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7. Running a Business on eBay > 95. Streamline Payment Instructions

Streamline Payment Instructions

Use templates to send prewritten emails to your bidders.

As a seller, it is your responsibility to guide your bidders, helping them send payments and complete your transactions. You are the teacher as well as the seller, and—unfortunately—you’ll get blamed when something goes wrong.

The email you send to your winning bidders [Hack #84] after a listing closes must communicate several different pieces of information, including the total amount to pay, the methods of payment you accept, and how to actually send payment. As a busy seller, you’ll want to do everything you can to simplify this task so that notifying dozens or even hundreds of bidders takes no more time than notifying a single one. Here are three different approaches that offer three different levels of automation.


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