A used, pink bathrobe
A rare, mint snow globe,
A Smurf T.V. tray,
I bought on eBay.

If you know where these lyrics come from, then perhaps your first introduction to eBay was through the Weird Al Yanukovych pardoy song “eBay.” If not, then you’re probably wondering what a Smurf TV tray could possibly have to do with eCommerce. Well, eBay is a place to sell anything and everything, and it can be a valuable tool for those who are trying to grow an eCommerce business.


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However, even if all you’ve done on eBay is buy yet another pet rock, it’s easy to start or grow an eCommerce business through this website. If you’ve got some merchandise just laying around or you’re looking to make some extra income, eBay can be a place to do it. We’ve scoured the internet for the 10 best videos for getting started on eBay, and these chosen videos will help you get a good start.


1. How To Create An eBay Sellers Account

The first thing you will need to do is create an account and this video gives you a step-by-step description on how to go through the process. This video can help you save time by showing you exactly how to get through the steps of setting up an account or answer some questions you may have along the way.


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2. How to list an item on eBay for beginners

This video gives you the basics on how to create a listing on eBay. A lot of problems beginners might have while getting started revolve around technical issues and if that’s the case, this video will help you navigate through the process of listing on Amazon.


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3. Selling on eBay: How to create a compelling title and description

Once you understand the basics of listing, the next step is to make sure you are creating the best descriptions for your item and this video gives you tips on how to do it. Being successful goes beyond knowing how to sell on eBay and into knowing how to do it well. We all know that a good description that is informative and easy to understand can make the difference when buying something online. You want to give the buyer as sense of confidence that they are going to receive exactly what they saw online.


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4. What Sells on eBay? eBay Basics – What to Sell on eBay with Paula B

If you’re trying to make a living on eBay, or want to move forward from selling unwanted items in your home, then this video gives you tips on what to look for when searching for items to sell. There are a lot of different ways of finding things to sell, but the most important part is finding things that do well on eBay. In this video you can learn from an experienced seller who tells you the 4 categories of things she looks for to sell on eBay.

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5. Selling on eBay: How to select the right shipping option

eBay has lots of different shipping options that range from international shipping to local -pickup and this video describes each type of shipping and how it works. If you’re selling more than one item, it is possible to choose different types of shipping of each item or a group of items. However, the most important things to consider when choosing shipping is the effeminacy and reliability as your customers will want to get their product quickly and in good condition.


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6. Understanding eBay and PayPal Fees

There are certain fees to consider before you begin on eBay and this video gives you an example of how the fees will affect your profits when selling. This video uses particular figures for the year it was created and will give you a basic idea of how much the fees will affect you. The fees change for year to year, so make sure you check the fees when listing an item and setting a price.


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7. 10 Mistakes eBay Sellers Make

This video reveals some potential pit falls you may come across when selling on eBay. Although this video was made a while ago, the information is still relevant because it outlines basic problems sellers may come across including paying too many seller fees and not creating a good listing.


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8. How I Sell on eBay: tricks to sell effectively and make the most money

This experienced seller began by selling her old college textbooks on eBay and she uses it today to make extra income. In this video, she shares some of the tips she has learned over her many years of selling on eBay. She has some valuable advice that will help you as you begin.

However, a general tip as you move forward, keep the advice of those who have been selling for a long time in mind, but don’t be afraid to try new things and find the best thing that works for you.

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Selling Amazon Products in Retail Stores [Podcast]

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9. eBay Shows You How: Building Your Business

This video describes how you can become a Top Rate Seller, gives examples of the benefits, and shows you the tools that can help you become one. Becoming a Top Rated Seller is something to aim for if you are serious about making money on eBay, as it gives you valuable advantages in the marketplace. To become a Top Rated Seller, you have to come well recommended and have a good sale and customer service history, so keep that in mind as you begin.


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10. eBay Shows You How: Become a Better Seller

This videos shows you the tools that eBay provides so that you can become a better seller. eBay has lots of tools that can help you orginze information and learn from your selling patterns. Once you start selling a substantial amount of product on eBay, you can use this information to select items more effectively and improve your customer’s experience.

With eBay, you can start by selling your slightly used golf bags to clear out some space in the garage and move on to selling enough product to make an extra income or even an entire living.


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The song “eBay” is exaggerated because the buyer can’t stop purchasing from the website, but it captures the spirit of eBay and what people come to website to buy. eBay is different from other online sellers and the best way to use it effectively is to find a way to sell unique and interesting items at a good price.

Let's Discuss: Is eBay the right platform for you to begin or grow your eCommerce business?

Sarah Kiker

Sarah Kiker

Sarah Kiker is a student at Pepperdine University working on her BA in Creative Writing. She has worked as a Copy Editor and writer for The Graphic, Pepperdine’s student publication, and has been published in the Haringey Unchained Literary Magazine.
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