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January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

What Sells Best on eBay?

A research website that will help you answer that question

Are you curious about what items are hot sellers on eBay right now? Of course you are—you’re reading this article. One of the best ways to get a feel for what sells best on eBay, and for how much, is to do a Completed Listings search. Read More

January 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

Personal resolutions can also be helpful in ecommerce.

With each year’s end, many of us vow to do things differently or try something that we’ve never attempted. For business owners, personal resolutions can often translate to meaningful business goals, too. As you consider some of the time-honored resolutions many people make each year, notice how those resolutions can also work to address obstacles or opportunities in your business. Read More

January 14, 2013 · No comments

Key Performance Indicators for Online Retailers

Terms you should know to guide your business in the right direction

Finding your way around the finance world can be a bit tricky. There are a lot of different terms, and you’re already busy managing your stock levels, orders and everything else that comes with running an online business. How are you supposed to be an expert in financial terms, too? Read More

January 4, 2013 · No comments

‘Storage Wars’ Can Be Profitable for eBay Sellers

Buyer says hidden jewels can make locker auctions worthwhile.

We don’t have to tell you that sourcing products is your greatest challenge as an online seller, but it’s also the lifeblood of your business. Since you make your profit when you buy your item even more so than when you sell it, the quality of your sourcing channels is important. Read More

January 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tips for Handling Holiday Returns

Establish a return policy that will create return buyers.

As much as every business rolls out the red carpet for holiday sales, they must also throw open the door to accept post-season returns. Although some business owners worry that returns will drain their year-end profits and even lead to a drop in customer satisfaction, the truth is that, when handled with grace and confidence, returns can actually boost your business results. Read More

December 18, 2012 · No comments

Local Meetup eBay Groups: Meet eBay’s Meetup Manager

An interview with Jeff Terrell, director of community

Editor’s note: This article is the third of a three-part series that discusses meetup groups for eBay sellers and their benefits. If you read the first two articles in this series about meeting up with eBay groups, you know the benefits of creating or actively participating in an eBay sellers group. Read More

December 17, 2012 · No comments

How to Take a Break from Your Online Business

With proper planning, you can enjoy some worry-free time off.

Here’s a salute to all you self-employed superheroes, you who work tirelessly, endlessly and faithfully to reach your online business goals. What’s that? You’re feeling a little worn down and you might be losing some of the resolve you once had? Read More

December 11, 2012 · No comments

Marketplace Focus: Tradesy

A simpler eBay alternative to sell your vintage and designer clothing

While eBay may be one of the top go-to sites for online commerce, many sellers are getting fed up with increasing fees and competition, spurring them to seek alternative platforms on which to sell. One of the newest online marketplaces to offer an eBay alternative is Tradesy, a clothing hub tailored for women. Read More

December 11, 2012 · No comments

Local Meetup eBay Groups: How to Start One

Advice from the organizer of one of the best-known eBay groups

Editor’s note: This article is the second of a three-part series that discusses meetup groups for eBay sellers and their benefits. Our first installment in this series about meeting up with eBay groups in person left you with a homework assignment. Read More

December 10, 2012 · No comments

Use Social Network Marketing to Connect with Buyers

5 conversational ways to get your customers talking to and about you

Long ago, it was considered the “gift of gab”—the ability to meet, greet and gain trust with customers who ventured into your store. These days, with so much communication happening at every moment of every day, is it possible that some of us are saying more, yet connecting less? Read More

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