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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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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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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. 

2016 Fall Seller Update: Making Selling on eBay Easier
2016 Fall Seller Update: Making Selling on eBay Easier
What an incredible time to join eBay. As we enter our 22nd year, the momentum here is real. And coming in from the outside I can see it with fresh, ob...

Get a rundown from Bob Kupbens, eBay’s new VP of Business-to-Consumer Selling, on today’s Seller Update.

You’ve Got the Power: 6 Ways to Get More from Your eBay Store
You’ve Got the Power: 6 Ways to Get More from Your eBay Store
You’ve pulled the trigger on an eBay Stores subscription! Now you can reap the benefits: lower final value fees, more insertion credits, as well as ac...

You just subscribed to eBay Stores. Now, what? It’s time to harness some of your newfound marketing power and get more from your eBay Store.

eBay’s Seller Hub Now Live for all U.S. Sellers
eBay’s Seller Hub Now Live for all U.S. Sellers
By Shan VossellerShan is a Senior Director of Product Management at eBay, and the company's overall product lead for business-to-consumer selling. He ...

After a year of testing and seller feedback, eBay debuts its powerful new selling tool in the U.S. to help scale your business, faster than ever.

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.

Not Just a Pretty Package: Why Almost 15,000 Sellers Use eBay Supplies
Not Just a Pretty Package: Why Almost 15,000 Sellers Use eBay Supplies
“Does eBay plan to create shipping supplies? That’s what you asked. Well, many of you. We heard it in person, on Facebook, and via the eBay Community....

We knew many of you wanted eBay branded supplies, but we had no idea just how much. Find out why over a million pieces have sold already.

10 Trust Signals That’ll Help You Win Customers and Influence Sales
10 Trust Signals That’ll Help You Win Customers and Influence Sales
Over the years, we’ve asked buyers in countless focus groups this question: Which factors affect your decision to buy something on eBay? The answers h...

Did you know that you might be unwittingly sending the wrong signals to your shoppers? Here’s how you can put buyers at ease and close more deals.

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.

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. 

Five eBay Shipping Best Practices to Help You Up Your Game
Five eBay Shipping Best Practices to Help You Up Your Game
Growing a small business on eBay isn’t just about selling more items. You also have to sell smarter. And that involves using your time wisely, being m...

Save time and money, and streamline operations—before and after the sale—with these five eBay shipping best practices.

Nine Eco-Friendly Tips That Also Benefit Your Business on eBay
Nine Eco-Friendly Tips That Also Benefit Your Business on eBay
Imagine—a holiday that everyone can celebrate, regardless of one’s specific geographical coordinates or political persuasion. We’re all on this massiv...

When you hear Earth Day do you think, “I recycle, get off my back?” Well, preserving the planet can also be good for your business. Here’s how. 

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore International Fashion Buyers
Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore International Fashion Buyers
Fashion is—and always has been—a popular category on eBay. Where else can shoppers from all over the world find the perfect denim jacket, vintage Prad...

International buyers are hungry for fashion items on eBay. So if you’re not selling globally, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. Here’s proof.

This T-Shirt Aficionado is Crushing It on eBay
This T-Shirt Aficionado is Crushing It on eBay
On his website, Chris K. (eBay seller ID: HolyIdeaTees) calls himself “a true dork and picker of vintage t-shirts.” In reality, he’s a brilliant marke...

Some people daydream about quitting their desk job, abandoning the rat race, and doing their own thing. Others—like Chris K.—actually do it. 

You and the New (More Objective) eBay On-Time Shipping Metric
You and the New (More Objective) eBay On-Time Shipping Metric
Last year you said something like this: “The current seller performance standards are largely based on buyer opinion. We need more objective standards...

Your carrier delivered your eBay shipment late. Not your fault. We get it. Here’s what we’ve done to protect you going forward.   

How to Help Attract International Buyers to Your Listings
How to Help Attract International Buyers to Your Listings
Looking for a way to boost sales? Silly question. Who ISN’T? Offering your items to an international audience is one of the easiest ways to help do th...

