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The recently held US Presidential Elections have effectively proved that blogs can be one of the most effective ways of getting your message across. And, it is not only politicians, activists and hobbyists who are using to spread their messages but companies like Sun, Microsoft, Audi, eBay, Google and Monster are using blogs as marketing tools.
eBay today announced that it has agreed to purchase additional publicly-held common shares of Internet Auction Co. (IAC). from several institutional shareholders, including funds managed by Tiger Technology, Lone Pine Capital LLC, Viking Global Investors and others, collectively representing more than 23% of IAC’s total outstanding shares.
For many sellers, finding the right items to sell is only half their battle. Finding a place to sell it can sometimes be just as challenging. After all, if you’re selling a rare or hard-to-find item, you will most likely find success at the larger sites such as eBay and Yahoo. Sometimes, though, those sites don’t work out as well as you’d hoped. Or maybe you’d like to supplement the sales there and expand to another site. In either case, you’ll most likely be searching for a niche to move into with your product.
Coming on the heels of Google’s investment in Chinese search presence, Baidu.com, Yahoo has announced the release of their search website Yisou.com. The name of the search engine translates to “No1 Search” and unlike Yahoo’s Chinese portal, Yisou will concentrate only on web based searches.
Business processes are the building blocks of an enterprise. If one of these processes fails to live up to its expectation, business starts to flounder. How to minimize the risks, get a better monitoring of the processes and, at the same time, reduce costs involved? The answer is – business process automation.
Con artists who wish to use online auction houses (usually targeting eBay because it is the largest) to bilk unsuspecting users for thousands of dollars usually follow a fairly straight-forward scheme. It generally preys on the unsuspecting or less savvy, aiming at their ignorance of technology and security to steal their money.
You may have started by clearing out your children’s closets and selling what you found on eBay. But have you ever considered doing this as a full-time business? Why not open your own Virtual Baby & Toddler Clothing Resale Business? People love high quality, fashionable clothing, but don’t want to pay a lot of money for it.
Millions of potential buyers visit the online auction sites every day. In 2002 eBay’s 27 million active members participated in transactions totaling over $4 billion dollars. If you are looking for a share of that market, all you need are the items to sell, time, and some auction know-how.
Now tell the truth- You sprung for that candy bar near the checkout line last time you went grocery shopping right? My kids are experts at getting me on the impulse buys. As an eBay seller, you have the perfect opportunity to offer your buyers a little something extra just before they pay– an extra goodie to go along with their winnings. I’m often surprised at how few sellers take the time to do this, even though we see it all the time in brick and mortar stores.
One of the most important, and least-utilized, features on eBay is the “About Me” page. With your About Me page, you can promote yourself as a seller, promote all of your auctions, and show off your eBay Feedback ratings. This provides credibility for your auction business, and also gives you an opportunity to express your unique personality.