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Offering Free Shipping on eBay Could Kill Your Exposure to Google

I drank the eBay Kool Aid on free shipping a long time ago.  The simple reason is because it works.  I have tested my listings both ways and free shipping does increase conversions on eBay.  It works all years around, but it really works well during the holidays. One of the major downsides to offering […]

eBay Title Tips ~ eBay Rolls Out 80 Character Title Listings

eBay sellers have long complained about eBay’s 55-character limit on listing titles.  As a seller I always struggle to get all the important keywords in my titles.   eBay has now addressed this issue. The new 80 characters in your listing title is now live on eBay. You now have 25 EXTRA characters in your title […]

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 […]

What is The Best Source of eBay Wholesale Information?

I get this question all the time.  If you sell on eBay or sell on Amazon, then you are always on the hunt for new wholesale sources. Here are some of the places where you can find reliable eBay wholesale sourcing information and where I find mine. Wholesale Search Engines Wholesale Trade Shows and Merchandise […]

What to Sell on eBay? Finding eBay profits at Wholesale Dealer Auctions

Wholesale dealer auctions are a great source of merchandise to sell on eBay, but you have to be very, very careful. In one of my first books when I wrote about wholesale dealer auctions, I said that if you have a desire to be mugged, you can walk in Central Park after midnight or you […]

Fourteen Tips for Bidding and Buying at Live Auctions for eBay Profits

Savvy eBay sellers know that live auctions are a great place to find goods to sell profitably on eBay, but you have too know what you are doing. When we owned an antique shop, small town and country auctions were one of our leading sources of merchandise. Thousands of small (and large) eBay sellers who […]

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 […]

Get Five FREE eBay Listings with special promotion

Any eBay seller can get 5 free listings each month by using the eBay Sell Your Item form Here are the details: Regardless of your start price, your first 5 Auction-style listings will have NO Insertion Fees when you list with eBay’s Sell Your Item form or Simple listing form. The Final Value Fee for […]

Auctiva Comes To Their Senses

Leading auction management company backs off from their complicated & pricey fee plan and adopts simple $9.95 per month pricing. Auctiva’s complicated and pricey fee schedule announced a couple of weeks ago had upset users and was driving business to competitors InkFrog, Vendio and others. Jeff Schlicht, CEO and founder of Auctiva, the largest eBay […]

Win $25,000 for Your eBay Business

Submit an eBay business plan to eBay and you could win $25,000 eBay announced a really neat program today called the Sellers Challenge.  New or existing eBay sellers can submit a business plan. The Sellers Challenge asks entrepreneurs to answer a simple question: “How would you use $25,000 to grow – or start – an […]

Where Do eBay Auctiva Sellers Go?

Auctiva Going Up, InkFrog Holds Firm and Vendio to Offer Discount eBay’s decision to cut partner program benefits for auction management companies roils the market. Last month eBay announced that third party service providers such as auction management companies Vendio, InkFrog, Channel Advisor, Auctiva and others would no longer be allowed to earn commissions through […]

eBay Seller in Pennsylvania Pleads Guilty to Forging Famous Author’s Signatures on Collectible Books

Forrest Smith, an eBay Seller in PA made over $300,000 selling fake signed first editions on eBay Forrest Smith, an eBay seller from Reading, PA  plead guilty in federal court in Philadelphia today to a book fraud. He was forging famous authors’ signatures and selling the books on Ebay as signed original First Editions. Prosecutor Mark Dubnoff says […]

eBay Reaches Out to Small and New Sellers with Free Listing Promotion

Starting June 16, 2009, Sellers will get 5 free Insertion Fees every 30 days for Auction-style listings I have been fairly critical of eBay lately as they seem to be ignoring new and small sellers. But here is a great promotion that will benefit this group.   Here’s how it works: Regardless of your start […]

Will You Qualify as An eBay Certified Seller?

eBay surveying members about new certified seller program that will roll out later this year eBay is considering creating a new category of sellers called eBay Certified Sellers. Sellers in this category would be identified with a eBay Certified Seller icon displayed on all their listings. In order to be included in the new eBay […]

Deconstructing eBay, Part Two of Three

We continue looking at the big changes eBay announced last week and their impact on eBay sellers This is part two of the post I started yesterday about the changes to the eBay platform and the new policies announced by eBay that will take effect in June. You can scroll down to see part one. […]

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