Lee and Griff reminded everyone to vote daily through this Friday, July 14, for their favorite finalists in eBay’s SHINE Awards Small Business of the Year Contest at http://www.ebay.com/shineawards. Bob Kupbens, eBay’s VP of Seller Experience, posted a mid-year progress report in eBay for Business; read his entire post at http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com.
Griff and Lee read the tips sent in so far for enjoying Vegas while you’re there for eBay Open 2017 and asked sellers to call in with their tips to win a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com).
Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), called in to share his method for printing out active listings in response to John’s question in the previous segment. Susanna, Wichita KS (stylesofsusanna), asked about Promoted Listings.
Griff read a buyer’s story from the eBay for Business Twitter feed. The latest BULQ Retail Moment (http://www.bulq.com) featured marketing tips around graduation. Joel from New York City (apantiq), had a challenge with Markdown Manager as well as a suggestion.
In a recent eBay for Business post, Audrey Tracy says if you’re planning a trip, remember that you can turn it into a buying opportunity. She’s collected some tips from sellers who have been there, done that.
First, put your store on vacation mode for the time you’ll be gone. Then scout your location. Do some online research to understand what sort of suppliers, stores or merchandise might be available.
For more tips on turning your next trip into a product sourcing adventure, read the whole story here: http://community.ebay.com/t5/eBay-for-Business/Want-to-get-away-and-source-too/ba-p/26895342.
Griff and Lee explained how to find the eBay Announcements Board (http:/announcements.ebay.com). Melissa Paz, Orlando FL (lazybreeze_deals), called to share her experience of being featured in eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com).
Griff reminded listeners to remove active content from their listings before June 1, when it will be disabled across all devices. Lee informed us that eBay is going to temporarily continue support for existing TurboLister users.
Lupe, Reston VA (hapachico), asked for a dish of item number 361964313135 and received a score of 5 tureens, which earned her an eBay Radio dish towel. Lee reminded listeners to download eBay’s Seasonal Moments Guide at http://cc.ebay.com/docs/default-source/documents/dmk/global-dmk/ebay_seasonal_moments_guide_2017.pdf.
She also shared part of Audrey Tracy’s eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com) post about turning your next trip into a sourcing opportunity. Dona, Fort Wright KY (homecraftframing), asked for a listing dish of item number 162454377517 and was carried over to the next segment.
Carried over from the prior segment, Griff and Lee continued their dishing of item number 162454377517, for Dona, Fort Wright KY (homecraftframing). David, Boca Raton FL (djmovers99), asked about using stock photos. Lee shared the rest of Audrey Tracy’s eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com) post about product sourcing while traveling.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include Erin Moran from Happy Days; lister’s block; and Congressmen. Griff and Lee discussed the eBay Pack-a-Thon, for which submissions close today; get in on the fun at http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com.
Griff announced the eBay Pack-a-thon, your chance to win eBay swag as you pack and ship using the new eBay-branded tissue and stickers from http://www.ebay.com/supplies; get details at http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com. Lee shared Audrey Tracy’s Back to School tip from eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com). Griff and Lee read “How to Write a Mission Statement in 5 Easy Steps”, adapted from a post by Tim Berry for http://www.articles.bplans.com.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include Shawn Thornton’s skates; White House commemorative eggs; and the Back to School selling season in eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com). Lee incited Griff to try eBay’s “Clean Up, Cash In” game at http://play.ebay.com.
Griff told listeners to check eBay’s Announcement Board at least once a week (and preferably every day) to stay informed; read it on your Seller Hub Overview page, or go to http://announcements.ebay.com.
If you spot an ad from the new eBay campaign, leave a comment on Audrey Tracy’s eBay for Business blog post at http://community.ebay.com/t5/eBay-for-Business/Spot-an-eBay-Ad-and-Score-Some-eBay-Swag/ba-p/26753800 to score some eBay-branded swag while supplies last.
C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), asked about active content. Bill, Vacaville CA (thebookkiosk), answered Lee’s 3rd trivia question and won a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com).
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.