Starting an Ebay Business for Dummiesby Marsha Collier, S. Hayes (Editor)
Want to pick up extra cash? Explore opening an eBay store? Unload your dusty disco albums or the collection of antlers in the basement? Hey, those poor, dead deer could lead to a rich, lively career. Whether you want to build an eBay business from scratch or just want to make sure you’re up on eBay’s policy changes and taking advantage of new automation
Want to pick up extra cash? Explore opening an eBay store? Unload your dusty disco albums or the collection of antlers in the basement? Hey, those poor, dead deer could lead to a rich, lively career. Whether you want to build an eBay business from scratch or just want to make sure you’re up on eBay’s policy changes and taking advantage of new automation tools, this guide will have you selling successfully on eBay faster than you can say, “going…going…”Starting an eBay Business For Dummies 2nd Edition gets you organized and in virtual business fast with step-by-step guidance on:
- Setting up basic auctions
- Pricing items or setting minimums strategically
- Using the About Me page to begin creating a professional identity
- Finding sources of merchandise (once you exhaust your basement, attic, and relatives)
- Managing your business with online auction management services and software, including a list of 16 popular sites with their prices
- Writing tempting descriptions and taking good photographs of merchandise
- Selecting payment systems (and why shipping C.O.D. is a no-no)
- Handling inventory and keeping records
Written by Marsha Collier, author of eBay For Dummies and eBay Bargain Shopping For Dummies, an eBay PowerSeller, columnist, and teacher at eBay University, this book is packed with time-saving, money-saving tips plus secret eBay hints to help you compete with the pros from the get go. It gives you inside information on:
- eBay motors, real estate, and other unusual areas
- Dutch auctions, reserve price auctions, and private auctions
- Using an eBay fee calculator to check your final value fees
- Shipping and insuring merchandise efficiently and economically
- Printing shipping labels and postage
Complete with a glossary and index, Starting an eBay Business For Dummies 2nd Edition is just what you need to get started selling on eBay, to graduate from occasional seller to PowerSeller, or to become a genuine eBay entrepreneur like the ten whose success stories are featured in this book!
Meet the Author
Marsha Collier is an eBay PowerSeller, eBay University instructor, and author. She has written several books for eBay users and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s The View.
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I just finished this book and as a current eBay seller I have to warn you the information is incredibly outdated! This book was written three years ago and eBay has changed so much even in the last six months, that I had to laugh at some of the suggestions she made regarding things that don't even exist anymore. I would estimate that about 10% or less of this book was useful to me as an eBay seller in 2004.
You made no sense while writing that nonsense.
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I met Marsha at an eBay U. event and realized this lady knew what she was talking about. I bought her book immediately afterwards and read it cover to cover. It helped me grow my eBay business from a fledgling operation to a full-time career. This book not only gives you ideas on how to better use eBay, but also how to run a small business (and run it on the cheap using eBay as a supply tool). Can't wait to see what Marsha puts out next!