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How to Effectively Manage Your Advertising Budget

Today’s Post is a guest post by Doron Gez from Bannerplay.  Bannerplay is an advertising app for your eBay listings. How to Effectively Manage Your Advertising Budget By Doron Gez  of Banner Play The online advertising world is exploding. There are many competing offers out there, trying to win the heart and budget of the […]

Popular WordPress Plugins for eBay

A lot of eBay sellers also have a WordPress Blog and some use their blogs to also sell merchandise directly so I thought I would research some popular plugins for eBay sellers. Social Media Widget The Social Media Widget is a simple sidebar widget that allows users to input their social media website profile URLs […]

eBay To Push Trading Assistants and Drop Off Stores in New Ad Campaign

Auctionbytes reported this morning that eBay will soon launch a media advertising campaign to promote eBay drop off stores.  The advertising will focus on eight large cities and will consist of email, direct mail, door hangars and post-it Notes on the front pages of local newspapers.  Read the whole story at AuctionBytes. eBay Consignment selling […]

ebay Trading Assistants – BEWARE of new TA Scam

Several of my readers have received the following email from someone in California who claims to be in the music business.  He is seeking eBay TA’s to sell his products on eBay for him for a 15% commission.  Look at the email he send through the TA contact form and then let’s figure out what […]

Business is Booming for eBay Trading Assistants

The consignment business on eBay is booming.  There are over 60,000 eBay Trading Assistants registered with eBay and for the first time in years that number is growing again. The eBay trading assistant program was started in 2003 to help eBay sellers who were engaging in Consignment sales which were booming.  Consignment selling on eBay […]

The eBay Consignment Business is Booming

eBay Trading Assistants Smiling. Consignment selling on eBay is a bright spot in a slow economy It wasn’t that long ago that the consignment business model was considered pretty much dead.  That was never really the case, but consignment selling did take a big hit when hundreds of eBay drop-off store franchise stores went out of business. […]

Win A Free Copy of My New eBay Consignment Selling Book

Get some exposure for your eBay listings and win a free copy of my latest book to be released next week The Prize:  After the July 4th Holiday Weekend I will be releasing my latest book, Making Money With an Online Consignment Business ~ An eBay consignment business operations manual. The book will sell for […]

eBay Consignment Sellers Report Increased Business

eBay Drop-off Stores and liquidation consignment sellers report that business is up It is a sad sign of the times, but when the economy sucks people need to raise cash. One of the ways to do this is to sell the things they have acquired over the years when times were good.  Over the past […]

Marketing Tips for eBay Trading Assistants and eBay Christmas Toy Selling Tips

I was on the eBay Radio PowerSeller Hour with Uncle Griff Yesterday and we talked about way that TAs could market their business. I have been an eBay Trading Assistant (consignment seller) since the program started about 6 years ago.  About 4 years ago I wrote a self-published book called How To Start and Run an […]

Drop-Off Stores Dropping Off the Map

The rise and decline of eBay drop off stores In my last newsletter, I wrote an article about drop-off stores and my opinion about their continued viability in the current marketplace. Shortly after it published, I received an email from an eBay seller who manages a drop-off store. He gave me permission to publish his […]

ebay Needs To Clean The Trading Assistant List

The eBay Trading Assistant list has become worthless. It’s time for eBay to update and clean the list and improve eBay seller certification to become a TA As a newsletter publisher (eBay Sellers News), I know the value of a list.  And, having a clean list is critical to your success.  The eBay Trading Assistant […]

Learning How To Say “NO” Can Double Your eBay Consignment Profits

This is a lesson I learned the hard way. I have been an eBay Trading Assistant (TA) since the beginning of the program almost 4 years ago. On at least three occasions I have accepted merchandise that I was "100% Positive" would sell on eBay, only to be proven wrong. When you accept goods that […]

How Much Should I Charge For Consignment Selling Fees?

I get a lot of email from trading assistants asking about fees. How much should I charge? Should I charge a listing fee? Should I charge the consignor if something doesn’t sell? What are my competitors charging? The answer to the first question is the most important: You must charge enough to make a profit. […]

How to Start and Run an eBay Consignment Business

What on-line business can you start that has virtually no risk? What on-line business can you start with little or no investment that can return thousands of dollars per week? What on-line business can you start with a guaranteed market of 50 million customers? What on-line business can you start Part-time and quickly grow into […]




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