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Ready for the Holidays?

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The sun might be shining, but before you know it, shoppers will be busy making their lists and checking them twice, and the selling season will be in full swing. It will be a whirlwind like it is every year. It makes sense. The holiday season is the busiest time for merchants ...

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Here Come the Holidays

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Do you ever feel like you get so far behind on one holiday that you simply skip to the next? We’re getting to the end of October and I have yet to finish my Halloween costume for the big Auctiva costume contest. There are no pumpkins decorating my porch, no apple-spice candles burning in my living room and no bowls of candy patiently waiting for trick-or-treaters. But I have managed to purchase my first Christmas present! ...

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Auctiva Dads Share Their Wish Lists

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My online shopping radar has been recently focused on all-things “Father’s Day”. The dads that I shop for are mostly out of the area, if not out of the state, so shopping online is a natural choice for me to make sure their gifts are delivered easily and on time. ...

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Get Ready for Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day is always an important day in our home, and I'm sure it is in yours, too. It's a time to show Mom just how important she is and thank her for all the wonderful things she's done. ...

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So Close


Just when I thought I had made it through this holiday season with no buyer issues, it happened. I knew it was too good to be true. I turned on the selling machine right before Thanksgiving and didn't stop until last week, giving me a solid four weeks of selling. I officially ended all of my listings on Dec. 15 to avoid those "I better receive my order by Christmas!" threats ...

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Cyber Monday Makes Seller Very Merry


How were your Cyber Monday sales? Things were looking fairly grim for me over the Thanksgiving weekend, but when Monday hit, the sales started—and they haven't really stopped ...

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Tools to Help You Make Lots of ‘Dough’


I like dough. Not just plain bread dough but also sweet dough for cinnamon rolls or sugar cookies. I love kneading dough, rolling it and getting it ready to make delicious treats, especially during this time of year. But I like rolling in a different kind of dough ...

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