Product Sourcing: China: The Basics

Product Sourcing: China: The Basics “If You Aren’t Already Looking At China, Start Now” If you are looking for greater profits, an expanded product lines, and niche markets then you can’t afford to ignore China these days. Maybe you grew up thinking it is a distant, closed-off land, but this is no longer the case. Here are some facts about …

Working with Wholesalers and Suppliers

Working with Wholesalers and Suppliers These are my top ten tips to help you avoid costly mistakes in your online business and navigate the sometimes-confusing world of buying wholesale products with relative ease: You can’t work with wholesalers without a sales tax ID. Buying wholesale products means you have a consistent stream of quality products at prices that let you …

Listing Enhancements: Reserve Price

Overview: When you, the seller, lists an item for auction on eBay, you are given the option to supply eBay with an optional “reserve price” for the item. This price, which is kept secret from bidders, is the minimum amount for which you, the seller, are willing to sell. If you supply a reserve price, and bidding for the item …

Using eBay’s “Best Offer” option

What is the eBay Best Offer option? eBay’s Best Offer option (also known as “Make Offer” from the buyer’s perspective) is an option eBay sellers can use when they list a fixed price item and are willing to accept a lower price or different terms than what is listed. How to use Best Offer option: 1. Add Best Offer – When …

eBay secrets: Using Photobucket to Add Pictures

First, you need to upload your picture(s) to your Photobucket account, so log in and click the Upload button: Then, you will be taken to the upload page, and you will need to click on the button to “Choose photos and videos“ Another, smaller window will open, and from that you will need to select the picture you want to …

Shipping from Canada

Canada: Shipping How to Include Flat Shipping Costs in your Listing: 1. When you list your item using eBay’s Sell Your Item form or Turbo Lister, go to the Shipping (Domestic) section and choose “Flat” in the drop down menu. 2. For domestic shipping, select up to three Canada Post services you’ll be shipping the item with and enter your …

Trying it on: eBay’s Quick Listing Tool

eBay’s Quick Listing Tool eBay is always experimenting with new and various ways to improve their site and their processes to make using eBay easier to use for the average person that just wants to sell something on eBay. The latest product is called the Quick Listing Tool. This latest method for creating a listing is an improvement on the …

Step 1: Registering on eBay

Step 1: Register as an eBay Member The first step to buying and selling at eBay is to register as a member. You need two things: be at least 18 years of age, and have a valid email address. If you have already registered, skip this step. Registering on eBay is pretty straightforward, with three easy steps: 1.  Enter your …

A Brief Look: The History of eBay

A Brief Look: The History of eBay eBay began in San Jose, California, in the fall of 1995 as the brainchild of 28 year old French-born Iranian computer software developer, Pierre Omidyar. Originally called AuctionWeb, eBay is short for Echo Bay, the name of Pierre’s consulting business Echo Bay Consulting. When Pierre went to register his business domain, echobay.com had …