Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include The Beatles and The Rolling Stones; a severe weather advisory; and the Super Bowl. Lee explained how to listen to eBay Radio on the fly via the free eBay Radio mobile app, available in the Google Play Store via keyword search for “ebayradio” (all one word) and in the Apple Apps Store via keyword search for “ebay radio”. You can also subscribe via iTunes or RSS. Griff told us that he’s finished the makeover of the eBay Education Specialist program’s Basics of Selling course, and he’s excited about eBay initiatives planned for the coming year.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Griff told us the number-one item on Joe MacFarland’s list of the top 10 most intriguing high-priced items sold last week on eBay, adapted from the eBay Stories blog. Paula, Sherwood OR (neverlandnook), won the Secret Word Contest.
Lee gave an update on the Marketplace Fairness Act (internet sales tax legislation) and some related legislation. To keep up to speed on these important issues that affect your ecommerce business (and to contact your representatives with just a few clicks), join eBay Main Street at http://www.eBayMainStreet.com.
Lee shared an item number for a controversial eBay listing. Griff said he’s almost finished updating the Basics of Selling curriculum for the eBay Education Specialists, and he explained how the eBay Education Specialist Program works to teach new and even seasoned sellers. Find a class near you at http://www.ebay.com/university.