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Name: Roane State-How to sell on eBay
Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Event Description:

How to Sell on eBay




The purpose of this class is to give students a basic knowledge of selling items online, particularly on Ebay.  Many of the lessons learned can be utilized on other internet selling platforms as well.  This class will cover everything from deciding what to sell, listing, shipping, crafting policies for your online business, inventory systems, feedback and more.  This class is both for beginners and those who have experience selling online. 




This course consists of four classes of three hours each.  Students will be involved personally in obtaining and listing at least one item during this course.  The goal is to give students as much hands on experience in selling on eBay.  Below is a brief summary of the things we will be covering during this course:




Notebook for taking notes, possibly a camera (cell phone camera is great).


Class #1:  HOW DO I START?


A.  Benefits of Selling via Ebay
B.  Getting Signed up!
C.  Accepting Payments
D.  What Should I sell?
E.  Niche vs. Broad Brush
F.  Is this Item Good to sell (Things to Consider)
G.  Sourcing - Where do I get stuff
H.  Is reselling items right? 
I.   What protections do I have as a seller?  How can I keep from getting cheated?


Class #2:  HOW DO I SELL?


A.  Pictures
B.  Research
C.  Title
D.  Description
E.  Measurements
F.  Best Offer?  Buy it now? Auction?
G.  Apps and Websites that help


Class #3:  AFTER THE SALE?


A.  Finding it!  (Storage and Inventory system)
B.  Logs and Records of sales
C.  Shipping
D.  Unruly Customers - how to handle them?
E.  Presentation Packaging (making your item look great when opened)
F.  Note to Customer in Package




A.  Shipping
B.  Feedback
C.  Returns
D.  Taxes
E.  Getting your Money from Paypal
F.  Ordering and Finding Packaging material
G.  Selling for other folks - Consignment




In 1999, Bret began selling on eBay to help pay medical bills that his family had accrued. Starting from nothing, he was able to build a successful business to supplement the income from his full-time job. Bret operated this eBay business for less than two years. In the final month before selling it, the business turned $10,000 in profit. Bret then sold the business - selling it for enough to completely pay off the medical bills.


Since then, Bret has built a second successful eBay business. He has sold everything from tube socks to large signs. In total, Bret has nearly 20 years of experience selling on eBay.

Roane State
Oak Ridge Campus
Date/Time Information:
Date: October 24- November 14, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Day: Thursdays
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