Setting Up and Promoting an eBay Soft Toy Store

eBay is one of the most important websites on the internet, and is useful for selling soft toys. To earn a decent profit amount, selling the soft toys in bulk is the right option. The first step in this business is to choose the right niche market. If you don’t have the basic money of Toys-R-Us or interior contacts within China where soft toys are produced in heavy quantities, then it is very important to locate a right supplier when selling soft toys. For selling all kinds of soft toys such as action toys, movie toys, TV related or general boy or girl toys, finding the right supplier is very important.

The second most important thing to consider for selling the soft toys on eBay is the overhead. eBay consists of overhead, listing charges, insertion charges and also a little percentage of the last sale that is made. eBay compels all the sellers to perform the payment transactions via the PayPay option (which is owned by eBay who take transaction charges).

The third factor to consider is the shipping charge. The shipping charge is a very important consideration as delivery boxes and stamps are not sold at inexpensive rates. The shipping type, whether it is domestic or international, must also be considered. International shipping will be costly and involves a long delivery time and if anything doesn’t work out well, it may turn into a big headache.

eBay provides many other options besides auctions such as a Buy-It-Now facility and eBay shops. An eBay shop is similar to an online web shop, however eBay performs all the legal actions and it can be utilized simply by filling the details of the products. After setting up your shop and the products, then you can market your shop on other web pages. Setting up your own shop is helpful for having your own online presence for selling all your soft toys.

Linking eBay auctions with a blog site or any social networking web site is also a very good option for marketing your shop. There are several methods for spreading your soft toy eBay selling business. After selling a soft toy, payment can be expected within three business days. After the payment is made, the seller must ship the item within three days. After receiving the item, the purchaser usually provides feedback about the seller on the web page which will be helpful in promoting the reliability of the business.

Learning Christmas Toys For Children 8 to 12

Looking for a great Christmas toy for an 8 to 12 year old which will help them with their life skills? Here are a few suggestions:

Blurt The Webster’s Game of Word Racing

Players as young as 7 compete to be the first to call out the word which fits the clue. On the flip side of each card is a clue suitable for younger players. Children have fun while building their vocabularies. Adults can polish up theirs as well in this fast paced family game.

Gamewright Funny Business

Merge your funny bone and your business brain with Funny Business. Select 2 cards from the pile of businesses such as barber and bakery. Players compete by writing down the name of the name merged business, then vote for the winner. For players 10+. Winner of Dr Toy award.

Famous Figures of Ancient Times: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble

Want to get your children more interested in history? Bring the ancient worlds of China, Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia, and Rome alive by learning about the lives of 20 of the most important ancient figures. The beautiful illustrations can be colored and cut out by children creating moveable figures so they can act out the lives of these conquerors, emperors and philosophers. A biography of the contribution of each person is included. This learning toys is a terrific hands on experience of history.

The Global Puzzle

Want your child to learn about the world? This is a 600 piece puzzle where each country is a piece of the jigsaw. While not every country is a separate piece (some are just too small for the scale of the puzzle) and the pieces are not a perfect reproduction of the shape, it is a great learning toy when you consider this provides not only all the fine motor skills of usual jigsaws, but it also really teaches what countries are where on the globe! Fantastic Christmas toy that can be used over and over each time, reinforcing the world map.

MythBusters Power of Air Pressure

An engaging combination of science fact and fun, the myth busters get to bottom of air pressure. The kit answers questions like: Can you stop a tornado by opening the windows of your house? Or if you can predict the weather through your bones? Parent’s Choice Award winner, for children 8 up.

Dog Toys – A Necessary Element to a Happy Healthy Dog

Dogs easily become bored when they are stuck inside by cold weather and without the proper dog toys and chew toy stimulation, they can quickly become destructive. With winter quickly approaching, you may already be dreading those long, cold days stuck in the house with your precious pets. The good news is that there are many tools available to keep your dog entertained, happy and most of all keep them from destroying your home and possessions.

First, you need to understand why a dog’s behavior can become so destructive. The problem actually lays with us humans. Initially dogs were born and survived in the wild where they were naturally active and kept busy hunting for food and protecting themselves. Unfortunately, when we domesticated them, their lifestyles gradually became sedentary as they were brought into our homes and fed out of bowls instead of hunting for their food.

To compensate for their lack of natural activities, it is necessary to provide plenty of dog toys and chew toys to keep them entertained and properly stimulated. There are multiple dog toy choices available now and some of the newer puzzle toys are just the stimulus your dog needs to keep busy and out of trouble.

Unfortunately if you do not supply your dog with toys to both fill their day with constructive activities and satisfy their need to chew, they will likely find your favorite pair of shoes and create their own chew toy! This leads to the next question of how do you supply your dog with appropriate dog toys to suit their needs.

First, make sure you have a good assortment of toys for them to enjoy. They will get bored with the same one or two toys every day so only give them one or two each day and rotate the toys out to keep them interested. Make sure you choose quality toys for your dog to both prevent unnecessary choking hazards and to ensure that they are long lasting.

Many people give their dogs old socks or other household items to play with. This is a common mistake, which only confuses your dog and causes you grief later. For example, if you give them an old sock or maybe an old t-shirt to chew on, they will naturally think that every sock they find in your house is fair game to play with. You should also make sure your dog has a specific spot to keep their dog toys. Use a basket or plastic tub that they have easy access to and this will help your dog to understand which toys belong to them.

With so many dog toys to choose from, what are some of the more stimulating and boredom buster toys available?

* Balls – I have yet to see a dog who does not love their ball and it is a great way for you to interact and play with your dog as well. Make sure you have separate inside and outside balls so that they do not drag a dirty ball into the house.
* Chew Toy – Dog’s need to chew instinctively so make sure you provide them with good quality chew toys that do not have small parts that could come off or toys that are full of stuffing and noisemakers. The new stuffing free toys are an excellent choice for chewing and having a game of tug-o-war. In addition, I recommend a toy that mentally challenges your dog. There are tons of new dog toy puzzles available where your dog gets one toy that is full of smaller toys and has to figure out how to get them out. Another favorite are the rubber toys that hold either food or treats inside and your dog has to work to get the food out. All of these offer excellent stimulation and a break for you.
* Chew Bones – Offer both an activity and a way for you and your dog to unwind. With multiple variations of pressed bones, rawhide bones, rubber bones, dental bones and many others, you are sure to find one that is your dog’s favorite. Be sure to pick a bone that fits your dog’s size and chewing abilities to avoid choking incidents. If your dog does not finish the bone during their chewing session, pick it up and put it away for another day.
* Comfort Toy – Comfort toys develop when a dog is young and dealing with separation anxiety from their mother to a new home but many dogs do not outgrow their comfort toys. However, this type of toy still offers benefits to an adult dog. If you have to travel to unfamiliar places, leave them with a sitter, or vet for a few days, they offer your dog a feeling of comfort and have a reassuring effect. Many dogs also like to use their comfort toy for a game of tug-o-war or to simulate shaking their prey when in the wild.

By providing multiple dog toys for your furry friend, you will most likely avoid developing bad habits and keep them from engaging in destructive behavior. Most importantly, your dog will be a happy, healthy dog no matter how cold it gets.