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Create and Manage 300 Custom Categories in eBay Shop -11 May - (4-5 PM)

Hi

Based on community demand for enhanced features in eBay shops, we recently introduced the ability to create up to 300 customer categories in your eBay Shop. In this workshop, we will like to share with you:
--More on creating and using 300 Custom Categories
--Value in opening an eBay shop
--A refresher on Shop Features

Date: Thursday, 11th May 2006
Time: 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm (IST)

Hope to see you on 11th!

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Sapana
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please keep me inormed me about the products which can create value and employment in agriculture and allied industries.
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Please informe me more about the workshop as it is not much clear to me
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hi ,
pls inform me too about the work shop i am very interested
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Hello Everybody

Welcome to todays workshop on How to create custom categories within your eBay Shop.

My name is Preeti from the eBay Seller Marketing Team and I will be here for the next hour to share information on eBay Shops and answer any questions that you may have.

I would love to have the workshop to be interactive hence please feel free to ask questions/ give suggestions during the workshop.
Regards,
Preeti

Regards,
Preeti
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livin in goa i feel there is alot i can sell on ebay
like local handicarft.
what do u think
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what type of a produce should we b lookin at and also r there product that we can buy cheap on ebay and sell them localy
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Let me first start with what are Custom Categories within eBay Shops.

Custom Categories are like departments within your shop that make it easier for buyers to find what they are looking for. You can now create up to 300 categories upto 3 levels in your shop.

Depending on the items, some sellers use product-based categories like- ceramics, glassware, posters while others use more flexible categories like sale items, seasonal, best-sellers, etc.

We recently expanded the Shops category navigation to 300 custom categories with up to three levels of categories and sub-categories.

This is a great feature to help you manage your shop and make it more buyer friendly.
Regards,
Preeti

Regards,
Preeti
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Shops category navigation to 300 custom categories with up to three levels of categories and sub-categories.


can u tell me more on the above line
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Dear elroy.fernandes

Welcome to the workshop. There are a lot of products you can sell on eBay. You can start with unused items lying around the house or source products from dealers, distributors, local manufacturers and resell them on eBay.

If you have a source for handicrafts you can sell them on eBay. There is a good demand for such products.

For more Ideas to source products visit
http://pages.ebay.in/sellercentral/wheresource.html
Regards,
Preeti

Regards,
Preeti
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thanks for the info ,
also i hear ur have semiar on how to make money on ebay ,
since i am from goa do u have a online semiar so i also can get better able to make money on line
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Lets continue with Custom Categories within your eBay Shop

You can create upto 300 Custom Categories upto 3 Levels.

You can choose to create 300 main categories or 300 categories upto 3 levels.

Lets take an example:
You can create upto 300 main categories like mobile phones, Apparel, Jewellery

Create upto 300 Main and Subcategories
Main Category - Mobiles
2nd Level Category- Handsets
3rd Level Category - Nokia
Regards,
Preeti

Regards,
Preeti
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Steps to Create Custom Categories within your Shop

Steps to create up to 300 Custom Categories- Go to the manage my shop section
- Click on Shop Categories on the left navigation

Step 1: Create main Categories
Ex: Mobiles. Mobile is the main category.
- Click on the Add category button
- Enter the Category titles. You will see 5 text boxes.

You can create more categories by clicking on the Add more categories link.
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Preeti

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Preeti
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Step 2: Create Level 2 Categories

Ex: Mobiles – Handsets. In this case Mobiles is the main category and Handsets is a Level 2 Category

To add level 2 categories
- Select the main category within which you would like to create sub categories
- Click on the Add category button
- Enter the category titles for the Level 2 categories
- Click on the Add category button

You will see a list of all the Level 2 categories you have created.
Regards,
Preeti

Regards,
Preeti
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Step 3: Create Level 3 Categories

Ex: Mobiles- Handsets – Nokia. In this case Mobiles is the main category, Handsets is a Level 2 Category and Nokia is the Level 3 Category

To add level 3 categories
- Select the Level 2 category within which you would like to create sub categories
- Click on the Add category button
- Enter the category titles for the Level 3 categories and save
- Click on the Add category button
Regards,
Preeti

Regards,
Preeti
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Dear elroy.fernandes

eBay Academy does have a lot of seminars across India for new sellers. However we do not have a seminar scheduled in Goa as of now.

Kindly write an email to training.india@ebay.com and they will schedule a telephonic training for you.
Regards,
Preeti

Regards,
Preeti
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Lets move onto the value in eBay Shops

A Shop on eBay is as good as having your own website. Some of the key benefits in opening a Shop on eBay are:

 Build your brand on the site
 Encourage buyers to buy more.
 Get your own Web Address
 List for 30days or Good Til' Cancelled
 Lower feature fees for shop listings,
 Create upto 300 Categories for your products in your shop
 Free Trial for 30 days
Regards,
Preeti

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Preeti
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thank you for ur help
and i am lookin forward to growning with ebay
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Customising your eBay Shop

You can customise your eBay Shop and and attract buyers to buy more by using the following features.

- Custom Categories as discussed earlier in this workshop

- Custom pages
Custom pages are a set of unique pages that you can create for your Shop to serve a variety purposes like your shop home page, presenting your shop policies, highlighting a current sale, telling more about yourself, showcase items and specials, explain shipping and return policies, describe the history of your business, and more.

The maximum number of custom pages that you can create depends on your subscription level.

Basic Shop – 5 custom pages
Featured Shop – 10 custom pages
Premium Shop – 15 custom pages

Steps to create custom pages:

- Go to My eBay and click the Manage My Shop link in the left navigation bar.
- Click the Custom Pages in the left navigation bar.
- To create a new page, click on the Create new page link.
- Select the layout for your page with either 1 / 2 promotion boxes, pictures etc. based on your requirement.
- Provide content for your custom page with details including the Page Title, description, promotion box titles etc.
- Click on the Save and Publish button to publish that custom page
Regards,
Preeti

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Preeti
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Listing Header

Your Shop listing header is a great way to build your eBay Shop's brand and drive more traffic to your Shop, because it appears at the top of the item description in all of your current listings as well as your future listings.

Your shop’s Listing Header always includes your Shop name, a link to your Shop's home page, and your Shop's colours. You can also include:
• Your Shop logo
• A search box that enables buyers to search your Shop
• A link that enables buyers to add you to their favorite sellers
• A link that enables buyers to sign up for your email marketing newsletters
• Links to your custom categories, custom pages, and About Me page (up to a maximum of 5 links)

Steps to create your listing header:
A. Click on the Listing Header link in the Left Navigation
B. Select the fields you would like to include in your Listing header and click on the Apply button.
Regards,
Preeti

Regards,
Preeti