I pass along not only my own experiences from eleven years of selling on eBay and thousands of interactions with eBay sellers, but also timesaving and moneysaving tips and lots of eBay secrets. Chapter 3: Cool eBay Tools Figure 3-6: Sit back and observe at My eBay. An automatic bid that increases your bid to outbid any competition, up to the highest amount you specify. Sure, eBay charges you an extra 40 cents for the privilege, but the extra three days of exposure it can encompass two weekends can easily net you more than 40 cents in profits. I have a few quality wholesalers and liquidators under my favorite sellers, too, and search for lots that I can resell at a profit. More than a million people are earning regular income on eBay. This updated, hands-on guide gives you the tools you need to: Establish and promote your business Advertise your site Build a business with online auctions Keep your business legal and lawsuit free Impress customers in the virtual world Publicize your business with Google, Yahoo! Because my record is clear, I merely got a reprimand.
In addition, thousands of eBay fans also read her monthly newsletter, Cool eBay Tools, to keep up with the changes on the site. The 24-hour auction opened midday before the final show and ended the next day — at a healthy profit! Under all the cosmetic changes, however, you always come back to the basics. Jumper, Laura Pence, Alicia B. Presto-chango — I had successfully transformed what was once a dark, musty garage into a bright, gleaming 18-by-20-foot private office. With the information in this blog and some hard work, you too can expand to be an online success. On the right side of your listings, eBay has a column for icons.
The 5th edition of Starting an Online Business for Dummies helps you help your business can reach its full potential! When you list your item for sale, set a price at which you will sell the item; this is your target price. I think that nonpaying buyers tend to bid on certain types of items. An e-mail is sent to the buyer letting the buyer know that the strike has been removed and his or her reputation is clear. If you work things out with the winner, you may remove the unpaid item strike within ninety days of the close of the listing. Even name-brand manufacturers have opened outlets on eBay to sell directly to their customers. They are the top locations and get the most visitors.
The auction should state that the container has not been opened, and the seller should be sure that the buyer is over twenty-one. . Joining a live auction is a lot of fun. You must list your item in the appropriate category that only makes sense , and I highlight here a few other rules that you should keep in mind when listing. After that, you have to come up with a new name and your competition may have taken over your famous store name. If you can handle these two responsibilities, read on! Give honest answers to these questions. Chapter 12: Providing Excellent Customer Service.
Access eBay Motors and its services from the eBay home page or go directly to www. The mediator reviews both sides of the story to find a mutually acceptable solution to the problem. I estimate that Turbo Lister enables you to put together and upload ten auctions in just fifteen minutes. This second edition of Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies covers everything from creating a business plan and building a customer-friendly site to marketing with Facebook and MySpace. But first, you have to find your niche. After the initial blush of victory, they realized that everything was bought by the same buyer — often someone with a new account or a low feedback rating. Want to pick up extra cash? It features straight-talking advice on every aspect of starting and growing a successful business, including; setting-up shop, running successful auctions, delivering goods, keeping customers happy, and maximising profits.
Some of the people who helped bring this book to market include the following: Acquisitions, Editorial, and Media Development Composition Services Project Editor: Susan Pink Acquisitions Editor: Steve Hayes Copy Editor: Susan Pink Technical Editor: Patti Louise Ruby Editorial Manager: Jodi Jensen Media Development and Quality Assurance: Angela Denny, Kate Jenkins, Steven Kudirka, Kit Malone Project Coordinator: Heather Kolter Layout and Graphics: Joyce Haughey, Stephanie D. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to the Legal Department, Wiley Publishing, Inc. Chapter 3: Cool eBay Tools. Be sure to take advantage of asterisks wildcard characters and alternate spellings so you can catch items with misspellings in the title. Me neither; but this icon gives me the opportunity to give you a brief reminder. Some folks say that keeping information local, on their own computer, is more suited to the small-time seller. They'll suggest that it's as easy as: Click our link; pay our fee; get your own business name; choose from amongst our products; we do the rest, from creating listings to delivering goods to customers; you make the money.
If you receive an e-mail supposedly from PayPal, forward the e-mail to Forward an e-mail purportedly from eBay to ebay. Scroll to find the feedback comment that you want to respond to and click the Reply link. Corder, Editorial Director Publishing for Consumer Dummies Diane Graves Steele, Vice President and Publisher Joyce Pepple, Acquisitions Director Composition Services Gerry Fahey, Vice President of Production Services Debbie Stailey, Director of Composition Services Contents at a Glance Introduction. In Starting an eBay Business For Dummies, Marsha combines her knowledge of business, marketing, and eBay savvy to help you make a smooth and quick transition from part-time seller to full-time moneymaker. Your personal information is checked alongside consumer and business databases for consistency so that Equifax can verify that you are who you say you are. Feedback is important, so you should be sure to leave some for every transaction you take part in.
As soon as you have a winner, contact him or her. You can also access your PayPal account to see, for example, when deposits were credited to your checking account. If too many people are selling the same item, the price may go down. If you think there are better keywords, be sure to add them. . Why not run a sale? Software you can use These days, software is available to accomplish just about anything. Set up the page to Show No Feedback and Show All Items.
I used that area for extra storage. Your bank knows your financial standing and creditworthiness better than anybody. Starting an Online Business For Dummies. Joe and Fred might be a better name for a plumbing supply company — or a great name for guys who sell plumbing tools on eBay! Hey, what was I expecting with the word 'Dummies' in the title? It depends on how much you want your software to do and how much of your business you want to fully control. My daughter, savvy eBayer that she is, snagged several copies to sell on the site.
Appendix A: eBay Business Glossary. Good customer service goes a long way in promoting and building your eBay business. The About Me page is part of your eBay store if you have one. Chapter 2: The Finer Points of eBay Selling Marketing your sales How do you let people know about your listings? What do you do if all one hundred million users on eBay happen to not be on the site the week that your items are up for sale? The All Favorites pages help you track trends and find some bargains to resell at eBay. . .