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For Seniors: How to Know What an eBay Insertion Fee Buys You

Every item listed on eBay is charged an insertion fee, which is calculated on a sliding scale based on the minimum bid, your fixed-sale price, or the reserve price for your item.     So what does the insertion [more…]

For Seniors: How to Plan for Optional eBay Fees

eBay has options that you can use to get your listings noticed — for example, bold face titles (for appearance) and subtitles (for adding extra item information). The options you choose [more…]

For Seniors: How to Keep Current on Your eBay Profits

Selling on eBay is going well, and you want to keep track of your eBay profits. The best place to tally up your eBay sales is on your My eBay page, which helps you stay organized while you’re conducting [more…]

For Seniors: How to Pay Taxes on Your eBay Profits

If you sell something on eBay, you have to pay taxes. Whether in cyberspace or face-to-face life, never forget that Uncle Sam is always your business partner. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Figure the eBay Final Value Fees (FVFs)

In traditional situations where you pay sales commission on a big purchase (such as a house), you usually pay a fixed percentage on the entire amount. eBay’s Final Value Fee [more…]

For Seniors: Search eBay for Items Similar to Your Sales

You need to research similar sales for the items you gathered and now plan to sell on eBay. Look at completed sales by conducting a Completed Items search on the Search page to determine the following [more…]

For Seniors: What You Can’t Sell on eBay

While the majority of items sold on eBay are aboveboard, you can’t just sell anything on eBay. eBay forbids listings that are either illegal (in the eyes of the government) or prohibited by eBay’s rules [more…]

For Seniors: How to Write a Catchy eBay Listing Title

After you figure out what category you want to list your item in, eBay wants to know what to call the item you’re trying to sell. Type the item name, or title, where prompted. eBay gives you 55 characters [more…]

For Seniors: How to Write a Great eBay Item Description

After you hook potential bidders on your eBay item with your title, you can use a fabulous description to reel in buyers. Think infomercial (the classier the better). A great description of your eBay item [more…]

For Seniors: How to Choose Your eBay Listing's Duration and Timing

When you list your item for sale on eBay, you need to choose both the duration and timing of your eBay listing. eBay gives you a choice to run your auction — 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days. If you choose a 10-day [more…]

For Seniors: How to Load an eBay Item Image

You can put in a single picture to accompany your eBay listing. Loading an image of your eBay item so also causes a postage-stamp-size version of your image to appear next to your listing in the category [more…]

For Seniors: How to Choose an eBay Listing Design

How many times have you seen an item on eBay laid out on the page all pretty-like with a fancy border around the description? If that sort of thing appeals to you, you can choose a design for your eBay [more…]

For Seniors: How to Inform eBay Buyers about Shipping Options and Costs

When you sell an item on eBay, most of the time you will be shipping it to your buyer. You need to decide where you’re willing to ship your item. Here are the choices eBay offers on the Sell an Item form [more…]

For Seniors: How to Attract Interest in Your eBay Listing

When you list your item for sale on eBay, you want to attract your potential buyers’ interest as much as possible. Although eBay’s display options aren’t quite as effective as a three-story neon sign in [more…]

For Seniors: How to Preview Your eBay Listing

After you’ve prepared your eBay listing using the Sell an Item form, you should preview your listing. Scroll down the page and confirm that all the information you entered appears as you intended. If so [more…]

For Seniors: How to Correct a Current eBay Listing

If you make a mistake when you list your eBay item, but don’t catch it until the auction is up and running, you can still make corrections. eBay allows revisions before the first bid is placed as well [more…]

For Seniors: How to Complete the eBay Sell an Item Form

Although the eBay Sell an Item form looks daunting, filling out its many sections doesn’t task as long as you may think. Some questions you’re asked aren’t things you even have to think about; just click [more…]

For Seniors: How to Ship Your eBay Item to Your Buyer

Shipping the item you sold on eBay can be the most time-consuming task for many eBay sellers, but it needn’t be. It’s your job as the seller to see that the item gets to the buyer in one piece. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Assemble Your eBay Shipping Supplies

You’ve sold an item on eBay, and now you’re ready to gather your shipping supplies: boxes, filler materials, and other handy items for mailing. Start by using a box that’s larger than the item you’re shipping [more…]

For Seniors: How to Know Whether to Ship Your eBay Item Internationally

Many eBay sellers are afraid to ship items internationally and list “I don’t ship overseas” on the item page. Of course, sending an item that you sell on eBay that far away may be a burden if you’re selling [more…]

For Seniors: How to Ship an eBay Item Directly from PayPal

If you’re new to selling on eBay or you don’t sell many items on eBay, you may want to try shipping your sold item directly from PayPayl. By using PayPal, a seller can streamline the buyer’s shopping experience [more…]

For Seniors: How to Buy Postage Online for Your eBay Package

Just because you sold an item doesn’t mean that you have to head to the post office to ship your package. Thanks to technology and the new print-it-yourself postage, you can give all your packages directly [more…]

For Seniors: Where to Find Packing Materials to Ship Your eBay Item

How do you find the shipping supplies you need to send your eBay item to its buyer? The place to start looking for packing material is the same place you should start looking for things to sell on eBay [more…]

For Seniors: How to Prepare Your eBay Items for Shipment

Before you package up the item you sold on eBay, take a close look at the buyer's merchandise. Here’s a checklist of what to consider about before you ship a purchase to the winning bidder: [more…]

For Seniors: How to Ship Your eBay Item with the U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is still the most efficient and inexpensive way to ship items — eBay or otherwise. The post office also supplies free boxes and labels for Priority and Express Mail packages [more…]

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