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2017 Holiday Carrier Deadlines (Downloadable PDF)

13 Dec 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

Put your buyers’ minds at ease by letting them know their packages will arrive in time for the holidays! Use these deadlines to ensure delivery before December 25th, 2017:

https://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pdf/HolidayShippingGuide.pdf

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #245

21 Nov 2017 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources
An eBay entrepreneur’s Top 10 List of Thanks:
  1. I’m thankful for voicemail messages (for unexpected brunches).
  2. I’m thankful for my snooze button, for more sleep before listing.
  3. I’m thankful for the one-page Sell Your Item form.
  4. I’m thankful for the shipping department (my husband).
  5. He’s thankful for self-adhesive shipping labels.
  6. I’m thankful for the mobile app for buying and selling on the fly.
  7. I’m thankful for customers who read.
  8. I’m thankful for happy repeat buyers.
  9. I’m thankful for the ka-ching on my smartphone.
  10. I’m thankful for positive feedback.
For what are you thankful this year?

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #244

14 Nov 2017 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

How many hours a week do you work on your business? We now know that the law of diminishing returns kicks in if you work too many hours. It turns out the traditional 40-hour work week is the bingo!

After the industrial revolution, labor-based companies began experimenting with reduced working hours, which back then were usually more than 10 a day. In 1914, Henry Ford cut his employees’ workday to eight hours. It increased productivity and worker well-being so much that it became a national mandate soon after that as part of the New Deal.

So for your own well-being and that of your business, try for 40 hours, but work no more than 50 hours per week.

Small Business Saturday 2017

13 Nov 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 25.
https://www.ebay.com/SmallBusinessSaturday

Seller Hub: Using the Growth Tab

08 Nov 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

Add an edge to your selling strategy with pricing recommendations, sell-through suggestions, and competitive insights.
http://www.ebay.com/inventoryguidance

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #243

07 Nov 2017 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

The portability of today’s online business makes entrepreneurship more liberating than ever. Couples RV across the country, product sourcing and selling on eBay all the way. Many couples travel or move overseas, and their businesses on eBay don’t miss a beat.

Then there’s the coffee shop crowd and the sit-on-a-rock-on-the-beach-and-list gang. To discover a taste of this liberation, move around your house; bring a laptop outside on the porch or sunroom for an hour during the day; try the wi-fi at the nearest coffee shop. The world is your office. It will refresh your senses and get you out of a rut.

Sponsored by ReplyManager…an inbound message management tool for eBay sellers.

eBay Shipping Partner Platform

03 Nov 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

eBay Labels is now available for multi-channel sellers through the eBay Shipping Partner Platform.* Enjoy the savings and convenience of eBay Labels in a single platform that lets you manage your shipping across all the marketplaces where you sell!

http://www.ebay.com/shippingpartnerplatform

*This program is currently available to a limited group of eBay sellers. If you would like to be included in the program, please email your request to [email protected]

 

Collections: Home Page

01 Nov 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

View all of eBay’s Collections here:
http://www.ebay.com/cln

Promoted Listings: Getting Started Guide (Downloadable PDF)

01 Nov 2017 Bookmarks,Seller Resources

Download your free copy here:
http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/sc/stores/promoted-listings/promoted-listings-getting-started.pdf

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #242

31 Oct 2017 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

You may be thinking about hiring your spouse or other family member to work for your business, and that can be a great idea. However, you should know that there are a lot of landmines. Most importantly, is this person suited for the job?

Family members may not have a knack for photographing your items, or packing and shipping, or maybe they don’t feel fulfilled. Suggest a 30- to 90-day trial period, just in case. And be sure to set a hierarchy. Someone needs to be in charge of final decisions.

It can be rewarding to run a family business, or it can be a big old waste of time — or worse — trying to get out of it. Tread carefully.

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ENJOY EBAY OPEN 2017 ON VIDEO

Want to relive the excitement of eBay Open 2017 — and benefit from the valuable content presented there? Check out videos of the general sessions and workshops!

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