Archive for October, 2012

How the Supreme Court Could Affect Online Sellers

Friday, October 26th, 2012

I read an interesting story the other day that hasn’t gotten much attention in the eBay community yet, but I think it is one that we should all probably pay attention to. It involves a case that is working its way through the federal court system and is expected to be heard by the Supreme [...]

Ideas for Raising Your Sales Rank on Amazon

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

In the last few years Amazon.com has gone from being just an online bookseller to becoming one of the largest online retailers in the world. One of the ways they have done this is by lettings businesses sell their own products through their Amazon website. This has made them a pretty good alternative to sellers [...]

Free eBay Consultation Can Help eBay Sellers

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Did you know that eBay offers its sellers a free consultation to talk about their eBay business? Well, they do! All you have to do is schedule a phone call with the eBay Seller Outreach Team and at the appointed day and time they will give you a call. The eBay Seller Outreach Team is [...]

5 Free Twitter Tools You Can Use to Your Advantage

Monday, October 15th, 2012

There are many, many tools available to you as an entrepreneur to use Twitter to promote yourself and your business. From tracking your influence to market research, from mobile phones to alternate interfaces – it’s all there. And best of all, many of these tools are free. Yay! Here are five free tools you can use [...]

Is Our Right to Sell In Jeopardy?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

I’ve recently come across some troubling news. There is a case being fought right now (Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons) in which someone who purchased goods made in Thailand and sold them on eBay is now being sued by the company for “copyright infringement” simply for doing so. The gentleman, Supap Kirtsaeng, countered that [...]

How to Create Buzz in Your Business

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Want to bring a lot of customers to your small business without spending big bucks on marketing? You can, by creating buzz. Instead of using money to create awareness, you use word-of-mouth to generate awareness. It doesn’t have to cost you a dime. Here are a few ways to create buzz for your small business. [...]

eBay Giving Works and You. Selling for a Good Cause

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

EBay began their Giving Works program in 2003. EBay came up with an idea that would allow sellers to list items on their personal or business accounts and if they wished, they could choose from one of many charities registered with the program, such as Goodwill industries, national federation of the blind, dress for success [...]