eBay is the perfect platform for your online business, and when you set-up an eBay store you get to access a suite of growth tools to help take your business to the next level.
We all know small business owners are a time-poor bunch, but if you choose to run your online business on eBay, their growth tools can help you save time and still take your business to the next level.
Here are five eBay tools that can help you streamline your business
If you have an eBay store subscription, then you need to check out the Terapeak Research tool. This data-driven tool is exclusive to eBay and helps you identify what to sell, when to sell, and at what price. To do this, Terapeak analyses millions of listings across eBay’s global marketplaces. The tool can give you sales data, listing formats, the average price items sell for, shipping costs and buyer search terms. You can also analyse trends in prices, sales volume and buyer demand for different items over the past year to help you source and optimise your online inventory.
If you want to make your products stand out from the competition, Promoted Listings could be the way forward. Promoted Listings appear at the top of people’s search results, which gives you a much better chance of being seen and making a sale. Choose which listings you want to promote, set a competitive ad rate for your listings and you’re ready to go! Setting up a promoted listing also lets you see detailed campaign metrics and sales reports to monitor how your campaign is performing.
Every business owner deserves a break, which is where eBay’s Time Away settings become so valuable. Taking a holiday and want to switch off entirely? The Time Away settings will allow you to either hide any listings for up to 30 days, or keep your listings visible for 15 days with a notice that you’re away. You can plan these settings in advance and activate them within 1-2 hours, so they are perfect if you require flexibility in your plans. Time Away only applies to fixed-price items, so be sure you don’t have any auctions planned around the time you intend to take off.
Want to get a clear picture of your eBay store? Head to the Seller Hub, a one-stop-shop for managing your eBay business. The Seller Hub makes it simple to manage your listings and orders, track your marketing and performance and gain insights to help optimise your business.
Organising postage and delivery for your orders doesn’t have to be a logistical nightmare. Take advantage of the eBay Labels platform to access to simple paid postage and print your Australia Post and Sendle labels in one place. eBay’s postage platform will calculate the cheapest postage option dependent on location. It will automatically populate the buyer’s details and even gives you the option to have your orders picked-up from your home or office at no cost when you opt for Sendle Parcel Pickup. Tracking is also automatically uploaded to eBay, making it simple to keep track of the delivery process.
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