eBay is acquiring Terapeak; read all about it at http://announcements.ebay.com. Griff and Lee counted down the Top 10 eBay Resolutions for 2018. Santa Griff gave eBayana to first-time caller Lee, Las Vegas NV (its4u); Durinda, Phoenix AZ (drindy); Michelle, Melbourne FL (micheletoday); Cindy, San Diego CA (pattycyn); and Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21).
RaeJean, Cave Creek AZ (holidaysandmemories), shared a funny anecdote and received eBayana from Santa Griff. Ryan, Novato CA (apieceoftimecollectibles), asked for a listing dish and won an eBay Radio dish towel for his score of 5 tureens! Griff read “An Ode to Lee on the Occasion of her 75th Birthday”, and a very special gift from her team was presented to her.
eBay’s Greg Ross-Smith, Senior Manager, Shipping, popped in to announce that tomorrow (12/15/17) is Free Shipping Day (http://www.FreeShippingDay.com); he also offered some last-minute holiday shipping tips. C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), asked Greg a shipping question.
Santa Griff gave eBayana to Chris, Grand Junction CO (seriousfun4u); Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit), who had a question about store vacation mode; and Debbie, Vacaville CA (thebookkiosk), who shared a holiday shipping experience.
Griff and Lee read “5 Action Steps for eBay Sellers During December” by Top Rated Seller and eBay educator Anne Zarraonandia. Santa Griff gave aBayana to Jessica, Garfield NJ (thebusybaglady), who had a question about markdowns, and Beverly, Newport Beach CA (grandmabevsemporium).
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.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include the Southern California wildfires, eBay Authenticate (https:www.ebay.com/authenticate), and the 10th annual Green Monday. Griff and Lee discussed eBay’s announcement concerning sellers impacted by the wildfires.
Your inventory and the IRS! Our guest is Cliff Ennico, small business expert, attorney and author of 16 books, including The eBay Seller’s Tax and Legal Answer Book.
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: eBetsy, Dallas TX, called in with her latest Brief. Lee and Griff discussed eBay Authenticate for sellers (https://www.eBay.com/s/ItemAuthentication/Seller). The dynamic duo also shared “7 Returns Best Practices” from a post by Emma Fulcher in eBay for Business (http://www.eBayForBusinessBlog.com).
Bonus open phones: Lee showed Griff some limited edition Star Wars items that are being sold exclusively on eBay through eBay for Charity. She also shared a celebrity charity auction to which she has a personal collection, Janet, Salt Lake City UT (alpenglow), called with a tip about selling to new buyers.
The number one way to increase sales now! Our guest is Kathy Terrill, CEO, I Love to Be Selling, eBay educator, and founder of the Facebook Group eBay Selling Basics. She’s known on eBay as Top Rated Seller nycfitnessfamilyfinds.
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: Janet, Salt Lake City UT (alpenglow), called with a tip about selling to new buyers. Toni, Medina TX, won the Secret Word Contest and shared a humorous anecdote. Lee reminded listeners that the 10th annual Free Shipping Day (http://www.FreeShippingDay.com) is coming up this Friday, December 15. Promoted Listings are now available to sellers on eBay Canada; get details from the Announcements board at http://announcements.ebay.ca.