Issue 22: 06/21/2001

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This Issue's Features
“Your Name Here” - New Branded Goods
We’re testing a new one-stop source for all kinds of printed items with your name and – for the first time ever – the eBay PowerSeller logo. Items include cups, pens, stationery and other goods your customers will love.

To be a part of our beta test, check out the wide variety of customizable items provided by AdGap. Place your order and share your feedback with us about the site, the items, and the whole buying experience at Be one of the first 400 beta users to order and receive a 5% discount!

We Need Your Help
We’re always looking to make things easier and more profitable for PowerSellers. And, since some of the best ideas come from our best sellers, we want to be sure to hear from you. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey. We’ll listen carefully to what you have to say and do our best to give you what you need.

Free Offer: Print Your Own Postage
Don’t drive to the post office. Send it quickly and easily from your home, office or anywhere you want with Simply Postage. This integrated postage meter lets you print all USPS rates from Book to Priority to International and more.

You'll save big on the time, gas and energy that you could've spent on your sales. The service normally costs $14.95 per month, but check out this exclusive deal for PowerSellers that can save you over $80.

Get your first month free and receive $10 in FREE postage. Hurry now since this offer expires July 6th, 2001. Click here today!.

Voice Your Opinion
eBay and Simply Postage would like to invite you to a Focus Group session about Simply Postage. If you are interested, please contact us at before June 28. Thank you for your participation!

Safe & Speedy Selling - eBay Online Payments by Billpoint
Trade Smart, Trade Safe – and get paid quickly and easily by using eBay Online Payments by Billpoint. And if that isn't enough, here's another reason to use this method of payment. From now through July 13th, you could win a trip to the Daytona 500. Click here for details.

Technology Enhancements
eBay Stores: Open Doors to Sales Opportunities
On June 18th, the virtual doors swing open for eBay Stores. This brand new destination is your very own “store” to fill with both fixed-price merchandise and auction-style listings. It’s a store that’s open 24 hours a day for more than 29 million eBay users.

Location, Location, Location!
Fixed price goods are going fast at eBay! Here’s your chance to attract a whole new set of buyers and stand out from the competition:
  • Boost sales by offering fixed price purchases to eBay buyers.
  • Save time and money with multi-quantity listings, custom categories and uploaded supported by eBay and 3rd party tools.
  • Get a great value with low monthly fees as low as $9.95 per month.
  • Try it yourself! Sign up before August 1st and enjoy free listings and no monthly fees until September 1, 2001.
  • Offer buyers immediate purchases and fast checkout with eBay Online Payments by Billpoint.
Open your eBay Store today!

Learn More about eBay Stores
Register for the eBay Stores online scheduled seminar on June 28th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM PDT.

For this live event, you will need internet access for the online presentation and a phone line for the audio conference.

Productivity Tools
Meet Your New Assistant
Works non-stop. Constantly makes your job easier. It’s not a person – it’s a powerful eBay tool called Seller’s Assistant. Recently enhanced and upgraded to help you manage your eBay listings. Better yet, it will support your eBay Stores as well.

As a high volume seller, you will be pleased to know that these products will help you with:
  • Bulk listing and relisting
  • Listing scheduling
  • Designing and creating listing templates
  • Auto-feedback
  • Creating sales, buyers, tax and profit/loss reports
  • Printing shipping labels
  • Creating macros for automating multiple actions
  • And Much More!
Want to know more details on Seller's Assistant products?

Check out Seller’s Assistant Basic
Learn about the Pro Version – Seller’s Assistant Pro

Online Recorded Courses for Seller's Assistant Tools
You can review current recorded online courses for Seller's Assistant Basic or Pro. The courses will start with prefix "SA" in the title.

Additionally, you can download the companion documents under "Stored Document" for easy notes. Stay tuned for more Seller’s Assistant courses down the road.

Promotional Efforts
Get $500 Off & Sharpen Your Image
When it comes to online sales, it pays to look sharp. That’s why we’ve teamed up with eLance to bring you the PowerSellers Package. This one-stop design service helps you break through the clutter, attract the right buyers and inspire confidence in your goods – and your operation.

The talented design professionals at eLance can help you create:
  • Professionally-designed logos
  • A Captivating & Informative “About Me” Page
  • Enticing personalized listing template
Best of all, working with eLance is easy. Just describe your project on the eLance site and interested professionals will bid on your job. Review their samples, read the feedback and make the selection that’s right for you.

But don’t wait! Get $500 in free eLance services when you’re one of the first ten PowerSellers to sign up!

Policy Updates
Terms and Conditions on Listing Description
We’re often asked when and how terms & conditions should be used in item descriptions. The eBay User Agreement requires them on every View Item page. Although some sellers don’t include all of these, we strongly suggest the following information:
  • Shipping method, rates and cost
  • Acceptable forms of payment
  • Payment terms – when it’s expected
  • Handling charges (if applicable)
  • Any taxes (if applicable)
In general, sellers should include any and all information pertaining to their listing. Those with extensive terms and conditions may link from the View Item page to a secondary page. This page may only contain the terms & conditions (it must be a "dead page") and must include the above information in the description of the item.

For more information about listing your item, please refer to our Listing Policies.

Remember, for your specialized PowerSeller support, please email:
New! eBay Stores

Get free listings with no monthly fees until September 1st. Just sign up before August 1st, 2001.

Opening your new eBay Store?

Download this powerful tool to help you manage your store.

PowerSeller Branding Tool!

Be one of the first 400 beta testers and receive a 5% discount on your first order. Order today and share with us feedback about your experience.


Contact us at for superior dedicated service just for our PowerSellers.


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