Making the most of eBay Open 2018! Our guest is Patty Whitlock, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller theshoppingmom2!
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: eBetsy called in from Dallas, TX, with her latest eBetsy Brief. Geoff, Elk WA (geoff461), won the Secret Word Contest with a very radio-centric word. Mike, Cincinnati OH (zippy10), called in with his best wishes to Lee. Mark, Huntington Beach CA (guppy64), also wanted Lee to feel the love.
How to build and grow a meetup group! Our guest is Sandy Salz-Johnson, founder and organizer, Phoenix Online Sellers Group, known on eBay as magpietrading.
Looking into the mind of a buyer! Our guest is C.B. Buckley, advertising consultant, behavior/consumer research, known on eBay as c.b.
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: Lee and Griff shared a sentimental pre-retirement moment, and Lee thanked her entire team. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), called to wish Lee a happy retirement and assure her that he and Ms. Agnes are her friends for life.
Griff and Lee shared upcoming meetups 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 blue text; then click on “SUBMIT AN EVENT” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include voting through July 18 in the 2018 eBay SHINE Awards; eBay Open 2018; an unusual and humorous item pulled from eBay UK; and more. Lee and Griff discussed the Markdown Manager update.
Getting organized for eBay OPEN 2018! Our guest is Diva Dawn Ralston, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller divadawnlv; founder of Declutter with Diva Dawn; and Director of Camp Clutter B Gone.
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: Sylvia, Springfield OR (redleader98), asked about the 14-day hold on Markdown Manager items.
What winning my 2017 SHINE Award has meant to me and for my business! Our guest is Ciara Brown, known on eBay as thediamondhanger, Winner of the 2017 SHINE Award for Young Entrepreneur.
Bonus open phones segment! Lee shared more details about eBay’s 2018 SHINE Awards, including the prizes and 5 categories; vote daily now through July 18 for your favorite finalists (1 vote per category per eBay ID per day) at eBay.com/ShineAwards.
Griff reminded Lee that today is the 15th anniversary of eBay Radio, the world’s longest running professionally produced internet radio talk show. The Supreme Court has ruled in South Dakota vs Wayfair; visit eBayMainStreet.com for more details.
eBay Open 2018 (July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas) is SOLD OUT! eBay Radio will be there; please join us for live broadcasts complete with prizes and surprises. Check eBayOpen.com for updated conference info. eBay’s Jessie Babiarz, Senior Manager, Seller Events, popped in to talk about eBay Open 2018.
Griff and Lee dished a listing for Patricia, Melbourne FL (sixties_chick). TaxJar’s Mark Faggiano ( TaxJar.com) called in to give listeners additional information about the Supreme Court’s ecommerce sales tax ruling in South Dakota vs Wayfair. Lee and Griff read “The Happiest Place in Digital” by Laurie Sullivan for SearchMarketingDaily.
NH (fancysvintagecollectibles) lives in New Hampshire, which has no sales tax, so she wonders how the Supreme Court ruling will impact her. Tom, Pittsburgh PA (pa_dutch_auctions) asked about page views. Bruce, Rockport IL (hugo5178), has a question about listing dinner plates. Lynn “Dishes” Dralle (thequeenofauctions) was called in to share her expert opinion.
John, Southbridge MA (sylvester_investments), called in to wish Griff and Lee happy 15th anniversary. Griff and Lee shared upcoming meetups 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.
eBay’s Selling Team has launched a Seller Help Series of emails sent to sellers through My Messages. eBay Open 2018 (eBayOpen.com) has completely sold out; hope you got registered! Sign eBay’s petition in support of fair tax policy for small businesses like yours at eBayMainStreet.com/sales-tax. Lee read “eBay News of the Weird” about a haunted doll bought on eBay, adapted from a post by Clayton Aldrich for Boredom Therapy.
Griff suggested a clever photo backdrop option and discussed how to freshen up stale listings. BULQ (BULQ.com) debuted their latest Retail Moment: Independence Day. Griff and Lee read about social media selling best practices; find more details on the Social Media Selling page linked from ebay.com/sellerinformation.
Dan Tarman, eBay’s Chief Communications Officer, wrote a post for eBay Inc.’s corporate blog that offers a look at the “eBay economy” in the US. eBay CEO Devin Wenig stopped by for an “eBay Executives Unplugged” interview and stayed on for the rest of the show to take questions from listeners!
Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay Inc., stayed over from the previous segment to continue his “eBay Executives Unplugged” interview, discuss eBay, and take calls from listeners. First-time caller Phillip, Orlando FL (winningdotdeals), inquired about sales strategies. C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), asked about eBay’s brand image. Beth, Levittown PA (woadieland), requested an East Coast eBay Open and asked about a change to the Search filter for Sold items. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), had a question about applying immediate payment required to accepted Best Offers.