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 […]

How To Become an Amazon Featured Merchant

Looking for a new way for your e-commerce business to become more visible and profitable? Consider becoming an Amazon Featured Merchant. Here’s a look at how to achieve Featured Merchant status and the benefits of this level of selling on Amazon. First, become a Pro Merchant. As long as you are planning to sell at […]

Amazon FBA vs. Direct Fulfillment: The Pros and Cons

When you sell on Amazon, you’re faced with the choice of whether to ship via Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) or directly. With FBA, you pay Amazon a monthly fee to store your products in the marketplace’s fulfillment centers, plus to have Amazon receive, fulfill and ship the item. Otherwise, you may fulfill and ship from […]

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 […]

The Disadvantages of Using Amazon FBA

If you sell on Amazon, you likely are aware that Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) sellers have certain advantages over Fulfilled by Merchant (FBM) sellers – including exposure to more potential buyers and faster delivery. However, FBA comes with a few caveats as well.  While FBA does offer many benefits, that doesn’t mean it’s always the […]

Amazon’s Automate Pricing: Pros and Cons

You’ve chosen your products and thought about marketing methods for your Amazon e-commerce store. But what about pricing? Setting the right cost per product will ultimately determine whether shoppers will stay on your site or move on; even more important is the ability to stay competitive in the marketplace. But how can you consistently stay […]

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 […]

The Final Markdown: Boosting Holiday and End of the Year Sales Using Markdowns

Well isn’t this an exciting time of year for us online sellers! The holidays hustle and bustle is officially here and 2015 is almost over, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to give our eBay stores a strong sales boost before starting our preparations for 2016. One of the most powerful techniques to increase traffic […]

eBay’s 2015 Fall Seller Update

If you sell on eBay, you need to be aware of certain changes taking effect this fall in the areas of Returns, the new Seller Hub and Standards. Here’s a look at what to expect. Returns eBay Sellers will continue to have the choice of handling returns on their own or via eBay’s automated returns […]

6 Pitfalls to Avoid When You’re Selling on Amazon

Amazon.com has set strict rules for e-commerce sellers, and if you break those rules, you could find yourself suspended or terminated from using the popular marketplace. If you want to reap the benefits of selling on Amazon, here are 6 pitfalls to avoid. Pitfall 1: Not paying attention to price parity. Your selling agreement with […]