The Holiday

Your guide to tips and trends
for more sales this season.

Raise the Bar

Selling resources to help you compete.


Make sure your listings are in shape for mobile shoppers.

Learn How

Shipping Best Practices

Learn how to cut shipping costs and convert more sales.

Learn How

Guaranteed Delivery

You know you're a fast shipper. Let us tell your buyers.

Learn How

Calculating Returns

Figure out how to cover the costs of free returns.

Learn How


2018 Holiday Carrier Deadlines

Check the chart for the last day you can ship via USPS, FedEx and UPS for delivery by December 24. Please note that volume during this season may be higher than usual, so apply what makes the most sense for your business.

Holiday Readiness

Are you ready for the holiday selling season?

Whether you're new to selling on eBay or already have an eBay business, download our Holiday Readiness Checklist to help you prepare for holiday selling success.

Stay on Track This Season

Your breakdown of what action to take and when.


Your Mindset

Your Buyer's Mindset

Holiday Season

Nov: Weeks 1-2

I want to delight my buyers with holiday sales, fast and free shipping, and easy returns.

They're looking for homegoods and entertainment, fashion for holiday parties, and travel gear.

Holiday Deals

Nov: Weeks 3-4

I should promote top-selling items and set up bundled shipping sales.

They're on the hunt for gifts for others, as well as for themsleves. The biggest driver? Price.

Holiday Deals

Dec: Weeks 1-2

Long-distance gifters are shipping now.

The holidays are in full swing! They're giving early gifts to friends and colleagues.

Last-Minute Holiday Hustle

Dec: Week 3

I'm helping my stressed-out buyers with expedited shipping options for all of their last-minute shopping needs.

They need last-minute deals on gifts. They want fast shipping, and easy items to ship or pickup in store.


Last Week of Dec—Mid-Jan

Holiday shopping is not over! I should host end-of-season clearance sales, and make returns easy.

It's time to return the gifts they don't need and maybe pick up a few post-holiday purchases for themselves.

Get Inspired

A place to listen, reflect, and connect.

A Podcast for Sellers

Weekly tips on how to start, run, and grow your business.

Year-Round Holiday Hustle

Seller Deborah LaBoo never stops thinking holiday.

A Facebook Community for You

Tools, tips, and advice from eBay and your fellow sellers.

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