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Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:23:34 +0000

 



How to Actually Get Help from eBay Customer...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

How can you contact eBay customer service directly with your questions? Here are your best bets for finding help or reaching an actual human at eBay.



A Complete Guide to Bidding on eBay Auctions

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Auction format listings can be mysterious to new eBay shoppers. How does eBay bidding work? Here is what you need to know about eBay auctions.



Top 10 Mistakes Beginning eBay Sellers Make...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Many seek their fortune on eBay, but fall prey to mistakes that cost sales and profits. Here are the top mistakes beginners make and how to avoid them.



10 Reasons Why Sellers Choose Amazon Over eBay

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Evaluating both eBay and Amazon as potential selling platforms for your business? Here are ten compelling reasons to consider Amazon over eBay.



What You Need to Know About the Costs...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

If you're not yet an eBay trader, you may wonder what it costs. Here's what you should know about the differences between buying and selling on eBay.



How do I change my eBay user ID?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Sometimes it's necessary to change an eBay user ID. If now is the time for you, read on to find out how it can be done.



How (and How Not) to Un-Suspend Your eBay Account

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

For an eBay-based business, having your eBay account suspended can be a devastating. Here is what you should (and should never) do to get it back.



Common Pitfalls of eBay Reserve Auctions

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

The reserve auction has been an eBay character for a very long time that allows users to bid on an eBay auction for which a reserve price has been set.



Selling Tools for eBayers

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

As a seller just starting out on eBay, it can often seem as though there are a bewildering array of tools at your disposal. Learn how to use them here.



eBay Education Specialist Program Over - Still...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

The eBay Education Specialist Program ends on June 30,2016. Learn other ways to teach eBay in the community and online.



Does eBay Buyer Protection Really Protect You...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay's Buyer Protection program is intended to help shoppers feel safe about their purchases. But how does the program work? Who does it protect?



I Want an eBay Business, but How Do I Start?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

There's no link that you can click on that will magically grant you a profitable eBay business. If you want to start one, you'll have to build your business the old fashioned way.



Where to Find All of the Most Important Tools...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Many new eBay users underutilize the My eBay page of the eBay platform. Learn how to use My eBay to manage all aspects of your buyer or seller account.



Read This Before You Begin Using Multiple eBay...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

The rules around having multiple eBay accounts are straightforward: You can. But make sure you know all the details, both as a buyer and a seller.



Why You Shouldn't Reregister After Your Account...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

If you've been suspended from eBay, you may be tempted to simply open a new account. Don't! eBay will very likely figure out who you are, suspend you again, and lock you out permanently. Here's what to do instead.



What to Do If You Receive a Counterfeit Item...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

There are a significant number of fake and counterfeit items for sale on eBay. Here's what to do if you suspect that you've received such an item.



What is an Item Listing? - Glossary of eBay Terms

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

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A Beginner's Guide to Buying Internationally on...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Buying from other countries on eBay can be easy. Here's what you need to know about buying internationally on eBay from currency exchange to shipping.



How to Find the eBay Item Number for an eBay...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

To talk to eBay about any listing or transaction, you'll need to know the eBay item number of the listing in question. Here's where to find it.



Can I Change My Mind About an eBay Sale?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Sellers can change their mind about a sale only if no one has won or ended an auction. A seller can cancel an unended auction listing at any time.



Learn About the Tools eBay Provides Sellers for...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

As an eBay seller, you have all sorts of tools to manage your auctions - including cancellations. Learn how to end an auction early or cancel a bid.



Ebay User ID Info You Should Know

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

New to eBay? Many never think twice about their eBay usernames. Here are some important things you may or may not have known about your eBay user ID.



Learn the eBay Vocabulary Before Bidding or...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay auctions can have reserve prices or a Buy It Now price included. Learn the eBay lingo and bidding protocol before buying an auction item on eBay.



Create a Fun, Profitable, Flexible Home...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Selling on eBay is accessible to anyone. Many people sell on eBay part time or full time. Set up an eBay business and start making money today.



How to Drive Your eBay Sales Using Facebook

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Going viral with social media, like Facebook, is a common piece of advice for eBay sellers, but how exactly is this done? Here is a step-by-step guide.



