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Starting an eBay Business For Canadians For Dummies

Starting an eBay Business For Canadians For Dummies

Marsha Collier, Bill Summers

ISBN: 978-0-470-83946-1

Jan 2007

416 pages

Select type: Paperback


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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.


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.