Helpful Online Selling Links

eBay Abbreviations:

What is BNIBWT? An up to date list of eBay acronyms and eBay abbreviations, used on eBay and other auction websites. (BNIBWT is an eBay abbreviation for Brand New In Box With Tags, which inspired the creation of the website.)

Click here: eBay Abbreviations

Free!! Auction Listing Site:

Page Mage:

Include video, moving text, slideshows and more in your eBay listings

  • Professional eBay auction templates
  • Free unlimited images
  • Launch directly to eBay
  • Post on your Facebook page
  • Without learning HTML!

 

Free!! Add-On Applications:

Find & Replace by Auctiva:

Revise live eBay listings in bulk!  Auctiva Find & Replace allows you to perform searches and “find and replaces” within the description, titles, prices and/or categories of multiple live eBay listings with just a few clicks. This utility can save you a lot of time if you need to make the same change in several live listings. These operations are bound by eBay’s policies.

Click here: Find & Replace by Auctiva

Vendio Counters:

Use Vendio Counters anywhere to know your traffic levels on eBay listings, your own website, or blog. With Counters on your auction listings, you can see the number of visitors to your item, as well the total number of bids. 100’s of styles to choose from.

Click here: Vendio Counters

Vendio Gallery:

Add a Vendio Gallery to your listings to cross promote all of your other items. Gallery takes only 5 minutes to set up and is proven to help increase hits by 50% and sell-through by up to 18%. Keep buyers on your listings with a free, customizable cross-sell/upsell Gallery from Vendio.

Click here: Vendio Gallery

Buyer Appreciation:

Drive customer loyalty and keep your customers engaged from the first time they bid or buy! Buyer Appreciation from Vendio automates the time-consuming process of personalized customer communication, and provides sellers of all sizes a means of customer relationship management (CRM) and advertising.

Click here: Vendio Buyer Appreciation

Auction Sniping Site:

Auction Sniper:

You’ve come to the right place. Auction Sniper is an eBay sniper that automates the process of placing your eBay bid in the closing seconds of any eBay bidding auction, dramatically increasing your chance of winning. We keep it simple: you tell us what you want to win, and we snipe eBay for you. Best of all, Auction Sniper is free to try. After winning your first auction with our help, you’ll never eBay bid the same way again.

Click here: Auction Sniper

Discount Shipping Insurance:

Auction Sniper:

Shipping Insurance You can purchase shipping insurance on items that you win on eBay using Auction Sniper – for a lot less. We have partnered with a world-class shipping insurance company (U-Pic) which allows us to provide our customers with substantial savings on this service for items up to $2500. The cost per item is actually LESS than through the single item insurance form on the U-Pic site!

Click here: Auction Sniper – U-Pic Rates

U-Pic Shipping Insurance:

Founded in 1989 U-PIC has been saving money for companies and individuals for many years. Our dedicated and competent staff of licensed insurance agents will handle all of your small parcel insurance needs. Our programs are designed to insure your packages while saving time and money. From heavy volume users to individual buy-on-line shipments, U-PIC not only offers low competitive rates, but state of the art methods of purchase, reporting, claims filing and premium payment. U-PIC can help you to save up to 85% on your shipping insurance premiums. With programs to suit nearly everyone, U-PIC offers you or your company an easy solution to help with the bottom line.  By completing a “U-PIC Request to Provide”, you’re on your way to big savings and great service. To become a U-PIC client, you fill out an on-line application form.  You select your on-line shipping solution, which includes by PayPal Shipping and USPS Ship & Click and provide additional information. Per the website, “Upon submittal, a U-PIC representative will contact you shortly.”

Click here: U-Pic Insurance

U-PIC™ Online Ordering – Single Package Rate:

Insure a single shipment with your credit card. This is a two step process. First, enter information about yourself and your shipment below. Next, you will be asked for your credit card information. If the process is successful, you will be issued a confirmation number. The confirmation number is your proof of insurance. If you do not receive the confirmation number at the end of the process, your shipment is NOT insured. Please feel free to contact Customer Service with any questions.

