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The eBay Business Diploma Course shows students, step-by-step, how to set up and grow a successful eBay business from anywhere in the world.

eBay is an ever-growing platform where anyone can sign up for free and purchase anything that their heart desires, from clothing to jewellery, kids clothes to food. Thousands of transactions are hosted by eBay every single day, providing the ideal business opportunity to sell to a huge audience of people over a small period of time. Thus, eBay is one of the most powerful e-commerce sites to have emerged.

This course is divided into 11 modules, and each module aims to give you a better understanding of how you can benefit from growing a business on the website.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

Whether you have never registered with the site, used the basic buying and selling functions or have an eBay business that needs some help, the eBay Business Diploma Course provides the structure and guidance you need to build a successful business.

What You Will Learn

  1. What is eBay?
  2. Getting started
  3. Setting Up Your eBay Business
  4. Making Money on eBay
  5. Managing Inventory
  6. How to Present an Item for Sale on eBay
  7. Promoting Your Goods
  8. Running a Successful Business On eBay
  9. The Way Forward
  10. Real-Life Success Stories
  11. Course Overview

The 1st module of the eBay Business Diploma Course acts as an introduction to eBay itself. It discusses in great length the origins of the website, what eBay is, its purpose, and what it is used for. This module also talks about the growth of eBay over the past few decades, and the strategies used to maintain its growth.

Module 2 instructs students on how to register as a user, as well as educating on the dos and don'ts and other necessary information that should be understood before beginning to use eBay. It provides details on how to be a good seller on the site and talks about the importance of securing good feedback and how to achieve it.

The 3rd module discusses the procedure of setting up your own business on eBay. It starts with a detailed discussion of the policies and legalities of eBay, and why it is necessary to understand the terms and conditions before you set foot in the eBay market. It goes on to discuss the importance of deciding upon a method for listing your products. This module also talks about the methods of payment that you can employ on eBay and describes the use of each method respectively. The module ends with a brief discussion of how to manage your sales on eBay, and the ways to constantly improve them.

Module 4 is a guide to making money on eBay. The module opens with a detailed list of factors that affect the amount of money you can make. It also provides you with an insight into how to decide what you should sell. The module ends with a list of goods that are popular amongst buyers on eBay and how these goods can be profitable.

The 5th module of the eBay Business Diploma Course is all about inventory. It starts with details of where you can find inventory to run your business. The module goes on to talk about the various storage and shipping details that you need to understand in order to run your business efficiently. This section also details how to reduce the costs of storage and shipping while maintaining your sales. Lastly, this module will highlight some of the problems that you can face in the storage and shipping of your goods, and how to avoid them.

Module 6 of the eBay Business Diploma Course focuses on the presentation of the item that you wish to sell on eBay. It starts with an explanation of why it is necessary that you take professional, high-quality photos of your item and goes on to present a few ideas on how to achieve this.

Module 7 is a detailed guide on how to promote your business on eBay. This module will equip you with the necessary marketing skills for a basic eBay business. It will also talk about promoting your eBay business on other platforms.

The eBay Business Diploma Course's 8th module discusses how to run a successful business effectively on eBay. It summarises some of the highlights discussed earlier and builds upon how you can improve your sales and profits.

Module 9 discusses the legalities of expanding your business and includes information on the costs and benefits attached to expansion. This module also informs students on how to keep the business secure online.

The 10th module of the eBay Business Diploma Course is a collection of real-life stories. It discusses some eBay success stories, along with some accounts of failures, to give you a well-rounded image. This module also focuses on what you need to learn from these stories, and how to avoid the mistakes common among people who start a new business on eBay.

The final module summarises the course, giving learners the opportunity to briefly revisit what they have learned, so that they may concretise information or highlight areas where they may be less confident, so that they can be restudied.

Frequently Asked Questions

The eBay Business Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


Module 1: What is eBay?

