Archive for January, 2010

eBay’s Announced Pricing Changes Affects Sellers

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

eBay has announced some drastic price changes. While the message is “fees are lower”, some fees are actually higher. It’s a mixed bag of changes with some good and some not so good. In this blog post, we will highlight the pertinent changes of the new fee structure and highlight the winners and losers. The [...]

Ending eBay Auctions Early

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

It’s a seller dilemma. A buyer emails and asks you to end your auction early and sell to them outright or for the bid they have placed on your item. This actually occurs more frequently since the best offer option was added to eBay. Countless times I’ve seen sellers ask the question: “Do I end [...]

What did you buy this week?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

“Sales are down” is an often heard lament of online sellers. While not all sellers are experiencing a slow-down in sales, most can agree that selling online has gotten more complex, demanding more time and effort to make the same dollar as prior years. Often times when I hear this from a seller, I’ll ask [...]

When do you block eBay bidders?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

eBay system allows sellers to block particular buyers as well as setting blocking conditions: You can globally block the following: • Buyers without a PayPal Account • Buyers in Countries to which I don’t ship • Buyers with policy violations • Buyers with a negative feedback score • Buyers who may bid on several of [...]

Do You Have What It Takes To Get Customers to Enter Your Store?

Friday, January 8th, 2010

If you had to use one sentence to get people to shop in your store what would it be? Imagine your store is a brick and mortar and there are 10,000 people walking by – What words would you use to entice them to enter into your store? The same principal holds true for your [...]

When eBay Sellers Cannot Win With Returns

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

eBay recently (okay, last year) began requiring a return policy with one of the options being “No Returns”.  If a seller does not accept returns, the buyer can simply file a SNAD (Significantly Not As Described) claim with PayPal.  The majority of SNAD claims favor the buyer, so it’s likely you will lose. Now, there [...]

Into the 2010s with SEO and Keywords

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I was going to title this dragging you into 2010, but wanted to be a bit softer in the title. After all, it’s a whole new year and I’m sure one of your resolutions is to make more sales in your Vendio store. If it isn’t go ahead and add it to your list. You [...]