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December 4, 2012 · 3 Comments

Local Meetup eBay Groups: Why Start One?

Being with other merchants is good for the soul and your business.

Editor’s note: This article is the first of a three-part series that discusses meetup groups for eBay sellers and their benefits. Being in the full swing of the holiday season, we expect you’re enjoying your busiest time of the year, and we can also assume you’ll be planning, hosting or attending at least a few holiday get-togethers. Read More

December 4, 2012 · No comments

Take the Stress Out of Holiday Shipping

A little planning can go a long way during the busy selling season.

Every holiday season arrives with the excitement and expectation of giving and receiving gifts. While gift-givers eagerly seek out the items that will delight recipients, they also must contend with the pressures involved in delivering those terrific items on time. For shoppers, this means pressure to select, purchase and receive gifts in plenty of time before the holiday. Read More

November 27, 2012 · No comments

Be Consistent in Your Branding Strategies

Pointers for developing a memorable identity for your online business

Your business brand is your calling card. It embodies your hard-earned business credentials, and it engages your customers, old and new. Why, then, would you utilize your brand in disconnected methods as you work to saturate the various communication and commerce platforms? Read More

November 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Favorite Facebook Groups for Online Sellers

Pages where you can be social and learn about ecommerce, too

eBay may rightly claim that it offered the first social network for those in ecommerce. Its groups and discussion boards have been around for years, long before Twitter was a twinkle in anyone’s eye. But there’s no disputing that sites like Facebook have far surpassed eBay in terms of reach and the quality of the discussions. Read More

November 13, 2012 · 21 Comments

Take Control of Your Shipping Costs

Here's how you can keep your costs in check while attracting buyers with lower rates.

Long, long ago (around 1999) in a galaxy far, far away (actually, it was on the planet “eBay” in the Silicon System), it was perfectly acceptable for sellers to pass along shipping costs to eager online buyers. Today, the billing of shipping costs has become a bit more contentious. Read More

November 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Is a Business Loan Right for You?

4 questions to ask yourself before taking out a loan

A business loan can be a great way for an online seller to grow his or her business, but it may not be the right option for everyone. There are a few things you need to consider before you decide to take out a loan. Read More

November 6, 2012 · No comments

Best YouTube Channels for Online Selling Tips

Where to find help and inspiration to operate your business

It’s late in the day, your eyes are tired from staring at your computer screen for hours and hours, but it’s too early to pack it in. One thing we like to do at these times is check out some videos that are both entertaining and educational. Read More

November 5, 2012 · No comments

Bonanza Insider Shares Holiday Season Outlook

Co-founder predicts sales will be up at least 30% on the site.

The holiday season is just around the corner and online sellers are busy making final preparations. This season should be merry for retailers, as online shoppers are projected to spend $96 billion on presents for family, friends and themselves. That got us wondering how online marketplace sellers would fair during the selling frenzy. Read More

October 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

5 More Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Achieve and exceed your goals by adopting these daily practices.

Everyone wants to know how the super-successful got to be so successful. We’re talking about those entrepreneurs who appear to have the Midas touch of turning everything into profit. Although our perception is that it comes easy to them, the truth is that successful entrepreneurs work hard for their success, and work even harder to establish habits that keep them effective, efficient, and empowered to achieve and exceed their goals. Read More

October 30, 2012 · No comments

Deck the Halls for Online Holiday Sales

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