What Is a Power Seller

PowerSellers are the most profitable sellers on the eBay site—that is, they generate the most profits for eBay. They don't necessarily sell the most merchandise; instead, they generate the most revenue, which is how eBay generates its fees. Still, an eBay PowerSeller does a fair amount of business, however you measure it.

You can't choose to be a PowerSeller—eBay chooses you, based on your past sales performance. If you're chosen, you don't have to pay for the privilege; membership in the PowerSellers program is free.

When you become a PowerSeller, a special logo (shown in Figure 17.1) is displayed next to your user ID in all your eBay auctions, and you automatically qualify for the rewards appropriate to your level.

Just because you qualify as a PowerSeller doesn't mean you have to display the logo in your item listings. Some PowerSellers prefer to forgo the logo in an attempt to seem more like normal folks and less like ruthless business types.

How To Cash in on eBay

How To Cash in on eBay

If you've ever read an article about eBay, you will have seen the kinds of incomes people make it isn't unusual to hear of people making thousands of dollars per month on eBay. Next time you're on eBay, take a look at how many PowerSellers there are: you'll find quite a few. Now consider that every single one of one of them must be making at least 1,000 per month, as that's eBay's requirement for becoming a PowerSeller.

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