Mazahn Be consistent with all customers when it comes to becom own policies. PowerSeller icon next to user ID. Always include a packing slip with the auction number in the package. Develop your own Web site. In addition to sales volumes, simple things such as creating well-written, honest and descriptive listingsas well as good communication with buyers, will assist you. Tip To change your lookback period for performance requirements from 12 months to 3 months, you need at least transactions in the last 90 days.
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The following table outlines the requirements for becoming a PowerSeller PowerSeller Keep the following PowerSeller points in mind 1 To advance up the PowerSeller chain, you must reach and maintain the next level of gross sales for an average of three months. If you miss your minimum gross sales for three months, eBay gives you a grace period.
There are various benefits, from being able to use the PowerSeller logo a real credibility builder to health benefits for you and your employees. To qualify to be a PowerSeller, you must meet certain criteria, both specific and general Dnote PowerSeller feedback ratings are actually calculated differently from normal feedback gives you five good ratings, for instance, only one counts in the feedback calculation.
The PowerSeller calculation, however, would include all five good feedbacks. More people now know about eBay Stores, and eBay is doing more to educate people about it. So having a store provides another way to reach people. Final Value Fees are higher. Store listings are not found in the main eBay site as easily. Searches through eBay. This will handily import into a spreadsheet program.
These reports differ from the Selling Manager reports considerably. While the Selling Manager reports give you accounting data, your eBay Stores reports give you an idea of sales trends by showing you sales ratios and data.
The listing fees are considerably cheaper in the stores. Click this link to save the store in your My eBay Favorites area.
This button shows up in the sub-navigation bar when you click Search on any eBay page, as shown in Figure You can access your favorites directly from your My eBay page or by clicking the pictured Favorite Searches sub-navigation button. This is surprisingly easy to do, thanks to a service called eBay Stores. Running an eBay Store www. The non-auction items in your eBay Store appear only in your eBay Store not in the eBay auction listings. Figure A typical eBay Store. On the eBay Stores home page www.
Buyers can also search for a specific store or a store selling a certain type of item, or view an alphabetical list of all stores. The items offered by eBay Stores merchants are a combination of items currently for auction on eBay and additional fixed-price inventory.
Having trouble with a deadbeat bidder Ask other members for advice. Not sure how to ship an odd-sized package No need to reinvent the wheel chances are some other member has shipped something similar, and can tell you what to do. A more complex definition is that a Trading Assistant sells items on consignment for those who are not familiar with the eBay site or are simply too lazy to learn the ropes.
Several chains have opened up across the country with retail locations accepting merchandise from the general public to do just this.
By becoming an official Trading Assistant, you can compete with the big boys in your own area. Following are some additional examples of ways you might want to use the eBay API. Additional examples of the eBay API are also included in the later chapters and case studies at the end of this book.
Or, you might want to monitor items on which you have placed a bid as the auction end grows near. You can track activity using the eBay Toolbar or My eBay. To use the eBay Toolbar, you first need to set your eBay Toolbar options.
Armed with this knowledge, you can succeed with your listings sooner than later. Best of all, it has all your sold and unsold items in one convenient area. The Unsold Items area is further down on the My eBay Selling tab and has similar columns of information. To that end, anything you can do to make your auctions more effective will improve your chances of achieving PowerSeller status. What can you do to improve the success of your eBay auctions Here are 10 tips that will benefit any eBay seller, PowerSeller or not 3.
Tip 3 List in volume. You need to list in volume to sell in volume. That means running multiple listings simultaneously, having listings close daily, and utilizing the Dutch auction feature when you have multiple quantities to sell. You can find the code for performing this task in the Modifying the Basic Technique to Perform Authentication section of Chapter 6.
A special call named GetToken lets you authenticate a user for testing purposes only. To use this call, you must rely on the special authentication keys discussed on the Getting Started with eBay Authentication and Authorization page at authauth. Select Sandbox mode. Select GetToken as the request template and click Submit.
EBay Sellers Can Be Sued Mon, 22 Jul eBay Business Can you be sued for attempting to sell products on eBay that were created by someone else who holds a copyright or trademark on those items The answer is yes, depending on the copyright holder and depending on whether the items were copied illegally. Here are two examples of the sorts of legal morasses in which eBay sellers were embroiled in late December A group of Seattle-area knitters who sell yarn and knitting designs online hired a lawyer in order to fight back against legal representatives of Scottish knitting designer Alice Starmore.
