Griff and Lee re-dished an updated item listing for Adam, Wales UK (r2ooo). He received a score of 5 tureens, thereby earning the first international eBay Radio 5 Tureens dish towel! He and Griff also discussed a Global Shipping Program (GSP) alternative.
Lee showed Griff IHOP’s eBay for Charity listing for PancakeWear and told him about the incredible Star Wars collection now up for sale from seller neatstuffcollectibles. First-time caller Anita, Parkersburg IA (truthbluefire), asked about photos in her listings.
Anita, Parkersburg IA (truthbluefire), stayed on for some photography advice. She also asked about listing duration. Griff and Lee gave Anita some ideas on how to respond to the couple of neutral feedback comments she had received. Brad, Alexandria VA (virginiapicks), asked about handling a return from a UK buyer.
Dennis, Phillipsburg NJ (zzzgsempire), asked about including a SKU in his titles. Forrest, Lakewood WA (hulkhauler1), had feedback advice for Anita. Lee and Griff read “Juggling Too Much”, adapted from a post by Dennis L. Prince in the Auctiva blog. Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit), asked about payment and return policies.
Griff and Lee read Mike Michalowicz’s “5 Wrong Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur”. eBay UK has announced that they will protect sellers affected by the ongoing heavy snows. 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.
Tracy asked for an explanation of eBay’s Global Shipping Program (GSP; ebay.com/gsp) as it pertains to sellers who offer free shipping. Adam, Wales UK, (r2ooo), requested a listing dish. Brandon, Blaine WA (jebsales), wondered if he could set a separate policy for domestic returns.
Jessica, Garfield NJ (thebusybaglady), asked about eBay’s inventory feature. Beth, Levittown PA (woadieland), told her how to find it. Beth also had a question about PayPal Shipping not uploading tracking to eBay. Tom, Pittsburgh PA (pa_dutch_auctions), asked Griff if he would record a welcome message for Tom’s upcoming class at the local community college.
Griff and Lee warned eBay Main Street members about new Internet sales tax legislation called the Remote Transaction Parity Act. To make your voice heard, go to eBayMainStreet.com; hover over the Action Center tab, then click on “Oppose New Internet Sales Taxes”. From there, you can tweet and email your representatives with just a couple of clicks. Join eBay Main Street to stay informed about this and other issues affecting your business.
eBay UK has teamed up with Time Inc. to launch “Shop the Celebrity Look” at ebay.co.uk/cdp/CelebrityStyle. Griff and Lee read “5 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don’t” by Shane Barker for Inc.com.
Griff and Lee brought us up to date on Week 2’s curriculum at eBay for Business’ four-week Seller Boot Camp, then 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.
Lee reminded everyone that Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins this Sunday, March 11. Griff assured listeners that eBay will protect sellers affected by the East Coast’s severe weather. Griff and Lee discussed the first week’s assignment for Seller Boot Camp. Lauren Henderson, eBay’s Brand & Seasonal Integrated Marketing Lead, popped in to tell listeners to get ready for a big promotion starting tomorrow, March 9, at 8am.
Eddie, Madera CA (eddietheelk), asked how to send a buyer an offer for an item from a multi-variation listing. Arvadell, Pebble Beach CA (pebblesbythesea), wanted to know the difference between eBay’s inventory function versus GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping. Ron in Birmingham, AL (oilerman21) called in with a question about camera settings and pixel count.