Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Former eBay dispute resolution specialist Colin Rule, co-founder and CEO of Modria, stayed on to talk with Griff and Lee. eBetsy called in with her latest Brief.
Bonus open phones! Griff shared a sneak preview of his photography workshop planned for eBay OPEN, coming up July 25-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas; register now and reserve your hotel room at http://www.ebayopen2017.com. Katt, Pittsburg CA (barekatt), won a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com) for answering Lee’s eBay trivia question.
Turning stale listings into sales! Our guest is Joe DeMarco, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller hubcapjoes and on YouTube as crazeenydriver.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Ruby, Toquerville UT (byruby195) had questions about revising underperforming listings and removing active content. Chris, Grand Junction CO (seriousfunf4u), asked about eBay’s pricing recommendations and how to recover listings removed in eBay’s spring cleaning. Helen, Rainier OR (summertoad), won the Secret Word Contest.
Live inventory data and analytics for eBay sellers! Our guest is Anojan Abel, formerly with eBay Australia, now co-founder (with Lisa Wong) of ShelfTrend, an eBay Compatible Application.
Selling more from the salon! Our guest is Lorna Thompson, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller lornajanescosignment.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), called with an answer to Chris’ question about eBay’s pricing comparisons. Lee reminded listeners to sign up now for eBay’s free Promotions Manager webinar tomorrow, June 7, at 11am: http://www.ebay.yourbrandlive.com/promotions-manager. Five attendees will win a 1-hour 1-on-1 conference with Promotions Manager BU Adi Behara.
Griff and Lee read current events from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives. To submit your sellers group meetup or other event, go to eBayRadio.com; click on “Past Episodes” in the right-hand sidebar; then click on “Submit an Event” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include changes to final value and insertion fees in the Guitars & Basses category; artists on eBay; and the Shawn Carter Foundation’s eBay for Charity auctions. Griff and Lee reminded listeners to remove active content from their listings before next week (June 1). Lee shared her newest “Advice for the Entrepreneur” tip.
Growing a business in a niche that suits you! Our guest is Marty Babayov, CEO of The Suit Depot, and known on eBay as Top Rated Seller suitdepot.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), had a challenge with an item the buyer claimed didn’t work. C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), called with a follow-up comment regarding Ron’s return dilemma.
Lee reminded listeners to register ASAP for eBay OPEN 2017, coming up July 25-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Spaces are limited, so go to http://www.ebayopen2017.com now to register and reserve your hotel room.
Griff reminded listeners that as part of the 2017 Spring Seller Update, the tracking requirement for Top Rated Sellers will change of June 20. Lee announced that registration is open for eBay OPEN 2017, coming up July 25-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Spaces are limited, so please register ASAP at http://www.ebayopen2017.com.
Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), asked what does “price is x% percentage less than competitors” mean? An updated eBay User Agreement went into effect May 9, 2017, for new sellers and takes effect June 20 for all other users; details are linked from the Announcements Board at announcements.ebay.com. Announcements can also be viewed via your Seller Hub Overview page.
Aron Hsiao from Terapeak (http://www.terapeak.com) called in with the day’s eBay market research report and tips about content marketing; read all about it at http://www.terapeak.com/ebayradio. Ed, Corning NY (eds-e-threads), had a question about the Promoted Listings credit.
Lee reminded listeners to register now for eBay OPEN 2017, July 25-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, at http://www.ebayopen2017.com. First-time caller Yolanda, Grand Rapids MI (upcycledgrace), asked for a listing dish.
Lupe, Reston VA (hapachico), asked for advice about her store subscription level. First-time caller BJ, Birch Bay WA (jebsales), asked for a listing dish.Griff and Lee read current events from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives.
To submit your sellers group meetup or other event, go to eBayRadio.com; click on “Past Episodes” in the right-hand sidebar; then click on “Submit an Event” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.
Lee reminded listeners to register ASAP for eBay OPEN 2017; the seller celebration takes place July 25-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas: http://www.ebayopen2017.com.
The Summer Seller Update was announced on May 9th, while provisions in the Spring Seller Update take effect as of June 1st. First-time caller Matthew, NV, asked about using eBay’s home page and search.
Audrey Tracy, eBay’s Social Media Manager, popped in to talk about the eBay SHINE Awards for Small Business. The deadline to submit your business on eBay for consideration is May 19th. For more info, visit http://www.ebay.com/shineawards.
Griff and Lee read “Time Management for People With No Time – Part 1”, adapted from a post by Cliff Ennico in Rieva Lesonsky’s Small Biz Daily. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), asked about title format. Paula, Bigfork MT (dbruno), had a question for Lee.
Debbie, Vacaville CA (thebookkiosk), called to clarify the Summer Seller Update’s free returns initiative and share a tip from Lynn Dralle. Durinda, Glendale AZ (drindysquake09), asked where to find eBay best practices (http://www.ebay.com/sellercenter). Bobbi, Sarasota FL (seacoastbargain), called with some exciting news and also had a question about 1-day handling.
Beth, Levittown PA (woadieland), has a challenge with the on-time shipping metric. Lee introduced the BULQ Retail Moment for Memorial Day (http://www.bulq.com). eBay’s Katie McBride popped in with news about eBay OPEN 2017, July 25-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Register now and book your hotel room at http://www.ebayopen2017.com