Don't Limit Yourself to eBay Selling

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay is one of the best online platforms for sellers, but if you're serious about your business, don't limit yourself. Other platforms exist.



Should You Shop eBay or Amazon for Your Purchase?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Amazon and eBay are both enormous online marketplaces with lots​ to offer buyers. But do you know when to shop eBay and when to shop Amazon?



Where's My eBay Purchase? Learn to Track Your...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

You've made a purchase on eBay, but don't know when the package will arrive. Learn how to track an eBay order to find out when (and if) it will arrive.



Why PayPal Holds Funds

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Did you complete an eBay sale only to find that PayPal has placed a hold on the funds your buyer paid? Learn why these holds happen and how to avoid them.



Does eBay Archive Auction Listings?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay maintains auction listings indefinitely, but by using the eBay website, members can only access listings that have ended within the last 90 days.



Why You Might Not Want to Ship Your Sold eBay...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

When should you ship that eBay item your buyer has paid for? Don't move too quickly, or you could end up losing money on a deal that looks like it's done.



What to Know About eBay and Paypal Fees Before...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Getting ready to sell your first item on eBay? Here are some hints you'll want to know about how eBay and Paypal fees are calculated for sellers.



How to Work Through eBay Return Requests...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Return requests are part of being an eBay seller. But don't offer too much too fast. The customer may be happy with a partial refund.



Making Sense of eBay Auctions With a "Reserve...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Reserve auctions can be confusing and create complications for buyer and seller alike. Here are simple tips for both buyers and sellers about reserve price auctions.



How to Use My eBay Watch List and Other Tools...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Wondering how you can use my eBay watch list to monitor listings and save your items and searches? Learn the steps required to do just that and more.



10 Tips for Buying a Phone on eBay

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Buying a phone on eBay can be a smart move that saves money, but it can also be a minefield. Here's what you need to know to ensure a happy outcome.



What to Do When You're Dissatisfied With Your...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

When you're dissatisfied with an eBay purchase, there are steps you can take to rectify the situation, though some may surprise you. Here they are.



Who Created eBay and Why?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay started in 1995 as an idea for collectors to buy and sell Pez dispensers. Founder, Pierre Omidyar began eBay as a favor to his girlfriend.



What is eBay?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

An introduction to eBay: what it is, who uses it, where and why they use it, and what this means for you if you want to start using it.



How to Make International Sales on eBay Websites

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay has international marketplace websites in many different languages, but does it offer a way to include one listing on all of them at once?



Tips on the Best Way to Contact eBay Members

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Learn why eBay members sometimes want to contact other eBay members, what to know before you try and how to get the job done.



How to Make Sure You Get Paid on Your eBay Sale

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Recently make your first eBay sale? Wondering how to access the funds that you received in payment for your goods? Here are your options.



8 Tips to Keep You Afloat When eBay Sales Are...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

In tough times, sellers on eBay and elsewhere face an unusual array of temptations. Use these eight tips to navigate the marketplace successfully.



5 Items New Sellers Should Avoid Selling on eBay

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

The easiest things to sell on eBay aren't necessarily the big ticket items. Learn why you should avoid selling these items as an eBay beginner.



What eBay Bidders Should Know About Online...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Having trouble deciding which eBay sniping site to use or if these sniping services are even worth the time? This comparison may help you to decide.



Three Basic Tips for Managing Refunds and Open...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Most sellers hate to see open cases and refund requests. And they can cause heartburn. But don't avoid them; take care of them conscientiously.



Resolving Credit Card Disputes on eBay

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

It's never fun to contemplate having to dispute a credit card charge, but from time to time it can become necessary. Ebay credit card dispute.



Ship Anything, Get Donations, and Transfer Cash...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

PayPal isn't just for making eBay purchases. Did you know that you can use it to prepay USPS postage for any item, raise money for your baseball team, church group, or club, or get a handle on your college student's spending?



Use These Tips for Contacting Ebay If You Have...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Even if you're struggling to reach eBay, there are still things that you can do to solve whatever problem you're having.