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

The January 2016 USPS Rate Change: What You Need to Know
The January 2016 USPS Rate Change: What You Need to Know
As you’ve probably heard by now, the USPS will raise its prices on January 17, 2016. In this blog post, we’ll break down the changes, explain what eBa...

Changes ahead! The USPS is raising most of it shipping rates on January 17th, but you can still get great savings with eBay labels.

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.

The Four Phases of Holiday: Dominating the Post-Holiday Phase
The Four Phases of Holiday: Dominating the Post-Holiday Phase
If you’re a holiday selling machine, you’ve been working up to and around December 25 for months. You’ve moved through the pre, peak, and last-chance ...

Thinking of closing up shop the week after Christmas? You might want to reconsider, and capitalize on the final phase of holiday. Here’s how.

Surprising Truths about Selling Internationally on eBay
Surprising Truths about Selling Internationally on eBay
Sellers often ask us for tips on growing their business on eBay. And while there’s a whole litany of things you can do to take your business to the ne...

“It’s too complex,” and “There’s not enough demand for my stuff:” Two common misconceptions about selling globally on eBay. Now, the truth.

100 Tips to Help You Up Your Holiday Selling Game on eBay
100 Tips to Help You Up Your Holiday Selling Game on eBay
What does it take to have a terrific Holiday selling season? Lots of packing tape, caffeine and this list.In an effort to have a more profitable and s...

We asked your peers for tips on how to have a more profitable and successful Holiday selling season on eBay. Here’s what they said.

The Four Phases of Holiday: Tips for Nailing the Peak Phase
The Four Phases of Holiday: Tips for Nailing the Peak Phase
In the first installment of our holiday selling series we set the stage for the 2015 retail opportunity, and explored ways to win the pre-holiday phas...

As the pre-holiday phase winds up, we’re turning our attention to the main event: The peak phase. Here are tips to help you conquer it this year.

Seller Performance Standards Preview Now Available
Seller Performance Standards Preview Now Available
As you check out the standards preview in your dashboard, here are some tips to help maximize your performance on eBay as you prepare for the seller s...

Video message from Jordan Sweetnam, Head of Seller Experience, about the standards preview and tips for managing your eBay business.

How to Plan for Holiday Selling Using the Calendar Method
How to Plan for Holiday Selling Using the Calendar Method
Going into the Holiday selling season without a plan is like going into the grocery store without a list. You can be thinking “OK, I just need bread, ...

Your best intentions are not enough when it comes to staying focused and productive during the fourth quarter Holiday selling season. Just ask Danna.   

Seven Things You’ll Be Happy to Learn about Returns on eBay
Seven Things You’ll Be Happy to Learn about Returns on eBay
With the 2015 Fall Seller Update, we made some changes to the returns process on eBay. Now, returns on eBay are called just that—returns on eBay—and w...

New options for handling returns put you back in the driver’s seat. 

Trust Delivered: A look forward with eBay’s head of Trust
Trust Delivered: A look forward with eBay’s head of Trust
I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. I know that, as business owners, there is no real vacation … but hopefully longer days and frien...

Laura Chambers, Vice President of Global Customer Trust, reinforces her team’s commitment to sellers and shares a bit about the roadmap ahead.

What Do You Know About the Global Shipping Program (GSP)?
What Do You Know About the Global Shipping Program (GSP)?
The Global Shipping What?In a nutshell, the Global Shipping Program (GSP) was created to simplify the process of selling internationally. Think easy, ...

Whether you’ve never heard of the GSP, or you’re already using it, get ready to learn something new about the Program and the global-mobile buyer. 

Sell More This Season: Target the Millennial Shopping Stragglers
Sell More This Season: Target the Millennial Shopping Stragglers
Millennials—shoppers between the ages of 18 and 34—are often referred to as the “immediate gratification generation.” They want what they want—and, li...

Attract last-minute shoppers, Millennial and otherwise, by offering expedited shipping.

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