Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to Deal With Slow Summer eBay Sales

It's that time again. Time to regroup and get ready for Back to School and 4th quarter.

If your eBay sales are slow, as they may be during summer, here is some advice in the form of a video. Summer is a slow time for many retail businesses and other industries, don't take it personally. Have patience, it is just a cycle.

Lots of ideas here for how to use this slow time in a productive way. Sales will bounce back, they always do!



If you have not booked your seat for the Dallas Training Event, it is time! Reservations must be made at the hotel (if you plan on staying overnight) by July 1st. Seating is limited for the training, so you don't want to miss it!

Also, now booking for:

Charlotte on August 19 (SouthPark Area)

Orlando on September 16 (Disney Area)




Thursday, June 15, 2017

Join Us in Dallas on July 22 for LIVE in Person eBay Training



We are so excited about our upcoming training in Dallas on July 22.  There was such a large response that we have secured a larger room so that more people can attend. And this was no easy task! I called about 6 hotels before finding one that had any available conference rooms. Lots of weddings, family reunions, and other events taking place so meeting rooms were scarce.

So, here are the details:

WHAT:     8 hours of hands-on training - read all the details here

WHEN:     Saturday, July 22 from 10 AM to 6 PM


COST:       $749 for the 8-hour workshop (Payment plan available - contact me here for info.)

ROOM RATE: We have a special room rate of $125 per night for up to 3 nights. This is a Marriott Suites, so all rooms are suites. Rooms must be booked by July 1 to get this rate. I can send you a direct link to make reservations online. 

Secure your space now so you won't miss this event in Dallas. See what the sellers in Atlanta had to say about this event, or feel free to contact me here with any questions or further details.

See you in Dallas! 





Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Feature - eBay Daily Video Tips



Don't have time to read up on eBay information? Well now you can listen. I have added a new playlist on YouTube for Daily eBay Video Tips.

No topic is off limits! These tips are 2-5 minutes long, on a specific topic, straight to the point, with links to facts to back up what I am telling you about. No rambling, no fluff, no lengthy diatribes about this or that - just short, sweet, and to the point information with no background noise or distractions. Real information you can use!

So far I have 15 videos ready - you can just let the playlist run while you work on other things.

I have been selling on eBay since 2003 so I have many years of eBay experiences rolling around in my head that I can share with you to help you make more money on eBay. You know, those "oh by the way" thoughts you get at 2 in the morning...

The playlist is here. If you are not subscribed to my YouTube Channel, make sure to click the red subscribe button so you will get these tips in your email as soon as they are posted.

I am open for suggestions on topics! What do YOU want to know about?

See you on YouTube!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Atlanta eBay Workshop a Success - Next Stops Dallas, Charlotte, and Orlando!


Our Atlanta Live Training was a success! What a great group of people to spend the day with learning about selling clothing on eBay. We even had one student drive all the way from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Atlanta! That is like a 17 hour road trip. She said she wanted to spend the weekend with like minded people and her peeps just happened to be gathering 1,100 miles away so she jumped in the car and drove south!

Testimonials from a few of the attendees:

Linda H. was said this about the workshop:


Linda sold her home in Buckhead that she had been living in for 40 years, and has much of her stuff in storage. She wants to learn more about how to sell her "accumulation" and downsize. 

The Mays drove over from Birmingham for the day, and they had this to say:


It is so nice when spouses are both on board with the business and it can be a family project. The Mays have 3 teenagers to put through college and eBay is how they plan to finance it. 

Beth posted on Facebook:



Melanie P. and Karen drove down to Atlanta from Cleveland, Georgia. Karen works at the post office and was able to answer some of our most burning USPS questions! Melanie works the medical field in vascular health, and has been selling on eBay for 20 years! They stayed in Atlanta and went shopping on Sunday, and texted me this:



We are so thrilled that everyone who came found the information helpful and enjoyed the day. Here was our agenda:



Are you ready for an 8-hour, hands-on, intensive eBay training? Our tour schedule for the next 3 months is:

Dallas, July 22 (Near DFW Airport)

Charlotte, August 19 (South Park area)

Orlando, September 16 (Disney Area)

If you are interested in attending any of these upcoming trainings, read more about the workshop here.

Deposits can be made NOW to hold your spot, as space is limited. Feel free to contact me here if you would like to discuss payment options or need more information. We need at least 10 people per city to commit to guarantee the event will take place. Dallas is already confirmed. 

