Online Class: How to eBay

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Course Description

Welcome to this course on eBay: How to Buy and How to Sell on eBay. Whether you're looking for an antique or the latest in electronic gadgets, eBay is one of the most likely online resources for you to find what you're looking for. eBay can also be a lucrative home-based business for men or women looking to generate more income, whether you're struggling in a tough economy or you want to make extra money selling your crafts, collectables or even your car.


We hope you'll enjoy this basic how-to course regarding buying and selling on eBay. In this course, students will learn how eBay got started and grew from just an idea to a multi-billion dollar business in less than a decade.


We'll give you a brief background and tips on deciding what to sell on eBay, how to set up an eBay and PayPal account, and how you can bid for everything from a skein of yarn to rare jade and autographed collectibles to sports equipment to a new engine for your car.


Selling on eBay, the importance of creating good item descriptions and taking good photos of your items is covered in this course, as is encouraging loyalty and positive feedback that enhances your moneymaking efforts. The importance of customer service is also discussed in this course, as is a discussion of how best to resolve customer complaints or disputes. We'll also share ideas with you on what to do (and not do) when listing an item for sale or auction.


We'll show you how to make and send payments or items for your eBay purchases or sales, and how to make the best use of eBay's seller's tools. We'll wrap up the course with a brief mention of tips for success on eBay, setting up your own eBay store, and how to register your eBay business online.



Course Requirements

The course is open to everyone. There are no required books. All material will be given online and through netlinks. You'll need a high school reading level though.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: eBay-- How it All Began

Lesson 2: Setting up an Account on eBay

Lesson 3: Deciding What to Sell on eBay

Lesson 4: Buying on eBay

Lesson 5: Setting up a PayPal Account

Lesson 6: Selling on eBay

Lesson 7: Listing Items on eBay

Lesson 8: Accepting and Sending Payments

Lesson 9: Shipping Items

Lesson 10: eBay Seller Tools

Lesson 11: The Importance of Customer Service

Lesson 12: Dispute Resolution

Lesson 13: Tips to Success on eBay

Lesson 14: Setting Up an eBay Store

Lesson 15: Legal Issues with eBay

Course Materials

All the course material required to complete this course is included.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a practice assignment and lesson review quiz that will directly apply what you have learned.
Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what is eBay.
  • Determine setting up an account on eBay.
  • Demonstrate deciding what to sell on eBay.
  • Demonstrate buying on eBay.
  • Demonstrate setting up a PayPal account.
  • Demonstrate selling on eBay.
  • Demonstrate listing items on eBay.
  • Describe accepting and sending payments.
  • Know shipping items.
  • Describe eBay seller tools.
  • Know the importance of customer service.
  • Know dispute resolution process when buying and selling on eBay.
  • Know tips to success on eBay.
  • Describe setting up an eBay store.
  • Identify legal issues with eBay, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Exam7
Lesson 2 Assignment1
Lesson 2 Exam8
Lesson 3 Assignment1
Lesson 3 Exam9
Lesson 4 Assignment1
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Assignment1
Lesson 5 Exam9
Lesson 6 Assignment1
Lesson 6 Exam9
Lesson 7 Assignment1
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Assignment 1
Lesson 10 Exam9
Lesson 11 Exam10
Lesson 12 Exam9
Lesson 13 Exam10
Lesson 14 Assignment1
Lesson 14 Exam10
Lesson 15 Assignment1
Final Assignment2
Lesson 15 Exam10
The Final Exam70
Total Points:222

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