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The Top 10 Mistakes Made by Beginning eBay...
Lots of people decide to seek their fortune on eBay, but lots of people also fall prey to a number of beginning mistakes that cost sales and profits. Here are the top ten and how to avoid them.
Is It Possible to Contact eBay Directly?
How can I contact eBay directly? Use one of the customer support forms on the eBay website to contact eBay with a question, issue, or concern.
What does it cost to trade on eBay? Is there a...
If you're not yet an eBay trader, you may assume that it actually costs a lot to trade on eBay: annual memberships, transaction fees, surcharges, and so on. In fact, this isn't the case. If you're a shopper, eBay doesn't cost you a thing, and if you're a seller, your charges depend entirely on how much you sell.
Oops! I've made a big eBay mistake! How do I...
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How Does eBay Bidding Work, Anyway?
It can be difficult for beginners to figure out how to actually buy the item they're looking at on eBay. Here's how to make sense of eBay's deceptively simple hybrid pricing/bidding system.
What can I do if I receive a fake or counterfei...
Though it's not a pretty truth, there are a significant number of fake and counterfeit items for sale on eBay. Here's what to do if you suspect that you've received such an item.
Ten Reasons to Choose Amazon Over eBay for...
Evaluating both eBay and Amazon as selling platforms? Here are ten reasons to consider Amazon over eBay as a selling platform.
Don't Reregister After Getting Suspended
If you've been suspended from eBay, you may be tempted to simply open a new account. Don't! eBay will very likely figure out who you are, suspend you again, and lock you out permanently. Here's what to do instead.
How do I buy goods on Alibaba or from overseas...
It looks temptingly easy these days to buy goods for resale online, direct from international manufacturers. What you may be missing and/or why you may feel as though you're getting in over your head.
How (and How Not) to Un-Suspend Your eBay Account
Getting suspended as an eBay trader can be a rude awakening, or even a totally unjust situation. Here is what you should (and should never) to do get back on track at eBay.
Twelve Things You Didn't Know About Feedback
eBay's feedback system is amongst the most complex and nuanced of all online trading marketplaces. Such subtlety can make ratings more meaningful, but it can also obscure the facts if you don't understand the system. Here are twelve things you should know about eBay's feedback system.
Win the Buyer Protection Battle
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Five "First Items" to Get You Started Selling
Many eBay members who have never sold a thing on eBay have more than a passing interest in selling but
How did eBay start?
How did eBay start? A brief history of eBay from San Jose, 1994, to world domination.
Maximize Bids by Timing Your Listings
Maximize Bids by Timing Listings: How to improve the number of bids your auctions receive and the total sale value that you achieve, simply by adjusting your timing.
Join eBay in 10 Easy Steps - eBay - eBay for...
If you've been putting off joining eBay because you were intimidated by the registration form, now is the time to do it. Follow these ten free and easy steps to create your eBay account for buying and selling and a PayPal account to make it easy to send and receive payments on eBay.
Control Your eBay Fees
Even in the best of times it makes no sense to pay more than you have to for a service, and this truism applies to selling on eBay as well. If you're a seller of any volume at all, you owe it to yourself to take a moment and see whether you could bring your eBay fees under better control.
Canceling Bids and Listings
Canceling Bids and Listings: what to do when you decide that you don't want to sell after all, or that you want to sell now rather than later.
What To Do When You Don't Get Paid
Most transactions go off without a hitch, but what about those winners that seem to drag their feet endlessly, never quite managing to pay you for the item?
Dealing with Buyers' Refund Requests
Problem transactions are a part of every seller's life, and refund requests are some of the most discouraging things a seller can see in his or her inbox. Don't let it get to you, thoug; keep your head about you and work for the best resolution you can.
Using Links in eBay Item Descriptions (cont'd)
Thinking of including links in your item listings, but not sure how to do so or whether your particular use of links will be allowed by eBay? Here's the skinny on links in eBay listings, both the how-to and the dos and don'ts. Page 2.
