EBay, global online auction and trading company launched by American entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar in 1995. eBay was one of the first companies to create and market an Internet Web site to match buyers and sellers of goods and services. The company, which caters to individual sellers and small businesses, is a market leader in e-commerce worldwide. eBay is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Customers can participate in Web sites set up within their own country or use one of the company's international sites. There are eBay Web sites for both the U.S. and Canadian markets, most European countries, and several countries in Asia. Latin American Web sites are operated in association with Mercado Libre, an e-commerce provider running similar operations. Although auctions constitute the bulk of eBay sales, fixed-price sales also constitute a significant share of transactions.
A key factor in eBay's growth was its implementation of procedures to promote safe, transparent trading, accessible nearly anywhere to anyone. PayPal, the online automated clearinghouse for payments, has been a cornerstone of eBay's transaction environment. In October 2002 eBay bought PayPal, but it was spun off as an independent company in 2015. Other major acquisitions in the 2000s included Skype (sold 2009), Shopping.com, Rent.com (sold 2012), and StubHub.
eBay relies on its users to self-regulate the trading community through a feedback system that allows buyers to rate sellers on transactions. (Formerly, sellers also could leave negative feedback on their buyers, but this feature was removed in 2008.) In theory, unscrupulous vendors are exposed and lose the trust enjoyed by reputable sellers. In practice, some vendors received poor ratings through no fault of their own but because of, for example, problems with package deliveries, and other vendors garnered good ratings for a short period before setting up cybercrime scams to defraud customers. In response, the company made available educational resources for best-practice trading. Furthermore, eBay lists categories of potentially prohibited items; the company sanctions would-be traffickers in goods that may be illegal or offensive.
About me page on Ebay
It's one of the most fun and one of the least used features on eBay, and it has the potential to help your sales and increase your name recognition amongst bidders. If you're an eBay seller and you haven't created an eBay "About Me" page yet, now is a good time to consider doing so. It'll only take a few minutes!
The About Me page is a free page of HTML-based web space that eBay reserves for every member, whether you are a bidder, a seller, or both. You can use this space for almost anything, but since your About Me page will be linked anywhere your eBay member ID appears, the most obvious use is to promote your auction sales. Yes, you can also use it to talk about your kids, to link to photos of your boat, or to talk about how hard your college classes are, but these topics might be better suited for eBay blogs.
When an eBay member maintains an About Me page, a small red and blue "me" icon appear next to their member ID wherever it is shown on eBay. Clicking on this icon displays the About Me page that the member has created.
About Me Pages
Traditionally, sellers' About Me pages contain one or more of the following, all of which benefit bidders or buyers in some way:
- Company logo, if you have one. This helps to build brand recognition.
- Linked photo(s) of your brick-and-mortar storefront(s), if your eBay sales are complemented by retail sales in your local area.
- Details from your auction listings that are consistent from listing to listing, including such things as your warranty and return policy, accepted payment methods, shipper or carrier, and email and/or telephone contact information.
- Link(s) to your other eBay auction listing(s) so that bidders can easily find other items you're currently selling.
- Link(s) to your best feedback so that bidders can read testimonials about your products and services.
In addition to the items listed above, it's not out of order to include a few details about yourself-anecdotes or information that might help to humanize you to your bidders. This is important because bidders are more likely to search for you and your items directly in order to make a repeat purchase if they think of you as a person or business that they are familiar with.
Creating an About Me Page
To create you're About Me page, follow these steps:
- Visit the eBay community forum by clicking the "Community" button at the top of any eBay page.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page so that the section titled "More Community Programs" is visible.
- In the "More Community Programs" section, click on the link labeled "Create an About Me page" to be directed to an informational page that briefly details ways in which About Me is commonly used.
- At the bottom of the informational page, click the button labeled "Create Your Page."
- On the following page, you will be asked whether you'd prefer to follow a user-friendly step-by-step wizard or enter raw HTML code in order to create your About Me page.
- If you are familiar with HTML and would like to take advantage of the flexibility that it offers in creating your About Me page, select the HTML option. Note that eBay makes available a number of custom tags that can be used in creating your About Me page to further enhance its appearance and content.
- If you are unfamiliar with HTML or simply want the creation of your About Me page to be as painless as possible, select the "Use our easy Step-by-Step process" option.