  • How does eBay work?
  • How to get started with eBay?
  • Why use eBay?
  • The Growth of eBay
    • A History
    • eBay
  • Summary
  • Assessments
    • MCQS
    • Short Questions

Module 2: Getting started

  • How to start?
  • Signing up
  • Getting a Thorough Understanding of the eBay Sales
    • Keep an Eye Out For the Pennies
    • Listing fee
    • Reserve-Price Auction
    • Homepage featured auctions
  • Importance and the Ways of Securing Good Feedback
    • Understanding the Feedback System
    • Striving for a 5-star Service
    • Earn Top-Rated Seller Status on eBay
  • Summary
  • Assessments
    • MCQS
    • Short Questions

Module 3: Setting Up Your eBay Business

  • Understanding eBay's policies regarding selling
    • Prohibited and restricted items
    • Listing Practices
    • Search and browse manipulation policy
    • Links, logos, and videos policy
    • No-item listings and inappropriate comments policy
    • Completing the sale
    • Policy Violations
  • Listing your Items for Sale
    • Title
    • Description
    • eBay Catalogue
    • Policies
    • Pictures
    • Selling Format
    • Price and Payment Method
    • Listing Upgrades
  • Deciding on a mode of payment and setting up an account
  • Managing Sales on eBay
  • Summary
    • Understanding eBay's Policies Regarding Selling
    • Listing your items for sale
    • Deciding On a Mode of Payment and Setting up an Account
    • Managing sales on eBay
  • Assessments
    • MCQs
    • Short Questions

Module 4: Making Money on eBay

  • Factors affecting your cash inflow
    • Sell Something You Like Yourself
    • Make Your Listings Concise
    • Give Precise Descriptions
    • Be Careful with Pricing
    • Know Thy Competitors
    • Using Profits to Make More Profits
    • Getting Organised
    • Photos
  • Deciding on what to sell
    • Think Seasonally
    • Changing Market Trends
    • Social Media Activity
    • Promoting Your Business
    • Conclusion
  • Popular Goods to sell on eBay
    • The richest eBay sellers from Britain, as of 2015, were
    • The highest concentration of small online eBay retail businesses is located at:
    • The Top 20 biggest selling products of 2015
    • Selling Electronics
    • Selling Collectibles
    • Selling in Fashion
    • Selling in Home & Garden
  • Summary
  • Assessments
    • MCQs
    • Short Questions

Module 5: Managing Inventory

  • Finding Inventory
  • Storage and Shipping
  • Dealing with problems related to inventory
    • Overselling
    • Overordering
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Employee Training
  • Drop-shipping
  • Summary
  • Assessments
    • MCQs
    • Short Questions

Module 6: How to Present an Item for Sale on eBay

  • Setting up an eBay photo studio and its importance
  • How to take professional-quality photos?
  • Writing descriptions
    • Putting up photos
    • How to use the Photo Uploader?
  • Summary
  • Assessments
    • MCQs
    • Short Questions

Module 7: Promoting Your Goods

  • Develop a website
  • Marketing Techniques to Enhance Sales
  • Summary
  • Assessments
    • MCQs
    • Short Questions

Module 8: Running a Successful Business On eBay

  • Summary
  • Assessments
    • MCQs
    • Short Questions

Module 9: The Way Forward

  • Getting Official
    • Assigning an official name to your business
    • Understanding the regulatory details
    • Business licence or city tax certificate
    • Sales tax
    • Paying salaries
    • Selecting a business format
  • Taxes and Licensing
    • Taxes
    • Licenses
  • Keeping Your Business Secure Online
    • Recognising Spam
    • Stopping Spam
    • Securing your Accounts
  • Summary
    • Getting Official
    • Taxes and Licencing
    • Licences
    • Keeping Your Business Secure Online
  • Assessment
    • MCQs
    • Short Questions

Module 10: Real-Life Success Stories

  • Some Case Studies
  • What can you learn from these real-life examples?
  • Summary
  • Assessments
    • MCQs
    • Short Questions

Module 11: Course Overview

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

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