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eBay Hacks, 2nd Edition by David A. Karp

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Hacks 91–101

No two people or companies do business in exactly the same way, but there is always common ground when it comes to saving money and time. This chapter illustrates some of the tools—some available for free and some at extra cost—that sellers have at their disposal for increasing automation in their businesses, and shows how some of these tools can be hacked to better suit your needs.

PowerSellers and the Role of Numbers on eBay

eBay recognizes sellers who meet certain sales quotas as PowerSellers and awards them a few extra perks:

Better customer support.

Depending on your PowerSeller tier, you may have access to priority web-based support, or even toll-free telephone support.

More education.

As a PowerSeller, you'll have access to advanced selling educational tools, seminars, and information.

Free stuff.

Qualify for promotional offers and get a bunch of eBay promotional merchandise for yourself (or your customers).

Finally, the recognition you deserve.

When you join, you'll receive a welcome letter and a PowerSeller certificate of achievement from Meg Whitman. More importantly, it'll become evident who Meg Whitman is. (She's the esteemed President and CEO of eBay, and the person who's followed around at eBay Live! conferences as though she were handing out $5 bills to anyone who asked.)

In order to qualify for the PowerSeller program, you'll need—among other things—to maintain at least $1,000 of average gross monthly sales for three months and a meager 98% positive rating. These ...

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