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Mon Nov 21 2016 09:05:08

Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
There seems to never be a shortage of people to bash eBay in your comment sections. Although it's far from perfect, eBay is still the biggest and best sales venue for a number of individuals and small businesses, myself included. 

I for one, would like to hear what sort of success that people have been having recently. For example, I was proud to realize the other month that I reached $1,000,000 in sales on eBay, after selling for about 5 years. 

What are other people doing right out there that could help those who are struggling to make sales?
Thanks!
Chris

Note from the editor: Congratulations for reaching this milestone, Chris! This is a great opportunity for people to share tips on what tools they use to manage inventory, improve listings, and attract traffic.

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by: kvl1 This user has validated their user name.

Wed Nov 23 08:49:51 2016

I agree with others that if you reached $1 million in eBay sales in five years, we could learn from you!

Back in 2014, an anonymous seller shared 11 tips on this site on how to get your items to show up in an eBay search.  I found most of these to be very helpful.  Here is a link to that article: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abu/y214/m01/abu0350/s02.  

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by: blaumann This user has validated their user name.

Wed Nov 23 10:28:44 2016

First, find Tool Guy's magic formula. He has it ALL figured out and gets great treatment from ebay. Second, sell without people seeing your listings.

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by: margo This user has validated their user name.

Wed Nov 23 10:45:38 2016

kvl1 it says that page does not exist.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Extra_Mile

Wed Nov 23 12:32:10 2016

Great Idea!

(Yes, Like others, I also had may things over the years that really made me MAD at eBay also!)

Not in any Order, and there are many others.

1. Follow Their Rules! (You don't have to like them)

2. Don't stop listing and sit and fret when something bad happens. Keep on Listing! (If you sell anywhere in the real world these things happen all the time.)

3. Returns are a cost of doing business(Anywhere!)

4. When your market changes, you have to change with it.

5. Free Shipping! (It's what Most buyer want.)

*The Best thing you can do, no matter how many years you have been selling is to keep learning. (You really don't know everything!) Keep reading about your market and eBay. Read, Read, Read!

It will make you a smarter seller and a much better seller!  

Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay   Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay

This user has validated their user name. by: Extra_Mile

Wed Nov 23 12:48:25 2016

kvl1 Thanks for the link, I will give it a read.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Extra_Mile

Wed Nov 23 12:49:26 2016

margo, If you take off the Dot at the end of the link, it works. Hope that helps.

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This user has validated their user name. by: LasVagueness

Wed Nov 23 19:24:02 2016

@pace306

What is the rationale behind emptying your PayPal account every night?  

Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay   Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay

This user has validated their user name. by: Don Wagner

Wed Nov 23 20:21:53 2016

I remember seeing these listing tips a long time ago, but WELL WORTH REVIEWING!

Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay   Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay

by: Lahav-CampaignGO This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 24 01:03:40 2016

Please post you eBay ID I want to learn too.
Before I spent more time on your post.
1.000.000 its impressive.

Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay   Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay

by: ebayisscrewed This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 24 02:11:33 2016

Am I the only one that read this entire thread and the only thing I want to do is buy something from toolguy so I can get his number to prank call him several times a week?

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Thu Nov 24 10:46:35 2016

@ebayiscrewed

my number is on all my ads.

But to make it easier here:

714-510-1707, this is my cell number you can call or text.

John

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my ecommercebytes friends. . .

Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay   Wanted: Positive Tips for Growing Sales on eBay

by: kvl1 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Nov 28 08:53:47 2016

@margo
If you copy and paste the link in your browser (without the period at the end of the sentence), it will bring you to the article.

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