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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…]

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…]


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