Ron Lowe, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), asked about underperforming listings under his Seller Hub Growth tab. Griff and Lee read Six Tools for Tracking Your Business Finances, adapted from a post by Katie Hammel in eBay for Business. Dave, Ocean City MD, wondered if a dramatic dip in his sales is related to a recent update.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include the Mets (pitcher Matt Harvey’s eBay for Charity auctions); mentors (as per Katie Hammel’s eBay for Business article) and Mexico (a stolen item surfaces on eBay). Lee reminded listeners to register ASAP for eBay Open (July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) at eBayOpen.com.
I just read a post by Katie Hammel in eBay for Business, “Why Every Entrepreneur needs a Mentor — and How to Find One”. It’s an excellent article. Chances are you’ve been a mentor in your own life, starting with your children or younger family members or friends.
I’ve learned a lot since I’ve been doing eBay Radio, both from Griff and from just about every eBay seller I’ve come to know. Successful people never stop learning, and even mentors have mentors.
I owe my success to many mentors in my career and in my life. I chose them for different goals I wanted to achieve. Some mentors follow special rules for mentoring; this can be a good way to go. I’ve also used the old-fashioned method: Keep your ears open and your brain engaged.
Griff and Lee discussed what they’ve purchased on eBay since January 1, 2018 and took turns reading CNET’s “What the Rich Bought on eBay in 2017”. They also reviewed the USPS rate increases coming up on January 21; for details, go to eBay.com/USPS2018. The dynamic duo then began sharing “5 Tips for Organizing Your eBay Workspace”, adapted from a post by Katie Hammel in eBay for Business (eBayForBusinessBlog.com).
Top Rated Seller and eBay Radio protege Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), called to ask for advice on his and Ms. Agnes’ upcoming move from Birmingham to Mobile. Griff and Lee continued sharing “5 Tips for Organizing Your eBay Workspace” by Katie Hammel in eBay for Business (eBayForBusinessBlog.com).
Griff and Lee continued reading “5 Tips for Organizing Your eBay Workspace”, adapted from a post by Katie Hammel in eBay for Business (eBayForBusinessBlog.com).
Lee shared a funny listing with Griff and told listeners that “Don’t Wait for Black Friday” deals can be found through tomorrow, November 17, at ebay.com/DontWaitForBlackFriday. She also explained that APO/FPO military addresses are easy — and important — to ship to! Learn how by reading Katie Hammel’s Veterans Day post at eBayForBusinessBlog.com.
If you were impacted by Harvey or Irma, eBay has your back with seller protections and special assistance measures; check the Announcements Board (http://announcements.ebay.com) for details. If you need additional help, please call eBay customer service at 866-540-3229 or send email to [email protected]
Sell via eBay for Charity to benefit Irma and Harvey victims; to get started, go to http://www.ebay.com/charity and click “Sell for Charity” in the left-hand sidebar. Enter the eBay for Charity Favorites Giveaway (and win up to $10,000 for your charity) at http://www.ebayforcharity.org/favorites-giveaway.
Check out upcoming eBay webinars: register Holiday Shipping on Wednesday, September 20, 1pm PT, at http://www.ebay.com/webinars; find even more hour-long webinars at http://www.ebaybusinessbuilder.com/mso-webinars.
Tom, Pittsburgh PA (blackandgoldgifts), called in with a question about an eCheck and late shipping while his store was on vacation. Griff and Lee read the eBay’s Fall marketing news, adapted from a post by Katie Hammel in eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com).
Aron Hsiao from Terapeak (http://www.terapeak.com) called in with this week’s market research report. Griff and Lee continued reading eBay’s Fall marketing news, adapted from a post by Katie Hammel in eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com). Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), called in for smartphone advice.
Griff and Lee finished reading eBay’s Fall marketing news, adapted from a post by Katie Hammel in eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com). Andie, Mooresville NC (tookieryan), requested a listing dish; after a quick title tweak, she received a score of 5 tureens! Lee shared ReplyManager’s Entrepreneurial Tip #6 (http://www.replymanager.com). C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), called to follow up on a title change suggested during last week’s show.