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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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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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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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How to Sail Through Tax Season
How to Sail Through Tax Season
It’s that time of year when we gather up our tax-related documents and either go it alone or meet with our trusty CPA. Either way, preparation is the ...

“Taxes are fun!” said no one ever. But we can help. Here are three tax tips just for eBay sellers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

How to Master eBay’s Seller Hub: Part Three
How to Master eBay’s Seller Hub: Part Three
We’ve been on a Seller Hub tear lately. In Part One of our series, we talked about the streamlined listing and order management capabilities in Seller...

As we close the chapter on this Seller Hub series, we’ll dish on the insights in the Performance and Growth tabs.

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.

 

 

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.

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 Master eBay's Seller Hub: Part Two
How to Master eBay's Seller Hub: Part Two
Did you catch How to Master Seller Hub: Part One? We covered the what, why, and how of this super slick eBay selling site. This time, we’ll explore th...

In Part Two of our Seller Hub series, we’re zooming in on the Marketing tab. Learn about promotions and advertising tools. 

Why Business Insurance Is a Must-Have for Your eBay Store
Why Business Insurance Is a Must-Have for Your eBay Store
Picture this. You’re a cost-savvy eBay seller who uses your basement to store your inventory and keep your overhead low. But then the unexpected happe...

Business insurance is a smart, affordable way to protect everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

Your Top Questions Answered: eBay OPEN, The Seller Tools Edition
Your Top Questions Answered: eBay OPEN, The Seller Tools Edition
eBay OPEN—the eBay seller event of the year—took place in late July in Las Vegas. There was lots to see and do: take in general session speeches by eB...

A few weeks ago at eBay OPEN, we got so many questions about seller tools that we couldn’t answer them all. So we'll do that now.