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Parcel Collection Services for eBay Collection-Only Items

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It’s probably happened to you at least once if you’re an eBay shopper - you’ve found an amazing bargain that you really want, only to find that it’s marked as “collection only” and you live too far away to collect it. Not to worry, there’s an option you can try to help you get that must-have item. Once you’ve beat the competition and placed that winning bid, or bought using “buy-it-now”, just arrange the parcel pick-up and delivery yourself. Read more...

eBay UK delivery dates

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Late last week eBay announced some changes to their estimated delivery dates in the UK. It’s clear that the exact location of the buyer and seller will have an impact on the time something takes to be delivered. Imagine you’re sending to a customer in Inverness (the Scottish Highlands), it’s totally understandable that delivering to them will take longer than to a customer the next town over Read more...

Trash to treasure - selling on eBay

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The supermarkets aisles are filling with decorations and parties are being's official, Christmas is fast approaching! With presents to find and turkey to stuff we all feel those purse strings tighten as we move closer to the big day. Before your house fills with even more nicknack's from Aunty Flo and Grandma Dora, why not make someone else's Christmas by selling your bits and bobs which have been gathering dust? Read more...

11th time unlucky – the latest eBay power outage

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Whether you are using it as a side-line or as a fulltime business, eBay has opened up the ecommerce world for hundreds of thousands of people across the world. But what happens when our reliable friend eBay becomes a little less reliable? Unfortunately last week eBay suffered its 11th outage of the year which was (rather more unfortunately) also on their 19th Birthday. Read more...

PayPal – Working Capital Scheme to extend to the UK

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New funding option for UK businesses from PayPal As a small business, whether selling via your own ecommerce website or using existing sites such as eBay and Amazon, there are challenges around every corner. Since the start of the crunch in 2007 it has become increasingly difficult for small business to get funding to enable not only the business launch but also growth which is vital for both the business and the British Economy as a whole. Read more...

Delivering eBay sales opportunities in 2014

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Selling on eBay is going through some interesting changes for eBay sellers, requiring some new thinking about both UK and international parcel delivery. The recent release of eBay trading results for the final quarter of 2013 revealed changes in eBay users’ behaviour with mobile devices, the number of eBay sellers offering free delivery and the growth in international sales. The good news is that we can help you with some delivery tips to make the most of these eBay trends. Read more...

Selling on eBay? How to make the right impression

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eBay, the online auction site, is an easy (and profitable!) way to shift those items you’ve got in your home and don’t know what to do with. Remember that one person’s clutter is another person’s treasure! When you sell an item, the buyer can provide feedback and rate you on the eBay site. So if you want to sell more treasures in future, you’ll want to get a good review and increase the chances someone else will want to buy from you. A bit of care taken in the presentation of your item is a simple and effective way to do this. An eBay buyer wants to feel they’ve found a true bargain, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add extra value through thoughtful touches that other eBay sellers might overlook. Read more...

How to protect you eBay Feedback

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How can an eBay seller avoid a buyer dispute and prevent the possibility of incurring negative eBay Feedback? As eBay is determined to give buyers confidence in shopping on its site, its Money Back Guarantee programme and Resolution Centre mean eBay shoppers with justified disputes will get their money back. But eBay is – as its protection programme states – equally committed to buyers leaving “honest, fair, factual Feedback” to “let other members know about your experience with the seller and help keep eBay a safe place for buying and selling”. Read more...