- If you selected the HTML option, you'll be presented with an empty box into which you can type the HTML code for your About Me content. Keep in mind that your use of advanced HTML techniques (stylesheets, dynamic HTML, etc.) should be limited since any code you write will be encapsulated by eBay's own website.
- If you selected the user-friendly step-by-step option, you'll be shown a longer, wizard-style form that will help you to create a fun, complete About Me page from scratch with a minimum of fuss.
Using the Step-by-Step
The step by step About Me page form is designed to be easy to use, but a walk-through can still be helpful if you're not yet familiar with features that typically appear on About Me pages.
Title and opening paragraphs. The top section of the form, cryptically labeled "Add Text," contains boxes for an About Me title and two introductory paragraphs. Your title should be friendly, salutary, and brief-like "Welcome to Martha's About Me Page!" or "Thanks for Buying From Pete!"
Add pictures. The second section of the form provides space for up to four pictures that can be added in the same way that pictures are added to your auction listings. If you have pictures of your brick-and-mortar storefront, of items representative of those that you sell on eBay, or even of yourself, this is the ideal place to display them.
Details about eBay activity. The third section is used to display your current auction listings and your recent feedback to visitors. If you'd like visitors to be able to easily access your most recent feedback, select the number of recent comments you'd like to display from the first drop-down list labeled "Show Feedback You've Received." If you'd like visitors to be able to easily access your current auction listings, enter a title like "My Auction Listings!" and then choose the number of listings you'd like shown. These will be displayed as links, one per line, similar (though not identical) to what buyers normally see in search results.
Favorite web links. The final section of the form is a place for you to post links to your favorite websites. If there are places outside eBay that you'd like other eBay members to visit, enter their names and addresses here.
Once you've completed the web form, click the Continue button to proceed to the following page, where you can select the basic layout (visual arrangement) for the information you've provided. Based on the small example diagrams, choose the layout that you like best. At the bottom of the page, you'll see a sample of what you're About Me page will look like with the currently selected layout. Feel free to select each layout, in turn, to see which you like best.
Once you've decided on a layout, click the Submit button to save you About Me page. You'll notice that the "me" icon now appears next to your ID whenever it is shown on eBay-at the tops of your auctions, in your feedback profile, and even on your My eBay page.
Vouchers to save at Ebay
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What is a Ebay voucher code?
This is a unique code generated by a computer algorithm designed to offer you discounts on your next order. Also referred to as a promotional code, discount code or promo code, online stores from around the world use the alphanumeric code to offer discounts to their customers.
How can I use Ebay discount code?
Our voucher codes can be used in two ways. In method one, click 'SHOW CODE', copy and paste it into your shopping cart. Method two is where you click on 'VIEW OFFER' and you should be directed to the webshop. Here, the discount will be applied immediately.
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Start by looking for your favourite store using the search function at the top of this page. If you are in search of a specific brand or product, type the name in the search bar. You can use the following function 'CATEGORIES' or 'SHOPs A-Z.'
You can also copy the voucher from Ebay by clicking at 'VIEW OFFER' or 'SHOW OFFER.'
If the voucher code is not showing, copy it by clicking 'COPY'. If the modal is not showing, click on the big blue button with the label 'VISIT Ebay.'
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Check to ensure the voucher code is added correctly. If the voucher is not valid, then it has expired. In addition, the voucher may be valid for another product. In such a case, get another voucher code that applies for that product. Don't forget to read the terms of the discount code.
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Are there any discount codes available for Ebay?
At the moment there are 14 codes available and 4 offers at Ebay.
How much benefit can I get from Ebay?
In the past 30 days, 164 visitors saved an average of £499 at Ebay. There are sometimes also free shipping promotions active.
How can I redeem a Ebay discount code?
To use a Ebay coupon, copy the code with the mouse and paste the code into the appropriate field during check out. Please note that discount coupons sometimes do not work with all orders. Sometimes you can also redeem the coupon at the physical store.
How many offers does Ebay have on average?
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Are the discounts valid for everything on Ebay?
You can save money at Ebay by using one of the current Ebay coupons from 1001vouchercodes.co.uk. At the moment you can save a maximum of £499.
Until when are the discounts valid on Ebay?
Each promotion code of Ebay has an expiration date, the code can only be redeemed before this date. Some Ebay offers do not have an expiration date, then the promo code is valid until Ebay runs out of stock of this item.
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