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April 15, 2013 · No comments

Make Money on eBay with Stuff You Already Own

Tricks to find the right eBay inventory as you spring clean

Once again, it’s spring cleaning time, and that means you have a great opportunity to clear out your clutter and make money on eBay. Spring is one of the best times of year to compile a nice inventory of eBay items and get started selling online. Read More

April 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Is Fulfillment by Amazon Fulfilling?

Amazon does all the work, you pay.

In today’s evolving business world, where retail and the Internet are the ultimate example of a compatible marriage, Fulfillment by Amazon fuses the home-based, small-business entrepreneur with the power of a corporate marketplace, but at what cost? FBA seems like the peak of the home-based business. Read More

April 1, 2013 · No comments

Bonanza Helps Sellers Get Listed in Google Shopping

See if this venture is helping merchants.

Last year, Bonanza initiated a bold move to allow its sellers to specify if they wanted the marketplace to buy Google Shopping ads on their behalves. The 6-month-old advertising program has worked well so far, says Mark Dorsey, the self-described “director of happiness” and co-founder of Bonanza. Read More

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

March 12, 2013 · 7 Comments

Webstore Offers eBay Alternative for Frustrated Sellers

A look at the marketplace that's competing for eBay's spot

Comments from seasoned eBay sellers who are frustrated with higher fees and security risks reveal that an eBay alternative is on the minds of many. Some of these sellers are switching to other marketplaces in hopes buyers will follow. In response, developers have built alternative online auction sites to fulfill the growing need for an affordable marketplace. Read More

March 1, 2013 · 8 Comments

Online Auction Sites Other than eBay

A look at some of eBay's competition

As eBay continues to increase its fees and other marketplaces like shut down, sellers are scrambling to find the next best option. A few months ago, we looked at a few eBay alternatives that incorporate real-time auctions into the online community. Read More

February 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

What to Sell on eBay?

Tips on where you can find inventory when you're ready to get your sales going

“What should I sell on eBay?” You may have asked yourself this question several times. The auction giant has numerous categories and millions of listings, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and under-informed when trying to decide just what you should sell. Read More

February 8, 2013 · No comments

Build Your Own Online Store, Part 6

Tips to market your new store and make sales

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first steps to gaining more independence from eBay by creating your own online store, and now you’re ready to tell the world where shoppers can find you. This is perhaps the hardest part of the journey because you may be accustomed to the best thing about eBay: the easy access to lots of buyers. Read More

January 25, 2013 · No comments

Build Your Own Online Store, Part 4

Getting started with your Web store's look

Online sellers who have gained experience through eBay may be ready to get off the train and gain more independence. This year, we are looking at what you need to consider when you build your own online store. We have covered how to find your niche, choose your shopping cart and purchase your domain name. Read More

January 23, 2013 · No comments

Build Your Own Online Store, Part 3

Buy a custom domain name to build trust among buyers.

When Shelly Coby was ready to take her doggy boutique online, she bought a domain name through GoDaddy. For the owner of PupRwear, buying a domain so her store’s URL would be made sense. She knew it would make her store more memorable, help her stand out and build trust among shoppers, especially when she contacts buyers via email. Read More

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