How to Use eBay's 'Contact Us' Tool

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

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How to Handle Non-Paying Buyers on eBay

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay buyers don't always pay immediately. If a buyer doesn't pay, try sending an invoice, a Second Chance Offer, or the Unpaid Item Assistant.



eBay or AliExpress? Reasons to Shop (or Not) on...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Where to shop? eBay or AliExpress, that is increasingly the question. Here are some of the benefits of each of them.



5 Tips for Buying eBay Items from International...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Shoppers who have never bought an item from overseas might hesitate. Here is what you should know before buying from a foreign seller on eBay.



How to Use Private eBay Listings to Get a...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Ever see an eBay listing without a list of previous bidders? Private eBay listings can confuse some, but there are reasons why sellers use them.



Review and Details About eBay Sniping Site...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

If you're sniping on eBay, these details about sniping site MyiBidder.com will help you decide whether or not it's right for you.



What Does "Refurbished" Really Mean on eBay?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Do you shop for refurbished goods on eBay to save money while still getting like-new products? With these tips, learn the red flags to look out for.



How International Buyers Use Mail Forwarding to...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

An increasing number of international eBay buyers use mail forwarding services to shop the U.S. eBay site. Should you do business with them?



Make Your Own Shipping Labels for eBay

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

If you're not paying for and printing your own shipping labels using eBay and PayPal, you're probably spending unnecessary time and effort.Here's how.



How to Boost Your eBay Sales by Being Open to...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Selling internationally on eBay can be both fun and profitable. Here's how to do it, along with a few things to keep in mind when starting out.



What Buyers and Sellers Should Know About the...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Learn what you need to know as both a buyer and a seller about eBay's shopping cart and how it differs from those at other online retailers.



Sniping on eBay: Understanding this Misundersto...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Sniping on eBay isn't for everyone and it doesn't help in all cases. Here are some dos and don'ts for sniping on eBay to help you make decisions.



How Does eBay Seller Protection Work?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay's Seller Protection program can give you a leg up in eBay disputes, but only if you know the ground rules and how to use them to your advantage.



Can I Avoid Doing Business with Problem eBay...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Sellers, you can indeed prevent problem buyers from placing bids on your auctions in the first place, whether you want to exclude low-feedback bidders, international bidders, or non-PayPal bidders.



What to Do When eBay Is Running Slow

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

If the eBay website seems to be running slowly, it can be caused by several factors, and the fix can be any one of several possible remedies.



How to Conclude an eBay Motors Sale

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Preparing for an eBay Motors sale. After your eBay Motors listing finishes successfully, there are a few things you need to do before the meeting.



Common Mistakes People Make When Drop Shipping...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Drop shipping serves a number of entrepreneurs very well. Be aware, however, that drop shipping on eBay can also pose challenges. Learn what to avoid.



eBay Rules for Sellers

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Though the eBay rule book is long, but a few basic ideas are all sellers really need to keep in mind to stay on the right side of the eBay law.



Returns on eBay May End Up Costing Money -...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay sellers can charge restocking fees, charge return shipping, and have short return windows. Buyers should understand details of a return on eBay.



7 Items to Avoid Selling on eBay

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Almost anything can be sold on eBay, but there are a few items that are not allowed or not suitable for selling in a virtual marketplace.



The Best Time to List Your Item for Sale on eBay

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

You can increase the number of bids your auctions receive and the total sale price of your items by knowing the best time to list on eBay. Here's how.



How to use eBay as an Inventory Source for...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay is the perfect place for manufacturers and suppliers to sell wholesale lots, and for sellers to purchase inventory in bulk to resell.



How to Get the Most Out of Your First eBay...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

New to eBay? Learn how to bid and buy on eBay with this beginner buyer's checklist and great tips for having the best possible purchase experience.



4 Signs Your eBay Account Has Been Stolen

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Stolen accounts are one of the most serious and more common problems in the eBay community. Learn to recognize a stolen account and how to fix it.



Oops, I Made A Mistake on eBay: Common Fixes

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Every eBay seller has made one of these mistakes at some point in their eBay trading experience. Learn about these common mistakes and how to fix them.



