A new guide for Meetup organizers! Our guest is eBay Certified Education Specialist Stephanie Inge (known on eBay as stephintexas), founder/organizer of the Dallas eBaybes & eMales as well as two other Dallas-area Meetup groups and author of the Meetup Organizer Step-by-Step Success Guide.
Jean-Charles, Minneapolis MN (jessydus), called about his sales dropping due to free shipping; his research shows that a lot of listings in the wig category have paid shipping, so he is testing it with his listings. Lynn, Spokane WA (wd7unu), had a challenge. Karin, Springfield OH (stainedglasskarin) called with the Secret Word.
Seven ways to stay competitive on eBay! Our guest Guusje Moore, known on eBay as Top-Rated Seller guusjebooks,
Thrift Hunters on Spike TV! Our guests are Top-Rated Sellers Bryan Goodman (mr.bigfoot) and Jason T. Smith (tikipugmusic), known as Thirfting with the Boys and the stars of a brand-new reality show debuting in January on Spike TV.
Eric Nash from Stamps.com (http://www.stamps.com) called with a great report on holiday shipping deadlines. Tom, Pittsburgh PA (blackandgoldgifts), called to tell us about the next meetup of the Steel City Shooting Stars eBay Sellers Group on Friday, February 7, 2014, from 6:30-9:30pm ET at the Eat ‘n’ Park Restaurant, located at 245 East Waterfront Drive in Homestead, PA. Priyanka Sharma with GoDaddy Online Bookeeping (http://www.outright.com) called to tell us about year-end tax season and how you can still use their system to integrate with eBay and PayPal to have it fill in all of your 2013 information.
Lee Mirabal read the eBay Radio news. Stories include Sarah Palin’s SUV; mobile commerce during holiday season; Keith Richards; Cyber Monday; .and more. Griff is back from his secret mission, and he gave us some tips about being prepared for an emergency!
Business challenges for sellers and how to overcome them! Our guest is Cindy Sorley, known on eBay as Top-Rated Seller bubbacandance. http://www.bubbacandance.com
Chris Dawson of Tamebay (http://www.tamebay.com), eBay Radio’s international correspondent, called in with his report from the UK. He just returned from viewing a sneak preview of eBay’s Shoppable Christmas Pantomime, which sounded fantastic. Endicia (http://www.endicia.com) gave us an international shipping tip from the eBay Radio Shipping Department. Griff told us how to put our eBay store on Vacation Hold. Matt Brossard from Terapeak (http://www.terapeak.com) called with a report on holiday sales statistics.
A listing tool for Blackthorne users — and other sellers too! Our guest is John Slocum, president of SixBit Software and the creator of Blackthorne. http://www.sixbitsoftware.com
Hunting for bugs on eBay! Our guest is Jon Bach, eBay’s Engineering Director for Live Site Quality, known as Jon the Bug Hunter. Email him with your bugs (including your operating system and browser info plus a screenshot if possible): [email protected] Sally, Tucson AZ (milodesign), had a bug for The Bug Hunter to track down.
“Melinda thankful for eBay. Selling famous Italian Director’s soundtracks. Getting a charity put on list of “”Giving Works”” organizations.”
“Mr. Bigfoot called about challenges with ActiveX controls, Griff helped Diane from Sunnyvale, Ca deal with optimization of pictures for dial up users. Brandon Delgrosso, V.P. Executive V.P with www.Doba.com called with 5 hot items for product sourcing for the holidays. Bev called to suggest eBay put pictures of the Popup Stores in each city on the announcement board.”
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“Keith from Landrum, S.C. called regarding satellite internet to listen to internet radio. The Melinda called regarding eBay on tour. Jim from Delaware called about eBay Radio archives.”
Tom from Pittsburg called to ask
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Patti called to talk about the minor controversy of an unfortunate acronym on the eBay site. Griff said he would look into the issue. Griff and Lee asked folks to go on theinsidesource.com to see eBay