Contact eBay (eBay.com Tool)
The "Contact eBay" tool is a part of eBay's online customer support system. The tool asks eBay users
How to Drive eBay Sales Using Facebook
Going viral with social media like Facebook is a common piece of advice for eBay sellers, but how exactly is this done? Here is a step-by-step guide that covers the basics.
Eight Tips for Selling Clothing on eBay
Aside from generally sound listing practices like detailed descriptions and clearly articulated auction terms, there are a few techniques that you can employ to maximize your potential when selling clothing on eBay. Here are a few of them.
How can I find out when (or if) my purchase...
Waiting for a package is hard enough without having to wonder just when it is going to arrive or whether there is a problem of some kind with the purchase or shipment. But how can you find these things out?
Online Auction Alternatives to eBay
eBay has changed a lot over the last several years, and these changes have caused many smaller sellers, especially those who prefer auction format selling, to search for alternatives. Here are some of the most popular.
How (and How Not) to Un-Suspend Your eBay...
Getting suspended as an eBay trader can be a rude awakening, or even a totally unjust situation. Here is what you should (and should never) to do get back on track at eBay. Page 2.
What to Do When You See "Reserve Not Met"
The reserve auction has been an eBay character for a very long time, and though it continues to gradually
Can I change my mind about a sale?
Sellers can change their mind about a sale only if no one has yet won or ended an auction listing.
Recognize Common eBay Scams Against Sellers
eBay scams aren't as common as some imagine, but they are out there. Learn to recognize the signs and avoid them by running in the other direction when you see them.
How do I find an item number?
To talk to eBay about any listing or transaction, you'll need to know the item number of the listing in question. But how do you find this?
Understanding Reserve Auctions
Reserve auctions can be confusing and create complications for buyer and seller alike. Here are simple tips for both buyers and sellers about reserve price auctions.
Item Didn't Sell? Relist It!
Did you know that when you list an item for sale on eBay and it doesn't sell the first time around, you can relist it for free?
The How and Why of Private eBay Listings
Ever stumble across an eBay listing that didn't let you see its list of previous bidders? Private eBay listings can confuse some, but there are good reasons why sellers use them.
Quick Tips for eBay Photos
Most sellers realize that it's important to include a photo of the sale item in every item listing. Not all photos, however, are created equal. Read on for quick tips about eBay listing photos.
Why has eBay restricted my selling?
If you've received a notice that your selling has been temporarily restricted, don't worry, it's not the end of your eBay selling days. If you don't keep a few things in mind in the future, though, it could be.
Why am I being charged by eBay?
It can be frustrating to be billed by eBay unexpectedly. Whether you're a regular eBay user or not, here are tips to help you get to the bottom of things and resolve the issue.
Does eBay archive auction listings?
Does eBay archive auction listings? Yes. eBay maintains auction listings indefinitely, but using the eBay website members can only access listings that have ended within the last 90 days.
How to Purchase and Print Your Own Shipping...
If you're not paying for and printing your own shipping labels online using eBay and PayPal, you're probably spending a lot of time and effort that you don't have to spend on something that is easily automated. It's simpler and cheaper than you think it is!
How do I access my money after an eBay sale?
Recently make your first eBay sale? Wondering how to access the funds that you received in payment for your goods? Here are your options.
What is eBay?
An introduction to eBay: what it is, who uses it, where and why they use it, and what this means for you!
What Not to Sell on eBay
Though eBay is the ideal marketplace for selling a wide variety of goods, both secondhand and new, there are some types of items that you probably don't want to sell on eBay. Read on to find out what they are.
Why is PayPal holding my money?
Did you complete a sale only to find that PayPal has placed a hold on the funds that your buyer paid you? Why did this happen? How long will the hold last? And how can you avoid one in the future? Find out.
Sniping on eBay: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Auction vs. Fixed-Price: How to Choose a...
