Starting an eBay Business for Dummies
||Author: Marsha Collier|
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Publisher: For Dummies (15 December, 2001)
Sales Rank: 202
Average Customer Rating: 4.32 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Man with a Mannequin
This book is well written. I found it to be concise, divided into areas in an easy to follow manner.
Each chapter stands on its own which makes it easy to read in my favorite style... (All over the place).
She even covers the small details such as proper online picture resolution, including the best camera to buy.
I started with an idea "I want to sell ladies clothing online"
I changed from "A Man with an Idea" to "A Man with a Mannequin" in 3 just days. Thanks Marcia
Rating: 5 out of 5
A must have for anyone starting an EBay business
This is a great book. I have read several books on this subject and this is by far the best. I had been selling on EBay for a while and was looking to expand it to a part-time job and this book has helped me along the way. It gave me advice I didn't even think of. I give Marsha Collier an A+.
Rating: 4 out of 5
This book pays for itself by increasing your eBay profits
Don't even consider starting an eBay business without reading this book. It will pay for itself in no time by helping you avoid many of the pitfalls of new sellers. You will learn how to build more attractive auctions, write interesting and informative copy, take better photos, market your auctions well and provide top-notch customer service, all of which should increase your profits.
Perhaps what makes Collier's book more valuable than that other eBay "Bible" is that Collier's wasn't employed by eBay, so she could be frank about things she liked and didn't like about the auction management tools provided by eBay, and she could recommend sites not affiliated with eBay.
The chapter on auction management software seemed to be lacking. Numerous auction management programs are available, but some of the better ones were not mentioned, such as Inkfrog and Sparedollar. Collier does cover several of the larger auction management software providers, but after reading about several of them, it becomes difficult to differentiate between them. A side-by-side comparison chart summarizing the features would have been helpful. At first glace, all the programs seem the same. After looking into it, they can vary greatly not only in features but in price.
Keep in mind that this book focuses on eBay, only. When you need basic business legal or tax info, don't rely on this book, because Collier doesn't cover it in depth. There are plenty of other resources for that information.
Additionally, this book covers the basics of running a business on eBay, but there is more to learn regarding selling in SPECIFIC categories. One great resource is the eBay discussion board. There is a board for most of the eBay categories, and so much can be learned here. I sell clothing, and the eBay Clothing & Accessories Sellers discussion board is the portal where clothing sellers get together and help each other. Not a day goes by when I don't learn how to better my business from this group.
· The Official eBay Bible
· eBay for Dummies
· How to Sell Anything on eBay . . . and Make a Fortune!
· Ebay Business the Smart Way: Maximize Your Profits on the Web's #1 Auction Site