1000 Best eBay PowerSeller Secrets

1000 Best eBay PowerSeller Secrets

by Greg Holden


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According to an AC Nielsen study conducted in early 2005, as many as 724,000 Americans depend on eBay sales for all or part of their income. But it is becoming more difficult to run a profitable business on eBay, as its sales growth slows and fees increase. Sellers are being squeezed between these two factors.

In order to thrive in this unique marketplace, sellers need to spend their money wisely, buy goods that will sell at low prices, market those goods aggressively and develop a well-rounded business presence. 1000 Best eBay PowerSeller Secrets is packed full of insider secrets and strategies designed to help readers accomplish all this and more. Topics include:
—Researching items to maximize profitability
—Dealing with buyer questions
—Making the payment process run smoothly
—Confronting problems after the sale ends
—Boosting customer satisfaction through packing and shipping

1000 Best eBay PowerSeller Secrets provides tips, strategies and prescriptions for making any eBay business venture healthier, wealthier and wiser.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402208058
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/13/2006
Series: 1000 Best Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Greg Holden first signed up with eBay in 1997 and is a PowerSeller. He is the author of more than 30 books on computers and the Internet. Mr. Holden lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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1. Deciding what to see on Ebay
It's a question I hear all the time from prospective eBay sellers: "What's the best thing I can sell on eBay?" There's no simple answer-the list of desirable items changes with the seasons and as collecting fads come and go. The choice of what to sell is important, however. Take the time to choose items that you'll enjoy selling and handling for the long term. Researching merchandise, finding valuable and productive product lines, and knowing the value of what you want to sell is an ongoing process. If you play your cards right and pick products you enjoy finding and selling, you'll have taken a big first step toward becoming a successful eBay seller.

Table of Contents

Part I: Before the Sale
Chapter One: Deciding What to Sell on eBay -
Chapter Two: Wholesale Suppliers and Other Sourcing
Resources -
Chapter Three: Selling on Consignment -
Chapter Four: Capturing Clear Digital Images
Chapter Five: Creating Descriptions That Attract Buyers -
Chapter Six: Reaching a Worldwide Market -

Part II: During the Sale
Chapter Seven: Fielding Questions from Customers -
Chapter Eight: Revising and Improving Your Descriptions -
Chapter Nine: Tracking Your Sales and Navigating-eBay -

Part III: After the Sale
Chapter Ten: Ins and Outs of Online Payments -
Chapter Eleven: Packing -
Chapter Twelve: Postage and Shipping Charges -
Chapter Thirteen: Shipping Domestically and Internationally -
Chapter Fourteen: Returns and Other Problems -
Chapter Fifteen: Communicating with Customers and Other eBay Members -
Chapter Sixteen: Increasing Your Productivity -
Chapter Seventeen: eBay Stores -

Part IV: Opening E-Commerce Stores
Chapter Eighteen: Weaving Your Own Website -
Chapter Nineteen: Working with an Auction Service Provider
Chapter Twenty: Boosting Profits -
Chapter Twenty-One: Strategic Purchasing for Your eBay
Business -
Chapter Twenty-Two: Miscellaneous Tips and Strategies -

Appendix A: Resources for Sellers -
Appendix B: Discussion Groups and Sources of Support -
Index -
About the Author -

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