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Starting an eBay Business For Canadians For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-83946-1
416 pages
January 2007
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Turn your hobby into a successful career

Starting an eBay Business For Canadians For Dummies covers the essentials an eBay user or budding entrepreneur needs to start a moneymaking venture by trading on eBay. Readers will discover not only the essentials of maximizing profits on eBay, but also how to run a smart eBay-based business. Topics include:

  • Setting up basic auctions
  • Building a store
  • Choosing what to sell
  • Setting good prices
  • Stocking your storeroom
  • Dealing with sales taxes
  • Shipping domestically and internationally

Canadians selling on eBay deal with many unique concerns which will be addressed in this adapted best-seller.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Serious about eBay.

Chapter 1: Using eBay to Launch Your Business.

Chapter 2: The Finer Points of eBay Selling.

Chapter 3: Cool eBay Tools.

Chapter 4: Practising Safe Selling.

Chapter 5: Your Very Own eBay Store.

Part II: Setting Up Shop.

Chapter 6: Stocking the Store.

Chapter 7: Knowing the Value of What You're Selling.

Chapter 8: Establishing a Base of Operations: Your Web Site.

Part III: Business Is Business — No Foolin' Around!

Chapter 9: Software Built for Online Auctions.

Chapter 10: Dollars and Sense: Budgeting and Marketing Your Auctions.

Chapter 11: Jazzing Up Your Auctions.

Chapter 12: Providing Excellent Customer Service.

Chapter 13: When the Money Comes Rolling In.

Chapter 14: Getting It from Your Place to Theirs.

Part IV: Your eBay Back Office.

Chapter 15: Going Legit.

Chapter 16: Practising Safe and Smart Record-Keeping.

Chapter 17: Building an eBay Back Office.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Successful (and Happy) eBay Sellers and Their Stories.

Chapter 19: Ten Other Places to Move Merchandise.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: The Hows and Whys of a Home Network.


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Author Information

Marsha Collier (Los Angeles, CA) is a full-time eBay businessperson and Power Seller who is also the author of eBay For Dummies. Marsha also teaches eBay University courses and is a media favourite with appearances on NBC's Today Show and ABC's The View.

Bill Summers (Kitchener, ON) ventured into the world of eBay selling almost six years ago. With an initial thousand-dollar investment, he turned his venture into a full-time business within months. Currently, he is an eBay PowerSeller (sales over $1000/month) under two selling Ids and is Canada’s leading Education Specialist trained by eBay.

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