Making Money on eBay For Dummies is a truly comprehensive and up-to-date Australian guide to eBay, covering everything from setting up an eBay seller account, starting a business, growing the business and maximizing profits by streamlining shipping.
The book begins by helping the reader decide if eBay is the right channel for their business, and then walks them through the basics of setting up a seller account and getting started with auctions. Readers are shown how to research their market and analyse similar sellers already in the eBay marketplace, in the same way any responsible business would analyse their competition.
Author Nathan Huppatz is one of Australia’s most successful eBay business owners. His wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience is distilled into this hardworking but accessible resource.
Making Money on eBay For Dummies will help eBay sellers of all experience levels improve their auctions and streamline their processes to obtain a healthy profit margin. It provides a long term reference tool for readers to turn to repeatedly as their businesses develop.
About the Author
- Advanced selling tips to help eBay sellers get the highest possible price for their items
- Cool tools for improving the efficiency of your eBay business, from tools to help manage your transaction to ingenious shipping solutions
- Advice on dealing with eBay paperwork and making sure you’re fulfilling your obligations to the tax man
- Troubleshooting tips for when auctions fizzle or buyers don’t pay
- Tips for presenting your items in the best possible light using great photography and other helpful tools
- Hints for staying safe on eBay and protecting your livelihood
Nathan Huppatz, an eBay Top Rated Seller, runs several eBay and online businesses. He writes automation software for eBay sellers, develops websites and speaks on eBay and e-commerce retailing.
Marsha Collier is a world-renowned eBay expert, sought-after speaker and best-selling author on eBay topics.
Part I: Forget the Mall: Getting a Feel for eBay 7
Chapter 1: Why eBay Is a Terrific Place to Sell 9
Chapter 2: The Bucks Start Here: Signing Up at eBay 19
Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Marketplace 29
Chapter 4: My Own Private eBay 43
Part II: Are You Selling What They're Buying? 67
Chapter 5: Time to Make Some Money! 69
Chapter 6: Time to Sell: Completing the Cyber Paperwork 97
Chapter 7: eBay Storefront for Rent ? Great Exposure! 125
Chapter 8: Closing the Deal and Shipping It Out 133
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Your Auction 155
Chapter 10: Using Pictures to Increase Your Profits 175
Part III: So You Wanna Get Serious? 195
Chapter 11: Tools Aren?t for Fools 197
Chapter 12: Advanced Strategies for Selling 211
Part IV: Tips, References and More! 227
Chapter 13: eBay?s Security Resources 229
Chapter 14: Playing Nice with Other eBay Members 245
Part V: The Part of Tens 253
Chapter 15: Ten Golden Rules for eBay Sellers 255
Chapter 16: Ten eBay Success Stories 261
Appendix: Easing Your Way on eBay 269