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Your primary goal should be to take a clear, sharp photograph (or photographs) that fully displays an item. You also want to shoot your photographs cost-effectively, taking into consideration both time and money.  For certain items, you need to present photographs that have an advertising character. The primary purpose of an eBay photograph is to […]

Good photographs sell items on eBay and help you maximize the sale prices of the items you sell on eBay. Poor photographs are a handicap to eBay sales. Average photographs will generate an average amount of interest for an item and consequently will not bring the maximum number of bidders or the maximum potential winning […]

Here are the key points to remember: If you’re selling more than $1,000 per month, you may be eligible for eBay’s PowerSeller program. To turn your eBay hobby into a money-making profession, you need to start with some detailed business and financial planning. Most power sellers specialize in a specific type of itemand buy it […]

The final step in your creation of a successful eBay business is to set up your own online storefront to offer additional merchandise to your auction customers. If you’re selling printer cartridges, direct your buyers to your online store selling paper and other printer supplies. If you’re selling collectibles, direct your buyers to your online […]

If you’re running a hundred or more auctions a week, you want to draw attention to your auctions. That might mean splurging for some of eBay’s listing enhancements (boldface, gallery, and so on), although these extras typically aren’t worth the extra cost. Better to promote your auctions on your personal website, via message board postings, […]

Every business should keep detailed records, and your online auction business is no exception. Whether you use an auction management service that offers report generation, a financial-management program like Quicken, or your own homemade spreadsheet or database, you need to track what you’re doing. In particular, you want to track unit cost and final selling […]

How easy is it to turn your online auction hobby into a profitable business? It’s all a matter of volume and good business planning and management. Let’s consider an example. Caitlin has found a source for iron-on transfers for T-shirts and sweatshirts. She can buy these transfers for $1 each and (based on her experience […]

Chances are you’re just starting out on your online auction adventures learning how to buy and sell and take advantage of everything eBay has to offer. As you gain more experience, however, you may decide that you’re pretty good at the whole thing, and start to wonder what it might take to ramp up your […]

Vendio lets you reach buyers where they are shopping, without forcing you to learn a different interface for each online channel. Whether you are a seasoned online sales veteran, or the next ecommerce success story, Vendio provides an ecommerce solution that makes it easy to build and run your online ecommerce business no matter where […]

Minutes after the conclusion of your auction, eBay will notify you by email that your auction has ended. Several things can now happen: If you accept payment via PayPal and if the buyers opts to pay via credit card or bank debit, the buyer can initiate payment from the end-of-auction email he receives. If the […]

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  • bud: I know that people want to make a profit. But most of the people on ebay are asking outragous prices [...]
  • rich: i have early 1940's 50's photos of country musicians i have had some authenticated and have got som [...]
  • Con Heagney: I purchased an excaator for £11000 through ebay and transfered the funds to ebays bank account, pro [...]
  • V S Agarwal: Ebay and paypal helping scammers to cheat buyers. Seller get registration on ebay with only user id [...]
  • Mike Online Auctions: Good points about shipping internationally. I usually just ship domestically but I have been lookin [...]