eBay Breaking News: Seller Release 11.1:: And what it means to you?

As we know the #1 reason to sell on eBay is to make money, and with seller release 11.1 themed ‘Velocity’, we can expect these new features to bring enhancing benefits such as more orders, faster payments and fewer unpaid items for eBay sellers like you and me. Easy shopping and buyer confidence means more sales for you New eBay Shopping Cart :: (UK Only) :: Expected May 2011 We’re all familiar with adding items to a shopping cart and more often than not this experience motivates us to buy more.  So it’s no surprise that eBay have introduced their New eBay Shopping Cart system, this new checkout will allow buyers to add both Auction-style and Fixed Price items from… Read more »

Making the best use of tabs in Frooition eBay templates

Your Frootion template has five tabs underneath the description area, which are a great place to supply additional information about your company and to convey important information about shipping, payment and support. Although the default tabs are named “About Us”, “Payment”, “Shipping”, “Terms” and “Returns” you’re free to rename them at will. eBay have expanded many of the non-description areas of a listing in recent years and you now have to specify certain information in the correct eBay mandated areas. This includes sections such as Postage and Returns, so why use the Frooition tabs? Well the first reason is that the eBay fields are pretty restricted in the information you can offer so the tabs allow you to expand and… Read more »

Frooition Timestudy – eBay SYI vs Frooition Software

Frooition have devised an experiment to see which method is the quickest for listing to eBay. We will be testing the Frooition software against eBay’s standard Sell Your Item flow. We will be testing the separate stages of the listing process to show which is the faster method and where the time sinks are! This experiment will demonstrate the ease of use as well as the swiftest method to list your items. For this example the description will be pre-written, ready to be pasted into the appropriate description areas. For the eBay Sell Your Item method we will be selecting the Advanced Sell form with a very simple HTML template typical of most eBay sellers. Frooition ask that you determine… Read more »

I Love Froo – Valentines Competition

To Show how much we Love our customers we are running a special campaign for valentines day! We have a bunch of free stuff and downloads as well as the chance to win some great prizes such as a free eBay design, facebook design, 1 of 3 iPods and other spot prizes. All you need to do to win is follow us on twitter, tweet #ilovefroo or like us on facebook! For more information see : froo.com/love Lots of love from the frooition team x

Frooition Update: List directly to eBay Motors!

Frooition are delighted to announce that eBay sellers can now list directly to eBay Motors with Frooition software! This highly anticipated update means motor part sellers will save several hours listing, creating great looking listings with all the added benefits of listing to eBay Motors and added search functionality. “Frooition have re-developed the listing tool to enable users to list directly to eBay motors” What has changed? Frooition have re-developed the listing tool to enable users to list directly to eBay motors and pull in all of the available fields, such as Manufacturers part number, part brand and placement. Motors Parts Compatibility functionality to enable users to state which vehicle a part is compatible with is also now included. In… Read more »

eBay Listing Enhancements – Images

Last week we looked at the search features available on eBay. Today we’re going to take a look at how best to use images on eBay to maximize the impact of not only your listings, but also how your items are displayed in eBay search results. Gallery The first and must have listing upgrade is the gallery picture. By default if you add a picture to an eBay listings using the basic Sell Your Item form it will appear in the gallery – that’s the image at the top of any eBay listing. Gallery pictures also appear in search and browse when a buyer is trying to find the item they want to purchase as well as in your eBay… Read more »

eBay Listing Enhancements – Search Benefits

eBay Listing Enhancements – Search Benefits eBay have a host of additional features you can use when listing your products for sale and some are under utilised when they could be increasing your sell through rate or adding to the price buyers are willing to pay for your items. “There are a range of features available and it’s unlikely that you’ll ever use them all on one listing” There are a range of features available and it’s unlikely that you’ll ever use them all on one listing, but they all have a specific benefit and most sellers will use most of the features on selected listings when there is a clear advantage which will generate more sales. Item Subtitle eBay… Read more »

Use eBay Shipping Features to best Effect

With the recent VAT rise it’s a good time to review your postage prices. Firstly almost all couriers will be charging VAT and so will Royal Mail for some business account customers so you’ll probably want to adjust your selling prices. There are two reasons for this – even though you can reclaim VAT on your courier costs you still have to charge VAT at the new 20% rate. Secondly, for Royal Mail and ParcelForce you will be paying VAT for the first time so if you can’t reclaim it you definitely need to adjust your prices. The Royal Mail services attracting VAT for the first time are International Airsure (to EU destinations), Special Delivery by 9am and Royal Mail… Read more »

Customer Testimonial: Oz Games

“I feel very fortunate for finding Frooition. Andrew and Adrian have helped with eBay and Facebook design, and their help went far above and beyond my expectations. “I can’t say enough about the excellent work that Frooition has done on my design.” I can’t say enough about the excellent work that Frooition has done on my design. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them. The designer listened to our thoughts and suggestions and far surpassed my expectations. I highly recommend that you use Frooition for your eBay and Facebook design.” Song – Oz Games Australia. Upon Installation of the eBay Design, Oz Games saw an increase in their Average selling prices. Part of this was due to the… Read more »

How to make managing your social networks simple

With the news that Facebook may be worth as much as $1.5 billion having just received a $500 million investment from Goldman Sachs and Twitter attracting a $200 million investment over the holiday period there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that social media is the hot place to be on the Internet. It doesn’t stop with Facebook and Twitter though; there is a raft of other sites including of course LinkedIn that you should be promoting your business on. That’s a lot of work to manage your reputation, to keep up to date with fresh content and to post replies to all your followers. The solution is to use automation as much as possible. That doesn’t mean you should automate… Read more »