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Aron Hsiao

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By Aron Hsiao

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Understanding eBay Bidding Created: Monday, March 13, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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."
    • Refunds and Exhcanges for eBay Purchases Created: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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....
    • How do I contact eBay directly? Created: Monday, May 01, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Final Value Fee Created: Monday, March 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      One of the two major eBay fee categories, all sellers will pay a final value fee for their eBay auctions.
    • Getting Notifications by Text Message or IM Created: Friday, September 22, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 ...
    • Make Best Match Work for You Created: Monday, May 04, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A dream for frustrated buyers, Best Match is a nightmare for sellers who find themselves suddenly at the back of the pack." itemprop="description"> itemprop="des...
    • I Wired Money for an eBay Item that Never Came—Now What? Created: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Did you send money via wire transfer for an eBay item and are still waiting weeks for it to arrive? Here's your answer on what to do when that happens.
    • Top Ten Mistakes by Beginning eBay Sellers Created: Sunday, January 22, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      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."
    • Ten eBay Best Practices for 2014 and Beyond Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      eBay has changed a lot in recent years, and there's a lot of material out there about eBay selling. Here are key best practices for 2014 and beyond.
    • What eBay's New "Defect Rate" Calculation Means for You Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      eBay's 2014 Spring Seller Update introduces the new "defect rate" seller performance measurement. Here's how it works and what it means for you.
    • How eBay Selling Has Changed Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      eBay has changed a lot over the years, but we don't often stop to think about the ways in which it's become different. Here are some of them.
    • Five Ways to Find Keywords for Your Listing Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      With the advent of Cassini, keywords aren't what they used to be on eBay, but they're still important—and the best sellers know how to find them.
    • Tips and Red Flags for Buying Refurbished Goods on eBay Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
      Do you shop for refurbished goods on eBay to save money while still getting like-new products? Are you always getting what you think you're getting?
    • Using Terapeak for eBay Market Research and Analytics Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
      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.
    • Don't Make Purchase Offers Behind the Scenes Created: Monday, January 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014
      It can seem like smart shopping to "make an offer" on eBay. But there are right ways and wrong ways to do it. Here's how to tell them apart.
    • Quickly Repair Your eBay Bookkeeping Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014
      January is often when growing sellers yearn for a solution to their bookkeeping woes. Here are four tools that may just solve your paperwork problems.
    • Research Your Competitors to Gain an Edge on eBay Created: Monday, December 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013
      Looking to grow your eBay selling? Are you studying the competition? If your answer is "no," here's why it needs to change and how to change it.
    • Myths About Starting eBay Selling Created: Monday, December 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013
      Have you thought about selling on eBay, then decided that it wasn't for you? What stopped you? Was it one of these myths about eBay selling?
    • New Year's Resolutions for Growing Sellers Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013
      Many beginning sellers tend to bog down after they get a start. If this is you, use your New Year's Resolutions to help you take the next step.
    • Finding Out What's Hot After eBay Pulse Created: Thursday, June 19, 2008 Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013
      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?
    • e-Shopping Moves Beyond Black Friday, Cyber Monday Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013
      The 2013 holiday season marks the first time retailers launched the shopping season on Thanksgiving Day, increasing the the opening for e-commerce.
    • eBay Still the Place for Hot, Limited-Supply Goods Created: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
      While some have prematurely proclaimed the death of eBay, the Xbox One and PS4 launches tell us that in some ways, there's still no competition.
    • Get Selling Ideas with the Niche Market Finder Created: Monday, September 05, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
      Need help deciding what to sell? Give the eBay Niche Market Finder a spin!
    • How long does it take to start an eBay selling business? Created: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
      There's a lot of material on starting an online selling business out there, but this material often glosses over the time frames and kinds of work involved. Here's what you need to know.
    • Often Missed Ways to Make the Most of the Holiday Season as a Seller Created: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
      The holiday prep period for sellers is a distant memory by late October, but for sellers that want to come out on top, the holidays are no time to forget about strategy just to focus on labor.
    • Five Easy Ways to Find Market Trends and Decide What to Sell on eBay Created: Thursday, October 24, 2013 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Beginning sellers often ask "What should I sell on eBay?" As it turns out, this question isn't that hard to answer—and the trends that answer it aren't that hard to find.
    • Three Easy Ways to Find Out What Shoppers are Searching For Created: Thursday, October 24, 2013 Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013
      Knowing what keywords shoppers are actually searching for can help you to decide what you ought to sell and to create listings whose titles and descriptions come up as results in more searches. Here are three easy techniques to find out what shoppers are searching for right now.
    • Should I shop eBay or Amazon for my purchase? Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
      With Amazon.com becoming a second 800-pound gorilla in online sales, it can be easy to think that eBay has been eclipsed. In fact, it often makes more sense to choose one over the other, depending ...
    • Can eBay sellers have multiple accounts? Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
      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.
    • Understanding Unexplained eBay Suspensions Created: Thursday, September 12, 2013 Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013
      Are you the victim of an "unexplained" eBay suspension? The situation can be pretty grim, but there are some important things to understand about your plight.

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