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Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of the reselling business. Learn tips and tricks for managing logistics, from storing to packing to shipping.

Five Myths about eBay Shipping

Five Common Assumptions about Shipping on eBay

For newer sellers, shipping on eBay can seem a bit intimidating. So, we reached out to the experts on eBay’s shipping team to find out what’s troubling those who are new to the game. What did we find out? Five of the most common assumptions are easily rectified with a little more information. So, we’re here to clear up confusion and bust the following myths: 1. It’s hard to calculate shipping costs. It’s hard if you’re not prepared. To get […]

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Five Tips to Boost Slow-Moving Listings

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It’s happened to almost every seller- there’s one piece of inventory you just can’t seem to move. You list it, you list a second time, but it still comes back unsold. There are a bunch of different culprits for why this could be happening, such as: Too much competition for that type of product Item is priced too high Not enough information to entice buyers, such as weak descriptions or too few photos Customers can’t find your listing So, what […]

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How Your Family Can Help Your Reselling Business

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Need help unboxing and organizing inventory? How about a family activity for weekends and holiday breaks? Consider making reselling a family affair! From children to parents to spouses, there’s a part of the process that everyone can help with. If your family is ready to get involved, but aren’t sure where to start, here are a few easy ways to get them in on the fun.   Sourcing Inventory Whether you’ve found your niche or are testing out different categories […]

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How To Manage Listings While You’re on Vacation

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Summer is fast approaching, which means vacation season is almost here! But, is the thought of leaving your online store unmanned ruining potential plans? Well, it shouldn’t! Read along to learn some easy ways to manage listings while still enjoying fun in the sun. 1. Take Advantage of Vacation Mode Both eBay and Amazon make it easy for sellers to notify their customers about vacation dates. On eBay, turn on Vacation Mode by navigating to the Change Settings section of […]

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How and Why To Submit A Resale Certificate to BULQ

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Did you know? If you don’t have a resale certificate on file with BULQ, you may be required to pay sales tax on future BULQ transactions. That potential burden for you business can add up! How to Submit Your Resale Certificate In order to be exempt from sales tax moving forward, simply email your valid resale certificate to our Customer Care Team at help@bulq.com. Both electronic copies and photos/images of paper copies are accepted. Please allow one business day for […]

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The Online Seller’s Guide to Resale Certificates

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In this post, hear from our guest author, Jennifer Clark, Content Marketing Manager at TaxJar, as she explains what resellers need to know about resale certificates. As an online seller, you have to source your products from somewhere. And unless you create your products fully formed from materials you already have on hand, chances are you either buy products for resale, or component parts of products to resell.   As a retailer, you can avoid paying sales tax on items […]

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Delabeling Items for Resale: What You Need to Know

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Ever come across a shirt with the inside label crossed out? Or see an item with the UPC blacked over? Delabeling, also referred to as defacing, is a process that some retailers require when selling their goods on the secondary market. For resellers, this merchandise can present a fantastic return on investment, as it’s often from well-known or high-end brands. However, it’s important to understand retailers’ policies when sourcing this type of inventory. Here are a few things to know […]

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5 Tips for Selling Clothes on eBay

Tips for selling clothes on eBay like a pro!

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories is a hugely popular category for eBay sellers. With fashion as the highest revenue generating e-commerce vertical, it’s no wonder resellers are trying to catch the eyes of style-minded shoppers, especially since these buyers are twice as likely to purchase items in used condition. But, successfully selling clothes on eBay requires knowledge of how to merchandise items that will both attract and convert buyers. Although potentially a big money-maker, this opportunity comes a lot of competition, so […]

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Bookkeeping and Tax Prep: What Resellers Need to Know

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Accounting and tax professionals who work at small business bookkeeping offices across the country can all agree on one thing: if businesses are to succeed, business owners must know their numbers. It doesn’t matter how big or how small a company is, or how long they’ve been in business, they need to know the true financial state of their business. For many new resellers, the thought of tracking financial data, such as the cost of goods sold, sales tax, and […]

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4 Tips for Selling Health and Beauty Like a Pro

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Now more than ever, consumers are shopping online for their health and beauty needs. Especially with the popularity of social influencers and beauty bloggers, buyers are increasingly aware of trends and top products, and expect sellers to source accordingly. Although the industry is constantly evolving, there are a number of ways to stay ahead of trends and capture the online market. Check out these four health and beauty tips to help you stand out from the competition. 1. Optimize Your […]

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