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Determining Your True Selling Costs on eBay and Amazon

If I asked you how much it costs you to sell on eBay or Amazon, you might know if you would look up the fee schedule and say something like: “Amazon’s commission is 15% or eBay and PayPal fees average around 12 to 13%. If listing and selling fees were your only costs, you would […]

Buyer Scams eBay for $300,000+

I get emails all the time from sellers who have been screwed by eBay –or by a customer, and eBay will do nothing to help. Well, recently, eBay got a taste of their own medicine to the tune of over $300,000. It seems that a buyer discovered a glitch or hack that allowed him to […]

Five Tips to Sell Used Books on eBay & Amazon

Over the past few years, my book: Sell Used Books on eBay, Amazon.com and the Internet for Profit, has been one of my top selling books. Of all my books, people must like it because, although it comes with a 90-day, money back guarantee, yet has the lowest return rate of any book I sell.  […]

Slow Growth Ahead for eBay?

This from Ina Steiner’s  eCommercebytes blog – Click the link at the end to get the full story: A Wall Street analyst sees more stagnant growth ahead for eBay. CNBC reports that Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak downgraded the stock over concerns of low growth in the coming year. But it isn’t shareholders’ teeth-gnashing that […]

More Big Changes Coming to eBay

Changes will include another re-design of Seller Hub, and eBay will soon start displaying off-eBay “web-based” prices of products (low, mid, high), and it will display prices for the top 5 comparable products on eBay (taking into account sellers’ policies). The new program called Multiple Top Pick (MTP) is launching to a limited audience starting […]

Open Letter to eBay from Long-time Seller

If you want to know why I really gave up on eBay –this letter from an anonymous seller is one of the best explanations you will find. The only thing I can add is that e Bay used to be a “community.”  When management made the decision to do away with that aspect of eBay […]

Save money with USPS instead of UPS

Even with the rate increases, I find I can save quite a bit of money shipping by mail instead of UPS or FedEx. I am running this special offer again because Stamps.com just renewed their offer for my readers. Simplify Your USPS Shipping with Stamps.com Get almost 39% discounted rates on Priority Mail Import your […]

eBay Fall 2012 Updates Are Out

This round of updates is not too bad – in fact there are some really good things for all sellers, but most of the updates only benefit Top Rated Sellers and a couple of things hurt the little guy and those who sell used goods.  But lets take a look at what is in store […]

eBay Delays Implementation of The 90% Tracking Policy

I received an email today from Michael Jones, VP of Merchant Development at eBay.  In the email he announced that eBay will delay implementation of the 90% Tracking policy for another month.  Here is what the email said: Since we announced updates to the eBay Top-rated seller criteria in February, many Top-rated sellers have said […]

eBay Stores Sellers: List Auction-style FREE May 7–13!

eBay is running a listing fee sale this week.  eBay sellers who have an eBay Stores subscription can list Auction-style for FREE from May 7–13, You pay zero insertion fees, even for your high-ticket items. Both current and new eBay Stores subscribers are eligible for this offer. This offer applies to Auction-style listings (with the […]

eBay Sellers Finding Solutions to eBay’s Tracking Policy

After my last newsletter I got a ton of mail about the new eBay policy that sellers have to provide tracking on 90% of their shipments.  One group that is most affected by this are those sellers who sell flat items like post cards, sports cards, stamps, or any flat item.  Most of these sellers […]

More eBay News for Sellers

Ina Steiner reported in the Auctionbytes Blog this week that eBay’s top execs earned $40.4 million in compensation in 2010 including $12.4 million that CEO John Donahoe earned in salary, incentives, bonuses, stock options and other perks. The announcement came on the heels of eBay’s Spring Release that raised fees by adding FVF to shipping […]

Beware The Ides of March – eBay Raises Fees and Restricts New & Small Sellers

I think it was the Soothsayer who told Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March.”  That should have been the title of yesterday’s blog where I forecast eBay’s announcement today. I will do an in-depth article on the new policies in the newsletter next week –but here are the highlights of today’s announcement: eBay Fees […]

eBay Fee sale – List Auction-style Free – Any Start Price. Add Buy It Now Free! Feb 15-28

eBay announced a fee sale today that applies to all sellers. From February 15 through February 28, sellers can list Auction-style free at any starting price, including high-ticket items. Sellers can list up to 50 items, and pay only if the item sells. And, sellers can add Buy-it-now, also for no fee. Once again the […]

eBay Sellers Coping With The Summer Slowdown on eBay

Tips for cutting your eBay fees and expenses during the annual summer slowdown It’s not new.  The summer slowdown has happened every year about this time.  The weather is better, parents and teens are focusing on graduation, people are spending more time in their gardens, and in general, there are more things pulling people away […]




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