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Bob’s Blog: 2017 Retrospective - Looking Back While Continuing to Move Forward
Bob’s Blog: 2017 Retrospective - Looking Back While Continuing to Move Forward
2017 has been a big year! We set out in February on a journey together, to be a bigger, better, bolder marketplace. We set some ambitious goals and as...

 Bob Kupbens, eBay’s Vice President of B2C Selling and Global Trust reflects on the progress we've made in 2017 and looks ahead to 2018. 

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Growth Tab: Get the Secrets to Sell Competitively
Growth Tab: Get the Secrets to Sell Competitively
Nothing beats that nugget of information that keeps you competitive in the marketplace. For example, seller Marc D.’s tip on taking advantage of a goo...

The new Growth tab in Seller Hub shows you trending market data that gives your sales a leg up.

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Three Best Practices to Improve Your Customer Service
Three Best Practices to Improve Your Customer Service
Great customer service is the backbone of a healthy business. Sure, offering shoppers the products they want is an important part of making your sale....

See how you can keep buyers coming back by adding that extra touch.

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Why Holiday is the Perfect Time to Aim for Top Rated Seller Status
Why Holiday is the Perfect Time to Aim for Top Rated Seller Status
This holiday season, you’re probably going to be shipping more orders to more buyers than at any other time of the year. As buyers shop, they’re looki...

Learn to deliver A+ service this busy shopping season by doing what it takes to be a Top Rated Seller.

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Red Hot: Four Strategies to Sell Your Merchandise Faster
Red Hot: Four Strategies to Sell Your Merchandise Faster
What makes someone a top-performing seller? What makes their merchandise fly off the proverbial shelves? Hint: It’s not what, but how. There are clear...

Find out what branding, same-day handling, and structured data have to do with making your merch move.

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Increase Sales This Holiday Season with the In-Demand Inventory Page
Increase Sales This Holiday Season with the In-Demand Inventory Page
What should I sell? What items are currently popular among buyers? How much are my items worth? As a seller, the answers to these questions are essent...

Not sure what items to source and sell right now? We’ve got a solution.

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How This One Change to Your Return Policy Can Boost Conversions 34%
How This One Change to Your Return Policy Can Boost Conversions 34%
The biggest—and busiest—shopping season of the year is fast approaching. As a knowledgeable seller, you now have your inventory sourced, and your holi...

Find out how a policy of free returns can boost your sales and increase customer trust and loyalty this holiday season.

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Fashion Week Trends to Source Now to Attract Buyers
Fashion Week Trends to Source Now to Attract Buyers
New York Fashion Week has long been one of the main events of the fashion world’s annual calendar. It’s when designers showcase their upcoming fashion...

Get the scoop on the hottest looks from New York Fashion Week, and what you should source now for selling this Fall and Spring.

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Seller Hub: How to Make the Post-Sale Process Easier with the Orders Tab
Seller Hub: How to Make the Post-Sale Process Easier with the Orders Tab
Seller Hub, the free tool with all you need to help you run your business, keeps getting better. To keep you up-to-date on what’s new and help you get...

Seller Hub keeps getting better. Learn how the updated Orders tab makes your job easier.

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How a One-of-a-Kind Seller Doubled Sales With Promoted Listings
How a One-of-a-Kind Seller Doubled Sales With Promoted Listings
Promoted listings are an easy way to get your items noticed on eBay. For a small fee set by the seller, an item’s visibility is boosted on average by ...

Find out how one seller uses promoted listings to increase sales on one-of-a-kind items.

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The Perfect Listing: How to Optimize Your Listings for More Sales
The Perfect Listing: How to Optimize Your Listings for More Sales
One of the fastest paths to more sales is to optimize your listings. An optimized listing makes it easy for buyers to find your item, and it entices t...

Find out how to create a listing that puts your items in front of more buyers—and helps close the sale.

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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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Hashtags, What to Pack, Where to Watch, and More: Here’s Your Open Checklist!
Hashtags, What to Pack, Where to Watch, and More: Here’s Your Open Checklist!
Sellers, are you ready for Open 2017? Are you pumped for the workshops and festivities!? And, most of all, are you prepared to get everything you can ...

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Five Ways to Improve Your Returns Process. Sponsored by USPS®.
Five Ways to Improve Your Returns Process. Sponsored by USPS®.
Let’s face it, nobody likes returns. But they are a part of life in e-commerce, and having an efficient way to process them lets you spend more time o...

Don’t let a weak returns process cause chaos. USPS® shares their top tips for streamlining your process. 

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Make Money by Promoting eBay Listings – Even Your Own
Make Money by Promoting eBay Listings – Even Your Own
If you’re a seller who runs a website, a blog, or is active on social, eBay Partner Network (EPN) was made for you. It’s a program that pays you to ad...

eBay Partner Network lets you earn money by promoting eBay items to your own audience.

 

Bob’s Blog: Bringing More Buyers and Sales to You in 2017
Bob’s Blog: Bringing More Buyers and Sales to You in 2017
I hope you’re having an amazing 2017. Back in February, I posted about our 2017 plans to bring you more buyers and more sales—along with some new ways...

Get the latest update on how eBay is improving the marketplace for sellers’ long-term success.

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Experiment Your Way to Success This Holiday Season
Experiment Your Way to Success This Holiday Season
Is a "lifestyle" shot better than a product pic? Run a test to find out. Every website on the planet is testing SOMETHING to help it reach its goals. ...

Run a few tests now to determine your best strategies for the Holiday selling season.

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The What, Why, and How of Promotions Manager
The What, Why, and How of Promotions Manager
A compelling product, impeccable listing details, and attractive photos. You have all the online selling basics covered. So, how about taking your bus...

What if there was a way to stand out in the sea of competing products and get buyers to spend in your store? Meet eBay’s Promotions Manager.

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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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Sign Up Now for Your eBay Open Workshops and More
Sign Up Now for Your eBay Open Workshops and More
Now that you’ve registered for eBay Open (What’s that? You’re not? Hurry, go register right now!), we’re excited to share details on the workshops and...

eBay Open is just a few weeks away. Make sure you’re signed up for your workshops and account check-ups.

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Get a Head Start on Holiday Planning
Get a Head Start on Holiday Planning
Sure, it's late June, and while most folks are planning for the long Fourth of July weekend, we’re thinking months ahead to the holiday retail season....

Get your holiday retail plan started with tips and advice to help you make the most of Q4.

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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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eBay Just Launched A Massive Global Ad Campaign
eBay Just Launched A Massive Global Ad Campaign
eBay’s ambition is to be the place where the world shops first. We believe our vast selection and incredible spectrum of value, powered by sellers lar...

We’re going big and bold with a brand new campaign to bring you new buyers.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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