Chris Dawson, eBay Radio’s International Correspondant called in from the UK with news of product sourcing with custom made items through Alibaba.
Eric Weiss, Senior Manager of Seller and Partner Development at World of Good.com stopped by the San Jose Studios to give us as refresher on http://worldofgood.com
Lisa Cavanaugh, Professor, University of Southern California and an expert in consumer psychology spoke with Griff and Lee about the Psychology of Gifting.
Bob, Philadelphia, Pa wants to know how long it takes to get back his Top Rated Seller Status. Brandon DeGrosso with http://www.doba.com called in with his daily deals for eBay sellers: A pair of 8 in 1 pocket tools for 6.77 with free shipping, a 60 piece roadside emergency kit selling for 16.67 (MSRP is 49.00), and spy camera sun glasses for kids 46.87 cents. Rich, Chicago, just became a silver powerseller – can you get someone on from the powerseller group to explain some of the benefits. Rob Frohwein, CEO of http://www.kabbage.com gave us some examples of ways their customers are spending the money loaned to them by Kabbage.
eBay CEO John Donahoe stopped by the studio to give us a “state of eBay” conversation.
eBay CEO John Donahoe stayed with us for this segment. Danni, Reno, NV, asked question on her new ID that is totally focused on fashion and wants to know if there is any plan to link ID’s from the same seller together so that I can make use of my good feedback. David, MA, called in about expedited shipping, Steve, Hopkinsville, KY asked question about grading system being more “equal” for all categories. Joyce, Russel, KS called about fulfilling Christmas and old letter to Santa. Brenda, Portland, Or called in to say she loves First Class shipping and it works beautifully for her.
Kat Simpson, Top Rated Seller, PowerSeller with shooting-star feedback and head Instigator at Kat’s Kloset stopped by with tips for surviving the holiday selling rat race.
Kristin Darrow, Manager for Seller Protection stopped by to help us understand eBay’s new Feedback Extortion policy.
Kristin Darrow stayed with us for more info on feedback extortion, Alisa, St. Joe Il called in with question about shipping fees, Katherine, Bellingham, WA won the Quack Prize!
Lee Mirabal read the news which contained stories about the Beatles jacket listed on eBay, Black Friday, and President Clinton’s listing his “stuff” on eBay. eBay’s “Top Rated Seller” program is one year old and the statistics show that those sellers have higher “watch” rates as well as sales rates.