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    Selling on eBay UK

    How to Maximize Your Profits

    Suzanne Wells

    eBay Power Seller

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    Table of Contents

    Why US Sellers are Turning to eBay UK 3

    How to Get Started Selling on eBay UK 5

    Don’t Blindly Follow the Herd 7

    Avoid Copying Other Sellers’ Listings 10

    Learn What Key Words Work Best 12

    Speak to UK Customers in Their Language 14

    Always Provide Shipping Costs 18

    Fill in All Blanks in the Shipping Section 21

    Be Careful With Quantities 23

    Watch Your Markup 25

    Resources 26

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    Why US Sellers are Turning to eBay UK

    Selling on eBay UK has been the latest trend with eBay sellers who are seeking new

    ways to make money on eBay. There are several reasons why selling on eBay UK

    cam be profitable for US sellers.

    1. The US Dollar is weak. The British Pound, can buy more of our goods because

    of the low exchange rate. Their money goes further than ever right now.

    Financial experts predict that the British Pound will continue to gain strength

    against the US Dollar.

    2. Europe does not have huge Super WalMarts, mega grocery stores, Super

    Targets, and other large stores like we have in the US. We have more real

    estate for larger stores, allowing us to have more shelf space for a wider

    variety of products. We have a much larger supply and variety of consumer

    products than Europeans have. (Click here to learn about how to make

    money selling WalMart items on eBay.)

    3. Consumer products are very expensive in Europe. Countries in Europe and

    Asia dominate the top 10 most expensive places to live in the world. eBay

    allows Europeans to buy these items at a lower price than in their own

    country.

    http://www.dailyfx.com/story/currency/gbp_ssi/GBPUSD___British_Pound_Forecast_1222352547375.html http://www.ehow.com/how_4512055_money-ebay-selling-walmart-items.html http://www.finfacts.com/costofliving.htm

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    4. Products released here may take years to appear on the store shelves in

    Europe. eBay allows Europeans to purchase the newest products on the

    American market.

    5. eBay is accessible, user friendly and growing every day. Since the same

    language is spoken in the US and in the UK, there is no language barrier to

    overcome.

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    How to Start Selling on eBay UK

    1. To sell on eBay UK, visit eBay.co.uk and log in with the same username and

    password that you use on eBay USA. You don’t need a separate account or an

    additional eBay store. Click here to see the eBay UK Tutorial.

    2. Next, convert all of your US Dollar pricing to British Pounds. All transactions

    will take place in the UK currency. Payments, refunds, and eBay fees will all

    show in British Pounds. Deposits will also come into your Paypal account in

    British Pounds. Click here to use an online currency converter.

    3. Educate yourself on the USD to GBP exchange rate. The exchange rate

    changes several times a day. You can go to websites like www.xe.com,

    www.x-rates.com, or www.oanda.com to check exchange rates and

    understand how much the US Dollar converts to in GBP and vice versa.

    4. Read and understand the prohibited items section. This is the most important

    step. Laws governing the sale of consumer products, used clothing, and other

    items are very different in the UK than in the US. Verify that the item is

    allowed before listing it. (Don’t rely on what other sellers are listing – they

    may not have done any research before listing their items.) If you try to sell

    an item that is prohibited, your listing can be pulled. Too many prohibited

    item violations and your account will be closed by eBay UK. Click here to view

    the prohibited items section.

    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/ebayexplained/selling/index.html http://www.xe.com/ucc/ http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe546 http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/policies/items-ov.html

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    5. Understand import and customs regulations. Make sure that your item is

    allowed to cross international lines and enter the UK. Many types of products

    require import licenses that the recipient must acquire from the British Board

    of Trade.

    6. Educate yourself on UK customs fees. Understand the value that is exempt

    from customs fees for any country you ship to. (Every country has a different

    dollar value threshold for items that can be imported without duties or fees.)

    As a general rule, most eBay customers don’t know the rules for their home

    country until they are charged an import fee when the item arrives. In the

    event they are charged a fee, they will more than likely blame you as the

    seller for not informing them, and leave you a negative feedback. As a seller,

    your customers will expect you to know more than they do about shipping

    internationally. Click here for more information on UK customs fees.

    7. Study the fees on the eBay UK site. The entire fee structure is different than

    eBay USA. Listing fees, final value fees, auction vs. fixed price fees, gallery

    photo fees, and other fees are different. Understand how you will be charged

    for selling your items on eBay UK. Click here to view the fees for selling on

    eBay UK.

    8. Understand how to ship a package internationally and how to fill out customs

    forms, as well as which forms you need. This process isn’t difficult; it just

    requires a few extra steps. Click here to learn more about shipping an

    international package from the United States.

    9. Completing the “Sell Your Item Form” is exactly the same as on eBay USA.

    That is actually the easiest part.

    Bottom Line: Make sure the item you are listing is allowed. Don’t assume

    other sellers know what they are doing.

    http://forums.ebay.co.uk/thread.jspa?threadID=1100012085 http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/fees.html http://www.ebaysellingcoach.com/catalog/item/5783452/5651669.htm

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    Don’t Follow the Herd on Blind Faith

    Be prepared for some brutal competition on eBay UK. This is the number one

    problem on eBay UK – too many sellers offering the exact same items. Don’t offer

    the same products as everyone else, offer something different! If you browse

    through eBay UK and look at products offered by US sellers, you will see the same

    items over and over again. Some of the most common items are:

    A1 Steak Sauce

    Acne Free System

    Advil

    Aleve

    Bag Balm

    Beef Jerky

    Breathe Right Nasal Strips

    Certain Dri Deodorant

    Expo Dry Erase Markers

    Folgers Coffee

    Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

    Frank’s Hot Sauce

    Froot Loops Cereal

    Kool-Aid Drink Mix

    Lucky Charms Cereal

    Olay Regenerist Face Cream

    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38&_nkw=A1+sauce http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1313&_nkw=acne+free+system http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1313&_nkw=advil http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQ_dmptZUKQ5fHealthQ5fBeautyQ5fOverQ5fTheQ5fCounterMedicineQ5fCA?_nkw=aleve&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=advil&_osacat=0 http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQ_fromZR46?_nkw=bag+balm+ointment&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=bag+balm&_osacat=0 http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQ_fromZR46?_nkw=beef+jerky&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=bag+balm+ointment&_osacat=0 http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQ_fromZR46?_nkw=breathe+right+strips&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=beef+jerky&_osacat=0 http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQ_fromZR46?_nkw=certain+dri+deodorant&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=breathe+right+strips&_osacat=0 http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQ_fromZR46?_nkw=expo+dry+erase+markers&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=expo+dry+erase&_osacat=0 http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQ_dmptZUKQ5fBOIQ5fOfficeQ5fOfficeQ5fSuppliesQ5fStationeryQ5fET?_nkw=folgers+coffee&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=expo+dry+erase+markers&_osacat=0 http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38&_nkw=flamin%27+hot+cheetos http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38&_nkw=frank%27s+sauce http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQ_dmptZUKQ5fHomeQ5fGardenQ5fFoodQ5fSM?_nkw=froot+loops+cereal&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=folgers+coffee&_osacat=0 http://sho