Filling Out the eBay About Me Page

Whether you're running an auction on eBay or just bidding on auction items, you need an About Me page. eBay is a community, and all eBay members are members of that community. Checking out the About Me pages of people you conduct business with gives you an opportunity to get to know them. Because eBay is a cyberspace market, you have no other way to let prospective bidders know that you're a real person. Don't you shop at some stores because you like the owners or people who work there? The About Me page is your first step toward establishing a professional and trusted identity at eBay.

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The About Me page enables you to personalize your business to prospective bidders. (Your About Me page also becomes your About the Seller page if you have an eBay store.)

An About Me page benefits you also when you buy. Sellers usually like to know about their bidders to build confidence in their trading partners. If you've put up an About Me page, you're halfway there.

If you don't have an About Me page and you're already on eBay, set one up. It doesn't have to be a work of art; just get something up there to tell the rest of the community who you are. You can always go back later and add to or redesign it.

When you plan your About Me page, consider adding the following:

  • Who you are and where you do business.

  • What your hobbies and interests are. This is the place you can personalize your eBay listings with your happy face. If you collect things, here's where to let the world know.

  • Whether you run your eBay business full-time or part-time and whether you have another career. This is more integral information about you; let the world know.

  • The type of merchandise that your business revolves around. Promote it here; tell the reader why your merchandise and service are the best!

  • Tips and information about your products and services.

  • Your most recent feedback and a list of your current auctions.

To create your page, click the Me icon next to any user's name, scroll to the very bottom of the About Me page that appears, find and click the To Create Your Own About Me Page, Click Here link. You can also click the About Me page link in the Personal Information of My Account area. Then follow the simple preformatted template for your first page and work from there.

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