How to Use the eBay Seller Dashboard

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

As a seller, your goal is always to offer great customer service and to follow eBay's rules. eBay's seller dashboard gives important insights.



Listing Analytics Sees a Significant Update...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

If you're a dedicated eBay Listing Analytics user, you're in for a treat. Terapeak has updated the app with a number of powerful new features.



Don't Leave Money on the Table When Selling on...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Sellers can make more money on eBay by optimizing listings for SEO, offering international shipping, diversifying product lines, and using Best Offer.



Why You Shouldn't Rely on GMV to Analyze Your...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Gross merchandise volume is a figure that should be viewed with skepticism when used to describe a company's financial well-being. Learn why.



Don't Fall for These 15 Common eBay Scams

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay scams aren't as common as some might imagine. Learn to recognize the signs and avoid scams by running in the other direction when you see them.



The Dos and Don'ts for Selling Digital Goods on...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Yes, it is possible to sell digital goods and content on eBay, but there are some very specific guidelines in place to protect both buyers and sellers.



What to Sell on eBay and Where to Get It

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

If you don't already know what to sell on eBay when you start your business, here are some steps you can take to avoid common mistakes of new sellers.



Things to Know Before Making an Offer

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay gives buyers the opportunity to make offers to sellers for some products, but you'll need to know how these work to make the most of them.



Not Everything Is Covered Under eBay's Vehicle...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

The eBay Motors Vehicle Protection Program helps protect buyers from fraud and bad-faith auto and other vehicle sales on eBay. Here's how it works.



9 Tips for eBay Buyers When Filing a Dispute

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

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Why Does eBay Charge an Insertion Fee?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Every auction you see on eBay has been subject to insertion fees, which are calculated specifically for the item and options in each case.



4 Online Auction Alternatives to eBay You...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay has changed over the last several years; these changes have caused smaller sellers to search for alternatives. Here are some of the most popular.



What is PayPal and how does it work on eBay?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

A PayPal Primer: Understanding the payment system preferred by eBay and the majority of its active buyers and sellers.



Does "Used" Mean What You Think it Does?

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

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5 Common Reasons Behind Unexpected eBay Charges...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

It can be frustrating to be billed by eBay unexpectedly. Here's how you can determine what charges are legitimate and which ones you should challenge.



Promote Your Sale Items With eBay Videos

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Sometimes images aren't enough on eBay, and using video in your auction listings is needed to give bidders the best introduction to your goods.



eBay Earnings are Income and Must be Reported

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay is considered a business if sellers intentionally purchase inventory for resale and sell on a regular basis. Paypal issues a 1099K for tax purposes.



How You Can Add eBay to Your Browser with...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

If you're a heavy eBay user, you may need web browser add-on tools that save you time and effort while streamlining your eBay experience — Learn How.



The Devil is in the Details - Photos Can Make...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Poor photography could be costing you sales on eBay. Make sure to use natural daylight, a plain uncluttered background, and crop photos tightly.



Improve eBay Sales with Better SEO, Optimizing...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Increase sales on eBay when they're slow by improving SEO, optimizing listings for mobile devices, and creating outstanding customer policies.



What You Should Know About Selling Furniture on...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

It is possible to sell large household items like furniture on eBay, provided you're ready for the shipment hassles that come along with such a sale.



Using eBay Motors to Buy and Sell a Vehicle

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

All ready to post a listing on eBay motors? Here's how to go about posting a classifieds listing and what you need to know as you do it.



AutoCheck Used Car History Available on eBay...

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Use the AutoCheck scores on eBay Motors to help you to learn more about a vehicle's history, legal, and safety statuses. Just remember that it's up to you to learn about the seller.



Things You Need to Know About eBay Feedback

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

eBay's feedback system is at the heart of the online auction site's success. Here are a few things to know about how feedback works on eBay.



10 Things to Know About eBay Fixed-Price Listings

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Fixed price listings aren't new to eBay, but they haven't been around forever either. Better your understanding of these listings with this review.



When to File an eBay Dispute

2016-08-23T11:23:34Z

Are you doing your part to ensure that problem users are removed from eBay? Why you should filing disputes in response to bad experiences.