Running your own Ebay business can be a great way to work from home. This can allow you to be home with your children, and not have to worry about daycare. A successful Ebay business will take a little work on your part. Here are some tips for keeping your Ebay business successful. Have great customer service. This is the most important tip I can offer to you for a successful business. Always be kind and courteous when dealing with a customer. Even though the Ebay business is online you will have dealings through email. Answer questions quickly if someone sends you a message about an item you are selling. If you wait to long they will buy the item from someone else and you will lose a sale. Include a thank you not with the package. This will show the customer you care and might make for a repeat sale later on. People remember kindness. Be accurate when describing a product. There is nothing worse than getting your item in the mail and discovering it is not what it said it was. Maybe the item is not in good shape, or just not like you described it. Always give accurate descriptions. If an item has a few stains make that clear in the ad. This will save the headaches later on. You do not want a bad rating for your Ebay business. Bad feedback will cause you to lose sales every time. Sometimes errors will happen and mistakes will be made when describing an item. If this happens and the customer contacts you make it right. Refund the money or offer another item free of charge. This can save your Ebay business by not having negative feedback. Always double check an item before you list it. This will keep your Ebay business successful. Ship as fast as you can. Waiting on an item to ship can seem like an eternity. If you offer fast shipping you can ensure positive feedback for your Ebay business. If the customer has to wait weeks to get an item they will not be happy and most likely will ever buy from your Ebay business again. They will also mention the slow shipping when leaving feedback about your Ebay business. This can deter others from buying from you. If you know you will be out of town or unavailable when you have auctions ending be sure to include a message in the ad telling so. This can save you from getting complaints later. If something comes up and you have an emergency that delays the shipping include a letter telling the customer so. Maybe consider paying for an upgraded shipping method. This will keep the customer happy and they may return to buy from your Ebay business again. Do not charge excessive shipping fees. If the item you are selling is a five dollars and you want fifteen to ship it you will not sell it. People do not want to pay high shipping fees. They will buy elsewhere. By following a few simple tips you can make sure your Ebay business stays successful. Remember the customer will be leaving feed back about their buying experience with you. This can make or break an Ebay business.