Start Selling on eBay in 2015 Part 7 – Conclusion

Feb 17

Start Selling on eBay in 2015 Part 7 – Conclusion

I’m continuing the Start Selling on eBay tutorial series that I started last November. The goal of the tutorial is too get you set up on eBay and PayPal, earning feedback, and start earning money by selling things you already have.

Start Selling on eBay Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6 

By now you should be selling a few things and making some money. If you haven’t already, be sure to download the eBay app to your smart phone and set up the notifications. Every time you get a sale, your phone will make a “cha ching” sound. It’s really exciting to hear. Every time we hear it we do a happy dance.

Accepting Payments

Since you’re selling, you should be accepting payments through PayPal. PayPal and eBay are currently owned by the same company, but they were separate companies years ago and it’s been decided that they will once again separated into two entities. We’re assuming for right now that they’ll continue to work together as they have for years, but the change may open up other payment options for you instead of PayPal.

If you haven’t already, get the PayPal debit card. You can use this card like any other debit or credit card. The money you spend will come directly from your PayPal account and if there’s not enough money in the account it will automatically pull the needed funds from a back up checking account or credit card. If you use the card as a credit card – you do this by choosing credit instead of debit at the register – you also receive 1% cash back. It’s not a lot but it will add up over time.

Accepting Returns

There are eBay sellers who choose not to take returns. Everyone has their reasons. I choose to participate in the Hassle Free Returns program. We’ve received two returns in the last year, so the fears about returns are, in my opinion, unfounded.

If a customer contacts you about a return, just tell them you’re happy to take it. Most sellers will return the full purchase price and pay for return shipping, even if you’re not required to do so. If a seller just contacts you about a refund and doesn’t mention a return, it’s up to you if you want to let them have the item. I suggest a message like this:

I’m sorry you were unhappy with your purchase. Please return the item to me and I’ll issue you a full refund, including return shipping.

Then wait and let the customer take the next step.


This concludes the selling on eBay tutorial. Do you have any questions or comments about the series? Ask in the comments or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter. I’ll do my best to answer your question and possibly do a follow-up on the series if I get enough questions.



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