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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 […]

FREE Wholesale Sources Now Available on MY Site

I have just finished uploading our FREE Wholesale Search Engine on SkipMcGrath.com.  Finding reliable wholesale sources for eBay, Amazon and website sellers can be a major challenge.  I have been researching wholesale sources for over 19 years: My source criteria are as follows: They are happy to work with small online sellers (eBay, Amazon, Website, […]

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 […]

eBay Sellers – Is It Time to Try Amazon?

My wife and I started selling on eBay in 1999.  We started making money and never looked back –until recently. If you have followed my newsletter, then you know I think eBay has become the most poorly managed eCommerce companies in the marketplace.  About 10 years ago (2006) we added Amazon to our sales channel. […]

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 […]

Final Sale on two of my popular books

I’ve been selling online since 1999.  I’ve sold on eBay, sold on Amazon and made money with affiliate marketing.  In short, I’ve made a living working from home by selling things online.  I’ve written about it all.  The result is that I’m currently maintaining and updating about a dozen books about how to make money […]

Check Your Credit Card Statements Closley

I use credit cards for both my business and personal life.  I rarely run a balance, preferring instead to pay in full each month.  We purchase about $400,000 worth of merchandise to sell on eBay and Amazon a year and we earn travel points on that which we use to pay for airfare & hotel […]

Last Minute Tax Steps to Save You Money on Your 2015 Taxes

Before I get started let me state clearly and strongly that I AM NOT A TAX EXPERT but I do have a lot of experience in business and these are some of the things I have learned you can do to lower your taxes for this year. There are two methods of accounting –Cash and […]

Using Amazon FBA To Sell on eBay and Fulfill eBay Orders

Many Amazon sellers do not know that Amazon will fulfill your eBay (or website or any other sales venue) orders for you.  And the best part is that Amazon passes on their low UPS rates to you when they do that. The way it  works is simple.  When an item sells on eBay (or any […]

Are eBay Executives Overpaid?

Ina Steiner in eCommercebytes reported today that eBay has released the compensation and perks for their top executives eBay CEO John Donahoe received $14 million in total compensation (including salary, bonus, stock, options) in 2014, up 1.6% from 2013, while CFO Bob Swan received compensation totaling $7.7 million in 2014, down 2.9% from the previous […]

Lost Your Job – Can Online Marketing Replace Your Income?

Despite government assurances that the economy is getting better, there are still over ¼ million people who lose their jobs each month –and even worse, there are now over 11 million people who have given up looking for work and are no longer counted in the statistics. At least once a week I get an […]

Search for your own books – use bookfinder.com as metasearch

Today’s post is a guest post by Scott Laming and Bernd Heinisch from team at www.bookfinder.com ————————- In online bookselling the competition is fierce. With such a vast number of books, sellers and marketplaces for a customer to choose from, it can be hard to stand out in the crowd.  However simple changes in your […]

How to Create a Unique Selling Proposition that Will Sell More

Today’s post is a guest post by Massimo Colella, the Co-founder and COO at Itly.com. How to Create a Unique Selling Proposition that Will Sell More When your business is selling products on eBay or Amazon, chances are with such a broad marketplace others are probably out there selling your same product. The trick here is […]

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 […]

Build Your Business by Spying on Your Competitors

First of all there is nothing illegal, immoral or unethical about spying on your competitors.  Its done all the time in business.  I am not talking about stealing secrets or wire tapping – but learning what you can from whats in the open.   In the case of eBay and/or Amazon its pretty much limited to […]




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