eBay Vacation Mode: Managing Your Time Away This Summer

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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 »

How to Get an Amazon Small Business Badge – and Why

In an increasingly digital world, small businesses face unique challenges in establishing their presence and competing with larger corporations. But not all big corporations are “out to get” the little guy. In many ways, huge online businesses like eBay and Amazon actually do a lot of work to facilitate online sales for small and medium-sized enterprises. The Amazon Small Business Badge is just one example of how one of the world’s largest retailers is helping small businesses fight back and win. What is the Amazon Small Business Badge? The Amazon Small Business Badge serves as a visual indicator to customers that they are supporting a small, independent seller when making a purchase. The badge aims to promote and support small… Read more »

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What To Sell on eBay in 2023

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Whatever you want to sell on eBay, customers are there. And with eBay’s average visit duration being 50% longer than on Amazon, eBay is the perfect place to cross sell to browsers and increase your average sale value. Competition is fierce, trends change fast, and popular items can quickly fall out of fashion. Having the right stock to sell on eBay is vital to your success as a seller, so we want to give you some tips and processes that we find useful to help you decide on the right things for you to sell on eBay. Useful tools: Free eBay Hot Product Finder Free eBay Category feature finder Professional eBay templates Budget eBay template Decide who to sell to Before… Read more »

Benefits of Shopify – 20 Reasons To Launch Your eCommerce Store

If you want to know more about the many benefits of Shopify, and why it has become a highly popular ecommerce platform, read on. With more than 2 million online retailers selling to 655 million consumers in 175 countries, it’s fair to say that Shopify is a really big deal.  In many ways, Shopify democratised eCommerce by creating a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) eCommerce platform that businesses of any size can deploy. As such, Shopify is the eCommerce platform of choice for simple side hustles, “mom and pop” shops, and all the way up to major global brands, including Nestle, Kylie Cosmetics, and Rebecca Minkoff.  So why is Shopify so popular with so many different eCommerce brands? How long have you got?… Read more »

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

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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 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 »

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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 »

2023 Amazon Small Business Empowerment Report – Growth for Sellers

Amazon has published its annual U.S. Amazon Small Business Empowerment Report, highlighting the company’s commitment to supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) through investments, innovations, and strategic initiatives. In addition, the report showcases how Amazon’s collaboration with independent sellers has led to increased product sales, job creation, and expanded global reach.   Currently, more than 60% of sales on Amazon’s platform come from independent sellers, predominantly SMBs, conveniently providing consumers with an extensive range of products at competitive prices. This data highlights the enduring partnership between SMBs and Amazon, illustrating the resilience of entrepreneurs who thrive despite challenging economic conditions.  Remarkable Growth  According to the Amazon Small Business Empowerment Report, independent sellers on Amazon’s U.S. platform achieved remarkable growth in 2022,… Read more »

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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  

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 eBay.de 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 »

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