The two most basic ways to sell your item on eBay are by using the venerable auction format to solicit bids or by listing your item at a fixed price at which someone can immediately buy it. Here's which one to choose for your sales, and why.
Make eBay's Cassini Search Work for You
With its new Cassini search system, eBay is raising the ante on quality selling practices. Here's what you need to know about Cassini to get ahead, rather than fall behind, on the new eBay.
Quick Guide to Describing Item Conditions
Whether new or used, all items are not created equal. Sometimes, however, it's hard to
Shop on eBay U.S. from Outside the States
If you're living outside the U.S. you may have found that though you'd like at times to shop eBay's United States site, it can be difficult to find sellers or items that are officially available to you as an international buyer. Here are some ways to improve your success rate.
Email eBay (eBay.com Tool)
eBay's Contact eBay Customer Support tool is a remnant of eBay's old online customer service system,
eBay Sellers and Tax Changes
The IRS has announced a new Form 1099-K for the reporting of gross receipts using electronic payment systems, including PayPal and credit card merchant accounts. Starting in 2011, you'll have to account for the online payments you've received.
Refunds and Exhcanges for eBay Purchases
The refund or return process on eBay isn't quite the same as it is on other ecommerce web sites. On eBay, buyers and sellers must negotiate directly with one another to complete the refund process. Here are some tips to help refunds and exchanges along.
How to Haggle on eBay
Though at first glance eBay seems like a haggle-free zone of automatic bidding, buying, and selling, there is a certain amount of room on eBay for haggling by buyers and sellers alike. Here are some tips for eBay haggling.
Recognize Common eBay Scams Against Sellers...
eBay scams aren't as common as some imagine, but they are out there. Learn to recognize the signs and avoid them by running in the other direction when you see them. Page 2.
Dealing with Buyers' Refund Requests (cont'd)
Problem transactions are a part of every seller's life, and refund requests are some of the most discouraging things a seller can see in his or her inbox. Don't let it get to you, though; keep your head about you and work for the best resolution you can. Page 2.
Selling Internationally on eBay
Selling internationally on eBay can be both fun and profitable. Here's how to do it, along with a few things to keep in mind so that your experience and your buyers' experiences are good ones.
Quick Tips for Selling on eBay Motors
If you've ever thought about selling a motor vehicle or major motor vehicle component on eBay, this set of quick tips is for you. Learn how to get started and the important basics to keep in mind.
When should I ship my item?
: When should I ship my item? So you’ve completed a sale—someone has won the auction listing that you
Control Your eBay Fees (cont'd)
Even in the best of times it makes no sense to pay more than you have to for a service, and this truism applies to selling on eBay as well. If you're a seller of any volume at all, you owe it to yourself to take a moment and see whether you could bring your eBay fees under better control. Page 2.
Should I buy that item from China?
Shoppers that have never bought an item for a Chinese (or other overseas) seller often balk at the thought. But how risky is it, really? And what should you know before buying from a foreign seller?
Don't Start a Business Without a License
eBay makes it so easy to sell that it can also be easy to accidentally transition from casual seller of used personal items to professional seller for profit. Don't do this without first registering yourself as a business.
What should I sell on eBay? Where should I get...
If you don't already know what to sell on eBay when you start your eBay business, you may be thinking about the question in the wrong way. The answer changes from week to week, sometimes even from day to day.
Make eBay's Cassini Search Work for You (cont'd)
With its new Cassini search system, eBay is raising the ante on quality selling practices. Here's what you need to know about Cassini to get ahead, rather than fall behind, on the new eBay. Page 2.
Five Ways to Promote Better on eBay
Five Ways to Promote Better on eBay
Signs Your eBay Account Has Been Stolen
Stolen accounts are one of the most serious, and regrettably one of the more common, problems in the eBay community. Find out how to recognize a stolen account problem and what to do to fix it.
Make a Purchase on eBay
How to Bid or Buy on eBay: An index to the basics, from joining to finding your item to placing a bid.
