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How eBay Sellers Can Spot, Source, and Sell the Next Big Fad
How eBay Sellers Can Spot, Source, and Sell the Next Big Fad
Nobody can explain how L.L. Bean boots became one of the hottest commodities over the 2016 holiday season, but Lynn Switanowski hazards a guess: socia...

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Publicity 101: How to Get Your Own Press
Publicity 101: How to Get Your Own Press
While most online sellers know about the marketing benefits of a strong social media presence, too few consider pursuing coverage in “traditional” med...

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Productivity 101: How to Get the Most Out of Your Day
Productivity 101: How to Get the Most Out of Your Day
Perhaps you are one of those people—the ones who write up a to-do list every afternoon before they leave their desk and complete everything on it the ...

Productivity is very different when you’re an entrepreneur than when you work for someone else. Learn how to break through old assumptions and develop some new ways of thinking.

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How—and What—to Source and Prep for Back-to-School Sales
How—and What—to Source and Prep for Back-to-School Sales
In 2017, back-to-school and back-to-college spending reached a whopping $86.3 billion in the United States, making it the second-largest retail moment...

Seller Angie Cardona-Nelson shares her tips for preparing for the second-biggest retail moment of the year.

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Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor—and How to Find One
Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor—and How to Find One
As an eBay seller, there are several places you can turn to learn new skills to grow your business: your fellow sellers on social media and at Meetups...

A mentor can help you grow as an entrepreneur and as a person. Here’s how to find the right one to help your business succeed.

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How to Earn Cash and Reward Points Using a Credit Card to Run Your Business
How to Earn Cash and Reward Points Using a Credit Card to Run Your Business
You’ve seen the ads—the ones where Jennifer Garner or Samuel L. Jackson tout the ease of using credit cards to earn free travel and amazing cash-back ...

With careful use of credit, you can rack up points, airline miles, and cash back on purchases you make every day just by running your eBay business.

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5 Tips to Cut Down Your Monthly Business Expenses
5 Tips to Cut Down Your Monthly Business Expenses
Savvy sellers know that taking a little time to review regular business expenses can help create opportunities for long-term saving. Here are 5 tips t...

Discover a few easy ways to minimize monthly costs (and maximize profits).

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The Complete Guide to Selling and Shipping Internationally
The Complete Guide to Selling and Shipping Internationally
Technology has been a boon to online sellers, especially when it comes to reaching global buyers. In 2017 online retailers raked in an estimated $2.3 ...

Whether you’re already listing internationally or looking to get started, check out our tips for selling and shipping worldwide.

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The Modern Buyer: The Growing Influence of Gen Z
The Modern Buyer: The Growing Influence of Gen Z
Welcome to the final installment in our “The Modern Buyer” blog series. This edition explores the influence and shopping habits of the fast-rising, po...

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Sign Up Now for Free Seller Boot Camp Starting March 5
Sign Up Now for Free Seller Boot Camp Starting March 5
We’re a few weeks into 2018—have you stuck with your business resolutions? If you’re looking for a way to jumpstart your sales and grow your business,...

Join your fellow sellers for eBay’s Seller Boot Camp, four weeks of training on how to drive a profitable business.

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Creating a Modern Retail Marketplace Together in 2018
Creating a Modern Retail Marketplace Together in 2018
When we say you are our business partners, we mean it! Because when you succeed, so do we. While eBay is a big company, your success remains incredibl...

Hear from Bob Kupbens, VP of B2C Selling and Global Trust as he lays out plans for bringing you more sales in 2018.

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The Complete Guide to Marketing Your eBay Business on YouTube
The Complete Guide to Marketing Your eBay Business on YouTube
Cat videos. Flash mobs. Dubious athletic stunts. People flock to YouTube for any number of reasons and that includes learning about businesses and pro...

Discover how YouTube can help you grow your brand and build your business.

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The Modern Buyer: How Millennials Shop Now
The Modern Buyer: How Millennials Shop Now
This is our next installment in “The Modern Buyer” blog series. In this article, we’re exploring the current global shopping habits of millennials—the...

Find out how you can attract more millennials, the largest generation—and the biggest group of buyers—ever born.

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The Complete Guide to Marketing Your eBay Items on Facebook
The Complete Guide to Marketing Your eBay Items on Facebook
Everyone and their mom is on Facebook, but is that reason enough to use the platform to market your business? Yes. Most definitely, yes. Regardless of...

Learn how to use Facebook Pages to grow your business, promote your brand, and engage your customers. 

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The Modern Buyer: How Baby Boomers and Generation Xers Shop Now
The Modern Buyer: How Baby Boomers and Generation Xers Shop Now
This is our next installment in “The Modern Buyer” blog series. We’re exploring the current global shopping habits of the baby boomers (born between 1...

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The Complete Guide to Marketing Your eBay Items on Instagram
The Complete Guide to Marketing Your eBay Items on Instagram
If you haven’t been living off the grid for the past decade, you probably know that Instagram (and social media in general) is a powerful tool for pro...

Find out all you need to know about marketing your business on one of today's most popular social media platforms. BLOG4Screen Shot 2018-01-18 at 11.png

26 Podcasts to Inspire Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
26 Podcasts to Inspire Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Looking for some inspiring ways to get through a career slump? In search of a professional refresh? We have you covered. These podcasts are perfect fo...

Stocksy_txpd0fd0cd6d5j100_Medium_1491510 (2).jpgCheck out these must-listen podcasts geared toward budding entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

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The Modern Buyer: Evolving Buyer Expectations and How Sellers Can Meet Them
The Modern Buyer: Evolving Buyer Expectations and How Sellers Can Meet Them
The shopping experience buyers are looking for has changed significantly from what it was 20 years ago. New technology makes shopping faster, easier, ...

Find out how buyer expectations continue to evolve, and how sellers can compete in the modern marketplace.

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10 Tools to Set Up Your eBay Workroom for $200
10 Tools to Set Up Your eBay Workroom for $200
Every seller needs tools. If you’re just starting out, the right ones can simplify the process of listing, packing, and shipping. A starter kit includ...

Save a buck and score a sale with these 10 top tools for listing, packing, and shipping.

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Business Plan 101: How to Create Your Roadmap for Selling Success
Business Plan 101: How to Create Your Roadmap for Selling Success
Did you know you’re twice as likely to grow your business with a formal business plan in place? Of course, plenty of successful businesses have been l...

Whether you’re just starting out, or have been selling on eBay for years, every business needs a plan. Here’s how to create yours in a few easy steps.

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Your Year in Review: 19 Things to Learn from Last Year
Your Year in Review: 19 Things to Learn from Last Year
It’s the start of a new year, and many of us are busy looking to the future, making resolutions, and planning for the coming months. But, we should al...

The start of a new year is the perfect time to look back and learn from the previous 12 months. Here’s why—and how—to do a comprehensive business review that’ll prepare you for success.

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Start the New Year Right with These 7 Selling Resolutions
Start the New Year Right with These 7 Selling Resolutions
There’s something about the start of a New Year that encourages us to reflect on who we want to be, where we want to go, and how we can achieve our dr...

There’s no time like the New Year to set goals, get organized, and make a plan for success. Here are seven resolutions to get your business in shape.

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Now Open to Business Sellers: Introducing eBay Authenticate
Now Open to Business Sellers: Introducing eBay Authenticate
eBay Authenticate launched in October as a simple, trusted way for consumers to get paid for their luxury handbags. Now, the service is open to small ...

The simplest, safest way to sell luxury handbags is now open to business sellers.

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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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