Archive for the 'Selling Tips' Category

Five Ways to Reduce Shipping Costs

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Love it or hate it, free shipping is almost becoming mandatory for e-commerce sales right now. While sellers may grumble and complain about having to “eat the shipping costs”, free shipping or at least low-cost shipping is often a necessary evil if you want your item to sell. Even if you refuse to play along [...]

Cool Site Helps You Get “White Background” Photos

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

It’s always great to find something that makes the listing process for Amazon easier. It’s even better when that something is free. When a friend of mine told me about this fun little website that can remove image backgrounds — well you know I just had to try it. The site is called Clipping Magic [...]

New Year’s Resolutions: How Are You Doing?

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Did you realize that this year over half over? It didn’t really occur to me until the other day when a friend of mine commented that she was listing some Christmas decorations. She mentioned that next month would make it six months until Christmas and then we both realized that the year is almost half [...]

Life Imitates Art: The Great Gatsby Effect

Monday, May 20th, 2013

You’ve probably heard that art imitates life, but sometimes it’s the other way around and life imitates art, especially if the art form is a movie. The blog, Fashionata reported that eBay is experiencing what they are calling a “Gatsby” effect, and after a quick check of Amazon it appears that the effect is popping [...]

What You Need to Know About Twitter Hashtags

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Did you know that approximately 75-percent of Twitter members use a hashtag when they send out their tweets? The hashtag, which is a pound sign (#) is typically used in conjunction with keywords that help define a Tweet. While it can be an effective market and tracking tool, there are some things you need to [...]

eCommerce: It’s All About the Buyer

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

There is often a big difference in the mindset of online sellers. Some sellers faithfully do their business plans, project their business goals, and research the market. Others tend to haphazardly list items or send boxes of “stuff” into Amazon, having no idea if it will sell. No matter what category you fall into, it’s [...]

Mom’s an Online Seller? Mother’s Day Tips

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Celebrating Mother’s Day can be a challenge when your Mom is an online seller, spending her days running from the computer to her camera to the printer to that pile of shipping boxes and back again. If your Mom is running an online business, here are some tips on how to share (and survive) Mother’s [...]