Griff and Lee talked about how to pack unusual and/or fragile items for shipping. C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), joined the discussion on packaging. 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.
eBay educator known on eBay as Top Rated Seller myvintagecat, owner of eBay store Big Kitty Vintage & Collectibles.
New listener Mary, Plymouth NH (cookies collectibles), asked how to get started as an eBay seller. David, Delray Beach FL (tenorsax47), is concerned about his on-time shipping metric and had his listing dished. First-time caller Dale, Orlando FL (jackrabbit-red), called to ask about eBay events in his area and was referred to the eBay Radio Seller Groups Directory.
Greg Ross-Smith (Senior Product Marketing Manager, Delivery Experience) popped in to discuss Guaranteed Delivery (http://www.ebay.com/guaranteeddelivery) and stayed on for 2 more segments to answer questions. Debbie (thebookkiosk) and Robyn (grneyedraven) called in while on the road from Las Vegas to Sacramento; they love Guaranteed Delivery and eBay Radio.
Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), asked about opting in to Guaranteed Delivery. Raejean from Cave Creek AZ (holidaysandmemories*), had questions about shipping to a different address and the Guaranteed Delivery program.
eBay has announced that sellers can now add Local Pickup to their listings along with either flat or calculated shipping options; get details and a screenshot at http://announcements.ebay.com or from the Announcements Board module of your Seller Hub Overview page.
Matt, Sedro Woolley WA (mattbecca), called in with a positive comment on the Spring Seller Update plus a question about SKUs. Griff and Lee looked at 2 listings featuring festive St. Patrick’s Day and Easter décor.
Our guests for eBay Radio Show #672 on March 7, 2017, are:
Griff and Lee shared some good news for sellers from a recent article in Forbes magazine. eBetsy, Dallas TX, called in with breaking news about this year’s eBay OPEN! Bill, Indianapolis IN (hyrumsbro), wrote with a tip about vegetable-based packing peanuts. First-time caller David, Clarkston MI (drschweitz), wants to see views and watchers when bulk relisting so he can determine his pricing strategy.
Griff and Lee congratulated eBay Radio listener Theresa Cox on her success with Promoted Listings. Richard (rjpasini-com) shared a heartwarming mermaid tale. Griff and Lee read “5 Common Shipping Assumptions”, adapted from a post by Shana Champion in the eBay for Business Blog at http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com. Raejean, Cave Creek AZ (holidaysandmemories*), asked about photo overlays vs watermarks.
Bev, Chicago IL (videotown), called in with a suggestion for Ellen. Cindy, San Diego CA (pattycyn), answered Griff’s trivia question and won a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com). She also had a shipping tip.
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, click on “Submit a Seller Event” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.
The United States Postal Service, which is the largest ecommerce carrier, expects to deliver 750 million packages this holiday season. That’s a 12% increase in volume compared to 2015. They’re hiring more than 35,000 seasonal employees to help process and deliver increased volumes and meet the needs of their customers.
USPS predicts that Monday, December 19, will be the busiest mailing and shipping day for holiday packages, letters and cards. Thursday, December 22, is expected to be the busiest delivery day for holiday packages, cards and letters. The Postal Service anticipates that nearly 30 million packages will be delivered on this peak delivery date alone.