We are so excited to be able to help you, in person, with your eBay business and are looking forward to meeting you and having a fun and educational eBay day!

Happy Selling,

Suzanne and Melanie

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My $5 Millon Reward from eBay for Outstanding Selling!



So you know those emails you get from eBay, about listings specials or tips? The ones you kind of just glaze over and skim?  Well one of those came in last night and I haven't laughed so hard in a while. I think the neighbors heard me laughing hysterically and probably wondered what was up. Here is the email:


They have raised my selling limits to $5,000,000. I had to count the zeros. 5 million dollars? This just made me laugh. What thrift store picker can ever list this much? I went on my eBay Selling Manager to verify this wasn't some kind of spam or hack, and it is true:


I can list 96,972 more items this month. And it is the last day of May, so it all starts over again tomorrow.  My son and I had a good laugh, like we better get to Goodwill right this second and start shopping. I think I am going to need more storage for the 97,000 items I can list.

What's really funny is that this has been one of my worst months ever on eBay - and they still gave me this astronomical increase. I purposely wasn't listing knowing I was going to be moving due to my personal situation, and have been spending a lot of time getting ready for my traveling workshop trainings. So eBay was on the back burner and I haven't been shopping or listing for a few weeks.

I know some sellers don't even have limits because their accounts are so old, but seeing $5 million dollars as my limit was sort of surreal. But this just shows that if you are consistent, dedicated, give good service, and take care of your business over the years, you can do great things.

If you aren't in my Facebook Group yet (and why aren't you?), come join us. I am posting daily video tips - short 1-2 minute tips - to help you with your business. Come join the conversation! 

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Bring a Friend to the Atlanta eBay Workshop for FREE! -Special Offer for eBay Sellers



We are getting close!

Only 2 weeks until my first live event in Atlanta. I am so excited, and working hard behind the scenes to create an event that will educate, inspire, and motivate eBay sellers!

I am really blown away by how far people are traveling to come to Atlanta for this training. I am so honored! And I know it is asking a lot for you to come to me. I also know that nobody likes to travel alone.

So, for this weekend only (through midnight Memorial Day May 29th) when you buy your ticket to the workshop, you can BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!

This is a great offer for the folks who are already in Atlanta and don't even have travel, or within a few hours drive. If you and your friend split the cost. the price is only $375 a person.

You can recover that investment in less than a week with what I am going to teach you.

The Marriott at Perimeter Center has given us a discounted room rate of $99 per night, so when you split that with your friend, that is only $50 per person.

You both will get 8 hours of intensive training on how to identify and sell high quality clothing on eBay, and learn to make thousands of dollars a month from your own home. (Read all the details of the training here.)

Lunch and snacks are provided. The cherry on top of this great event is that within 3 miles of the hotel are several upscale Goodwill stores where you can go shopping after the training and put your new skills to work. I'll have a list and directions of where to go in Atlanta to find the best items to re-sell, so you can be stocked up and ready to list high-profit items when you get home.

When you register, you will receive a welcome packet with all the info you need about what to expect, yes, what to wear (ladies I knew you would ask that!), and you can send ahead those burning eBay questions.  I have lots of Q&A time built into the day.

You and your travel buddy can make it a weekend to remember (I mean, who doesn't like to come to Atlanta!), and it is a business expense since you are attending for business education.

If you have any questions about the event, or want to work out a payment plan so you can attend, I am more than happy to discuss. You can contact me here - I am always available to answer your questions via email.

This offer is retroactive - so for those of you who have already registered, I will contact you to make sure you don't miss this offer.

So grab a friend, fellow eBay seller, your spouse, or whoever shares your passion for eBay and head to Atlanta!

I am so excited about this event and can't wait to meet you in person!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hot eBay Tip: Buyers are Notified When Sellers Use eBay Markdown Manager



Just in case you ever wondered, buyers ARE notified when you run sales on eBay. I don't know the exact process or algorithm, but I have received 3 emails in the last week for items with price reductions. 

Best I can tell, these items were reduced using Markdown Manager. These items were not on my watch list. They were actually items I had viewed when doing store critiques for other sellers. Here are the emails, just to show you:




These items appear to have been marked down using Markdown Manager. See how they say discounted "for a limited time?" 

The first item, the silver dress, has been discounted 25%.

The second item, the teal colored dress, was discounted 10%. 

The doll was discounted 18%.

So this is the buyers' view for these items that were previously viewed.

Moral of the story:

If you run sales using Markdown Manager, buyers who previously viewed the item "may" receive an email notification. 

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