EBay is responsible for bringing together millions of buyers and sellers. Many sellers make their livings selling their products and services exclusively through this online portal, while many buyers love nothing more than to scour the site looking for rare finds.
EBay takes great pride (not to mention profit) in fostering this community, which it does through workshops, tutorials, and other methods. Here are a few of the ways you can interact with your fellow eBayers and learn how to sell smarter.
Online workshops are a great way to learn, interact with eBay staff, and chat with the experts on a wide variety of subjects. Workshops are discussion board events presented by eBay staff members, special guests, and other eBay members. Workshops combine lecture material with interactive discussion. Completed workshops are archived so you can peruse them after they are completed.
In addition to workshops, eBay offers online and classroom-style instruction courses through eBay University. Class topics range from selling basics to advanced courses on tax issues and marketing trends. Classes are taught by eBay experts who come from varied backgrounds, including one of eBay’s first customer service representatives to authors and television hosts.
EBay Community discussion boards are a platform to discuss specific topics with other enthusiasts and seek assistance and advice from other users. Category specific discussion boards include topics such as Art & Artists, Home & Garden, Real Estate & Timeshares, Motorcycle Boulevard, and Cooks’ Nook. Help board topics include Trust & Safety, PayPal, Packaging & Shipping, and Photos & HTML. The General discussion boards cover a potpourri of topics like New to eBay and the Soapbox, which gives users a place to offer suggestions and ideas, as well as air grievances and pet peeves.
EBay is always looking for ways to bring its members together, because it has a vested interest in maintaining its community of buyers and sellers. Check the Community page regularly to see what new tools you can use to become a better, smarter eBay seller.