Griff reminded listeners that the pricing changes announced in the 2017 Spring Seller Update go into effect on May 1st. From the chat board, dealswecan_llc, NY NY, asked for a listing dish.
Chris, Grand Junction CO (seriousfun4u), answered Lee’s “Hey You, Pay Attention!” question and won a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com). Alan Aisbitt, eBay’s Community Manager, popped in to discuss what’s going on with Community (http://www.ebay.com/community) and how it benefits sellers.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include upcoming Spring Seller Update initiatives; an eBay item in Texas; and Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham’s new collection for Target on eBay.
Griff reviewed Spring Seller Update changes going into effect on May 1, 2017, as posted on the Announcements Board at http://announcements.ebay.com.
eBay has announced that sellers can now add Local Pickup to their listings along with either flat or calculated shipping options; get details and a screenshot at http://announcements.ebay.com or from the Announcements Board module of your Seller Hub Overview page.
Matt, Sedro Woolley WA (mattbecca), called in with a positive comment on the Spring Seller Update plus a question about SKUs. Griff and Lee looked at 2 listings featuring festive St. Patrick’s Day and Easter décor.
Griff is on sabbatical this month, so Lee Mirabal gave a brief overview of today’s 2016 Fall Seller Update show. She also introduced Carolyn “CJ” Jacinto (formerly an instructor and Certified Business Consultant in eBay’s recently retired Education Specialists program; known on eBay as Top Rated Seller xoxmas) and Social Media Manager Audrey Tracy, hosting from Griff’s studio at eBay headquarters in San Jose. Our guest is Brian Burke, Director, Voice of the Seller, who walked us through the new initiatives included in this Fall Seller Update. http://www.ebay.com/sellerupdate
Good news for Below Standard Sellers! Our guests are Linda Cornelison, Senior Manager, Global Seller Trust, and Steven Calder, Manager, Seller Trust. They stayed on to answer questions about changes to Seller Performance standards in the 2016 Fall Seller Update. http://www.ebay/com/sellerupdate
Shipping and returns! Our guests are Lauren Yee, Manager for Returns Experience, and Anil Nair, Senior Manager for Shipping. They stayed on to answer questions about the new initiatives contained in the 2016 Fall Seller Update (http://www.ebay.com/sellerupdate). Tony, CA (perpetualpieces), has a challenge with frequent returns of untested items. Ken, Phoenix AZ (gardenermall) had a question about local pickup.
Structured data and the 2016 Fall Seller Update! Our guest is Chris Von Wagoner, Senior Manager, B2C Seller Experience. He stayed on to take questions about the new structured data initiatives in the 2016 Fall Seller Update(http://www.ebay.com/sellerupdate). Trish, Atlanta GA (birdhouse-in-my-soul), asked about product identifiers for her vintage children’s books. Jason, Las Vegas NV (tikipugmusic), wishes he had done more sooner with structured data in his listings.
Seller tools and the Seller Hub! Our guests are John Valente, Director of Product, Seller Hub, and Parth Sethi, Senior Product Manager, from the B2C Seller Experience team. They stayed on to take questions about changes to seller tools in the 2016 Fall Seller Update (http://www.ebay.com/sellerupdate). Lee’s guest co-host, Carolyn “CJ” Jacinto (xoxmas), asked if traffic reports in the Seller Hub would be customizable. Louise, Colorado Springs CO (herbscraftsgifts), had a suggestion about listing recommendations and category changes plus a question about ePIDs (eBay Product Identifiers).
Active content and the 2016 Fall Seller Update! Our guest is Nick Shah, Manager, Product Management. http://www.ebay.com/sellerupdate