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For Seniors: How to Ship Your eBay Item with UPS

The folks in the brown UPS trucks love eBay. Most eBay sellers who ship with UPS opt for Ground service. UPS also takes many of the odd-shaped large boxes that the U.S. Postal Service won’t accept. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Ship Your eBay Item with Federal Express

When you’re ready to ship your eBay item, Federal Express is an option. FedEx Ground service has competitive prices and carries all the best features of FedEx. You’ll probably use FedEx Ground for items [more…]

For Seniors: How to Communicate Graphically with Emoticons on eBay

Many eBay users add emoticons to communicate graphically on eBay. Many experienced posters to the board have cute little smiley icons (called emoticons) next to their posts to show emotion. Emoticons can [more…]

For Seniors: How to Know What eBay Considers Prohibited Items

eBay has its rules about the types of items you can sell. The following table lets you know what eBay considers prohibited items — items that you can’t sell on eBay [more…]

For Seniors: How to Know What eBay Considers Infringing or Questionable Items

eBay has its rules about the types of items you can sell. The following table lets you know what eBay considers infringing or questionable items. (Questionable items may be sold under certain conditions [more…]

For Seniors: Consider Going Global with eBay Auctions

People from all around the world enjoy eBay. If you’re thinking about buying or selling globally, visit the international discussion boards. They’re a great place to post questions about shipping and payments [more…]

For Seniors: How to Protect Intellectual Rights with eBay Verified Rights Owner

If you own intellectual property that you think is being infringed upon on the eBay site, you should take advantage of the eBay Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) program. Owners of trademarked or copyrighted [more…]

For Seniors: How to Benefit from eBay Power Selling

As an eBay PowerSeller, you have access to places on the eBay site reserved for PowerSellers only. Your benefits include access to a PowerSeller newsgroup, PowerSeller discussion board, and even special [more…]

For Seniors: How to Decide Whether to Open an eBay Store

Opening an eBay Store can expand your business. eBay stresses the fixed-price format on the site these days, and buyers are looking for that format. The more that savvy buyers learn about eBay Stores, [more…]

For Seniors: How to Insure an eBay Package as the Auction Seller

Sometimes packages (and their contents) — even your eBay item — really do get damaged in the mail or misplaced during shipment. That’s what insurance is for. Although eBay doesn’t allow sellers to charge [more…]

For Seniors: Using eBay's About Me Page for Building Community and Sales

eBay is more than just a Web site for buying and selling stuff. eBay is about people connecting with people. And a key (and free!) way to make eBay your online home is to create an About Me page. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Plan Your eBay About Me Page

Your eBay About Me page is an important part of your eBay presence. You can prepare several elements for your About Me page even before you start the page-building process. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use HTML to Give Your eBay About Me Page a Custom Look

In the paragraphs of your eBay About Me page, you can use HTML, a markup language used on the Web, to add images or fancy text. These unique-to-eBay HTML codes give your About Me page a custom look. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Reach People with Your eBay My World Page

The eBay My World page is another free tool that helps you establish your eBay presence. If blogging (online journaling) is the key to the new Web, then your My World page is the hub of your eBay user [more…]

For Seniors: How to Become a Top-Rated Seller on eBay

Being a Top-rated seller on eBay has its privileges, and any Top-rated seller has a badge next to his member’s user ID. The Top-rated seller designation is given to only those eBay PowerSellers who uphold [more…]

For Seniors: How to Figure Out the eBay Store Fee Structure

When you have an eBay Store, the fee structure includes other fees as well. In addition to the monthly rental fee, you have listing fees, optional listing-upgrade fees, and Final Value Fees. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Help eBay Be a Bidding and Selling Watchdog

You can help eBay be a watchdog. As a member of the eBay community, you can — and should — report bidding and selling abuses to the eBay staffers at the Security & Resolution Center. The Security Center [more…]

For Seniors: How to Join eBay Community Boards, Chats, and Groups

Joining and participating in eBay community boards, chats, and groups can help establish your eBay presence. You can connect to the people and happenings on eBay through the navigation bar’s handy Community [more…]

For Seniors: How to Choose among eBay Store Types

When you open an eBay Store, you have your choice between several types. All types of eBay Stores are on a level playing field and are equally searchable from the eBay Stores hub page. All eBay Stores [more…]

For Seniors: How to Become an eBay PowerSeller

eBay PowerSellers have to maintain certain monthly levels of gross merchandise sales (total dollar amount of eBay sales — GMS in eBay-speak), and they get there by providing good items for sale and excellent [more…]

For Seniors: How to Build Your eBay About Me Page

After you plan your eBay About Me page, you’re ready to build it. You have several ways to get to the spot on eBay where you can create your About Me page. Here’s the simplest way is to create your About [more…]

Purchasing Items to Resell on eBay

The biggest question someone with an eBay business has to face is this: Where do I find good stuff to sell on eBay? Try these hints for stocking up on items for your eBay auctions: [more…]

U.S. Time Zone Chart for eBay Sellers

Successful eBay sellers are always aware of the time zone differences across the United States. When you have an item listed for auction on eBay, you want as many people as possible to have the opportunity [more…]

Becoming a Great eBay Seller

So your eBay bug has morphed from selling as a hobby to building an eBay business. Becoming a great eBay seller means there's a great deal of work — and a lot of fun — ahead of you. Follow these tips for [more…]

Taking Quality Pictures of eBay Items

Taking a quality photo of an item that you want to sell in an eBay auction is important. These eBay photography tips will help you present a professional image to enhance your merchandise and fetch top [more…]

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