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The staff here want to thank you for choosing to partner with AuctionSound in 2012. We value your partnership and we want to continually grow in 2013. Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for the business? Let us know what they are! Take a look at our Facebook page.

A new year means getting rid of the past and looking forward to the future. This is the prime time to reach out to your consignors and offer to sell their unwanted gifts, sporting goods, collectibles, musical instruments so they could purchase the items they REALLY want and need. Want more information about Mass Emailing from within AuctionSound? Look at our support documents here.
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What is new in AuctionSound?

Dashboard View?

We have modified the Dashboard with some very important and useful information. Previously, we only displayed the top 3 items under Active Items. Now, we display 12 items where you can hover over the image for more info. Also, managers now see the latest activity within the system from employee activity to items being listed, selling or not selling.

Click here for more details.
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Marketplace News

eBay

Listing Fees are omitted until February 28, 2013 for the following categories: Outdoor Sports, Winter Sports and Golf. This applies to Auction-Style and Fixed Price.

Special 5 cent listing fee until March 31, 2013 for Fixed Price listings in the books, music, movies, DVDs and video games categories.

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Amazon

How do I know if my products will sell well on Amazon?
This is the single most common question I receive from AuctionSound users. My first suggestion is to do your own comparison. Go to Amazon and search some of the products you sell to see what price point they are set at. If the prices are equal to eBay, you might be better off selling them on eBay due to less fees than Amazon. If the selling price is higher on Amazon, it might make sense to give it a shot there.

How can I get started selling on Amazon?
Simply go to Admin > Location to enable Amazon or Craigslist. With Amazon, you do have to have a store account which is $40 per month. Here are the instructions to setup your Amazon account with AuctionSound.

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Retail Sellers

For those that want to keep up with the latest and greatest technology launching this year, the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show is January 8-11 in Las Vegas. Not able to make it? Keep an eye on their website to see what launched.

Looking for the Valentine’s Day Hot List so you know what to sell (or buy for your loved ones)? eBay has a general list to give you an overview of what people will be looking for. Or, take a look at the top department stores for the best gift ideas or selling ideas.

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Shipping

BE SURE YOUR SHIPPING COSTS REFLECT THESE NEW PRICES

USPS rates are raising on January 27, 2013 of an average 6.3% for Priority and a First-Class stamp will now be $0.46.

UPS Ground increased on average of 4.9% on December 31, 2012.

FedEx Ground is increasing 5.9% on January 7, 2013.

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What is new in AuctionSound this month?

  • eBay recently launched Item Condition Notes for used items. In case you haven’t noticed it, this new box appears just below the Description box that you fill out when listing an item.
  • Global Shipping Program – eBay has simplified selling to international buyers. If the item/category and seller are eligible and the seller has followed eBay’s steps to opt into this program, you can click a checkbox on the bottom of an item’s Shipping page and enter it into the Global Shipping Program.

eCommerce Storefront

Now is the time to start selling on your own website. It is simple to setup the storefront and list items on your own domain name. Go to Admin > Storefront and click Upgrade to Pro Storefront. Follow these easy-to-use guidelines to get you up to speed.

Pricing is separate from eBay, Amazon and Craigslist posting.

Important! Authorize.net has agreed to waive the $99 setup fee for any AuctionSound user who signs up for the rest of December! You will still see the $99 setup fee when activating your account, but this will be waived the following month. Click here to take advantage of these savings!

Listing on Amazon

If you are not familiar with listing on Amazon, there are some different guidelines to listing products. Not all used items can be listed and also certain categories require authorization from Amazon. If you want to start listing on Amazon through AuctionSound, go to Admin > Location and click the checkbox next to Amazon to get started. Follow this guide to help with this process.

Listing on Craigslist

This is the quickest and easiest way to market your products locally. Craigslist is perfect for listing unique items and items you would rather not ship. If you want to start listing on Craigslist through AuctionSound, go to Admin > Location and click the checkbox next to Craigslist to get started.

eBay News

No listing fees until December 31st to list items in the Sports Memorabilia, Cards & Fan Shop and Outdoor Sports categories. List/Relist those items now!

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Cyber Monday is next week! The shopping event you have prepared for is now upon us. Are you prepared to list your items to more than just eBay? If not, we are here to help.

eCommerce Storefront

Months of preparation have gone into giving you the ability to list your items to your own eCommerce website. Not only can you list the same item on eBay Fixed Price, Craigslist and Amazon, but now you can sell your product on YourOwnWebsite.com. If this sounds like something you want to add right away, give us a call or send us an email and we will get you up and running in no time.

Listing on Amazon

If you are not familiar with listing on Amazon, there are some different guidelines to listing products. Not all used items can be listed and also certain categories require authorization from Amazon. If you want to start listing on Amazon through AuctionSound, go to Admin > Location and click the checkbox next to Amazon to get started. Follow this guide to help with this process.

Listing on Craigslist

This is the quickest and easiest way to market your products locally. List your unique items or items you do not want to ship here on Craigslist. If you want to start listing on Craigslist through AuctionSound, go to Admin > Location and click the checkbox next to Craigslist to get started.

Craigslist Best Practices:

Make sure you do not overpost to Craigslist and you list 15 items tops per day. If you list a lot of items, you may get flagged by the Craigslist community as being a spammer. Also, do not relist your items within a 3 day period or else Craigslist may ghost your IP address. Meaning, it will appear to you that the items are listed but they are not live to anyone else but you.

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