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      Whatís the Best Way to Manage My eBay Inventory?

      Iíve been doing some business planning lately, trying to sort out what I want to do with my online stores, especially my eBay store (when I get it up and running). Iím a little worried about managing the inventory. I donít have much up right now, I can manage the items I have now pretty easily. But Iím not sure how Iíll manage when I begin dealing with my warehouse inventory.

      Anyone here got any tips on how to manage eBay store inventory? Iíd especially like to know if the tools that eBay already offers are effective enough or not, itís hard to get a clear picture of how a lot of things work on eBay lol! Much appreciated, thanks in advance!
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      I think there are a number of management tools that come with your subscription that can be super-helpful for managing eBay store inventory. Donít know too much about that myself, so Iíll leave that to the experts. I think you need to concentrate on your listings though. If your listings are in order, it makes things a lot easier in terms of managing your inventory and checking out whatís moving and whatís not.
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      Ok, hate to hijack here but I think this is related to the topic so Iíll ask anyway. Can someone tell me a little bit more about the different types of listings that eBay has? How do you know which ones to use?

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      Yeah, Iíd like to know more about that as well. How do you know when to use an Auction style format and when to use a Fixed price style? Is it possible to use both?

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      You definitely need to know how to use your listings effectively in order to manage your eBay store inventory. I can give you guys a basic idea of what the different listings are, and yes, you can certainly use both. Youíll see from the tips I give you, that with any kind of listing you choose, you need to know your product really well, if not the price, at least what it can do for you.

      You should opt for an auction kind of listing if:

      ē You have an item that has a high level of demand but you donít have a clear idea of what kind of pricing to give it. Remember that when you go for an auction format for your eBay store inventory, youíre allowing the eBay Marketplace to put a price on the item for you
      ē You are positive that whatever items you are listing are going to make the bids blow up. Iím talking about items that will start bidding wars, these are the ones that are going to get you the best prices with the auction format. If your item is something thatís hard-to-get like a vintage baseball card, you should probably auction it rather than use a fixed fee
      ē The auction format also works best if youíre already using it and your sell through rate for your eBay store inventory is good. This means that you usually sell items the first time you list them.

      You should use a fixed price format if:
      ē You know exactly what price you need to get for a specific item
      ē You want the item to be available for more than 7 days
      ē You have a lot of products in your eBay store inventory that you can fit into one listing. I would highly recommend this if youíve got a lot of products in inventory and you donít want to spend a lot of money on your insertion fees.

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      I heard that with the fixed price format, itís a good idea to use the Good ĎTil Cancelled option, especially if youíre worried about renewing.

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      Absolutely, Iíd recommend the Good ĎTil Cancelled option for people who are basically just selling the same items over and over. Youíll be charged for it every 30 days or until you decide to end that particular listing.

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      Ok, but when it renews the listing, does it start back at the original quantity I originally had listed? Or with how many are left in stock?

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      It renews with how much you have left. So if you start the listing on July 1 with 50 pieces and sell 20 pieces during the thirty day period, it will automatically renew the listing at 30 pieces. You can edit this later as well, in case you want to add or remove some pieces.

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      You mentioned that you could combine auction and fixed price formats for your eBay store inventory, when is it best to use both?

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