Selling Internationally on eBay (cont'd)
Selling internationally on eBay can be both fun and profitable. Here's how to do it, along with a few things to keep in mind so that your experience and your buyers' experiences are good ones. Page 2.
Using Links in eBay Item Descriptions
Thinking of including links in your item listings, but not sure how to do so or whether your particular use of links will be allowed by eBay? Here's the skinny on links in eBay listings, both the how-to and the dos and don'ts.
Using Terapeak for eBay Market Research and...
If you're an aspiring eBay seller but not using a research and analytics tool like Terapeak, you're probably paying more in fees than you need to, leaving money on the table with your pricing, and unaware of best practices and competitors for your kinds of goods.
Why is eBay so slow?
If the eBay website seems to be running slowly to you, it can be caused by any one of several possible factors—and the fix can be any one of several possible remedies.
Selling on eBay: Quick Tips at a Glance
Just the quick and dirty tips on how to sell most effectively on eBay. What to do, what not to do, and links to more information.
Customize and Configure Your eBay Store
Opening an eBay store is only half the battle. If your eBay store is going to be successful, you'd also better make sure that it represents you, your business, and the particular identities of both.
Tips for Buying a Phone on eBay
Buying a phone on eBay can be a smart move that saves money, but it can also be a minefield. Here's what you need to know to ensure a happy outcome.
Ten Things You Didn't Know About eBay
Did you know that you can blog on eBay just like you can on MySpace? Or that you can support your favorite cause by selling on eBay? Or that you can have eBay send text messages to your phone? Or that you may need a business license to sell on eBay?
Clues That Tell You Not to Bid
Tip-offs That You Don't Want to Bid: Big red flags to avoid when bidding on eBay auctions.
I want an eBay business, but how do I start?
There's no link that you can click on that will magically grant you a profitable eBay business. If you want to start one, you'll have to build your business the old fashioned way.
Opening an eBay Store
eBay Stores provide a very inexpensive, long-duration listing format and a wealth of selling tools to sellers who deal in high-volume commodity or high-cost, low-demand goods.
Sniping on eBay: The Good, the Bad, and the...
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Refunds and Exhcanges for eBay Purchases (cont'd)
The refund or return process on eBay isn't quite the same as it is on other ecommerce web sites. On eBay, buyers and sellers must negotiate directly with one another to complete the refund process. Here are some tips to help refunds and exchanges along. Page 2.
How does eBay Buyer Protection work?
eBay's Buyer Protection program is widely touted on eBay and beyond as a way for eBay shoppers to feel safe about their purchases. But how does the program work, and what does it protect?
How do I change my eBay user ID?
Sometimes it's necessary to change an eBay user ID. If now is the time for you, read on to find out how it can be done.
Is it safe to buy a car or truck on eBay?
eBay Motors offers shoppers the chance to buy major vehicles of all kinds on eBay. But is it safe to buy and sell assets of this size and complexity online?
Online Customer Support (eBay.com Tool)
eBay's Online Customer Support tool is the core of eBay's current customer service experience. Though some find it to be unhelpful, it is possible to have most issues resolved using this online system.
Visual Guide to eBay's Selling Form - eBay -...
If you're a new to selling on eBay, a little bit of guidance can go a long way toward helping you to make a successful start. Use this step-by-step visual guide to help you list your first eBay item for sale.
Isn't eBay Teeming with Shill Bidders?
To hear some talk about eBay, the place is crawling with shills, some working for eBay and some working for sellers, all ready to send auction prices higher just as you start to bid. Here are responses to some of the most common scenarios and accusations.
Manage Your Books the Easy Way
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Recognize Common eBay Scams Against Buyers
eBay scams aren't as common as some imagine, but they are out there. Learn to recognize the signs and avoid them by running in the other direction when you see them.
Auction Sniping
Auction Sniping: What it means on eBay
Streamline Your Records with PayPal and Excel
If you're a small or medium-sized eBay buyer or seller, get a leg up on your bookkeeping by downloading all of your PayPal transactions and accessing them through financial or numerical software programs!
