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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...

Fidget Spinners. Pet Rocks. Pug everything. How do you identify the next fad and profit from it?Fidget Spinner 2 teaser.jpg

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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Three Ways to Prep Your Inventory for Post-Holiday Success
Three Ways to Prep Your Inventory for Post-Holiday Success
How long have you been gearing up for Holiday 2017? From sourcing inventory to staffing up, from creating effective listings to marketing them, from c...

Cross the year-end finish line strong—and with a good plan—and your sales don’t have to go down when the Christmas lights do.07-10-17 38 Seller_SmallMerchant_Photography_5258.jpg

Rethink the Way You Ship With These 11 Top Tips
Rethink the Way You Ship With These 11 Top Tips
The holidays can be stressful, but shipping doesn’t have to be. With the right tactics, you’ll be well on your way to shipping like a pro. We spoke to...

The holidays are upon us, and you’re busier than ever. These tips can help make the shipping process a breeze so you’ve got one less thing to stress about this season.

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10 Tips to Help You Prepare for Post-Holiday Returns
10 Tips to Help You Prepare for Post-Holiday Returns
As an experienced seller, you know that offering returns during the holiday shopping season is good for business. In fact, offering a forgiving return...

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How Do You #HolidayHustle?
How Do You #HolidayHustle?
We know the Holiday season is the busiest time of year for eBay sellers. It’s when you eat, sleep, and breathe sales. It’s when you hustle the hardest...

Do you experience these things during the holiday selling season? Welcome to the Holiday Hustle!

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#GivingTuesday: The Easy Way to Make a Difference This Holiday
#GivingTuesday: The Easy Way to Make a Difference This Holiday
In the rush of the Holiday season, it can be easy to lose sight of what matters most. We’re occupied with parties, gifts, decorations, and—for eBay se...

Join eBay on #GivingTuesday, November 28, and shop and sell for a good cause.

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Holiday Deals: Four Ways to Win on Black Friday
Holiday Deals: Four Ways to Win on Black Friday
The Holiday season is in full swing, Black Friday is just around the corner, and you’re ready. You’ve sourced enough inventory, secured seasonal help,...

Black Friday is on its way, but there’s still time to develop a Holiday deals strategy that will attract buyers and increase sales.

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eBay’s Marketing Will Help You Tap Into the $129 Billion Holiday
eBay’s Marketing Will Help You Tap Into the $129 Billion Holiday
The biggest selling season of the year is just around the corner—and in fact, eBay’s Holiday promotions have already begun. This year, online sales ar...

Get the scoop on eBay’s Holiday marketing campaigns and find out how we’re bringing you more buyers during the peak selling season.

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Wrap, Snap, and Win: Spread Holiday Cheer For Your Chance at Free Shipping Swag
Wrap, Snap, and Win: Spread Holiday Cheer For Your Chance at Free Shipping Swag
Have you ordered our eBay-branded holiday shipping supplies yet? If not, be sure to order yours today so that you can delight your buyers throughout t...

Make your packages extra festive for a chance to win free shipping supplies.

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eBay’s Fall Marketing Campaigns Will Help You Harvest Profits
eBay’s Fall Marketing Campaigns Will Help You Harvest Profits
As we move into the biggest shopping season of the year, eBay sellers can anticipate something even more exciting than the return of pumpkin spice (at...

Learn how we’re marketing your items for seasonal moments, key retail events, and the holidays. Halloween_Costumes_1_Guardians_539 (1).jpg

Five Free or Cheap Ways to Market for Holiday Selling
Five Free or Cheap Ways to Market for Holiday Selling
For some eBay sellers, the holiday season can bring in 75%—or more!—of their annual sales. We’ve already talked about how sellers can start planning a...

Bring more buyers to your eBay store or listings with these five low-cost marketing tips.

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Preparing for Holiday Success: Seller Deborah LaBoo Thinks Holiday All Year Long
Preparing for Holiday Success: Seller Deborah LaBoo Thinks Holiday All Year Long
When Deborah LaBoo’s father passed away in 2007, Deborah and her mother were left with a house full of his stuff. Much of it was brand new—the result ...

Seller Deborah LaBoo isn’t just thinking about the upcoming holiday season—she’s preparing for it all year long.

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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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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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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 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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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. 

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.  

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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.

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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.

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