Lee shared a funny listing with Griff and told listeners that “Don’t Wait for Black Friday” deals can be found through tomorrow, November 17, at ebay.com/DontWaitForBlackFriday. She also explained that APO/FPO military addresses are easy — and important — to ship to! Learn how by reading Katie Hammel’s Veterans Day post at eBayForBusinessBlog.com.
Aron Hsiao from Terapeak (http://www.terapeak.com) called in with this week’s market research report. First-time caller and former eBay employee Sonny, Salt Lake City UT (petnumber1), called to ask about available resources for sellers returning to the platform and received a number of Best Offers while on the phone with Griff and Lee.
Bob Kupbens, eBay’s Vice President, B2C Selling & Global Trust, popped in to give a brief overview and recap of 2017 accomplishments along with a rundown of what eBay is doing to support sellers during Cyber Week, especially for Small Business Saturday (SBS); check out eBay’s SBS hub at eBay.com/SmallBusinessSaturday.
Laura, Boulder Creek CA (helpingtime), asked about discounted shipping prices being visible to buyers leaving feedback. Amanda, Brooksville FL (abprules), asked which shipping option shows up when qualifying for Guaranteed Delivery. Patty, Miami FL (theshoppingmom2), is organizing an eBay event. ArvaDell, Pebble Beach CA (pebblesbythesea), asked about shipping discounts showing up on customs forms.
ArvaDell, Pebble Beach CA (pebblesbythesea), was held over from the previous segment with her question about discounted pricing appearing on customs forms. First-time caller Lucy, Venice FL (lucy1036), asked about active listings.
Griff and Lee read current events from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives. Click on the event’s title to see all the details. 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.
USPS is now letting shippers file refund requests online; get the details by watching their “How to Request a Refund” video under Products & Services at http://www.youtube.com/usps.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include an exclusive Coca-Cola collectible; Small Business Saturday on eBay; and a holiday Airstream. Griff and Lee discussed eBay’s newly launched Small Business Saturday (SBS) hub at eBay.com/SmallBusinessSaturday.
5 ways to set yourself up for holiday success! Our guest is Marsha Collier, bestselling author of the eBay for Dummies series, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller marsha_c.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), asked about advertising background colors vs listing photo backgrounds. Griff shared photography advice. Helen, Rainier OR (summertoad), has a feature request for eBay’s new Image Search.
Year-end tax planning for eBay sellers! Our guest is Cliff Ennico, attorney and small business expert.
How to profit from the 2017 holiday pop culture calendar! Our guest is Joel Elad, known on eBay as Silver PowerSeller kaboom.comix.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Author and Silver PowerSeller Joel Elad (kaboom.comix) stayed on in studio with Lee. Michael, Tyler MS (rmrenterprises), won the Secret Word Contest.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY:
SHOP SMALL AND SAVE BIG!
Small Business Saturday is coming up on November 25, 2017, and eBay is celebrating the day with a dedicated landing page featuring reasons to shop small along with super deals from small businesses on eBay.
Be sure to rev up your own marketing to take advantage of this holiday buyer bonanza, and check out eBay’s SBS hub!
ENJOY EBAY OPEN 2017 ON VIDEO
Want to relive the excitement of eBay Open 2017 — and benefit from the valuable content presented there? Check out videos of the general sessions and workshops!