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Using eBay's Seller Dashboard To Track Your Positioning

As of August 20, 2014, eBay’s updated seller standards are in effect, including a brand new seller dashboard. Designed to display status for current and future evaluation cycles, the new dashboard can pinpoint where your account needs some fine-tuning, plus highlight what you’re doing right. From sales amounts and history ...

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5 Simple Tips To Address Shipping Delays

Shipping delays can and do occur. They’re frustrating for customers who are anxious to receive your products, and stressful for you as an e-commerce seller. The right kind of response from you is vital if you want to keep your customer happy – and, of course, you want the transaction ...

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Upcoming Price Reductions to USPS Priority Mail

On September 7, 2014, the USPS will implement a price change for its popular Priority Mail services. Here’s a look at what to expect. Summary Priority Mail Post Office rates are going up, but if you purchase postage online, you will actually see a reduction in Priority Mail rates. The price reductions apply ...

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3 E-Commerce Copywriting Mistakes to Avoid

In today’s online marketplace, copy can take a backseat to the other elements of an e-commerce site: page design, graphics, photography, links. But copy is a crucial part of your store, and creating effective, readable content for your site is simple if you avoid these three common mistakes. Mistake #1: Zeroing ...

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4 Ways to Boost Your E-Commerce Sales Using YouTube

Have you added video to your e-commerce site’s marketing mix? If not, the time may be right to start. Video adds a new dimension to your store, providing a unique and personal view of product information, store background and your personal insights. With tools like your smartphone and YouTube at ...

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Using eBay’s Seller Dashboard To Track Your Positioning

As of August 20, 2014, eBay’s updated seller standards are in effect, including a brand new seller dashboard. Designed to display status for current and future evaluation cycles, the new dashboard can pinpoint where your account needs some fine-tuning, plus highlight what you’re doing right. From sales amounts and history to closed cases without seller […]

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eBay’s 2014 Spring Seller Update

There are several big updates for eBay sellers this spring. While these updates may require changes to your normal routine, they are designed to keep your buyers engaged and coming back to your shop. What’s in store? Read on to learn more. Rewards for great service. When you provide outstanding service, eBay will reward you with […]

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Advertise Your eBay Store with BannerPlay’s Boost Sales App!

As an eBay seller, you have learned how to craft your marketing and selling techniques when it comes to promoting your store. Do you sometimes find yourself reaching a ceiling, whether it be after exhausting auction-style and fixed price listings, or using the marketing tools links in ‘My eBay’ to their fullest potential? If your […]

International Selling

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Mastering USPS Customs Forms

Where some online retailers see challenges, others see opportunities. A number of online retailers find it a hassle to ship internationally and limit their consumer base to their home country. On the other hand, some … [Read More...]

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Understanding Duties and Taxes

Duties and taxes – the mere words evoke dread in the hearts and minds many online sellers. Fortunately, getting a handle on both of these facts-of-business-life isn’t nearly as daunting as you may think. While rates … [Read More...]

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Understanding International Insurance

Why should you purchase international package insurance as an online seller? Is it even available for the country your shipping to? Is it worth it? What – and who – is really being protected?  What are the options, … [Read More...]

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Shipping Tips

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Is Free Shipping the Right Choice for My Business?

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and that goes double for the concept of free shipping. Still, small businesses like yours—and plenty of big names as well!—dangle free shipping offers to get attention, differentiate themselves from competitors and create customer loyalty. For many, it’s a tactic that works. Is the right choice for […]

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Understanding USPS Dimensional (DIM) Weight Charges

Most carriers determine shipping costs based on package weight and the distance the package is traveling. In general, the heavier the package, the more it costs to ship. However, if you ship bigger, lightweight items, the shipping rate will be calculated based on the Dimensional Weight, or DIM, instead of the actual weight of the […]

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Setting Up A Shipping Policy On Your Website

Whether you’re a new online business or you’ve been established for a few years, it’s important to have an easy-to-understand shipping policy on your web site. Customers want to know how and when you’ll be shipping their items, so you’ll want to be sure to spell it out on your site. A well-thought-out shipping policy […]

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eBay Stores: New Store or Classic – Which is Best for Your Business?

With eBay's rollout of the new Store format, are you wondering if you would be better with the old … [Read More...]