Disregard the recent grumbling over recent eBay Store fee hikes. A well-run eBay Store is worth every penny, and can add considerably to your profitability! Recent enhancements to eBay's Store features make running a Store an essential part of successful eBay selling. Stores give you so many new ways to cross-promote your eBay items that running a Store gives you an almost unfair advantage over sellers without one.
When shoppers enter your eBay Store they visit your own private eBay. They see only your items, organized in a way that suites what you sell; and when they use your Store's search feature only your items appear.
Stores can actually reduce your Final Values fees by 75% in some cases. Stores let you organize, showcase, cross-promote and catalog all of your items, (including auctions) in ways that make it easier for shoppers to find and purchase your items.
eBay Stores have come a very long way in the past few years, and when augmented with tools like eBay Express, Selling Manager Pro and Blackthorne, (all discussed in this book), they are poised for astronomical growth. If you are not onboard yet, it's time to get moving. You need a Store, and this book will help you launch and run a great one or bring your existing Store up-to-date.
Launching a Successful eBay Storeoffers eBay sellers tips, techniques, best practices and resources necessary to have their items gain high visibility on and off of eBay. You'll find out how to set up a new store, choose what to sell in the store, perform store bookkeeping, manage store inventory, promote the store on and off eBay, purchase eBay keywords and more. It will also show you how to take your selling to the next level, while saving money in the process.
Ron Mansfield is a computer consultant, instructor, and freelance writer. Recently he joined the team at www.i-soldit.com to help roll out the premier eBay drop store franchise network with more 100 stores open and 400 under contract. In his spare time he enjoys collecting, restoring, buying, and selling collectible electronics from the fifties and sixties. He has achieved PowerSeller status, and runs an eBay Store and an active online community for enthusiasts of mid-century electronics. His best-selling, award winning books have been published by Que and others in eighteen countries, and in more than a dozen languages.