charitable Business Category
Meet Our 2017 SHINE Awards Finalists: The Charitable Business Category
All this week, we’ve been sharing the truly inspirational stories of our SHINE finalists, eBay sellers of all persuasions making their e-commerce drea...

Get to know the three SHINE finalists in the Charitable Business category who are building businesses and making the world a much better place at the same time.

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Meet Our 2017 SHINE Awards Finalists: Minority or Woman-Owned Business and Young Entrepreneur
Meet Our 2017 SHINE Awards Finalists: Minority or Woman-Owned Business and Young Entrepreneur
Yesterday, we kicked off a blog series highlighting the first set of our 15 SHINE Awards finalists. Today, we’re showcasing the three finalists in the...

Say Hello to the SHINE Awards Finalist in the Minority or Woman-Owned Business and Young Entrepreneur categories. Then, prepare to be inspired.

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Meet Our 2017 SHINE Awards Finalists: Rising Star & Global Business
Meet Our 2017 SHINE Awards Finalists: Rising Star & Global Business
We are constantly amazed by the passion our seller community has for eBay. This year we received over 2,400 submissions to the SHINE Awards for Small ...

Showcasing the best & brightest in the Rising Star and Global Business categories.

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Meet Raed Shakhshir: Watch Expert, Dad, and eBay Seller
Meet Raed Shakhshir: Watch Expert, Dad, and eBay Seller
"Choosing to sell watches was a passion transforming into a business."Raed Shakhshir started selling on eBay about seven years ago, after working in t...

This banker-turned-entrepreneur survived the economic downturn with his eBay business. How does he manage his life as a family man and an online seller? Find out.

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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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