Can I automatically calculate my eBay fees?
eBay's fee structure has traditionally been complicated, and that complexity has been magnified by ongoing changes to eBay's fee structure. Isn't there some way to automatically calculate what fees eBay will charge?
How does eBay affect my taxes?
How does eBay affect your taxes? The same way any other self-employment income would.
Ways to Promote Your eBay Selling Using Pinterest
Excited about Pinterest but in need of some ideas about how to use it for eBay marketing? Here are a few tips to help you to bring Pinterest into your social marketing fold.
Join eBay in 10 Easy Steps (Page 2) - eBay -...
If you've been putting off joining eBay because you were intimidated by the registration form, now is the time to do it. Follow these ten free and easy steps to create your eBay account for buying and selling and a PayPal account to make it easy to send and receive payments on eBay.
Make a Sale on eBay
Knowing how to sell is key to becoming an eBay seller, so this article tells you how to make a sale on eBay, even if you're completely new to the eBay selling process.
Should I Join That Drop-Shipping Website?
There is some seriously persuasive marketing out there telling prospective eBay sellers that drop-shipping is the path to success on eBay, or even to financial independence in general. What's the real story on drop-shippers? It's a lot more complicated than that.
Make Best Match Work for You
A dream for frustrated buyers, Best Match is a nightmare for sellers who find themselves suddenly at the back of the pack.
Can I take back (retract) a bid?
It is possible under some circumstances to retract a bid, but in general eBay rules forbid it. That's not to say that you can't get away with it, though, and here's how.
Resolving Disputes With Sellers
Resolving Disputes With Sellers: What to do when an eBay purchase transaction doesn't exactly go according to plan.
Does eBay track sales statistics?
The more serious you are about buying or selling on eBay, the more likely it is that serious market research data will become important to you. Once you decide that you want to know what the most listed items are, or what the average selling price of a certain kind of item is, there is nothing left but to choose a product and access the data. Here's a starting list of datasets.
GIXEN.com (eBay Sniping Site)
These details about eBay sniping site GIXEN.com will help you decide whether or not it's the right eBay sniping platform for you.
Use Listing Upgrades to Tweak Your Selling
The once dizzying array of eBay listing upgrades has in recent years been reduced to a few tried-and-true modifications and promotions that really do impact bids and sales.
Use Analytics to Improve Your Sales
Analytics tools can help you to outmaneuver other sellers for search placement, visibility, bids, and ultimately market share. Here are three, one of them free, of the most popular analytics tools on eBay's app store.
eBay Corporate Profile
Think eBay's just a website? Think again. Today's eBay is a sprawling, global empire of billions of dollars in brands and platforms in several major strategic areas, and has seen something of a turnaround since the dark days of 2008.
Eight Fundamental Seller's Tools
As a seller just starting out on eBay, it can often seem as though there are a bewildering array of resources, services, and tools of various kinds available to you. But which of these do you really need? Here are tools that other sellers have found to be essential.
Getting Notifications by Text Message or IM
When you're tired of having to check your email or go to the eBay website to find out about the status of your auctions, consider setting up text message (SMS) or instant message (IM) notification for your eBay account.
Dos and Don'ts for Selling Digital Goods on eBay
Yes, it is possible to sell digital information on eBay, but it's not as easy as many imagine. Here's what you need to be sure to do, and what you need to be sure not to do, if you're going to make it work.
Use Disclaimers for Smooth Transactions
While disclaimers often get a bad rap for being a way to avoid responsibility, they actually help buyers and sellers to know exactly what to expect in a transaction.
Thirty Ways to Source for eBay Selling
You already know you're not one of the big-name retailers that eBay has been courting in recent years, but you still want to make a eBay selling a sideline. What are some ways to get something to sell?
