Category: eBay

eBay Top Rated Seller – Why and How To Become One

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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 

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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

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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 »

eBay Germany Announces 30% Growth in Private Sellers  

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eBay Germany has released figures suggesting positive private sales growth on the German marketplace following the introduction of zero fees for private sellers on March 1, 2023.  According to the data, the number of items listed by private individuals on has increased by 26%, and the number of individuals selling items has risen by over 29%. Interestingly, the success rate of items listed by private sellers has either remained stable or even increased after the fee change. This stat indicates a positive trend that eBay and its community of sellers will welcome.  These positive developments are evident across various product categories, particularly in electronics and collectables.   The entire marketplace ecosystem has also experienced positive effects, with a 14% increase… Read more »

eBay – Investing to Improve Small Business Sustainability

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eBay is doubling down on reducing the environmental impact of eCommerce with global eco investments and direct help to improve small business sustainability. eBay has announced two new business initiatives to bolster the online marketplace’s global position as a more environmentally friendly shopping choice.   The first announcement comes out of the UK, where eBay has launched a new training program called the Carbon Academy. The second announcement sees eBay Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of eBay Inc., leading Series A investment in the Australian luxury dress-sharing platform, The Volte. The Volte is a designer fashion rental marketplace connecting borrowers and lenders. The Carbon Academy  eBay UK has launched a new training program called the Carbon Academy, in collaboration with Climate Partner,… Read more »

eBay Up and Running Grant offers $500,000 to US Small Business Sellers 

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  eBay has recently announced the 2023 edition of its eBay Up & Running Grant program, a yearly initiative that aims to provide financial grants and resources to promising small business sellers on eBay.   The programme will award 50 Small Business Sellers in the US with a financial grant and technology package worth $10,000 to foster business growth. This eBay small business grant will also offer an additional $500 stipend to each Up & Running Grant recipient, which they can use to purchase essential office technology and tools from eBay Refurbished.   eBay Small Business Growth  According to a survey of eBay’s Up & Running Grant awardees since 2020, 91% of recipients found the grant extremely or very helpful for their businesses. Furthermore,… Read more »

Multiple eBay Accounts – Why Do It and What Are The Rules

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Sellers often approach the eBay experts at Frooition with requests to help them sell across multiple eBay accounts. There are many legitimate reasons why an eBay seller may wish to operate more than one eBay account. However, sellers must also overcome challenges to successfully manage several eBay accounts. With more than 18 years of experience helping thousands of eBay sellers sell more, we’ve helped numerous sellers build and successfully operate their businesses over two or more eBay accounts.   Most common reasons for operating multiple eBay accounts:   Different Business Niches: eBay sellers are nothing if not entrepreneurial and will often explore other opportunities in entirely separate categories. For example, a motors spares and accessories seller may discover a chance to… Read more »

eBay Buyers Invited To Add Photos to Seller Feedback

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eBay will soon allow buyers to add up to five photos to their seller feedback. The new feature, being tested in the UK and US markets, asks buyers to submit their photos, promising that the online marketplace will display them alongside their feedback soon.  The use of buyer-submitted photos to run alongside reviews is not new. Amazon, Etsy, B&Q, and other online marketplaces already encourage buyers to submit pictures and videos alongside their product reviews. Buyers typically welcome the images as providing helpful extra detail, helping them to make more informed buying decisions. Despite this, many eBay sellers have voiced their concerns on eBay’s Community pages.  Negative comments from more vocal sellers have ranged from “What fresh Hell is this?”… Read more »

eBay Alternatives – Where to Sell in 2023

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  As the number of online marketplaces increases, are there any real eBay alternatives? The obvious one is Amazon, and many merchants on eBay also sell on Amazon, but beyond these two, what then? Let’s take a look at the stats of sales on online marketplaces other than these big two and see what, if any, viable eBay alternatives there are:   eBay Alternatives Comparison Table   Site  Third Party Merchandise Value Country Category  eBay 73.9 billion US$ Global General  Walmart 33    billion US$ US General  Houzz 14     billion US$ US Home Décor and DIY Etsy 11.8  billion US$ Global Arts, Crafts, Vintage OnBuy 229  million US$ UK General  Bonanza 185  million US$ US General  Newegg Not disclosed US General but… Read more »

After Fast Fashion, eBay Seeks to Slow Down Fast Furniture

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eBay is taking action to combat fast furniture and promote sustainable homewares by launching its ‘Better Than New Homeware’ Hub. This curated destination encourages consumers to consider pre-loved items first when updating their interiors, whether it be vintage, refurbished, or repaired furniture. The move to change consumers’ perception of second-hand furniture follows the online marketplace’s successful campaign to promote pre-loved fashion, including high-profile partnerships with reality TV stars and influencers through the sponsorship of ITV2’s Love Island. eBay Research Research from eBay UK shows that the average person refreshes their home around three times a year, but only 14% are buying more second-hand furniture now compared to two years ago. The Hub aims to make it easier for people to… Read more »