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March 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Selling on eBay as an eBay Consignment Specialist

How I got my start consigning on eBay

Learning how to begin eBay consignment sales might seem like a difficult task, but I recently discovered it’s not so hard once you take the first step. I had never considered taking on consignors as a viable business element. It can be somewhat intimidating to think about expanding like that. Read More

January 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

eBay Tests Pickup, Drop-Off Selling

Pilot programs meant to attract new sellers, more inventory.

What if you could have someone pick up the items you no longer want—and want to sell—right at your doorstep, have someone list those products, handle the communication with buyers and hand you your profits? If you live in the San Jose, CA, or Topeka, KS, areas, that dream is at your fingertips with a new selling program that eBay is testing. Read More

Bonanza Fashion Exchange
April 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Bonanza Asks Sellers to ‘Exchange’ Fashions

Marketplace becomes a consignor, will sell under its own ID.

Bonanza is taking consignment sales to a new level with its new Fashion Exchange program, which allows people to send in clothing they no longer want, and let Bonanza sell it on the marketplace. With the new program, which was announced Friday, visitors to Fashion Exchange can find the items they want to trade in from a list Bonanza provides, and get an estimate of what Bonanza will pay for the products. Read More

April 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Home is Where the Consignment Store Is

Home-based eBay business lets seller enjoy what's most important.

Ed Weber begins his day at 5:30 a.m. After sending his kids off to school, he tries to “get as much work done as possible” before the 2:45 p.m. school bell rings. Though he operates an online consignment store from home, his days can be fairly routine: shipping on Monday, errands on Tuesday, and meeting clients and documenting new items Wednesday through Friday. Read More

February 24, 2012 · No comments

Luxury Consignment

Antiques lover uses her expertise to sell fine goods for others.

Lisa Ackerman has always been a connoisseur of fine items from the past. “I like the stories that surround well-made luxury goods, the artist’s or maker’s history, fabrications, woods, province, etc.,” says the owner of Luxe Life, an online store that markets and sells others’ new and vintage wares like handbags, jewelry, fine furnishings and art, antiques and collectibles. Read More

October 14, 2011 · No comments

‘EZ’ Sales Not So Easy

Consignor finds success through hard work, local advertising.

Paul Connor began his eBay selling venture in 2005 in the back room of a family restaurant he owned, as a way to keep the establishment afloat. Business at the 5-year-old Iowa eatery was beginning to slow, and an entire room sat full of unused, unwanted and unneeded restaurant equipment, recalls Connor, now the owner of EZ Sell USA on eBay. Read More

October 12, 2011 · No comments

Unloading Storage Unit Finds

So you bought a locker full of stuff, now what

After you find that storage unit that strikes your fancy and sways you to put up the highest bid, you’ll need to start clearing it out. Many storage facilities require that units be emptied by the end of that business day. Read More

August 23, 2011 · No comments

Selling Other People’s Stuff

Grow your inventory by cultivating a consignment service.

Most sellers remain on the prowl for new and enticing goods to sell. If you’ve built your online selling strategy around unique collectibles or compelling curiosities, yet wonder if you can maintain a profit-bearing inventory, why not consider selling other folks’ goods? Read More

April 19, 2011 · No comments

A House of Treasures

eBay educator and trading assistant helps others reach their selling goals.

Corinna Stevenson has come a long way since she began selling on eBay nine years ago. The certified eBay Education Specialist and eBay Trading Assistant now has more than 2,400 transactions under her belt and offers about 700 items in her eBay Store. Read More



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