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New Listing Pages Are Here

Changes Road Sign

We recently made some changes to, and we wanted to keep you in the loop. Those with a keen memory will remember that we created new versions of our Active, Saved, Scheduled and Closed listings pages early last year ...

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An Employee Lists for the First Time, Part 2

Create a listing page

In early December, Auctiva’s Web Content Strategist Andy Bonnenfant was listing with Auctiva for the first time. His collectible hat didn’t gain much attention—or bids—but he did end up making a sale. “I basically broke even in the end, but at least I cleared up some space in my house,” he says. For his first attempt at selling on eBay, Andy set a starting price of $9.99 and opted not to use a listing template. For his second attempt, he decided to go about things a little differently. ...

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How to List to Attract Back to School Shoppers

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Many schools will be opening their doors to students next month, triggering one of the busiest shopping seasons as parents rush around to make sure their child is fully stocked with everything from paper and pencils to laptops and dorm fridges. ...

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Watch the Auctiva Commercials We Made


As you may know, today we kick off our "Lights, Camera, Auctiva!" video contest! This contest gives our Facebook fans the opportunity to create their own Auctiva commercial ...

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Product Analyst Challenges Herself to Sell

beci's desk

Now that the 100-degree temperatures have finally set in here in Chico, CA, we're all kind of feeling the "blahs"—which means it's time to do something fun in the office. About a month ago, I was sitting here at my desk, looking around at the massive amounts of stuff I have yet to list on eBay, and I realized that the clear desktop surface I have is down to inches ...

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DSRs: Do They Really Describe a Seller?


Detailed Seller Ratings, or DSRs as many of us refer to them, provide a "more complete picture of the member's performance as a seller," according to eBay. But I'm not sure how true this is. Recently, someone left me ones in each of the four DSR categories, but still left me positive feedback. How does that work? ...

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Featuring… Our Auctiva Feature Center


Hopefully you've noticed some of the features we've added to in the last six months or so. Do you know where we go for suggestions for the features we should develop? Well, many times, the answer is you, our customers. ...

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