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eBay for Sellers Essential Training
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eBay for Sellers Essential Training

with Christopher Matthew Spencer

Video: Welcome

Hi! I'm Christopher Spencer, and I'd like to welcome you to eBay for Sellers Essential Training. In this course, we'll be covering the key elements of selling merchandise on eBay for home and business sellers. We'll start by covering methods for researching and pricing items. Then we'll talk about taking product photographs that capture the interest of perspective buyers. I'll walk you through how to handle secure payments for your completed sales using PayPal, eBay's secure and rapid payment system. We'll look at properly packing and shipping the items that you've sold, so that they'll arrive safely into the buyer's hands.
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  1. 1m 5s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
  2. 23m 44s
    1. Creating a personal seller account
      3m 44s
    2. Creating a business seller account
      3m 57s
    3. Adding a payment method
      4m 55s
    4. Using security best practices
      4m 50s
    5. Setting up an About Me page
      6m 18s
  3. 24m 7s
    1. Reaching out to Customer Support
      9m 36s
    2. Using the eBay educational resources
      4m 16s
    3. Getting to know the eBay Security Center
      2m 19s
    4. Connecting with the eBay Community
      7m 56s
  4. 36m 44s
    1. Doing a basic search
      8m 54s
    2. Doing an advanced search
      6m 16s
    3. Browsing categories
      3m 0s
    4. Organizing favorites
      6m 42s
    5. Searching through completed items
      4m 29s
    6. Filtering searches
      7m 23s
  5. 44m 5s
    1. Reviewing the competition
      11m 1s
    2. Choosing a selling format and listing strategy
      3m 30s
    3. Understanding the fees for various types of listings
      9m 2s
    4. Using photography best practices
      3m 59s
    5. Thinking through the shipping process
      1m 55s
    6. Writing effective titles and descriptions
      9m 20s
    7. Understanding warranties and guarantees
      5m 18s
  6. 1h 12m
    1. Creating an auction-style listing
      13m 19s
    2. Listing with the simplified form
      6m 0s
    3. Creating a fixed price listing
      7m 47s
    4. Connecting eBay with social media
      4m 25s
    5. Using My eBay to manage listings
      7m 40s
    6. Revising current listings
      4m 48s
    7. Handling buyer communications
      2m 3s
    8. Handling offers
      5m 25s
    9. Completing the sale
      7m 31s
    10. Packing and shipping
      4m 16s
    11. Leaving feedback
      4m 13s
    12. Relisting an auction
      4m 56s
  7. 28m 28s
    1. Understanding eBay Stores
      2m 37s
    2. Opening a Store
      6m 50s
    3. Building and branding your Store
      7m 29s
    4. Managing your listings
      2m 18s
    5. Promoting your Store
      6m 0s
    6. Tracking your sales
      3m 14s
  8. 48s
    1. Goodbye
      48s

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eBay for Sellers Essential Training
3h 51m Beginner Oct 22, 2010 Updated Oct 31, 2011

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In eBay for Sellers Essential Training, Christopher Spencer shows how to understand the selling process on eBay, including community rules and best practices, resources and support, and creating compelling listings. The course explores how to review active and completed listings, establish the value of merchandise, and list products. The course also covers using advanced search techniques, managing payments, and setting up an eBay Store.

Topics include:
  • Creating eBay and PayPal accounts
  • Building an About Me page
  • Performing advanced searches
  • Reviewing the competition
  • Understanding listing fees
  • Writing effective titles and descriptions
  • Exploring best practices for product photography
  • Understanding warranties and guarantees
  • Creating listings
  • Connecting eBay with social media
  • Handling offers
  • Packing and shipping merchandise
  • Leaving feedback
  • Tracking sales
Subjects:
Business Ecommerce
Software:
eBay
Author:
Christopher Matthew Spencer

Welcome

Hi! I'm Christopher Spencer, and I'd like to welcome you to eBay for Sellers Essential Training. In this course, we'll be covering the key elements of selling merchandise on eBay for home and business sellers. We'll start by covering methods for researching and pricing items. Then we'll talk about taking product photographs that capture the interest of perspective buyers. I'll walk you through how to handle secure payments for your completed sales using PayPal, eBay's secure and rapid payment system. We'll look at properly packing and shipping the items that you've sold, so that they'll arrive safely into the buyer's hands.

Finally, we'll talk about posting feedback for your buyers at the end of the sales transactions. I've been buying and selling on eBay since 1998. As an official eBay University instructor and author of the book, {italic}The eBay Entrepreneur{plain} I've collected the best practices from thousands of sellers just like you, who tap into the eBay online marketplace to sell virtually anything to anyone across the globe. Now let's just jump right in and begin eBay For Sellers Essential Training.

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