Category: eBay

eBay Seller Release – September 2019

eBay has today announced the September / Fall 2019 seller release update. Rob Hattrell, VP of eBay.co.uk, outlines the updates here: The full list of changes are here:  Changes to Promote your listings Updates to Seller Hub Offer for new Seller Hub Promotions Enhanced seller protection Simplifying eBay Policies Updates for Item specifics requirements Category and classification changes Important changes – work may be required: As a regular business seller, the important changes that may affect your day-to-day listing are the updates to Item Specific requirements. In order to update or revise listings in affected categories, you may need to add newly required item specifics. The actual requirements aren’t announced until the 8th of October. While the changes mean you… Read more »

How to sell car parts on eBay UK motors.

sell car parts on eBay UK

  You can sell all types of vehicles including cars, trucks and motorcycles, as well as their parts and accessories in the motors category on eBay UK motors. Vehicles, parts and accessories can be listed in the same formats as most other product categories. You can choose to list as an auction, buy it now or best offer.   Should you sell car parts on eBay UK motors?   Earlier this year, eBay UK motors merged with motors.co.uk. Listings now reach ten million unique car buyers. Broadening their reach in the UK motor trade has in turn increased car parts sales on eBay. A car or truck part is sold every two seconds on eBay. Customers love buying car parts… Read more »

4 Ways To Improve Your Strategy For Cross Selling On eBay

cross selling on eBay

Traffic is guaranteed on eBay. But converting viewers into customers and increasing order value will always be a challenge. For your business to grow, you should be cross selling on eBay. When done right, cross selling can help customers, shorten the purchase journey, and increase revenue.   What is cross selling and why do you need it on eBay?   It’s easy to confuse cross-selling with up-selling. However, they are separate techniques. Up-selling typically involves trading up to a better version of what’s being purchased. Cross selling is selling an additional product to a customer to increase the value of the sale. A perfect example of this would be to think of the phone case or the insurance that they always… Read more »

Taking Your E-Commerce Business Multi-Channel – Points Sellers Need To Consider

multi-channel e-commerce

Platform loyalty allows you to simplify your inventory and distribution process. But it also puts your business at risk. When all your sales on one platform, suspensions or account issues are costly. For example, if you only sell on Amazon, an account suspension could end your business. Also, no matter how successful any one marketplace is, it will never sell to 100% of customers. Retailers who sell on two separate online marketplaces see a 190% jump in revenue over those who sell in just one. To be successful in e-commerce, your products must be wherever the customer is. Whether that means setting targeted ads to drive customers from social media to your product pages, or listing your products on high traffic… Read more »

Goodstart Jones – Growing A Fashion Brand With eBay

Goodstart Jones Woodsack

In 2013 Paul Jones started a business from his home, making bags. His personal mantra is “make a good start Jones” and so he named the business Goodstart Jones. And as starts go, this one certainly was good. Paul Jones made a lightweight and durable bag with a waterproofed wooden stability panel. As well as carrying, it can be used for all kinds of tasks like writing and for eating on. He called this bag the Woodsack. The woodsack was not like anything else on the market and customers loved it. Keeping his focus on quality of design and craftsmanship has grown Jones a loyal customer base. The business now employs two other people alongside Jones and operates from its own 520 sq ft… Read more »

Seller Stories: Bernard Savage – How to sell bespoke items on eBay

Bernard Savage eBay design

Bernard Savage make bespoke kitchens and furniture. They manufacture and sell from their showroom in Wolverhampton, where customers can see and touch the solid wood pieces. Buying from Bernard Savage is a unique luxury experience. Customers can even select raw tree trunks to have furniture carved from. However, they had never sold online. They were unsure how people shop for bespoke products online and how they would find these customers. Also, they didn’t know how to translate their luxury showroom sale experience into an online experience. But in 2018, eBay retail revival came to Wolverhampton. eBay Retail Revival offers brick and mortar retailers help finding customers and expanding their business online. The eBay team support retailers through every stage of… Read more »

5 features every eBay listing needs

eBay has over 168 million active buyers and it’s growing daily. So how do you make your listings stand out from the crowd and convert to sales? Let’s run through the six key features every eBay listing needs to entice customers and convince them to buy.   1. Quality Images   An image speaks a thousand words – it may sound cliché, but its true. Images are an important part of your item description. More than half of online shoppers think that product visuals are more important than product information, reviews, and ratings. Images are a key part of the description and should be clear and not misleading. eBay only allow sellers to use manufacturers photographs if the item they… Read more »

Bulk Revision – Now Even Better!

Frooition multiple design bulk revision

Frooition have created a whole host of eBay certified listing tools and software. But our most popular is eBay Bulk Revision. Doing just as its name suggests, Bulk Revision allows sellers to revise and edit listings in bulk lots. Using bulk edit, you can edit a thousand listings in the same time or less than it would take you to manually edit one. For sellers with hundreds or thousands of listings, Bulk Edit changes the working day. It gives sellers time away from listing products so that they can focus on marketing and fulfilment. Recently, Frooition made huge updates to this classic tool. Sellers who have trialled the new and improved Bulk Revision have been thrilled with even bigger time savings. Here’s… Read more »

Branding for automotive parts sellers

Branding for automotive parts sellers

Selling auto parts online, you’re operating in a growing but competitive market. Sourcing the right stock, getting it online and ensuring that customers find your auto parts website when they search takes hard work. It’s common for automotive parts sellers to find they’ve become so focused on this journey, that they’ve neglected the importance of their brand. But brand is essential for automotive parts retailers. As an auto parts retailer, here’s why you should take time to develop your brand, and how you should do it. Your Brand Helps Your Team Regardless of whether you are two people or two hundred, your brand is a powerful tool to align individuals towards a mission and a purpose. Your brand communicates who… Read more »

How to fast track past eBay seller limits (fall 2019 update)

eBay seller limits

When you sign up for an eBay store, there will initially be eBay seller limits in place. Limits vary, but if you’re new to eBay your limits will probably be around 10 items and $500. Limiting sales for new sellers helps to keep eBay a trusted marketplace. To help you stay within these allowances, new sellers can only use bulk listing/editing tools after 90 days and receiving at least 10 positive Feedback ratings. 3 types of eBay seller limits may apply, depending on the seller: Account-based selling allowances. Category-based listing allowances. Item-based listing allowances. eBay seller limits are not directly related to your level of shop subscription. Store subscription will not automatically increase your eBay seller limits . Account based eBay selling… Read more »