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Don’t Lose An eBay eBook Sale With Silly Terms And Conditions

How many times have you seen terms similar to this at the end of a listing while browsing eBay?

“Terms and conditions! Please read before bidding”.

Payment must be made within 48 hours, if payment is not made within this time negative feedback will be left and eBay will be informed.

No new users. If your feedback is below 10 please contact me before bidding or I will retract your bid.

No time wasters, scammers or fraudsters..

Why do people do this? It’s not going to stop non paying bidders, fraudsters or scammers. What it is going to do is result in fewer sales. Sure, we all hate the non payers and eBay is a scammers paradise but do you really think having terms like that is going to stop it? Of course not.

“Payment must be made within 48 hours, if payment is not made within this time negative feedback will be left and eBay will be informed”.

If you even hint at giving me negative feedback for any reason I will simply move on to the next auction. You have just lost a sale.

“No new users. If your feedback is below 10 please contact me before bidding or I will retract your bid”.

Why pick on the newbie, we all have to start on zero feedback and most of us start by buying something. By having a silly statement like that you could have lost a customer for life.

“No time wasters, scammers or fraudsters”.

Do you really think this will stop a fraudster or a scammer?

What I am trying to say here is try and make your buyers experience as pleasant and easy as possible. For me silly terms like this sound negative and if I can get the product elsewhere I simply close the page and move on to the next auction.

We can all have unpleasant experiences from time to time on eBay and it’s not nice if you get scammed but don’t take it out on the rest of the eBay community. I would suggest you browse your listings and take a good look at your terms and conditions and if you have any negativity in your auctions have a serious think about changing them as all you are doing is harming your own sales.

All you need to do is keep your terms simple and easy to understand and you will have more sales, guaranteed.

New to Article Marketing? Read the Terms and Conditions Section First Before You Submit Your Article

So you’ve decided to write your first article in your article marketing campaign. Fantastic. I love seeing people take action.

However, before you submit your masterpiece, are you sure it will be accepted by the article directory? Here are some tips to help you be sure that your article will get accepted the first time.

I know it sounds simple, but the first thing you should do is read the instructions. Most article directories will have an in depth terms of service somewhere on the site. Read the terms of service before you submit your article. This will tell you whether or not that article is appropriate for that particular directory.

The second thing you should do is read the articles that have already been approved. I know it seems counterproductive to read your competitor’s article, but if you do, you’ll have a better idea of what it takes to get your article approved the first time.

After you have read all the terms and conditions, go back and read your article. If your article sounds like a sales pitch, change it. That’s one surefire way to get rejected from an article directory. The object of this game is to contribute useful content to the directory. If the webmasters and ezine publishers think your article is a sales pitch it won’t get published. What’s worse, the article directory will gain a reputation of having crappy articles in their directory. That is why article directory owners are so particular about what they will accept in their directory.

Article marketing is a very effective way to get the word out about your products and services. Be sure to read the terms and conditions first. This will save you a lot of time and editing later.

10 Reasons Why You Must Have Terms And Conditions For Your Business

Are you are setting up in business, buying or growing an existing business or simply reviewing and taking stock? Wherever your business is, you should always ensure you have comprehensive Terms and Conditions and that they are up to date.

All businesses of every type and size need to have Terms and Conditions in place and here are 10 reasons why:

1. They provide certainty in case of any conflict or disagreement between the business and its’ customers or suppliers

2. They will be bespoke to your particular area of business and can be tailored to meet your exacting industry needs.

3. They will protect interests that you may not have considered such as limiting your liability in certain circumstances or dictating exactly when ownership in goods passes.

4. It will save you time and money in case of potential disputes and may prevent any costly Court action being.

5. It shows that you take running and managing your business seriously and expertly and potential customers and clients can take comfort that the product or service that you provide is professional and legitimate.

6. They can provide evidence of compliance with individual industry legal requirements.

7. It provides peace of mind that you can get on with running your business safe in the knowledge that this part of the business is protected.

8. They will save time at the point of sale and can be incorporated into purchase orders and delivery notes leaving you to deal with the fundamental issues such as price and delivery.

9. Your customers and clients rights will also be safeguarded and they can take comfort in that you are providing them with a clear and concise procedure in case things go wrong and how any complaints will be handled.

10. In case of any change in the direction of the business or in the law itself, Terms can be altered fairly easily and quickly ensuring that you are kept as protected as possible and that you are complying with the law.

Having a comprehensive and robust set of Terms and Conditions should be a primary consideration for any business owner. Many commercial law experts have seen from experience the difficulties caused and the disruptions to business. These disruptions inevitably incur costs to the business as a direct result of not having these in place or by simply not updating and reviewing existing terms regularly. Therefore, it makes perfect sense, that by having Terms and Conditions professionally drafted, business owners can have the security and the peace of mind in the knowledge that they are protecting their business and complying with the law.