Understanding Reserve Auctions (cont'd)
Reserve auctions can be confusing and create complications for buyer and seller alike. Here are simple tips for both buyers and sellers about reserve price auctions. Page 2.
Can I buy and sell wholesale or in bulk lots on...
Though eBay is a great market for finding deals on (and getting rid of) household items and products that you use, it's also a great place for big-time buyers and sellers to move inventories at wholesale.
Why do I always get outbid?
Why do I always get outbid? Understanding the reaons you might feel as though you're bidding upstream.
Can I run an eBay business on a Mac?
So much of the eBay-oriented tutorial material around the web is focused on Windows that Mac users might ask themselves whether or not they can become eBay sellers. The answer is yes, and here are the tools to make it happen.
Quick Tips for Selling Furniture on eBay
It is certainly possible to sell large household items like furniture on eBay, provided you're ready for the shipment hassles that come along with such a sale, and provided you can lure buyers with well-crafted, photo-rich listings. Here are some tips to get you started.
eBay vs. Amazon.com for Sellers
In recent years Amazon.com has been mentioned again and again as eBay's chief competitor as a popular selling platform. Which is better for you? This head-to-head comparison in several major areas may help you to decide.
Finding Out What's Hot After eBay Pulse
eBay Pulse was once a quick and easy place to turn to monitor eBay trends. With Pulse having been retired in October 2012, however, what's come along to take its place?
Item Descriptions Made Easy
You've been told to write nice item descriptions rather than lousy ones, but what does a nice item description look like, and how do you go about writing one? This step-by-step guide helps you to generate an item description that will sell your goods.
How can I get eBay to remove me from their...
Want eBay to remove you from their mailing list(s)? Here are the steps you'll need to adjust your email preferences at eBay or to stop eBay communication altogether.
Don't Avoid Filing Disputes
eBay buyers and sellers often complain that as eBay grows, there are more and more problem eBay users. Are you doing your part to ensure that problem users are removed from eBay? If you're not filing disputes in response to bad experiences, you may not be.
Drop Shipping Tips for eBay Sellers
Drop shipping is one of the classic direct marketing models, and it has done very well for a large number of entrepreneurs. Be aware, however, that drop shipping on eBay can present special challenges—challenges that you'll need to surmount if you plan to succeed.
Using the eBay Shopping Cart
It's 2011 and eBay is finally (for some) or unfortunately (in the opinions of others) rolling out a shopping cart tool to make the eBay buying experience more similar to the one found on other retail sites. Find out what you need to know as a buyer, and as a seller.
Why are my sales so slow?
Wondering why your sales are slow? Lots of inexperienced sellers find themselves in this position. Don't just wait to see if they pick up; see whether you're doing something to harm them.
Packing Materials and Where to Get Them
Some eBay sellers drop ship. For everyone else, there's the packaging process—and all of the materials that are needed for packaging to safely protect your merchandise. Here's a list of the most common materials and where to get them.
Get Better eBay Search Results
Get Better eBay Search Results: Use additional tricks built into the eBay search function to make your results more flexible, detailed, and specific.
eBay Rules Survival Guide
Though the eBay rule book is dozens if not hundreds of pages long, a few basic ideas are all you really need to keep in mind to stay on the right side of the eBay law.
eBay HTML Survival Guide
eBay HTML Survival Guide: Improve your auction listing performance by using HTML to make your auctions more presentable and easier to understand.
Final Value Fee
One of the two major eBay fee categories, all sellers will pay a final value fee for their eBay auctions.
Sniping on eBay, Revisited
Many readers took umbrage at our earlier article on eBay auction sniping, so it's time to revisit the issue and answer the two concerns that figured most prominently into user feedback.
Shipping Freight
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Eight Things You Should Know Before Shopping on...
It's easy to shop eBay without knowing much about it, but as too many one-time eBay shoppers have discovered,
Is my seller overcharging me for shipping?
Buyers often suspect that sellers are overcharging for shipping. But is this really the case? And how do you determine the difference?
