eBay Explained: Trading Assistant

Mark Kenny

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Trading Assistants are registered eBayers who sell on behalf of others. A Trading Assistant (also known as a consignment seller) is an experienced eBay member who will list goods on behalf of friends, colleagues, or the general public.

Trading Assistants (T. A) normally charge a commission for every successful auction as well as a fixed fee for their services.

In return for their fee a T. A will normally carry out the following as part of their services.

1) Research the item including history & value.

2) Create a professional eBay listing.

3) Photograph the items & upload the photos to eBay.

4) Accept payment from the bidder.

5) Pack & Dispatch the item to the winning bidder.

eBay will only allow members with those of feedback greater than fifty to qualify as a registered T. A. Obviously to become a T. A you must have complete knowledge of how eBay works & be able to complete a transaction successfully, overriding any problems encountered on the way.

eBays T. A scheme is ideal for anyone looking towards the internet for a part time or full time income, mainly because it is such a low cost operation to start. Initially friends and family should be able to offer items for you to auction - after all many people have unwanted items lying around the house.

Other options available include you buying an existing franchise such as i-soldit or BidwayGlobal. If you follow this method, your franchise manager will be able to assist you should you encounter difficulties with your business.

So eBays T. A program really is an undiscovered gold mine. Get involved today before the masses discover it.

Mark Kenny runs an independent auctions forum. To discuss any aspect of eBay or online auctions visit the site at: http://www.ebusinessebooks.com/forum or see Marks turnkey websites here .


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