Three Weeks to eBay Profits, Revised Edition: Go from Beginner to Successful Seller in Less than a Month

Three Weeks to eBay Profits, Revised Edition: Go from Beginner to Successful Seller in Less than a Month

by Skip McGrath

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Overview

Solid gold information from a Gold-level seller! Veteran eBay expert and author Skip McGrath presents a completely updated guide to the new, drastically altered site.

Under its new management, eBay has instituted many important changes, and this revised edition addresses the company’s modified fee structures, new (and controversial) feedback system, and more, while guiding sellers through the steps of starting, expanding, and automating a successful eBay business. McGrath offers tips on what’s popular with eBay’s buyers, as well as on drop shipping, controlling costs, managing inventory, writing headlines and descriptions that sell, launching your first auctions, and more.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402776342
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,104,806
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Skip McGrath is currently a Gold Level Power seller on eBay. (The Gold Level includes sellers who average sales between $10,000 and $25,000 per month over three months.) He has written seven books on eBay selling, including Titanium eBay (Penguin), How to Start and Run an eBay Consignment Business (McGraw-Hill), and The Complete Idiots Guide to eBay (Alpha). His Web site, www.skipmcgrath.com is one of the most visited eBay-related sites on the Net. Skip’s blog, Make Money on eBay (blog.skipmcgrath.com), receives about 500 unique visitors a day. Skip lives near Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Revised Edition 1

Week 1 Getting Ready to Sell 5

Chapter 1 Setting Up and Organizing Your Business 7

Chapter 2 Finding Your Way Around eBay 21

Chapter 3 What Sells on eBay? 27

Chapter 4 Product Research 39

Chapter 5 What Should You Sell? 49

Chapter 6 Product Acquisition 53

Chapter 7 Winning with Drop-Shipping 67

Chapter 8 Types of Auctions 73

Chapter 9 Launching Your First Auctions 79

Chapter 10 Listing and Pricing Strategies 97

Chapter 11 Building Great Feedback 105

Chapter 12 Writing Your Success Plan 113

Week 2 Putting your Auctions to Work 119

Chapter 13 Category Selection 121

Chapter 14 Writing Auction Titles and Descriptions That Sell 125

Chapter 15 Mastering Auction Photography 135

Chapter 16 Promoting Your Auctions 143

Chapter 17 Shipping, Handling, and Insurance 151

Chapter 18 Boosting Your Profits by Selling Internationally 159

Chapter 19 Monitoring and Revising Your Auctions for Success 165

Chapter 20 Getting Paid 173

Week 3 Building and Growing Your Business 185

Chapter 21 Cost Control 187

Chapter 22 Inventory Management 197

Chapter 23 Automating Your Auctions 201

Chapter 24 Third-Party Promotional Tools 207

Chapter 25 Upselling and E-mail Marketing to Your Customers 215

Chapter 26 Opening an eBay Store 225

Chapter 27 eBay Consignment Selling 235

Chapter 28 Beyond eBay 241

Appendix A Auction Checklist 247

Appendix B Popular Sources of Wholesale Merchandise 249

Appendix C Third-Party Resources for eBay Sellers 253

Appendix D Safety Tips for Buyers and Sellers 259

Glossary and Guide to Common Abbreviations 265

Index 277

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