Single Package On-Line Rates:

The rate chart listed below is the cost of purchasing insurance on a per package schedule.  If you chose to apply for a volume selling account, your insurance rates would be lower. A ‘DVU’ is a Declared Value Unit. It is the equivalent to $100 worth of coverage. For example, a package valued at $300 would cost 3 DVUs. DVUs are calculated in $100 increments and are not pro-rated.

Carrier
Service
Limit
Rate per DVU
Jewelry Rate per DVU
Deductible
AirNet
FASTD
$2,000.00….
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
ABF Freight
ABF – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Bax Global
DB Schenker (BAX) – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
California Overnight
CA Overnight – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Canada Post
Canada Post – Domestic
$1,000.00
$1.50
$2.25
$0.00
Canada Post
Canada Post – International
$1,000.00
$1.95
$2.95
$0.00
Canada Post
Canada Post – US
$5,000.00
$1.50
$2.25
$0.00
Conway
Conway – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Daylight Transport
Daylight Transport – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Dayton Freight
Dayton Freight – Standard
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
DHL
DHL – Canada
$2,000.00
$0.65
$1.00
$0.00
DHL
DHL – International
$2,000.00
$0.65
$1.00
$0.00
DHL
DHL – Standard Service
$2,000.00
$0.65
$1.00
$100.00
Estes
Estes – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Fedex Freight
Fedex Freight – Domestic 2
$2,000.00
$1.00
$1.50
$100.00
Fedex SmartPost
Fedex SmartPost
$2,000.00
$1.00
$1.50
$0.00
FedEx
FedEx – International
$2,000.00
$0.65
$1.00
$100.00
FedEx
FedEx – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.65
$1.00
$100.00
Greyhound
Greyhound – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Lakeville Motor Express
LME – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Midwest Motor Express
MW Motor Express – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Pilot Air
Pilot Air
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Roadway
Roadway – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
R & L
R & L – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
RoadRunner
RoadRunner – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
SAIA
SAIA – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Service By Air
SBA – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
SouthEastern
SouthEastern
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
UPS Freight
UPS Freight
$2,000.00
$1.00
$1.50
$100.00
UPS
UPS – International
$2,000.00
$0.65
$1.00
$100.00
UPS
UPS – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.65
$1.00
$100.00
UPS Mail Innovations
UPS Mail Innovations
$2,000.00
$1.00
$1.50
$0.00
USF Reddaway
USF Reddaway
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
US Postal Service
USPS – APO/FPO/DPO
$1,500.00
$1.60
$2.40
$0.00
US Postal Service
USPS – International Tracked
$1,500.00
$1.60
$2.40
$0.00
US Postal Service
USPS – Canada
$1,500.00
$1.15
$1.75
$0.00
US Postal Service
USPS – Intl – Non Tracked
$1,500.00
$1.85
$2.80
$0.00
US Postal Service
USPS – Domestic – Non Tracked
$1,500.00
$1.15
$1.75
$0.00
US Postal Service
USPS – Delivery Confirmation
$1,500.00
$1.00
$1.50
$0.00
Vitran
Vitran – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Watkins
Watkins – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
Yellow Freight
Yellow Freight – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00
YRC Freight
YRC Freight – Domestic
$2,000.00
$0.90
$1.35
$100.00

 Restricted Countries List:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola (Cabinda)
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Burundi
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Congo, Republic of the (Zaire)
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Herzegovina
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Paraguay
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Togo
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

USPS Services:

Carrier Pick Up Service:

 Key Features:

  • Free, regardless of the number of packages you’re sending.
  • Your carrier will pick up your package when your regular mail is delivered.
  • Schedule a pickup for the next delivery day, or with the advanced pickup option, up to 3 months from today.
  • Available with Express Mail®, Priority Mail®, International services, Merchandise Return Service and Parcel Return Service.

