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eBay Radio Guests: March 21, 2017 – Show 674

21 Mar 2017 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #674 on March 21, 2017, are:

  • Marsha Collier, Author of the eBay for Dummies and Social Media for Dummies Series, Top Rated Seller marsha_c and Marketing Futurist: Sentiment in Social Selling
  • Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President, North American Marketplaces, eBay: eBay’s Rollout of Guaranteed Delivery
  • Nancy Nelson, eBay Educator and Top Rated Seller myvintagecat: Great Customer Service on a Shoestring
  • Cliff Ennico, Author, Attorney and Small Business Expert: Top 5 Tax and Legal Questions from Ecommerce Sellers
  • Diva Dawn Ralston, Owner of Declutter with Diva Dawn and Top Rated Seller divadawnlv: The Real Cost of Unlisted Inventory (and How to Turn it Around)
  • Keith and KarinThue, Top Rated Seller stainedglasskarin: Selling Full Time on eBay as a Couple

eBay Radio Guests: March 14, 2017 – Show 673

14 Mar 2017 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #673 for March 14, 2017, are:

  • Kathy Terrill, Top Rated Seller nycfitnessfamilyfinds and eBay Main Street lobbyist: eBay Main Street and the Proposed NY State Sales Tax
  • Kristy Troup, Senior Director, Business Operations, eBay Advertising: Using Promoted Listings
  • Robyn Yednock-Haas, TopRated Seller grneyedraven: The Power of the eBay Community
  • Alan Aisbitt, Community Manager, and Doug Smith, Community Tech Manager, eBay: Upgrades to eBay Community
  • Tim Chapman, Top Rated Seller mr.customerservice: 5 Ways to Avoid Falling in Love with Your Stuff

eBay Radio Guests: March 7, 2017 – Show 672

07 Mar 2017 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #672 on March 7, 2017, are:

  • Audrey Tracy, Social Media Manager, eBay for Business, and eBay ID audreyjojojo: Profiting from the 2017 Spring Seller Update
  • Beverly A. England, Top Rated Seller samican2: Shipping Tips and Strategies from an Old Grandma
  • Barbara Weltman, Attorney, Author and Top 100 Small Business Influencer: What You Need to Know About Taxes in 2017
  • Judy Harper, Top Rated Seller judybsa: Making the Most of the Changes in the 2017 Seller Update
  • Shari Smith, eBay ID gino4603: Working from Home without Wrecking Your Home

Happy 2017 Spring Seller Update Day!

28 Feb 2017 Blog

Today’s eBay Radio is an encore presentation of a previous live show. Tomorrow — Wednesday, March 1st — please join Hal Lawton, Bob Kupbens and other eBay leaders from 3pm-4pm PT at ebay.com/webinars for a webcast with live Q&A about the 2017 Spring Seller Update announced this morning.

eBay Radio will be live this Thursday, March 2nd, from 11am-1pm PT, featuring eBay team leaders who will address any further questions you have regarding the 2017 Spring Seller Update. Tune in live at eBayRadio.com.

Secrets for Success

20 Feb 2017 Blog

Adapted from a recent article in entrepreneur.com, contributor Matthew Toren suggests a couple of very important secrets to success:

  • First, keep the big vision in sight. A big vision will take you far, because when things go wrong on your path to success…and they will…keeping the big vision in mind will enable you to steer your way back to a successful course.
  • Second, fuel your vision with perseverance. You’ll need to keep moving forward. Sometimes, when things get challenging on your path as an entrepreneur, you have to commit yourself to moving forward, regardless of the discomfort and fear surrounding the next steps. When you fuel your big vision with perseverance and the spirit of “only forward”, you eventually meet your success.

 

eBay Radio Guests: February 14, 2017 – Show 671

14 Feb 2017 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #671 on February 14, 2017, are:

  • Lynn Dralle, Top Rated Seller thequeenofauctions and Ruler of the Queen’s Court: Finding Your Own Mo
  • Patty Coleman, Top Rated Seller whoohoodepot, Meetup Organizer and Griffette: Networking in the eBay Community – 5 Keys to Finding Serendipity
  • Sherry Gilson, Top Rated Seller mylittlegeneralstore and Meetup Organizer: Why I Love Selling Clothing on eBay
  • Tom Sutton, eBay IDs  blackandgoldgifts, tomsclearancerack and pa_dutch_auctions: Top 5 Things I Love about eBay
  • Danna Crawford, Top Rated Seller danna, Founder of PowerSelling Mom Inc.: How You Can SCORE by Being a Mentor

