eBay On Location 2012: Mark Your Calendars

The dates and locations for the 2012  eBay On Location conferences have been announced. Mark your calendars! May 24 & 25 in Denver, Colorado Early Bird Registration opens April 10th September 5 and 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania These conferences are a great way to: Learn new selling skills Network with eBay staff and your fellow sellers Explore new products and services I learned so much last year in Orlando and I’m hopeful to attend at least one eBay conference this year. I even won an iPad 2 (still pinching myself over that one)! Bookmark…

eBay Tip: Marketing & Driving Traffic to Your eBay Store

I received a question from an eBay seller asking “how can I effectively market eBay merchandise to reach prospective buyers”. Here are a few steps I have personally taken with social media outlets: Created a Facebook fan page where I share sale information, new listings and interact with prospective buyers. Started a twitter account that automatically generates tweets for all items I post. I also use this twitter account to share eBay tips from my blog. Added an eBay widget on my personal blog that takes people directly to my eBay…

eBay Tip: Create A Standard Discount For Repeat Buyers

I recently received this question from an eBay seller. I have a repeat buyer (which is wonderful and all), but he talks me down so low on things. My first time negotiating I accepted a low offer on some pants and now he’s returned asking for even lower prices because “he’s a repeat buyer and wants a break”. I’m trying to stay professional and when negotiating I say this is my bottom line, but then he comes back with a low offer anyway? Any suggestions? The first thing a seller must…