Gear Up for the Holiday Season With the eBay Holiday Selling Guide

I’m excited! It may still be September, but eBay is already getting ready for the holiday rush of December with its new eBay Holiday Selling Guide. With over 104 million global eBay shoppers, there are a lot of opportunities for eBay sellers to ramp up their sells this season and the Holiday Selling Guide can help. Let’s take a look at what’s inside this season’s guide.


What’s Hot

The Holiday Selling Guide gives eBayers the inside track on what products are going to be the hot ticket items for this holiday season. Get helpful tips about particular brands you should watch for and which items are already sizzling hot. This not only can help you know what items to be on the lookout for, but can also help you save money by determining which items have become the ghosts of Christmas past.

Save the Date

Print and save the Holiday Planning Calendar. The Holiday Selling Guide not only lets you know which dates are crucial for mailing your items, but also when the best time is to get that Halloween and Thanksgiving merchandise listed. Hang this handy page near your desk or on your refrigerator to keep you on track as you build up your holiday business.

Maximize Those Sales

Get great tips on how to maximize your sales through the holiday season. The Holiday Selling Guide not only gives you tips on which keywords are best, but offers ideas on how to get your store spruced and ready for the holiday shopping season.

Go Mobile

Learn how to make your items more appealing to mobile shoppers. Did you know that in the second quarter of this year, 600,000 new customers ma

de their very first eBay purchase on their mobile phone? That’s pretty amazing.With eBay’s new television ads featuring the benefits of shopping with your cell phone, mobile is the way to go. Use the Holiday Selling Guide tips to make sure you’re ready.

Ready, Set, Ship

You may know that you have to offer 1-day handling to stay a Top-Rated Seller, but did you know that starting in September, eBay also lets your customers know that your items ships “eBay Fast and Free?” The Holiday Selling Guide not only tells you how this program works, but also gives you ideas on what shipping supplies you should be stocking up on before the holiday season officially begins.



This guest post is by Kat Simpson. Kat is a trusted eCommerce author, speaker, educator, and entrepreneur. Kat Simpson has been a successful eCommerce merchant for over 10 years; is an eBay Education Specialist and Gold Level PowerSeller, as well as a successful Amazon merchant. Currently Kat is the co-host of popular weekly eCommerce Podcast FBARadio.

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