eBay Radio Guests: February 7, 2017 – Show 670

07 Feb 2017 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #670 on February 7, 2017, are:

  • Theresa Cox, Top Rated Seller clubred97: How Using Promoted Listings is Boosting My Sales
  • Louise Sanchez, Top Rated Seller herbscraftsgifts: Top Lessons Learned in 19 Years on eBay
  • Tod Cohen, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Government Relations, eBay, and General Counsel, StubHub: The BOTS Act and Current State of Ticket Resale Legislation
  • Vicki Conley, Top Rated Seller pictureithere: How Attending Live Events Helps My Business on eBay
  • Joe Cortese, Top Rated Seller noblespirit and Managing Partner, NobleSpirit: From Acorn to Mighty Oak – Growing Your Business on eBay

eBay Radio Guests: January 31, 2017 – Show 669

31 Jan 2017 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #669 on January 31, 2017, are:

  • Vincent Payen, Head of Consumer Experience, eBay: eBay Authenticate
  • Jennifer Marullo, Top Rated Seller marullo7759: How The Costume Family Succeeds on eBay
  • Mohan Patt, Vice President, Shopping Experience, eBay: Personalizing the eBay Mobile Shopping Experience
  • Cliff Ennico, Attorney and Small Business Expert: Taxes and Your Business on eBay
  • Ron Lowe, Top Rated Seller oilerman21: Sweetheart Deals – Valentine’s Day Specials

eBay Radio Guests: January 24, 2017 – Show 668

24 Jan 2017 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #668 on January 24, 2017, are:

  • Bryan Goodman, Top Rated Seller mr.bigfoot: Buying Lots on eBay to Resell on eBay
  • Mark Faggiano, Founder and CEO, TaxJar: What You Need to Know About Sales Tax
  • Shana Champion, Writer, eBay for Business: Seven Habits of Highly Effective eBay Sellers
  • Jessika Janusak, Top Rated Seller no2retailprices: How to List Faster and Increase Your Daily Listing Quota
  • John M. Crossland IV, Top Rated Seller jman_36_2005: Increasing Sales by Selling Internationally and Posting 20 Listings per Day

 

FRESH START EFFECT & TIPS FOR IGNITING 2017

18 Jan 2017 Blog
 Adapted from a post by Shana Champion in eBay for Business

 Have you heard of the “fresh start effect”? It’s based on the idea that we’re energized and more determined when we get a chance to wipe the slate clean or start anew.

 So with the fresh start effect in mind, here are five tips to help you wipe the slate clean…start 2017 more excited than ever…and maybe even see your business in a whole new light.

 ·       First, liquidate your slow-moving merchandise. This time of year, buyers look for deeply discounted merchandise. Take advantage of that mindset, and do an inventory clearance sale. If you have items that just won’t sell, create a promotion to help move them out, or use promoted listings to get more visibility for your lethargic listings. They’re taking up physical and mental space and could even be impeding your growth.

 If you don’t have an eBay store, you can set up a 99-cent auction-style listing…or consider donating your items to your favorite charity. You’d support a great cause…and if applicable, you can take the tax deduction. When in doubt , always consult with a tax professional.

 ·       Second, brush up on your skills through the Small Business Association. You only know what you know. Consider carving out some time in your week to take some free courses through SCORE or the SBA Learning Center. Topics include “How to Write a Business Plan”…“Strategic Planning”…“Introduction to Acounting”…“Market Research”… “Social Media… “Marketing”…and “Marketing 101 – A Guide for Winning   Customers”. Something you learn here will change the way you approach 2017…guaranteed.

 ·       Third, consider carrying new, multi-quantity items. If you only sell one-of-a-kind merchandise, you might be spending too much time sourcing and listing. Try taking the plunge into the wholesale world. When you buy multi-quantity items from a wholesaler, you only have to list items once. Plus you’re investing in a much more sustainable sales model.

 ·       Fourth, determine where you can cut costs. If you have an eBay store, see if you can save money on fees by upgrading to the next level. If you don’t have a store, use the Fee Illustrator to find out if you’d be better off with an eBay Store subscription. Don’t forget to factor in all of the subscriber perks…like credits toward shipping supplies and promoted listings as well as discounts on graphic design and financial services.

 ·       Fifth, set your sights on growth. The best way to plan for growth is to first study the data in your Performance and Growth tabs in Seller Hub. Based on what you find there, you can determine what’s selling well… what needs to be discontinued…and how your listings stack up against the competition. From there, you can either adjust pricing…or pump up your marketing with promotions and promoted listings…to sell more. Once you uncover opportunities for growth, the sky’s the limit!

 

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