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7 Tips To Sell Used Books On Amazon

Are your bookshelves overflowing? Do you frequent yard or estate sales? If so, you may be well positioned to sell used books on Amazon.com. Prepare for the secondhand bookselling business by paying attention to these details about setting up your shop and sales. Register to be a used book seller. ...

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4 Steps To Get Started With Fulfillment By Amazon

Are you thinking about selling on Amazon? If so, you may want to consider signing on with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), which takes product storage, shipping and customer services out of your hands and into Amazon’s purview. By having Amazon manage these tasks, you may find you’re more freed up ...

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UPS Will Deliver Packages On Saturdays

Largely due to demand from online retailers and shoppers, Saturday delivery for UPS has already rolled out in some markets, and should reach half of the U.S. market this year. While previously UPS’s Saturday options had been limited to certain airborne and express parcels, competitors USPS and FedEx have offered ...

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3 Things E-Commerce Sellers Need to Know About Automated Attackers

As you were setting up your e-commerce store, you doubtless planned for many contingencies: inventory outlay, the holiday rush, negative reviews, returns. But did you prepare yourself for robot attacks? If you’re an e-commerce seller, you need to be aware of how automated attackers that are after your inventory – can ...

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4 Tips to Combat Negative Reviews For Your Website

It’s only human to slip up. But for today’s businesses, slip-ups – and even simple misunderstandings – can have a lasting effect if customers leave negative online reviews.  Clearly, easy access to sharing and reading customer experiences is a double-edged sword for e-commerce business owners the moment a bad comment ...

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eBay Selling Info

Liquidation Tips for Your Slow Moving eBay Stock

Slow-moving stock got you down? You’re not alone. Even after the busy holiday period, you and other eBay sellers may be lamenting the robust inventory you weren’t expecting to have to manage, market or store. Once three months pass for new products and six months for used, you need to start thinking about how to […]

2016 eBay Fall Seller Update

If you are selling on eBay, be sure to educate yourself on changes taking effect this fall and into 2017. While some features will be available to you as early as October, others are in the works and expected to roll out next year. Here’s a quick look at what’s new. Structured Data helps refine […]

What You Need to Know About eBay’s On-Time Shipping Metric

Effective February 20, 2016, eBay rolled out the new On-Time Shipping Metric, the marketplace’s new and more objective seller performance standards.  These changes will both help and protect sellers when dealing with unexpected shipping problems.  Here’s what you need to know. On-Time Shipping Basics Instead of buyer feedback, seller ratings and undelivered item requests factoring […]

International Selling

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...]

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 and … [Read More...]

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, and … [Read More...]

Amazon Selling Info

Shipping Tips

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recent E-commerce Webinars

7 Tips for Profitable Last Minute eBay and Amazon Holiday Sales

Top Rated Seller Webinars is a monthly webinar series helps eBay sellers grow sales and become more … [Read More...]