1000 Best eBay Success Secrets: Secrets From a Powerseller
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc. (November 1, 2006)
Holden is an eBay pioneer, having joined the service back in 1997--ancient history in Internet time--and he has seen the site go through many changes. Increased fees, intense policing by site watchdogs, and complicated policies can make listing on eBay a landmine for inexperienced sellers. This stripped-down handbook provides answers to the questions that sellers new to eBay ask, starting with the biggest one of all: "What should I sell on eBay?" Although there is no definitive answer to that question, Holden provides tips on choosing a product that is right for you, and he offers suggestions on how to contact wholesalers, falling short of giving out any wholesale sources. He covers all the basics, like creating attractive listings, answering customer inquiries, dealing with the complexities of shipping internationally, and handling complaints and returns. Seasoned PowerSellers will appreciate his tips on purchasing keywords, working with an auction service provider, and migrating to one's own Web site. Although 1,000 tips is a lot for one sitting, this will make a decent addition to your eBay reference library. David Siegfried
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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.