Todd, Sarasota FL (captcatnip), asked for a listing dish. Griff and Lee gave him some entrepreneurial advice. eBetsy, Dallas TX, called in with breaking news about the launch of Shop Your Interests, a brand-new feature available on the eBay Mobile app. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), called with comments and questions regarding blocking buyers, Best Offer, complicated purchases, and drop shipping.
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: Lee reminded listeners to use their quarterly credits for Promoted Listings (eBay.com/PromotedListings) and quarterly coupons for eBay-branded shipping supplies (eBay.com/supplies). Tom, Pittsburgh PA (pa_dutch_auctions) recommends using an iPad to take square photos so they appear larger.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories included faster listing via eBay Mobile, the 2018 Spring Seller Update, and new Australian mail service. Lee reminded everyone that eBay Open (July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) is selling out fast, and there are only a few days left to register for the early bird price of $295 at eBayOpen.com.
It’s time to cash in your Q1 coupon for eBay-branded shipping supplies at eBay.com/supplies. Tom, Pittsburgh PA (pa_dutch_auctions), stumped Griff with a question about taking photos on his iPad. C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), weighed in with a bobblehead comment.
eBay Main Street members stopped Congress from adding the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA) from being added to a recent spending bill, but the fight against Internet sales tax legislation continues; join your fellow sellers at eBayMainStreet.com, and let your voice be heard!
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include this holiday season’s hottest toys and face recognition in the eBay Mobile app for iPhone X. Griff and Lee also discussed the new bulk editing tool for listings with Guaranteed Delivery.
Image Search and Find It on eBay! Our guest is Mary Titus, eBay’s Product Manager, Visual Shopping.
Bonus open phones, Contact Us email and more: Lynn Dralle, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller thequeenofauctions, stayed on with Griff and Lee to take calls. Denise, Union City PA (deni_valcory), asked about Image Search. George, Elgin IL (georgek809), faced a dilemma with a return.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Jonathan, Las Vegas NV (westcoastlive), had an excellent suggestion with regard to watchers. Raejean, Cave Creek AZ (holidaysandmemories), encountered a challenge with eBay’s shipping calculator. Denise, Union City PA (deni_valcory), called back after downloading the eBay app to her smartphone.
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 and Lee discussed the arrival of eBay’s Image Search capability to the eBay Mobile app. The update is currently being rolled out to all users. Lee reminded eBay store owners to use their Q4 coupon for eBay-branded shipping supplies — especially the festive new holiday tissue paper, stickers and tape (https://www.ebay.com/supplies).
Lee told listeners that eBay is donating $250,000 for Northern California Wildfire Relief through eBay for Charity (you can donate to relief efforts as well by going to https://www.ebay.com/rpp/ebay-for-charity and clicking “Donate Now” in the blue bar at the bottom of the page); she also showed Griff Jimmy Kimmel’s Live in Brooklyn eBay for Charity auctions.
Debbie, Vacaville CA (thebookkiosk), called in from a thrift store to report that she was using eBay Mobile’s new Image Search. Lee played a short tribute to rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Fats Domino, who died Tuesday at age 89. eBetsy, Dallas TX, also called in to share her experience with Image Search.