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September 1, 2011 · No comments

Asian Exporters Thrive on eBay

An estimated 200 sellers surpass the $1 million mark.

Several eBay sellers in Asia are seeing a notable increase in annual sales, with many of them selling more than $1 million worth of goods. Exports are driving the increase in earnings, notes eBay’s Asian Exporter Index, a report that looks at the top eBay sellers across Asia. Read More

August 30, 2011 · No comments

Hurricane Irene Delays Deliveries

eBay asks buyers and sellers to be patient.

eBay officials are asking buyers and sellers to be patient as they wait for shipments and payments in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which flooded several states in the eastern United States. Hurricane Irene dropped 5 inches to 15 inches of rain over the weekend in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Vermont and five other states, flooding streets and causing delivery delays, officials say. Read More

August 25, 2011 · No comments

Amazon, eBay, Top Retail Sites

Marketplaces account for half of online retail traffic in June.

Amazon, eBay and were the top three destinations for online shoppers around the world during the month of June, according to a recent survey. The three sites together accounted for 50 percent of traffic to online retail sites during that month, reports researcher Read More

August 5, 2011 · No comments

Professional Resurrection

Seller trades in finance job to sell what she loves.

When Linda Bottino lost 40 pounds in 2006, she was left with a lot of clothes she couldn’t wear anymore. Knowing that millions of people visit eBay every day, looking for a variety of items, including new and gently used clothes, Bottino posted a few of her garments on the auction site. Read More

July 26, 2011 · No comments

Vintage Obsession

Products from yesteryear allow seller to become a stay-at-home mom.

Like many new moms, after Kolina Anderson had her daughter, she found it difficult to go back to work. “I really wanted to be able to stay home with her but, financially, I really needed to be working,” the seller recalls. Read More

June 23, 2011 · No comments

Lucky Charms

Surprising demand for unique ID bracelets spells online success.

When Larry Butler began selling Italian charms at flea markets in 2004, he didn’t think a small ID wristband worn by his partner would spark a full-fledged business that transcends borders. But that’s just what happened. “I started with medical bracelets by accident, to be honest,” says the eBay seller of nearly nine years. Read More

May 17, 2011 · No comments

An Out-of-This-World Business

Seller's multi-venue success relies heavily on research.

Thomas Weller has created a galaxy filled with quality items for the home at discounted prices. As he tells it, his shops are where “the e-smart earthlings” go to find “out-of-this-world bargains.” Weller is the owner of Galaxy Mall on Auctiva Commerce and Galaxy_Shoppes on eBay, where he takes advantage of Auctiva’s tools to make his listings stand out. 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

March 21, 2011 · No comments

Moonlighting Mom

Antique collector sells her finds on eBay to help save for son's college.

Jeannie Maynard began selling on eBay for two reasons: to find a home for the items she no longer needed or used, and to begin saving for her son’s college education. The owner of eBay Store Moonlight Emporium knew she and her husband would need to start setting money aside early for their son A.J., with the rising cost of higher education. Read More

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