By David Baker
Selling on E-Bay is fun. Most people who own computers or who know someone who owns a computer know about selling or buying goods on Ebay. Ebay was one of the first online auction sites, but the concept caught on and soon there were dozens of sites for selling goods online. The software makes it easy to list items, to bid on items and to pay for successful bids.
No matter what the business model is, customers understand they can purchase the item on eBay. Because of its widespread name recognition and vast choice of products, information, and services.
… makes a good choice when determining a way to get in business for yourself. You don’t even have to own the item to be able to list and sell on Ebay. There are many people who choose to use the concept of drop-shipping. The seller finds an item which he believes will be a good choice for selling on Ebay. He can arrange to do the listing and sales management for another person or company who will be responsible for the packaging and shipping from another location. A prospective seller with no goods available can also work on a commission basis for a friend or neighbor who has the items for sale, but doesn’t have the time or the understanding of computers to actually begin selling on Ebay.
In 2002, eBay paid $1.5 billion to buy PayPal, an online payments company whose founders include Silicon Valley heavyweights Elon Musk and Peter Thiel.
It proved to be a very successful investment. When eBay spun off PayPal in 2015 — something investors and analysts had urged it to do — the payments company’s market value was close to $50 billion. It’s now above continue reading
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… FUN name for a FUN business.
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER IN A NAME! Entire books are written on the subject
of name selection for businesses and products. Awhile back I heard about a book that went from collecting dust on the shelf to best seller status simply by changing the name of the book! The same principles that apply to this situation can mean increased sales for your online auction business. Try your best to select a name that you will use long term. The idea is to essentially “brand” yourself and select a name that you will hold onto and build recognition for. Most all businesses strive for name recognition.
Your USER ID, as far as your eBay buyers are concerned, IS your business name. If you’re not happy with your name, you do have the option of changing it, but you will be erasing any recognition that you’ve already created for that name. And name recognition equals profit. If you already have a business name, enter that as your USER ID if possible. Then , of course, you can notify your customers that you now offer some (or all) of your products for auction on eBay.
Ebay gives you the option of using your email address as your user name. I do not recommend this for two reasons. For one, you’ll find that you might soon be receiving excess junk mail from spammers that will collect this email address off of eBay and add you to their bulk email lists.
Second, people that are looking for your auctions by doing a special USER ID search may have trouble remembering the type of email service you use. PARROTHEAD88 is pretty easy to remember, but if PARROTHEAD88 had used his email address of firstname.lastname@example.org, his customers might’ve had a tough time finding his auctions through the “Find Items By Seller” special search feature.
Ebay is the first online auction site you should register with. To list Dutch auctions (an auction format for selling a quantity of identical items) on eBay.
Sellers need to have a feedback rating of at least 50, and you need to have been a member for at least 60 days. Although not the only way, Dutch auctions serve as a powerful venue for making some of the biggest profits through online auction selling. If you bought this course off of eBay, you’re already registered! But if you bought this though a web site, or off-line, you should become a registered seller right now!
When registering, one of the tasks you’ll need to complete is selecting what eBay calls a “User ID”. This may seem like a minor thing, and some may not give it a second thought, but your User ID is what your customers will come to know you by. Buyers can do searches based on your User ID alone…
If you have a prospect, or a customer that has purchased from you before, they can find you and your current auctions just by doing a search on your User ID. Pick a name that will represent what types of products you plan on selling,
OR, of you’re not sure yet, pick a more generic name (one that could apply to selling just about any product) that is preferably short – and most of all – memorable. Take your time in choosing your name, and have fun with it. There is no need for some fancy or “technical sounding” name. After all, a seller by the name of “PARROTHEAD88” has the highest feedback rating on eBay, and is one of its most successful sellers! So don’t be afraid to choose a … [continue at The Power In A Name – Selecting Your User Id – Part 2]
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After you are satisfied with the listing, click the submit button and your auction will be queued for listing, but you aren’t done yet!
There are other things you should know. When you first begin selling on eBay, you will be “unknown”. You may be wondering “how do I get Known?”
eBay has devised a simple way for other users to rate their experience with you. This is known as “feedback”. Your feedback accumulates both as a buyer and a seller. This gives you a total score based on feedback as given by others to you.
There are three types of feedback. The transaction that was good will result in a positive feedback. From time to time, a buyer may not necessarily be happy with the product received, but may not have a problem with you. This will result in a neutral feedback rating for that transaction. Still other times may occur when a buyer (or a seller) just did not like anything at all about the transaction. He leaves a negative feedback for the transaction which will take away a point from your total feedback. Your overall feedback is still visible to a potential buyer, but that out front will reflect only the current number. Each potential buyer is also able to view the feedback so they can try to find out why a negative was given.
Obviously, the higher your feedback rating, the better the price you will realize on your items, so it’s in your best interest to make sure you do your very best to keep all feedback positive.
We hope this article on how to sell on eBay was helpful to you, and gets you started on the proper path to setting up shop and selling your merchandise on eBay.
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By Austin Broker
In this article, we’re going to teach you how to sell on eBay. If you read through the article carefully, you will be able to place your first item for sale on
eBay relatively quickly.
We will assume that you are not registered on eBay as yet. Taking this into consideration, you will first go to eBay’s signup page.
After you have signed up, login to eBay and click on “sell”. This can be found at the top of the page, or in the navigation menu if you are in “my eBay”.
You’ll be asked to enter a keyword related to the item you are selling. This is EBay’s way of helping you to find the appropriate category. If you would rather go through and choose your own category, simply click on the select category tab.
After selecting the category, you will be asked to enter the title and description. You should be very detailed in your title and your description. This will help those searching to find your product. You should always include a photograph. It boosts sales dramatically.
Continue to follow on-screen instructions. The screen will direct you to do things such as entering the starting price, etc.
You will be asked to enter whether or not you would like to feature the item on a given category, or even on the home page, if you would like to include a gallery photo, etc.
After you have completed the form, eBay will give you an opportunity to look the listing over, to check that everything is correct … to be continued
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Generally, a digital discount coupon is a long code that you enter on the payment screen when you win an item. On PayPal there is a box labeled “Coupons, Gift Certificates and Anything Points”. This is where you enter the coupon code number. If validated, the discount will be automatically deducted from the balance due. If your coupon doesn’t cover the total cost of the item, the remainder of the funds will be deducted from your PayPal account or the bank account associated with it.
The person selling the item has no indication that you have used a coupon (the savings come from eBay, not from the seller) and the sale goes proceeds as usual.
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The most important thing to remember is that you must find and buy an item that accepts PayPal and then pay with PayPal. You will only see the discount when using PayPal as payment. If you have a coupon code and plan to use it on an purchase, it is your responsibility to verify before buying that the seller does accept PayPal.
You are still obligated to pay the seller for the item even though you cannot use your coupon or gift certificate.
Currently, coupons are only valid for items listed on eBay.com, eBay.ca, and eBay.co.uk.
Make sure that the email address on the coupon is associated with your PayPal account; if it isn’t, add that email address to your PayPal account.
All discount coupons have expiration dates.