What You Should Know:

  • Mailpieces weighing more than 13 ounces bearing only postage stamps as postage, must be taken by the customer to an employee at the retail counter of a Post Office, Contract Postal Unit, or Approved Shipper location
  • Packages must be ready for shipment before your carrier arrives.
  • Requests must be received by 2:00 a.m. (CST) on the day your pickup is scheduled.
  • Maximum weight per package is 70 pounds.
  • Postage must be applied to each package.

Click here: USPS Carrier Pick Up

Track & Confirm:

To check on the delivery status of your mailing, enter your label or receipt number in the space provided online. Please be sure to enter all letters and numbers exactly as they appear on your label or receipt.

Click here: USPS Track & Confirm

Ordering FREE!! Priority Mail Supplies:

To order FREE Priority Mail shipping supplies, you can order on-line through the USPS Postal On-Line Store. Please note that the URL listed below is INCOMPLETE, as it was VERY long, the hyperlink, however is correct.

Click here: USPS Mail Supplies

USPS Click-N-Ship:

To print on-line postage labels through the USPS, you can either purchase on a as needed basis, or you may create an account that will allow you to keep a running shipment and tracking history.

Click here: USPS Click & Ship

Free!! Research Websites:

Board & RPG Games – Values & Sales:

Board Game Geek

Click here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/

Bottle Collecting Info:

Bottle Glossary

Click here: http://www.sha.org/bottle/glossary.htm

Glass Factory Marks on Bottles

Click here: http://www.myinsulators.com/glass-factories/bottlemarks.html

Brown Bag Cookie Art:

Retired Cookie Mold Identification

Click here: http://www.brownbagcookiemolds.com/retired-cookie-molds

China & Dinnerware Identification / Values:

Replacements, Ltd.

Click here: http://replacements.com

Current Metal Prices:

Kitco

Click here: http://www.kitco.com

“eBook Heaven”:

ClickBank

Click here: http://www.clickbank.com

Finding US Patent Information:

Directory of American Tools & Machinery Patents:

Click here: http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent

USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database:

Click here: http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.htm

Glass Insulators Information & Price Guide:

Insulator Collectors on the Net

Click here: http://www.myinsulators.com/

Harper’s Weekly Civil War Era Scans:

The Civil War

Click here: http://www.sonofthesouth.net/

Porcelain & Pottery Marks:

My Granny’s Attic

Click here: http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com

Restaurant Ware ID:

The Restaurant Ware Collectors Network

Click here: http://www.restaurantwarecollectors.com

Star Note Look Ups:

My Currency Collection

Click here: http://www.mycurrencycollection.com/reference/stars/

Tax Label and Stamp History & All Things Jack Daniel’s:

Jack Daniel’s Collector’s Page

Click here: http://www.jdcollectorspage.com/TaxlabelsHistory.html

Video Game Values:

Video Game Price Charts

Click here: http://www.videogamepricecharts.com/

Wilton Cake Pan Instructions:

Official Wilton Site

Click here: http://www.wilton.com/shapedpans/browse.cfm

World Wide Book Locator:

AbeBooks.com

Click here: http://www.abebooks.com

Addall.com (In Print Book Search)

Click here: http://www.addall.com

Addall.com (Out of  Print Book Search)

Click here: http://used.addall.com

Bookfinder.com

Click here: http://www.bookfinder.com

Subscription Research Websites:

MyBackstamps:

This is an online attribute search service that allows you to enter a backstamp shape or text and will display all the backstamps in their database that match your search criteria.  You only pay for the search (after buying initial credits) if you actually click on one of the displayed results.

Click here: MyBackstamps

PriceMiner:

PriceMiner® is the world’s largest online price guide that helps you:

  • Identify your items by viewing photos of similar items
  • Ascertain current value
  • Determine maker or artist
  • View items currently for sale matching your search
  • Find a venue to sell items

With just a few mouse-clicks you get powerful data that helps you price your inventory correctly and/or pay according to an item’s true value and best of all PriceMiner® does the analysis for you saving you time and money. Sources include eBay, GoAntiques and TIAS for online records and Philips DePury, David Rago Art & Auction Center, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Stanley Gibbons and more representing the land-based houses. PriceMiner® is the most up-to-date price and identification guide available.

