Sending an Invoice
In This Chapter
- Personalizing the notification e-mail you send to buyers
- Organizing sales with the Post-Sale Manager
- Sending an invoice
- Designing an invoice template
Before your auction ends, you should take the time to customize the buyer notification e-mail, or invoices, that you'll send to winning bidders. Personalizing your communications helps to set a more professional image and may mean repeat business in the future, because the buyer remembers who you are, or your business.
PayPal offers a variety of tools that let you customize these e-mails. In this chapter, I show you the tools and explain when to use one tool, as opposed to another.
Customizing Your Buyer Notification Message
The PayPal Winning Buyer Notification service automatically sends an e-mail to the winner of your eBay auction, an hour after the auction ends. This service is very convenient, especially if you're running a number of auctions simultaneously. Sending instant notification saves you the tedium of writing the same set of instructions to each winning bidder and saves you from remembering to send an e-mail the day the auction closes.
The e-mail that the buyer receives contains a Pay Now With PayPal button. Clicking this button opens eBay in a browser window. The buyer can review the details of the listed item, select PayPal as a payment option, and click the Continue button. The buyer is then redirected to PayPal's Web site, where he or she logs on to complete the payment ...