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Starting an eBay Business For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-06738-3
384 pages
March 2011
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The gold standard for eBay users who want to get serious about selling

Want to turn your eBay use into a steady revenue stream? Come to where everyone starts, with a copy of the latest edition of Starting an eBay Business For Dummies. EBay superstar author Marsha Collier packs the fourth edition of her mega-selling book with everything you need to know, from how to tap the explosive power of social media for promoting your business to the very latest on eBay s fees and payment structure, how to maintain your own customer service center, ways to build an audience, and much more.

  • Shows you how to lay the foundation for a business by setting up a store and reviews legal requirements and restrictions
  • Helps you price and source your merchandise
  • Explores how to attract an audience using social media through your own site
  • Gives you a quick MBA in budgeting, money transactions, customer service, shipping, and more
  • Offers insight on other sellers who have been successful on eBay and what you can learn from them

Kick-start your eBay business and get profitable with this must-have guide from eBay superstar Marsha Collier.

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Introduction.

Part I: Getting Serious about eBay.

Chapter 1: Launching Your Business on eBay.

Chapter 2: The Finer Points of eBay Selling.

Chapter 3: Cool eBay Tools.

Chapter 4: Safe Selling Equals Profitable Sales.

Chapter 5: Expanding Sales with an eBay Store.

Part II: Setting Up Shop.

Chapter 6: Finding Merchandise to Up Your Profits.

Chapter 7: Pricing Your Items to Sell.

Chapter 8: Establishing and Marketing Your Web Site.

Part III: Business Is Business — Time to Get Serious.

Chapter 9: Software Built for Online Auctions.

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

Chapter 11: Setting Up Listings That Sell.

Chapter 12: Providing Excellent Customer Service.

Chapter 13: Collecting Your Money.

Chapter 14: Shipping Your Items: Sending Them Fast and Saving Money.

Part IV: Your eBay Back Office.

Chapter 15: Getting Legal: Understanding Taxes and Licenses.

Chapter 16: Savvy Record Keeping — Keeping the Tax Man at Bay.

Chapter 17: Building an eBay Back Office.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten (or So) Sellers Who’ve Made the Jump from Hobby to Profits.

Chapter 19: Ten Other Places to Move Your Merchandise.

Appendix A: eBay Business Glossary.

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

Index.

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Marsha Collier is a world-renowned eBay maven, sought-after speaker, and bestselling author on eBay topics, with more than a million copies of her books in print. She has written all editions of eBay For Dummies, Starting an eBay Business For Dummies, and eBay Business All-in-One For Dummies.
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