eBay for Business
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Latest Updates
The latest seller news, blog articles, and success stories.
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.

RW18_050517_BlogTeaser_260x195.jpg

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!

RW18_050417_Social_BlogHeader_CROP.jpg

Have You Thought of Bulk Buying to Beef Up Your Business?
Have You Thought of Bulk Buying to Beef Up Your Business?
Off season buying can impact your business in a big way If we had to pick a no-frills, highly underrated business trick, it would be to build your inv...

Have you investigated the benefits of sourcing wholesale goods in the off-season? Read on for tips and tricks of the reselling trade. 

Bulk buying tips.jpg

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.

040517_SocialResize_Blog_260x195.jpg

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.

two ladies reviewing docs 260 x 227.jpg

 

Are You Playing Offense or Defense with Your eBay Business?
Are You Playing Offense or Defense with Your eBay Business?
Did you catch David Shea’s cautionary tale about the pitfalls of one-of-kind selling? The moral of his story goes something like this: flipping is gre...

If you want to do more selling and less sourcing, photographing, and listing, it might be time to go on the offense.

RW8_022217_PlayingOffenseDefense_342x160.jpg

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.

RW7_021417_AdvantageRM_Update_342x160.jpg

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.
SellerHub_342.jpg

How to Liquidate Slow-Moving Merchandise
How to Liquidate Slow-Moving Merchandise
Clearing out stale merchandise can vastly improve the health of your business. If you know Griff of eBay Radio fame, you’re probably familiar with his...

Out with the old, in with the new. Find out how to keep your business healthy by liquidating stale merchandise.

teaser-woman-dog.jpeg

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.

FitnessGirl_blogteaser.jpg

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.

shoppingbags_342.jpg

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+ hour...

With the holiday season ramping up, eBay and FedEx are sharing their best tips to make sure your packing and shipping is on point.  

Warehouse2_blog (1).jpg

Keeping Calm This Holiday
Keeping Calm This Holiday
RC Superstore is a family owned and operated hobby store and mail-order company started in 2002 by father and son team Caleb and Kim DeVries. The stor...

Find out how this father-and-son team stay focused during the busy holiday season.

Seller_Caleb_TW (1).jpg

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 mo...

The experts at ShipStation share their best advice for holiday shipping.

ShipStation blog main.jpg

Staffing Up for the Holidays
Staffing Up for the Holidays
Sound of Tri-State is a family owned and operated electronics business founded in the early 1990s. Though originally started as a brick and mortar ret...

If you're hiring for the Holidays, check out where this seller gets her staff. 

Joy Woodruff crop.jpg

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.

Drone_blog.jpg

Three Big Ways We’re Drumming Up Business for Holiday
Three Big Ways We’re Drumming Up Business for Holiday
You’re up to date with the eBay Holiday Checklist. You’ve sourced and listed for Holiday. You’ve stocked up on piles of shipping supplies. And, if you...

Explore all the ways we’re bringing in buyers this holiday. (Yes, there’s TV).

Teddy_342x160 (1).jpg

Shop our Big Selection from Small Businesses on eBay
Shop our Big Selection from Small Businesses on eBay
The best part of my job is connecting with sellers. Hearing their stories, checking out their businesses, learning about what makes them tick, and wat...

Small businesses are the heart of eBay. This Small Business Saturday, we’re celebrating them in a very special way.

Seller_Caleb_TW.jpg

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.

Stores_600.jpg

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. 

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.

 

 

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 Capitalize on Halloween: The $7 Billion Retail Moment
How to Capitalize on Halloween: The $7 Billion Retail Moment
Halloween is so close we can feel it. To help you get the most from this $7 billion retail moment, we brought in eBay VP of eBay Merchandising, Jill R...

Find out from Jill Ramsey, eBay VP of Merchandising, how to  get your fair share of the $7 billion Halloween sales moment. 

My Moomin Obsession and How to Avoid Stockouts on eBay
My Moomin Obsession and How to Avoid Stockouts on eBay
Collection confession: For the past 15 years, I’ve been accumulating these quirky little troll mugs and glasses from Finland.The characters are based ...

The dreaded stockout. No one wants to be on either end of that retail equation. Find out how you can easily avoid them, then, tell an eBay friend!

 

In a Slump? Griff’s Tips for Stimulating eBay Sales
In a Slump? Griff’s Tips for Stimulating eBay Sales
Every seller on eBay has experienced slow sales at some point. I have too. It happens when you’re running a business. However, when sales are down and...

Slow sales happen in retail. But in my opinion—based on almost 20 years at eBay—there are things you can do to get back on track. 

Get Found! Six Tips for Mastering eBay Best Match
Get Found! Six Tips for Mastering eBay Best Match
Polly is in the market for a mug that won’t tip over in her car on the way to work. She opens the eBay mobile app on her phone and types “travel mug” ...

How does eBay decide where your listing falls in search? We use Best Match. Find out how you can make some simple tweaks to improve your ranking.How does eBay decide where your listing falls in search? We use Best Match. Find out how you can make some simple tweaks to improve your ranking.

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.

Your Five-Step Labor Day Retail Moment Action Plan
Your Five-Step Labor Day Retail Moment Action Plan
Labor Day: A last-ditch opportunity to drink beer and eat burgers in the backyard or the perfect occasion for an end-of-summer blowout sale? How about...

  1. Summer just started, but we’re already making plans for you to capitalize on the colossal, end-of-summer Labor Day sales opportunity. Interested? 
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 Fed...

Back to School? That’s months away. Precisely. Let’s get in front of this retail moment like never before. 

Sell More This Father’s Day and End Holiday Inequality
Sell More This Father’s Day and End Holiday Inequality
A few years ago a co-worker of mine commented on the inherent inequality of the Father’s Day holiday. “Mothers get a day just to themselves, but we da...

Have you ever noticed that dads get the short end of the holiday stick? Find out why and learn what you can do to help.