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Seller Checklist: How to Brand Your Store on eBay
Seller Checklist: How to Brand Your Store on eBay
In this blog post, we’ll share tips on how to create a consistent and cohesive visual brand—the elements of your brand your buyers actually see—for yo...

Get our step-by-step guide for creating an appealing brand for your eBay business.

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What You Can Expect at eBay Open 2017
What You Can Expect at eBay Open 2017
eBay Open, our biggest “sellerbration” of the year, is coming up July 25-28 in Las Vegas. I’ve been a part of the planning process, and let me tell yo...

eBay has three jam-packed days of learning, networking and fun planned for you. Read all about it.

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What to Source Now for Summer Selling
What to Source Now for Summer Selling
Weddings. Pool parties. BBQs. Yard work. Ah, the joys (and chores) of summer. If that list sounds familiar, it’s because soon those summer events will...

Summer is right around the corner. We combed the data and found the hot-selling items for Summer 2017.

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Join us in July for eBay Open 2017, the Sellerbration of the year!
Join us in July for eBay Open 2017, the Sellerbration of the year!
Sellers, you are officially invited to eBay Open 2017, the biggest eBay seller event of the year. Please join us July 25-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Ve...

Kick your selling into high gear. Join us July 25-28 for three days of learning, networking and fun!

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Want to get away—and source too?
Want to get away—and source too?
In the ’80s, my mom owned a local women’s clothing store (this was pre-eBay). When I was ten years old, she took me and her business partner to Mexico...

You work hard running your business on eBay and deserve a vacation. But what if you could turn that trip into a sourcing opportunity, too?

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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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Pack-a-thon: Your chance to score as you pack
Pack-a-thon: Your chance to score as you pack
Pack, snap, share and you stand a chance to score eBay-branded tissues and stickers basis a random selection. Pack. Snap. Score. You've ordered our ne...

Pack a sold item with our new eBay-branded tissue papers and stickers for a chance to score some packing swag.

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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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How to Maximize Your Back to School Sales
How to Maximize Your Back to School Sales
Sure, it’s April, and school will be letting out for the summer soon. But, it’s never too early to start thinking about your Back to School selling st...

Back to School is months away. But let’s get ready now with these inventory, listing, and promotional tips to help you sell more.

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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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