Open phones, Contact Us email and more: First-time listener, first-time caller and new seller Charmin (jasmines attic) called to ask when it is permissible to contact her buyers. She is loving selling on eBay! First-time caller Mike, San Antonio TX (mikebaby), asked about shill bidding and why eBay hides buyer IDs and allows private auctions.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Tom, Pittsburgh PA (blackandgoldgifts) called to say that he is just getting out of the hospital and wants to credit his wife and daughter along with his wife’s sister for keeping his eBay store up and running. First-time listener, first-time caller and new seller Charmin (jasminesattic) asked if it was permissible to contact her buyers outside of their transactions with her.
Five message management housecleaning tips for 2015! Our guest is Jodi Gaines Pereira, CEO of ReplyManager.
I recently had to unsubscribe from the newsletters of a couple of people who were sending me emails with unscrupulous come-ons in the subject line. Things like, “Oh, I forgot to tell you” or “Lee…you forgot to tell me” or — the worst one — “I need your help…emergency!” These types of subject lines are an obvious ploy to get me to open the email and have nothing to do with the content of the email itself. People by and large are not stupid. If your content is good, you don’t have to use misleading subject lines. Take the high road. You want to make it easy for folks to find your subject in their in-box.
More than 19 percent of businesses have outright banned Facebook and personal email checking from the workplace. But now, some big shots from various schools of business are saying that while 2 hours a day on Facebook is a problem, for most people, a 15-minute session of Facebook or personal email a few times a day can actually help our minds regain the concentration needed to perform our work tasks. Some companies allow a smoke break, so why not a personal break to escape from our work efforts for a few minutes? As an entrepreneur, you can schedule your breaks, or take them as needed. There…I hope I’ve removed a layer of guilt from your already overactive mind.