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eBay Open 2018, coming up July 24 – 26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, is selling out fast. Register now and book your hotel room at eBayOpen.com.
Brian Burke, eBay’s Director of Community Development & Seller Evangelism, popped in to remind sellers that 11:59:59pm PT today (May 10), is the deadline to submit your entry in the eBay SHINE Awards (eBay.com/ShineAwards).
Bruce, Rockford IL (hugo5178), received a score of 5 tureens on his listing number 173302367414 and won a signed limited edition eBayRadio dish towel. Diana, Venice FL (lucy1036), shared her response to Best Offers and won eBayana. She also asked about asking for feedback and had her listing dished. Lee reminded listeners that the SHINE Awards deadline is 11:59:59 pm PT tonight (May 10, 2018); get details and submission guidelines at eBay.com/ShineAwards.
As of May 15, 2018, 14-day returns will no longer be an option except in a very few categories. Available options will be No Returns, 30- or 60-day returns, or 30- or 60-day FREE returns. Use BEAR (eBay’s bulk edit and relist tool) to revise your listings. eBay Open 2018 (July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas) is selling out fast. Register now and book your room at eBayOpen.com.
Be sure to get to Vegas in time for the Dallas eBaybes & eMales’ unofficial meet & greet on Monday night, 6pm-10pm PT at the fabulous Skyfall Lounge at Mandalay Bay. Venue dress code is “upscale casual”; think eBay colors! Griff and Lee reviewed the 5 categories for eBay’s 2018 SHINE Awards (eBay.com/ShineAwards).
Griff and Lee shared the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under the Seller Resources tab in the eBay Radio Archives. Just go to eBayRadio.com and click on “PAST EPISODES” in blue text to get to the eBay Radio archives, then find Seller Events under the Seller Resources tab. Click on the event’s name to see all the details, including a link to the event page.
Griff joined Lee in the Clear Channel Studios in San Diego! He’s in town for the Surf’s Up eBay San Diego Sellers Group meetup tonight, at which a few spaces are still available.
Registration is heating up for eBay OPEN 2018, the seller event of the year, coming up July 24th through the 26th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas! You’ve only got until May 1st to sign up at the early bird price of $275, so hurry over to eBayOpen.com.
Brian Burke, Director, Community Development & Seller Evangelism) and Doug Smith, Community Tech Manager, popped in to announce the launch of this year’s 3rd annual SHINE Awards Small Business of the Year Contest, then stayed on to participate in the show. For details and to submit your story, go to eBay.com/ShineAwards.
Brian and Doug discussed the marketing exposure and other benefits gained by eBay’s 2017 SHINE Awards winners. Get details and submit your business’ story by May 10 at eBay.com/ShineAwards. Last year’s winners will be on eBay Radio over the next few weeks to talk about what happened to them — and their businesses — after receiving their SHINE Award. In addition to much high-spirited bantering, the gang of 4 shared success stories of accidental eBay entrepreneurs.
Lee reminded listeners that the early bird price of $295 for eBay Open 2018 is only in effect until May 1, so register now at eBayOpen.com, then reserve your room at Mandalay Bay. Brian Burke, eBay’s Director of Community Development & Seller Evangelism, encouraged listeners to submit their business’ success story by May 10 for this year’s eBay SHINE Awards Small Business of the Year contest. For details and to enter, go to eBay.com/ShineAwards.
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.
Lee introduced BULQ’s Labor Day Retail Moment (http://www.bulq.com). Kevin, Las Vegas NV (misterzelda), called with a question about Guaranteed Delivery. Griff and Lee announced the 6 eBay SHINE Award Winners (http://www.ebay.com/shineawards), each of whom will be a guest on an upcoming show.
Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), called in with his impressions of eBay Open 2017. Griff and Lee looked at listings for a 1963 Peel P50 micro-car and first covers of Wonder Woman’s 3 original comic books, then discussed eBay’s Global Shipping Program (GSP).
Lee and Griff reminded everyone to vote daily through this Friday, July 14, for their favorite finalists in eBay’s SHINE Awards Small Business of the Year Contest at http://www.ebay.com/shineawards. Bob Kupbens, eBay’s VP of Seller Experience, posted a mid-year progress report in eBay for Business; read his entire post at http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com.
Griff and Lee read the tips sent in so far for enjoying Vegas while you’re there for eBay Open 2017 and asked sellers to call in with their tips to win a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com).
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include the #NetNeutrality Day of Action (http://iadayofaction.org) and more.
Lee and Griff reminded everyone to vote daily through this Friday, July 14, for their favorite finalists (there are 3 in each of 5 categories) in the 2nd annual eBay SHINE Awards Small Business of the Year Contest at http://www.ebay.com/shineawards.
eBay Radio congratulated eBay Senior Vice President and COO Daniel Tarman, who has been named to PR Week’s Power List 2017. Griff and Lee encouraged everyone to vote for their favorite SHINE Awards Small Business of the Year Contest finalists at http://www.ebay.com/shineawards.
Griff said that eBay Open is very close to selling out, plus the eBay hotel block is almost full, so register ASAP and sign up for workshops and/or an account checkup at http://www.ebayopen2017.com.
Debbie, Vacaville CA (thebookkiosk), called to share her July 4th experiences. Federica Rabiolo, eBay’s Manager, Seller Communications, called in with an update re: voting for SHINE Awards finalists. New seller Jeff, Aplington IA (jdownsenterprises), requested a listing dish and was held over to the next segment.