Contacting eBay Members
Contacting eBay Members: Why eBay members sometimes want to contact other eBay members, what to know before you try, and how to get the job done.
How to Choose an eBay Business Model
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Where is the rest of my money?
Have you sold an item on eBay, only to be frustrated by the amount of cash left for you once all is said and done? Here's what you need to know to keep this from happening next time around.
Returning eBay Purchases
It's inevitable that eventually you'll buy something on eBay, maybe even as a gift, that just doesn't work out and needs to be returned. When it happens, there are a few things to keep in mind as you proceed.
What eBay's New "Defect Rate" Calculation Means...
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Finding Hidden Deals
Finding Hidden Deals: If you can find the auction listings that other bidders can't, you'll buy at your price, rathering than having to settle for theirs.
Check Your Seller Dashboard
As a seller, your goal is always to offer great customer service and to follow eBay's rules to the letter. But how are you actually doing on these fronts in eBay's eyes, and is eBay's opinion about your performance having a positive or a negative effect on your ability to sell? eBay's seller dashboard provides the answers that you need.
Get the Title Right
Sellers often spent time optimizing their eBay action listings, but sometimes the focus of their attention should also be on their listing titles, since it is titles that generate search results and titles that influence users to click on them.
Analyze Your Search Visibility
If you've ever wondered how your listings are positioned in eBay's search results and why, give the eBay's search visibility analyzer tool a whirl. Not only does it tell you how you're doing; it tells you what the top sellers in your category are doing as well.
Six Ways to Maximize Your Visibility
If you want to get the best price possible for your items, it's not enough just to list them. You've also got to be sure that they appear in search results. Here are some tips to make that happen.
I wanted to buy that! Where did it go?
You thought about the purchase and you studied the listing and the seller. You went, came back, went, came back, went again, and finally decided to come back and buy. Only this time, when you got back, the item was gone! What gives?
Quick Tips for Escrow on eBay
Some eBay transactions are large enough to make buyer, seller, or both just a little bit nervous about trading with someone whom they've never met. At times like this, consider using escrow to complete the transaction.
Transacting Promptly
Transacting Promptly: Knowing how quickly you need to pay or ship in order to keep your trading partner satisfied.
Top Ten Risks eBay Sellers Face
There are lots of do and don't lists out there for eBay sellers, but few that actually go over what the risks involved are. Here are ten of the top issues that all of those do and don't lists are trying to help you to cope with and/or avoid as an eBay seller.
Can eBay sellers have multiple accounts?
There are both buyers and sellers that want to know whether or not eBay allows individuals or businesses to trade under several eBay accounts. Here's what you need to know.
Save Your Favorite eBay Sellers, Stores, and...
Use this built-in eBay feature to bookmark sellers, stores, and searches that you like, and optionally receive email updates about their newest listings.
How to Dispute a Credit Card Purchase
It's never fun to contemplate having to dispute a credit card charge, but from time to time it can become necessary. If you've never done it before, here are the steps and some key tips.
Dealing with Buyer Fraud
When most people imagine fraud on eBay, they think of fraudulent auctions. Buyers and bidders, too, can be guilty of fraudulent or damaging activity, and are often a nightmare for sellers.
Visual Guide to Selling Using eBay's iPhone App
Learn to sell an item on eBay using the eBay mobile app on iPhone by following along with this step-by-step visual guide.
Why is it so hard to succeed on eBay?
Some say eBay is a get-rich-quick heaven. Others say you'll be luck to clear a few dollars rather than go bankrupt. So which is it? Is today's eBay feast or famine for would-be sellers?
Make Best Match Work for You (cont'd)
eBay's best match search ranking system is the stuff of dreams and nightmares. It's a dream for buyers frustrated by high shipping costs, poor relevance, and poor service. It's a nightmare for sellers who find themselves suddenly at the back of the pack. Don't despair, though; best match can be made to work for you. Here's how to climb back on top. Page 2.

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