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.Net: How to improve your eBay store by Mark Buckingham

By Chris Dawson January 31, 2012 - 3:22 pm

The March 2012 edition of .net magazine is out and the headline story is how to “Improve your eBay Store today!” written by eBay education specialist, SEO specialist and eBay business consultant Mark Buckingham of Netseek.

Within the article Mark discusses both the mechanics of eBay retailing such as eBay Top Rated Seller Status and how that affects your business, as well as delving into the depths of Best Match, Mobile Commerce, eBay Catalogue and how to keep your costs down.

Of course no such article would be complete today without advice on how to protect your Detailed Seller Ratings and Mark covers this as well along with how to give gold star service and handle eBay communications.

Mark has done his homework with quotes from Angus McCarey, eBay’s Retail Director, Patrick Munden, eBay Head of Communications and he’s even squeezed in a quote from TameBay.

There’s advice for everyone trading on eBay whether it be how to rack up your customer service a notch, how to get to grips with eBay search, or just how to lower your eBay fees then the article is worth perusing.

If you’re near a reputable newsagent or WHSmith then a copy will set you back a mere £5.99, but as an added bonus you’ll find a £50.00 Google adwords voucher inside (valid to 14/2/12 dropping to £35.00 until 31/3/12). That’ll pay for the magazine and more, but to be honest if you run an eBay business (or especially if you are thinking of setting up an eBay business) then this is a must read article.

You can also buy the digital version of the .net magazine with the eBay article direct from the .net website, or directly from Apple for the iPad or iPhone.

  • st georges dragon
    10 years ago

    writing about it is easy ,is this advice based on running a succesful ebay business?

    • 10 years ago

      Yes – I know Mark runs an eBay business and manages at least one other on a full time basis.

      He walks the walk as well as talking the talk 🙂

    • st georges dragon
      10 years ago

      may be though we wonder why its available for the price of a magazine

    • 10 years ago

      £5.99 too cheap? Maybe we should start charging people to read TameBay 😉

    • st georges dragon
      10 years ago

      not a good idea !I am sure your advertisers would love the drop in page hits,
      we wish £5.99 and a magazine was all it took, we have been in business for decades and are still learning

    • 10 years ago
    • Jimbo
      10 years ago

      Maybe he has good business sense?

  • Lino
    10 years ago

    Chris, do you know of anyone who is an Amazon Specialist? We do a fair amount of business on Amazon, but with very little guidance.

    • 10 years ago

      Drop me an email, I do know people, but it depends what help/advice you need

  • 10 years ago

    I found this bit funny.
    What’s the matter with WHSmith

    “If you’re near a reputable newsagent or WHSmith then a copy”

    B-)
    Regards Simon

    • Chris
      10 years ago

      I have not liked WH Smith for several years. Indeed ever since they changed the rules and as a Regional Book Distributor I could no longer supply them. So now if I need something I will walk round all the possible stockists in Truro. It is only if none have it in stock that I will try WH Smith’s. I must admit that whenever I can I always prefer to buy from the small family businesses rather than the big stores but this is not always possible.

  • 10 years ago

    Good to have a guide which teaches to walk . Thanks Chris for sharing it. I must say Tamebay has been a good source of information for us.

    • st georges dragon
      10 years ago

      sorry I cant see the point in learning to walk when most of my competitors are olympic sprinters

  • Peer
    10 years ago

    Half of the olympic sprinters make high turnovers but low margins.

    Anyone read the guide yet?

  • st georges dragon
    10 years ago

    I would happily settle for 10% of 1 million rather than 50% of 1 thousand

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