Top Tips

Top Tips for eBay Success:
Sellers
§ Write a detailed description
§ Use a reasonable starting bid
§ Include shipping & payment instructions § Provide good photo(s)
§ Accept PayPal for payment
Buyers
§ Check seller’s feedback
§ Read the description carefully
§ Use PayPal to pay
§ Ask questions before you commit
§ Avoid deals that are “too good to be true”

Did you know approximately 1.3 million sellers around the world use eBay as a primary or secondary source of income? (Source: ACNielsen International Research, June 2006)
Getting Started Selling on eBay:

1. Register as a user, then as a seller. You’ll need to provide some financial information for identification and payment purposes.

2. Find items you want to sell.

3. Research those items by looking through the “completed listings” on the site to see how quickly and how much the items sold for, as well as how they are labeled and how they’re presented in photos.

4. Create a listing and strategy based on your research and let the bidding begin. The Best
Tips for Finding “it” on eBay:
§ Use the search tools – eBay has advanced search options to help shoppers find exactly what they want. Buyers can search by price, auction closing time, “Buy it now” listings, location of seller, payment preference, currency and more.
§ Know your seller – Review seller feedback carefully before purchasing, and make sure to ask questions before bidding. A bid is a binding contract.
§ Review shipping options – Most sellers provide multiple shipping options, and some will even gift wrap purchases before shipping. Be sure to pick the best shipping option to ensure the gift arrives in time.