Click here: PriceMiner

Vendio:

Stay on Top, Know What’s Hot: Vendio eBay research automatically delivers to you the hottest selling products on eBay and highlights those you should avoid. Want to evaluate specific items? Use a simple keyword search or category search to understand more about how that exact product is selling on eBay.

Get More Cash from your Same Old Listings: Now you’ve got the goods, and you want to make as much as you can. Vendio eBay market research tells you the best days of the week and times of day to list items. Should that item be bold, have extra photos, or be featured in a category? Make sure your items are seen by the most shoppers – get fast and simple advice on which categories to place listings with comprehensive eBay research tools.

Choose Your Words Carefully: Most buyers start shopping with a keyword search – so it’s critical to make every keyword count. Are shoppers searching laptops or notebooks? Is that color purple or aubergine? Vendio eBay research may not solve all your color problems but it will provide an instant overview of the top keywords, including those used on items commanding the highest prices, the highest sell through rate, and keywords used most often by top eBay sellers. This eBay research tool provides a wealth of information; including keyword tables to ensure you don’t miss the keywords buyers use to find YOUR item.

Click here: Vendio Research

Terapeak:

This is yet another eBay research tool.  Terapeak allows you to do product research, research individual sellers (or yourself), category research which mines through TWO YEARS of closed eBay listings and has a collection of tools that will help you determine “What’s Hot”. Terapeak stores the past 90 days of eBay data that will give you a clearer picture of the overall market.  In comparison, eBay only stores and displays the past TWO WEEKS of sales data.

Click here: Terapeak

Subscription Websites:

Here Comes the Stork:

Currently they have over 8500 members mutually supporting people as eBay sellers and resellers.  Most sellers specialize in children’s & women’s clothing as well as children’s toys and accessories.

Click here: Here Comes The Stork

My Silent Team:

This site has tons of information about eBay, as well as MANY other entrepreneurial opportunities both online AND offline.  There is a wealth of information from the top online gurus.

Click here: My Silent Team

Local Ways to Sell, Buy and Get Free Stuff:

eBay Classifieds – Originally known as “Kijiji” ~ FREE Local classifieds on eBay:

Click here: http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/

Western Maryland Craig’s List:

Post a For Sale ad, a Wanted or “I Buy” ad, look for items to buy or items that are free.

Click here: http://westmd.craigslist.org/

Maryland State SELLCycle:

Post a yard sale, a For Sale ad, a Wanted or “I buy” ad, look for items to buy or items that are free.

Click here: Maryland State SELLCycle

Freecycle:

Post Offers for free stuff, respond to Offers of free stuff, post Wanted requests.

Click here: Maryland Freecycle Groups

Auction Zip:

Look up auctions by zip code. Auctions are listed on a calendar interface.

Click here: Auction Zip

Reliable Recycling:

This is the local Frederick area recycling center. They buy ANY type of metal.  I have been told that prices paid are higher in the Gettysburg area.  Call around…. Items to look out for: true stainless steel (can NOT be magnetic), copper, brass (including decorative brass), Christmas lights (you must remove the bulbs & plug first), copper wire (you do not need to strip the wire) and aluminum.  They also buy cardboard, so if you find yourself with extra boxes, you can get paid to get rid of them rather than pay to have the trash come get it.

FREE!!! Packing Supplies:

MOM’s (My Organic Market) recycles their bubble wrap, packing paper and packing peanuts.  Contact your local health food / environmentally conscious / green retailer and ask about taking their excess packing materials.

Wal-Mart is happy to give away boxes when they are doing their 3rd shift restocking. Just show up around 11pm and ask to take the boxes off their hands.