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Hone Your Selling and Strategy Using eBay's Seller Center

Friday May 30, 2014
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Sellers that are new to eBay have struggled in the past to find a single, authoritative resource for help in getting started. There has always been a great deal of information about eBay online, but much of it has been fragmented and often presented in ways that are overly text- and reading-oriented.

eBay's Seller Center, however, is increasingly taking strides in becoming a go-to resource for new and veteran sellers alike, compiling best practices, rules, tips, and other resources and presenting them interactively and in an appealing way. Here's what you'll find at the seller center and some of its hidden highlights.

See Also:

     • Learn to Sell on eBay
     • Start an eBay Business
     • Create an eBay Home Office

Source on eBay: The Curation Angle

Friday May 30, 2014
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Ever thought about sourcing on eBay as a part of your strategy for selling on eBay? This is the fifth in a five-part series of articles on the ways in which sellers can shop eBay to profit on eBay.

In this article: Curated collections of niche products that are sold in eBay Stores have a special place both in eBay's history and amongst enthusiast eBay shoppers, who can be extremely loyal. If you have the interest and dedication as a seller to scour eBay for hidden and miscategorized gems to add to your curated collection, this kind of sourcing may be for you.

See Also:

     • Go Retro on eBay
     • Tips for Selling Hobbyist Goods
     • Open an eBay Store

Where can I get news and updates for eBay sellers?

Friday May 30, 2014
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News and updates on policy and practices from eBay have become increasingly important to the success of eBay sellers in recent years. Many sellers, however, don't actually know where to find this information, apart from stumbling across it in industry press.

If this sounds like you, here are four key online places to monitor for the official word from eBay in all its various forms and kinds of content.

See Also:

     • eBay Rules Survival Guide
     • How does eBay Seller Protection work?
     • Top Ten Mistakes Made by New Sellers

Source on eBay: The Bulk Lots Angle

Friday May 30, 2014
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Ever thought about sourcing on eBay as a part of your strategy for selling on eBay? This is the fourth in a five-part series of articles on the ways in which sellers can shop eBay to profit on eBay.

In this article: There are official categories for "bulk lots" of wholesale goods on eBay, but in truth, large lots of product are scattered across all of eBay's categories. If you're willing to buy, store, separate these out, and sell them as individual products, there's money to be made.

See Also:

     • Can I buy and sell wholesale or in bulk on eBay?
     • How do I buy goods from overseas manufacturers?
     • Should I join that drop-shipping website?

Source on eBay: The Restoration Angle

Friday May 30, 2014
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Ever thought about sourcing on eBay as a part of your strategy for selling on eBay? This is the third in a five-part series of articles on the ways in which sellers can shop eBay to profit on eBay.

In this article: Restoring non-working goods to fully operational or refurbished condition isn't a skill that everyone has, but for those that do have it in a particular product area, eBay can be an excellent source of raw material.

See Also:

     • Car Repairs the eBay Motors Way
     • Build It Yourself on eBay
     • Vintage Technology Gotchas on eBay

Get Your Trading Partner's Real-World Contact Information

Friday May 30, 2014
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Most eBay transactions go very smoothly, but when they don't, it can sometimes be helpful to get real-world contact information for your eBay trading partner.

Sound far-fetched? It isn't. Get their real name, location, and telephone number so that you can make contact and follow up as necessary. Only remember—when you get theirs, they'll also get yours.

See Also:

     • Contacting eBay Members
     • When Not to Contact eBay Members
     • eBay's Mail Forwarding System

Source on eBay: The Recycling Angle

Friday May 30, 2014
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Ever thought about sourcing on eBay as a part of your strategy for selling on eBay? This is the second in a five-part series of articles on the ways in which sellers can shop eBay to profit on eBay.

In this article: There are a lot of broken, incomplete, and otherwise not-correctly functioning goods on eBay, both as individual sales and in bulk lots. But eBay is also a strong marketplace for parts and components sales as shoppers do their own repairs. This means opportunity for those able to turn "broken products" into "replacement parts" that can be sold at a profit.

See Also:

     • Repair Your (Anything) on eBay
     • Upgrade Your (Anything) on eBay
     • Don't Underestimate the eBay Garage Sale

Source on eBay: The Import/Export Angle

Friday May 30, 2014
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Ever thought about sourcing on eBay as a part of your strategy for selling on eBay? This is the first in a five-part series of articles on the ways in which sellers can shop eBay to profit on eBay.

In this article: Many eBay shoppers remain reluctant to shop eBay internationally. This creates an opening for sellers that are willing to bring goods in from overseas, then sell them to domestic customers.

See Also:

     • Should I buy that item from China?
     • How do I buy goods from overseas manufacturers?
     • http://ebay.about.com/od/globalandinternational/fl/Mistakes-to-Avoid-When-Shopping-eBay-Internationally.htm

Create Your First eBay Collection

Wednesday April 30, 2014
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Have you spent time admiring the collections that are now a part of the eBay shopping experience? Beautifully presented and full of interesting and inspiring products, eBay collections are enough to make any window shopper swoon.

But how do these get created? Can you create your own eBay collections, full of the kinds of products you'd like the world to know about? You bet. Here's how.

See Also:

     • Give to Charity Through eBay
     • Join an eBay Meetup Group
     • Listen to eBay Radio

Easily Make the Most of Your eBay Feed

Wednesday April 30, 2014
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Your eBay feed is a prime way to see the products and listings on eBay that you're most interested in, on a regular basis, any time you have a moment to glance through them. But your feed is only as good as what you add to it.

Here are quick directions for enhancing your feed as you shop, without having to think about it too much--adding the searches, sellers, and collections that matter to you so that your feed becomes a fun, personalized resource over time.

See Also:

     • Learn to Snipe
     • Get Great Auction Deals
     • Look for Hidden Gems
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