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Month: September 2016

How to Handle Feeling Overwhelmed with eBay Orders

“I have too many orders to fill. I can’t handle it!” This may not exactly seem like a problem, but it can be if you have a Type A personality. You watch the orders come in and feel so excited that someone actually wants what you are selling. Then you realize you have to pack …

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Just a Quick Note Today: I Took the Free Shipping Plunge / Tips for You,Too

I decided to offer free shipping on all my eBay products yesterday.  The transition was flawless with the help of eBay’s multiple listing tool.  I did this for a few reasons: I just became a Top Rated Plus Seller thanks to hard work and determination to get there.  This affords me the opportunity to save …

eBay Feedback Ratings: Should I Really Care about Them?

The eBay feedback system has become an icon to both sellers and buyers on eBay.  It is the bread and butter of eBay for sellers.  It is the one driving factor that makes sellers motivated to do better and scared to death to do anything wrong when selling on eBay.  The feedback rating puts customers …

Strictly eBay: Basic or Premium Store? What’s to Think About…

Online Yard Sale Finds If you are going to have a successful business on eBay, you need a store front.  There really is no way around that I can think of.  With a store you get sales records and other valuable tools that you need to run your business.  The question is what store subscription …

Why Good Shipping Practices are So Important for an Online Store!

Online Yard Sale Finds If your online store means you have to ship products then make sure you have good shipping practices in place.  I love the products that I know will fit into a padded envelope and be okay.  Things like books and CDs make shipping a breeze.  But, what about more delicate items …

What Really Keeps Customers Coming Back to Your Online Store?

Online Yard Sale Finds I haven’t figured out the complete formula yet.  And, maybe never will.  But, I do know what makes me feel like going back to an online store again and again.  I hope to put these same things into making my customers feel that they want to come back as well. First …

Be Realistic with Your Online Store Policies and Promises

Online Yard Sale Finds When you open your online store be realistic with your policies and promises.  Coming out of the gate running is an adrenal rush.  You want to drive customers to your store right away with the things you think they want to hear and see.  It’s only natural to want to your store to …