Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include upcoming Spring Seller Update initiatives; an eBay item in Texas; and Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham’s new collection for Target on eBay.
Griff reviewed Spring Seller Update changes going into effect on May 1, 2017, as posted on the Announcements Board at http://announcements.ebay.com.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Eric, Stuart FL (nativeamericanturquoise), asked for a listing dish. Lee read a poem written by Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21).
Episode 4 of eBay’s Open for Business podcast, “Surviving Failure”, looks at the lessons learned by 2 small businesses when things didn’t go as planned. Listen and subscribe via iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher or RSS feed at http://ebay.com/openforbusiness.
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: David, Boca Raton FL (djmovers99), had a question about including the word “vintage” in his store name. Theresa, Williams AZ (clubred97), won a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com) for answering the “Hey You, Pay Attention!” trivia question.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Paula, Scottsdale AZ (dbruno), won the Secret Word Contest. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), had a question about how buyers perceive free shipping.
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.
Richard, who has been very successful as a new seller, wrote to ask Griff’s advice. Lee shared eBay’s advertising plans for April and May 2017. eBay’s Kristina Victor and Aparna Lahiri popped into the studio with news about brand-new eBay-branded shipping products (available at http://www.ebay.com/supplies; eBay Store owners can use their Q2 coupons). They also brought some to give away!