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Eco-Friendly Tips That Also Benefit Your Business on eBay – by Shana Champion, eBay For Business

29 May 2015 Blog

Adapted from Shana Champion—s article in the eBay for Business blog ( — Part 1 of 3:

When you hear Earth Day, do you think, —I recycle, get off my back?— Well, preserving the planet can also be good for your business. Here—s how.

Do What Jordan Did (or Something Similar). Jordan Insley, owner of eBay Store QuickShipElectronics, collects unusable, store-returned electronics that would otherwise end up in a landfill, fixes them up and resells them to happy customers. How—s that for resourceful sourcing? Find yourself a niche like this.

Buy Eco-Friendly Packing Materials. Did you think we were going to suggest re-using that pizza box or Styrofoam meat tray? No, that—s gross and just plain unsanitary. However, you can be more mindful about your packing supplies. eBay For Business provides a handy list of The Best Eco-Friendly Shipping Box Materials to get you started.

Use Shipping Discount Promos. Encourage buyers to shop smarter by combining orders. You can do this by offering shipping discount promotions. Plus, shhh, you—ll sell more. Score one for the Earth and one for you!