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Starting an eBay Business For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you've decided to move from listing a few items on eBay to starting your own eBay business, make sure you follow some general eBay selling guidelines; take quality photos of your items; figure out the [more…]

Using Facebook and Twitter to Boost Your eBay Sales

Lots of folks are on Facebook and Twitter for business reasons. Like them, you can use your Facebook page and your Twitter accounts to bolster your eBay sales. Before you can have a business page on Facebook [more…]

Choosing an eBay Category for Your Merchandise

Whether you're selling auto parts, toys, fine art, or land, eBay can work for you. But first, you have to find your niche. Sounds easy enough. After all, deciding where to put your stuff for sale on eBay [more…]

Selling Real Estate on eBay

eBay Real Estate isn't quite an auction. Because of the wide variety of laws governing the sale of real estate, eBay auctions of real property aren't legally binding offers to buy and sell. When a real [more…]

Where to Start the Bidding in Your eBay Auction

When you set the starting bids on your eBay auction, setting the bidding too high scares away new bids. Also, as in the case of the reserve-price auction, if the bidding begins too high, novices might [more…]

Using Software to Make eBay Selling Easier

If you do a lot of selling on eBay, there is a lot to keep track of — new posts, closing sales, feedback, shipping, and on and on. Fortunately, a number of applications have been developed to help make [more…]

Managing Your eBay Business with Online Resources and Software

Using a site or software to run your eBay auctions makes your selling more efficient, which improves your profits. Some software and services that you can use in your eBay business work on a monthly fee [more…]

Following eBay's Listing Policies

eBay has some hard-and-fast rules about listing your items. When you put items up on eBay for auction, you must list them in the appropriate categories [more…]

Copyright Infringement and eBay

If you list a potentially infringing item on eBay, you may be infringing on existing copyrights, trademarks, registrations, or the like, which can bring about legal action. Get the idea? eBay prohibits [more…]

Avoid These eBay Trading Violations

eBay buyers and sellers can commit trading violations by attempting to manipulate the outcome of an eBay auction or sale. Many of the violations aren't necessarily buyer- or seller-exclusive, but apply [more…]

Spotting eBay Bidding Violations and Problems

Nothing can ruin an eBay seller's day like a difficult bidder. Some eBay bidding violations, such as bid shielding, are unethical. But some eBay bidders, such as someone who asks questions that are clearly [more…]

Allowable Links on eBay Auction Items

Providing links to more information about items you are selling on eBay can certainly help your sales. But not all links are allowed. Few issues set eBay sellers to arguing more than the rules on linking [more…]

Managing Your eBay Business with the My eBay Page

When you sign up on eBay, the first tool eBay gives you is your My eBay page. Every time you sign on to the site, this page will pop up on your screen with a cheery greeting, followed by your current feedback [more…]

How to Keep Track of Your eBay Bids


How to Manage Your eBay Sales

eBay provides some smooth auction management tools on your Selling page. You can track items you currently have up for auction on eBay and items you've sold. It's a quick way to get a snapshot of the dollar [more…]

How to Track Items and Sellers on eBay

If you want to keep track of eBay auction items, look no further than the My eBay All Lists. You access All Lists by clicking the My eBay link at the top of the page and choosing All Lists from the drop-down [more…]

Where to Find Your Account Information on eBay

eBay is an easy site to navigate. At the top of all your My eBay pages, you can click one of these tabs to access some of the most important information about your eBay account: [more…]

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 [more…]

How to Block Bidders and Cancel eBay Auctions

If you're running an eBay auction, eBay's bidder-management tools let you block buyers and cancel auctions. Remember, you don't have to accept bids from just anyone. Part of running an eBay business is [more…]

Setting Up an Out-of-Office E-Mail Reply for eBay

If you plan to be out of town or incommunicado for a few days, you can set up your eBay email to send an automatic response to prospective buyers who try to contact you. Any e-mail that is sent to you [more…]

How to Set Up a New eBay Store

Setting up an eBay store is great for business, and the process is simple. Go to the eBay Stores hub from the Sell link on eBay's navigation bar. This takes you to the seller's hub of eBay Stores. If you [more…]

Designing Your eBay Store

When you sign up for an eBay store, you set some design options, but you can always change those. But remember: design isn't just about colors and themes. You can decide whether you want to include custom [more…]

Five Places to Find Merchandise to Sell on eBay

To make a living at your eBay business, you have to keep your store stocked and have plenty of auctions going. Finding merchandise to sell on eBay, whether you have a store or just run auctions, is not [more…]

Finding Treasures to Sell on eBay at Garage Sales

If you run an eBay store, what can be better than getting up at 6:00 a.m. to troll the local garage sales? If you're motivated to find lots of good eBay merchandise, garage sales offer a perfect chance [more…]

Finding Items to Sell on eBay at Auctions

Auctions are great places to pick up bargains to resell on eBay. Check out liquidation and estate auctions. You'll find perfectly salable and profitable items, but each type of auction has its idiosyncrasies [more…]

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