Category: eBay

What are the Benefits of an eBay Store and When Should You Upgrade Yours?

Benefits of an ebay store

The benefits of an eBay store depend on several things: Which country you are selling in, as fee structures and even shop types are different in the US and the UK for example. Whether the majority of your listings are fixed price or auctions. How many listings you have. For US sellers, the value of your sales each month and what category they are in, as there are fee discounts in some categories for store owners. eBay Store Benefits There are extra perks to having a higher level store, for example in the UK and US you get vouchers towards eBay branded packaging supplies. In the UK there’s a monthly £10 voucher for Featured Shop subscribers and a £20 voucher… Read more »

Selling on eBay As a Business

selling as a business on ebay

With more than 135 million users worldwide, eBay remains one of the most vibrant communities of buyers and sellers anywhere on the internet. Over its 27-year history, the online marketplace has matured from a quirky sales venue populated by hobbyists and thrift store sellers to a legitimate place of business where “mom and pop” stores can actively compete against major high street brands. This is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that the average eBay seller generated $42,000 in sales from the site. With that in mind, whether you have an established business already or not, here is what you need to know about selling on eBay as a business eBay Business Account The first step to getting started selling… Read more »

eBay Selling Software

eBay Selling Software

One of the many good things about selling on eBay is the ease with which you can add items to the online marketplace. If you are just starting out, eBay’s seller tools will actively help you to create the perfect listing and set you on your journey towards becoming a successful seller. But as your business grows and the size of your inventory increases, those easy-to-use web and mobile forms can become rather labour-intensive, taking too much time to add and edit listings and you then need some more sophisticated eBay selling software. Why Do You Need eBay Selling Software? Smart eBay sellers know that any time they can save in managing their listings, they can invest in locating new… Read more »

eBay Open UK 2023 – Coming to Manchester and London

eBay Open UK 2023

eBay has announced its annual eBay Open UK 2023 event will be hosted in two cities. The free flagship event will visit Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford (Lancashire Cricket) on September 14th and London’s Hilton London Wembley on September 21st. Registration for both events is currently full, but the online marketplace is inviting sellers to register to join the event’s waiting lists, with the expectation that additional places will become available. Why Attend eBay Open UK 2023 As one of the most eagerly anticipated eBay seller events of the year, both events promise a packed agenda, including: Expert-Led Sessions Experience insightful sessions led by eBay experts and inspiring external speakers, encompassing a diverse array of seller-focused subjects aimed at fostering the… Read more »

Selling Plants Online – How and Where To Go About It.

Selling Plants Online

Money only grows on trees if you are growing those trees to sell. If you have green fingers and are looking for a potentially lucrative side hustle or even to grow a full-time business, selling plants online might be a good option. But selling plants online doesn’t come without its challenges. In this post, we’ll explore some of the growing pains online sellers will have to overcome if they want to sell plants online. 10 Growing Pains to Consider When Selling Plants Online Inventory: You’ll need to determine the types of plants you want to sell and ensure you have a reliable and diverse inventory. Consider factors like popular plant varieties, seasonal plants, and rare or hard-to-find species. Seasonality and… Read more »

eBay Vacation Mode: Managing Your Time Away This Summer

eBay Vacation Mode

With temperatures soaring, many eBay sellers will be thinking about taking a much-needed break. But, as many sellers will attest, eBay is a juggernaut that never stops. How can you take a break when there is so much work to do? There is always an email to answer, an order to ship, or a customer service issue to resolve. Any failure to maintain momentum may result in a loss of income and even damage your reputation as a seller. When you operate in a 24/7/365 business landscape, taking a holiday can be challenging. Thankfully, eBay understands that its community of sellers need to schedule time away throughout the year. If you are a seller hoping to hit the pool this… Read more »

eBay Open 2023: Celebrating, Inspiring, Educating and Connecting Sellers 

eBay Open 2023 Sign

eBay Open is an eagerly anticipated annual event that brings together thousands of eBay sellers from around the world. This four-day extravaganza is designed to celebrate the vibrant eBay community, provide valuable insights and education, and foster meaningful connections among sellers. Whether you’re an experienced eBay seller or just starting out, this event offers a wealth of resources and opportunities to enhance your selling journey.  When and Where?  eBay Open 2023 will be a hybrid event, combining in-person eBay Open Studio events with a virtual experience.   The in-person events will take place on Monday, September 25, in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Phoenix.   The virtual event will run from September 26 to September 28. This hybrid format allows sellers from all… Read more »

eBay Top Rated Seller – Why and How To Become One

ebay top rated seller

eBay Top Rated Seller is a label given to sellers who consistently provide excellent customer service and meet specific performance standards on the eBay platform. It is a recognition that distinguishes sellers who have a track record of delivering high-quality products, offering exceptional service, and maintaining positive feedback from buyers.  How to Qualify as an eBay Top Rated Seller. To obtain Top Rated Seller status, you must fulfil specific requirements and maintain exceptional seller performance. This includes:   Establish an Active eBay Business Seller Account: Your eBay business seller account must have been active for a minimum of 90 days. You’ll need to ensure your account is properly set up and verified before proceeding further. Meet the Transaction and Sales Threshold:… Read more »

Boost Your eBay Father’s Day Sales with These Effective Strategies 

ebay father's day

With Father’s Day just around the corner (June 18th), eBay has launched a dedicated landing page packed full of incredible gift ideas, including tools, sporting goods, personalised gifts, and other must-haves for dad.   To help sellers celebrate the big day, the online marketplace has also shared a short guide to help sellers maximise the visibility of their items leading up to the big day.  4 Tips To Selling More on eBay This Father’s Day  Optimise Delivery for a Smooth Experience Getting gifts on time is crucial for occasions like Father’s Day. eBay recommends fast, tracked delivery options to ensure a seamless delivery experience. This becomes even more important, considering many buyers tend to make last-minute purchases. In such cases, offering… Read more »

eBay Love Island Partnership Invites Sellers to Showcase Pre-Loved Fashion

ebay and love island

The eBay Love Island partnership is teaming up again to bring pre-loved fashion back to our screens. This collaboration between eBay and the ITV2 reality TV dating show is now in its third iteration and aims to promote sustainable shopping by featuring second-hand clothing on the popular show.  For the first time, eBay is inviting marketplace sellers to list their pre-loved items, giving them a chance to make a fashion statement in the Love Island villa.  In addition to pre-loved clothing, eBay will be adding a collection of pre-loved, authenticated sneakers and garments from their Imperfects range to the Love Island villa wardrobe.  Iconic Pre-Loved Fashion on eBay and Love Island Amy Bannerman, eBay’s Pre-loved Style Director, will be curating the… Read more »