Bye-Bye, Top-Rated Seller Status

 

 

Merry Christmas, everyone!  Cute photo, isn’t it?   My friend took it for her grandkids.

 

Well, my tree is up, and my Top-Rated Seller status is down.  Darn!  A few weeks ago, our normal postal carrier was gone, and our packages didn’t get picked up — two days in a row.  One of the days was a Monday.  As a result, we lost our TRS status.  I’m planning on getting it back ASAP.  Wish me luck!

 

This morning I heard some exciting news.  Terapeak is being acquired by eBay.  Wow!  Terapeak is a research service that offers supply, demand, and pricing data so that sellers know what to sell, when to sell, and at what prices.  Very exciting!

 

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Thanks Miriam!

By LaVonna

Posted by ebaylife 13 / 12 / 2017 Comments 1 Comment

From “All My Children” to eBay Queen!

 

 

Classically trained actress and eBay expert Kathy Terrill has done it all.  She has appeared on soap operas like All My Children, she spent six years as a product presenter on QVC, and she spent twenty years working in brick and mortar retail.  Kathy is currently an eBay consultant, social media expert, in-demand speaker, and coach. This year she was selected from over 600,000 sellers to receive eBay’s Small Business Advocate Award.

 

Kathy, who lives in New York City, began selling on eBay so she could spend more time with her family.  Like most of us, she started out by listing items from around her house.  She currently has a feedback score of over 10,000.  Her eBay store, NYC Fitness Family Finds, features a wide variety of items.  According to Kathy, NYC is a great place to do retail arbitrage.

 

I highly recommend checking out her blog at Ilovetobeselling.com.  In addition, be sure to join her Facebook groups, eBay Stores Nothing but eBay Stores (the only Facebook group solely for eBay store owners) and eBay Selling Basics Nothing but eBay Basics.  Kathy also runs a membership group, Social Media Insiders, for eBay sellers interested in growing their businesses through social media.

 

And don’t miss Kathy’s So You Wanna Sell on eBay interview from 2015 or her eBay Radio interview from October 31, 2017.

 

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Posted by ebaylife 01 / 11 / 2017 Comments 0 Comments

We’ve Reached the Million Dollar Mark!

 

 

Yes, that’s right.  A few months ago, we reached the million dollar mark.  We’ve sold 1 million+ dollars worth of preowned goods on eBay!  Most of these items were sold during the last 6 years, and almost all of them were purchased at yard sales and thrift shops.  Only in America, baby!

 

Today I was on eBay Radio talking about this milestone. Click here to check out my interview.  Oh, and have a great Halloween!!!

 

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Congratulations Miriam!! What an amazing achievement. Cheers to the next million :-)

By Stephanie Inge

Posted by ebaylife 31 / 10 / 2017 Comments 7 Comments

My Account Was Hacked

 

 

Yup, that’s right.  A few months ago, I woke up to thousands of dollars of eBay sales.  I couldn’t believe how many iPhones I was selling.  Unfortunately, I don’t sell iPhones.

 

I called eBay, and they immediately put a stop to the situation.  It was my fault that hackers were able to access my account.  I’d recently changed my eBay password to a password that I’d used on numerous accounts – a password I’d used for years.  Don’t ask me why I did that.  Laziness, I guess.

 

Anyway, eBay took care of everything in record time.  If I’d signed up for two-step verification, this situation probably would never have happened.  I learned about two-step verification by listening to eBay Radio this week.  My idol, Tim Chapman, talked about the fact that he added this feature to both his eBay and PayPal accounts.  Tim Chapman supports his whole family by selling on eBay.  He doesn’t have a warehouse.  He doesn’t have much room.  He only has a few hundred items listed at once.  He’s an expert!  Don’t miss Tim’s interview.

 

Here are the instructions to set up a “security key” on eBay:

Go to the My eBay tab

Go to the Account tab

Click on the Business Information tab

Scroll down until you see the Security Information section

Click on the 2-step verification

 

Here are the instructions to set up a “security key” on PayPal:

In the upper right-hand corner of the page, click on “Profile.”

Choose “profile and settings.”

On the left-hand side of the page, click on “My Settings.”

Then scroll down and choose “Security Key.”

Follow the instructions from there on out.

 

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Posted by ebaylife 26 / 10 / 2017 Comments 0 Comments

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Holiday Webinar!

 

 

I’ve been going through the webinar tab watching all the classes and informational videos I’ve missed. Tomorrow eBay is offering yet another one!  “Shake Up Your Holiday Selling Plan” will take place October 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. PST.  In addition, eBay will host a webinar all about Seller Hub on November 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. PST.  Great stuff!

 

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Posted by ebaylife 24 / 10 / 2017 Comments 0 Comments