Either situation gives rise to the same set of challenges. In short, you need to determine just how to integrate eBay auctions into a non- online business. Sellers often list the very same items in their eBay store for a lower Buy It Now price. Why It costs them considerably less to list items in their store, and they list more items.
Linking to specific items or categories in your eBay Store Mon, 22 Jul Ebay Listings If your eBay Store is chock-full of wonderful stuff, you might want to link to only one specific item or category of items. The more merchandise you have in your store, the more important these directional links are.
After all, in the brick-and-mortar world, the larger the department store, the more store directories there are to keep shoppers from feeling overwhelmed and leaving in frustration.
This number is part of the URL that points to the single item. Copy the URL from the location bar in your Web browser and paste it into the href tag. Your linking command should look something like this one 1 To link a listing to a specific store category, go to your eBay Store and select the appropriate category. This is much easier and less expensive than establishing your own independent website.
In addition, you have built-in eBay traffic which would take a huge amount of marketing e. In my opinion, most eBay retail businesses will not find establishing an independent website to be a cost-effective way of doing business on the Web. At least, not as long as they can have an eBay Store instead. An eBay Store gives you most of the good characteristics of a viable ecommerce storefront.
It gives you a storefront look. It gives you a catalog of products. And it gives you a checkout mechanism.
The checkout mechanism, of course, includes payment choices. Or do you The primary An eBay store not only lists the items that the seller has listed in the store, but also every active auction or Buy It Now item the seller has placed on the eBay site. All eBay stores have four clickable tabs Figure The home page of my eBay store.
Figure The home page of my eBay store. A click here brings you to the eBay stores home page. The store name helps you remember the Web address. The complete code listing is provided for the SOAP example, as that is probably what you will use from within Visual Studio. The XML examples are also provided for your convenience.
Reports are grand because they give you an idea of where your business is at any point in time. But the key to getting some value out of all these reports is knowing which reports are important to you, based on your levels of online selling. Although eBay listing fees have remained somewhat stable over the years, in February , eBay raised the rates and changed their pricing levels. For a very long time, the most you would pay to list a regular item on the eBay site was 3.
As if by magic, whenever one of your buyers makes a payment on your item through the PayPal service, your My eBay page indicates that the item has been paid. Yes, but will they sell More importantly, will they sell at a profit Not everything on eBay sells like hotcakes. Think about it a minute. When I was teaching a class for advanced sellers at eBay Live in Orlando, Florida, I was asked the question in an auditorium-size room filled with PowerSellers.
I answered a question with a question Were there were any PowerSellers in the audience who would like to share their sources with the rest of the group You could have heard a pin drop. Business is business. I once also got an Preparing an eBay Listing Mon, 22 Jul eBay Timesavers Now that you have the powerful Turbo Lister tool at hand, you can prepare hundreds of eBay listings in advance and, with one click of the mouse, launch them on eBay.
You can also select a scheduling format that makes your listings upload and start at a particular time and date. More on that in the section, Uploading items to eBay, later in this technique. If you have an eBay Store, select a category for the item in your store from a drop-down menu. Open the drop-down menu shown in Figure by clicking the small arrow on the right.
Then click the category you want to use and watch it jump into the selection area. This area is automatically populated from your eBay Store when eBay updates your Turbo Lister installation. Figure Select your eBay Store Category from the drop-down list.
These include being able to sell more merchandise through your store than you can otherwise list in auctions being able to display a special eBay Stores icon next to all of your auction lists and being able to generate repeat business from future sales to current purchasers.
Opening an eBay Store is an especially good idea if you have a lot of fixed-price merchandise to sell. You can put items in your eBay Store before you offer them for auction, and thus have more merchandise for sale than you might otherwise.
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The following table outlines the requirements for becoming a PowerSeller PowerSeller Keep the following PowerSeller points in mind 1 To advance up the PowerSeller chain, you must reach and maintain the next level of gross sales for an average of three months. If you miss your minimum gross sales for three months, eBay gives you a grace period. There are various benefits, from being able to use the PowerSeller logo a real credibility builder to health benefits for you and your employees. To qualify to be a PowerSeller, you must meet certain criteria, both specific and general Dnote PowerSeller feedback ratings are actually calculated differently from normal feedback gives you five good ratings, for instance, only one counts in the feedback calculation.