The following are a few factors, which, if kept in mind, can make a sweeping difference on the popularity of your product on eBay:

Item Specifics

This is an important field to further describe your product, which most users overlook, simply because they don’t think it is important, or because they don’t understand it. Item specifics gives you a secondary item title, you can include more keywords which may help buyer search for your product. Type in more details about the product which you haven’t included in the title for instance color, finish, size, fit, or other such product information which may best describe the product.

Summary: There seems to be a deafening roar of  “forum complainers” pronouncing the end, as we know it,  of small sellers on eBay. The latest round of eBay policy changes have many sellers upset.  Allowing buyers to initiate refunds, counting seller-initiated refunds as a defect and using recent performance, not overall historical ratings, to rate given stores, are all policies that eBay sellers seem unhappy with.

While a forum skeptic as a rule, my analysis and interviews with experts revealed a possible pattern that could make it harder for smaller eBay stores to maintain and increase sales.

Summary: Hiring product scouts to get inventory for online sellers is a controversial topic that doesn’t really need to be. On the one hand some sellers argue that hired product scouts will have incentive to work for themselves once they learn the secrets of how to make money with an auction store. The eye for detail with thrift store concepts and retail arbitrage business plays is hard to train as well. On the flip side you are just one person and want to scale. Who doesn’t!

Setting goals for products scouts is the single most important way I’ve found to pay commission to workers.