Raejean, Cave Creek AZ (holidaysandmemories), had a question about returns. Reply Manager’s Entrepreneurial Tip #9 aired (http://www.replymanager.com/eBayRadio). Joe DeMarco, Oradell NJ (hubcapjoes), received a Questions & Answers (Q&A) message from eBay.
Bob Kupbens assured us during last Tuesday’s show that the 2017 Fall Seller Update is designed to help people find what they want on eBay. The goal is to help sellers create the right offers — and get your listings in front of more buyers. We encourage all of you to read the ENTIRE Seller Update at eBay.com/Fall2017 and learn how to implement these new initiatives to help you sell more this Fall. The update is broken into three major categories:
1. Listing Visibility
You’ll be able to increase exposure with eBay Guaranteed Delivery, Markdown Manager and Promotions Manager updates, bundles and lots, and eBay Questions & Answers…Q&A for short.
2. Policy updates to improve performance
Read the entire 2017 Fall Seller Update at eBay.com/Fall2017.
First-time caller Alok, San Jose CA (chiyocreations), asked about Guaranteed Delivery (eGD). Susanna, Wichita KS (stylesofsusanna), won a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com) for her answer to Lee’s “Hey, You, Pay Attention!” question. Gina, Des Moines NM (classysoles), asked Griff and Lee to review one of her listings with an eye towards why she is getting returns.
Updates to eBay returns! Our guest is Maria Lee, eBay’s Senior Manager, Buyer & Seller Trust. Julie, Las Vegas NV (ilovejuliesjems), called to discuss free returns.
Read the entire 2017 Fall Seller Update at http://www.ebay.com/fall2017.
Our guests for eBay Radio #697 (special Fall Seller Update show) on September 19, 2017, are:
Bob Kupbens, Vice President, B2C Seller Experience & Global Trust: 2017 Fall Seller Update Overview
Linda Cornelison, Senior Manager, Global Customer Trust: Updates to eBay’s Contact Information Policy
Chris Van Wagoner, Senior Manager, Structured Data: Updates to Structured Data (Product Identifiers, Watermarks, Catalog, Bundles and Lots)
Maria Lee, Senior Manager, Buyer & Seller Trust: Updates to eBay Returns
Greg Ross-Smith, Product Activation, Guaranteed Delivery: Updates to Guaranteed Delivery
Liv Ellingsen, Senior Product Manager, B2C Seller Marketing Levers: Updates to Markdown Manager
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: eBetsy, Dallas TX, called in with her latest brief. Bobbi, Sarasota FL (seacoastbargain), called in with an update on how she weathered Hurricane Irma. Bruce, Rockford IL (1toadhall), asked about promoted listings. Tim, Fort Wayne IN (globalmartplus), agrees with “list more, sell more” and is looking forward to Guaranteed Delivery going live for buyers; he also suggested a “Free Returns” filter for search results. Maria, San Jose CA (thestylelister), wants to limit international returns.
Gina, Des Moines NM (classysoles), called to ask about estimated shipping times on items she’s purchasing. Lee introduced BULQ Retail Moment #12: Halloween. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), got a warning from eBay after saying “contact me” in a My Messages email to a buyer. Mark, Rochester MO (geincsales), had a challenge with a SNAD return. Tim, Fort Wayne IN (globalmartplus), asked about message settings.
Griff and Lee discussed the advantageous features of Seller Hub, then read “5 Tips for Handling Returns” by USPS in eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com). 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.
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: Jeff, Aplington IA (jdownsenterprises), called with a concern about buyers “renting” his apparel items.
Resolving disputes around returns! Our guest is former eBay dispute resolution specialist Colin Rule, co-founder and CEO, Modria.