United States of eBay Advocacy Day recap and internet sales tax update! Our guest is eBay’s John Lawrence, Senior Manager and Counsel, Federal Government Relations.
Griff and Lee discussed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and Remote Transaction Parity Act (RTPA). Go to http://www.eBayMainStreet.com for more information and to email and/or tweet your Congressional representatives telling them to vote NO on internet sales tax.
John, Southbridge MA (investincollectibles), commented on other sellers’ packing. Marc, Peterborough UK (mompessons), asked for a listing dish. Andrea, Mooresville NC (holmesteadbargainsllc), requested a listing dish and earned a top score of 5 tureens!
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.