Open phones, Contact Us emails and more: Lynn Dralle, the Queen of Auctions, stayed on with us to take calls. Patti, Nathalie VA (plhservices), asked Lynn whether to list her items at auction or Fixed Price and for how long.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio news with Lee Mirabal. Stories include a beached whale, rollout of the new eBay Store design and Mother’s Day Gift ideas. Griff and Lee discussed the new eBay Store design.
Publicity made easy…even if you’ve never been on TV or radio before! Our guest is Michelle Anton, author of Weekend Entrepreneur: 101 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Lee reminded listeners to get on the standby list for the eBay Radio Party & Conference at http://www.erVegas.com. Griff told us about the photo studio that he is working on to bring to the event. Attendees can use it to list items as well as to hone their photography skills. Griff and Lee also looked at a listing for a historic carousel.
A desktop selling application! Our guest is Chavi Rastogi, Founder/CEO of Wonder Lister.
A day on Capitol Hill for eBay’s Washington, DC Fly-In 2014! Our guest is Jason T. Smith, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller tikipugmusic and the political half of Thrifting with the Boys.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Matt Brossard from Terapeak (http://www.terapeak.com) called in with a research report. Patrick, Grand Rapids MI (patrickk1358) thinks revealing watcher count on a listing should be up to the seller. Alan, MI (aj_vintagevariety), wrote in about receiving two international packages back without ever hearing from the buyers. Martha, Dallas TX (herwolddallas), called in with the Secret Word. EBetsy had a suggestion as to why Alan’s international packages came back and how he could refund them through PayPal even after 60 days.
Five ways to optimize your Facebook business page for social selling! Our guest is Sandi Garcia, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller officethreads and as social media marketing coach Social Sandi.
Five inventory mistakes eBay sellers make! Our guest is “Diva” Dawn Ralston, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller divadawnlv and owner of Declutter with Diva Dawn.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Lee told us what’s coming up on the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under the Seller Resources tab in the eBay Radio archives. To submit your seller event, click “Submit a Seller Event” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page. Mesha, Des Moines NM (classysoles) asked how to refresh her listings to get a boost in Best Match.She also had a question about international visibility. Lee read a very funny story about a UK window-washer who works wearing a Spiderman costume that he bought on eBay. She also told us what happened to Ian Usher, who sold his entire life on eBay back in 2008.
Bling My Bra’s were viewed and discussed, Kat called in to give us all the latest scoop on the bras which are being listed for breast cancer research. Also discussed, The Mac museum is being dismantled and sold on eBay, Page Mage announcement that they have launched a major enchancement that dramatically improves the loading speed of PageMage created listings.
Griff reported on the new eBay site green.ebay.com/instsantsale where you can instantly get money for your old cell and other mobile devices. Betsie called in to tell us she is getting $91 for her on the site. Susan Sorensen called to talk about Bling My Bra campaign on eBay. Lynn, Schaumberg, Il regarding mutual cancelation of an item. Anita, Chicago, Shipping label printing instructions changed where the results go.
Anita from Chicago continued her question. Also: The new duplicate listing policy, eBay Classifieds app for the Android, eBay and Sprint collaboration, a new Blackberry app and more.
Mention was made of the men in the San Jose Mine being rescued, Beverly, Chicago called about an issue with her son’s listing regarding shipping with economy or standard. eBay’s announcement about a new version of Red Laser iPhone application that now includes QR code scanning abilities.
Griff explained eBay’s announcement saying that Nov. 1st, eBay will promote listings that offer free shipping and more. Discussion of the “surprise” in eBayers My Messages inbox yesterday: a coupon offering 15 to 40% off certain designer and brand-name items from eight popular sellers. Kat, Montgomery, AL called about receiving a lot of eBay employee bras for Bling My Bra for cancer research.
Anita, Chicago called with a tip for selling bras for “Bling My Bra” Granny Annie from Hawaii called regarding listing while she listens, Miriam called regarding an issue she is having with an international buyer who didn’t want the item after she sent it. Tom, Pittsburgh, PA called asking that newbies call in with their issues because we all learn from it.
Ugly Christmas sweaters were discussed, Jordon and Dani, a mother and daughter team, called from Reno to tell us how it was going… and about their Bling My Bra offerings to be coming up soon Nathan from MA called to tell us about his Bling My Bra – item# 320602149206. Griff talked about e-snipe…his favorite sniping program.
Griff and Lee had conversations about the death of Tony Curtis, A new eBay promotion – list auction style starting Tuesday through January 7th, 2011 and there will be no insertion fee for first 100 each listings each month. Lee gave us an update on John’s health.
Tuesday: 11am-2pm PT
Thursday: 11am-1pm PT
eBay has announced the 15 finalists for this year’s SHINE Awards: 3 in each of 5 categories. Now it’s up to you to help determine who wins! Read their stories and check out their stores; then vote for your favorites daily* now through July 18 at eBay.com/ShineAwards.
*Limit 1 vote per category per eBay ID per day
Come join us during breakfast, lunch, and Happy Hour; listen live, share a tip, and win a prize!
Tuesday, 7/24: 4:30-5:30pm PT
(During the Welcome Reception)
Wednesday, 7/25: 8:00-9:00am PT
(During breakfast; Best eBay Outfits Contest)
Thursday, 7/26: 12:30-1:30pm PT
(During lunch; featuring prizes and surprises!)
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
eBay Open 2018 is SOLD OUT! For updates about the agenda, workshops, and speakers, go to eBayOpen.com.