Griff and Lee read eBay Fashion news from the latest eBay Shopping Report. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), had a Spring Seller Update question about UPCs. John, Southbridge MA (sylvester_investments), asked about final value fee discounts. BULQ debuted their St. Patrick’s Day Retail Moment. C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), wanted to know how the Spring Seller Update impacts Top Rated Seller and Top Rated Plus status.
eBay’s new product-based shopping experience! Our guest is Chris Van Wagoner, Senior Manager, Product-Based Experience, eBay. He stayed on to take questions from listeners. Jason, Las Vegas NV (tikipugmusic), commented on product identifiers for music CDs in the eBay catalog. Loyd, Mine Hill NJ ((lloydsteventaylor), asked how eBay will ascertain whether catalog info is correct.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Gina, Des Moines NM (classysoles), asked a photography question. Maria, San Jose CA (thestylelister), is having trouble relisting an item for which she has no UPC. Griff and Lee read “Five Free or Cheap Ways to Market for Holiday Selling” by Katie Hamel in eBay for Business (http://www.ebayforbusinessblog.com).
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Maria, San Jose CA (thestylelister), asked if eBay will expand Promoted Listings to include single items. Lee and Griff took turns reading “Meeting the Demands of Today’s Smarter Shopper”, adapted from a Royal Mail post in Tamebay (http://www.tamebay.com). RaeJean, Cave Creek AZ (holidaysandmemories*), said she often searches via UPC.
Griff and Lee read current events from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives. 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.
Searching eBay via UPCs, MPNs, and item numbers! Our guest is Syed Muneeb-ul-Haq, eBay’s Director of Product Management – Structured Data.
Using required product identifiers! Our guest is David Wohrman, eBay’s Senior Manager for Seller Experience.
Product identifiers are key to helping your items get found by search engines, and the 2015 Spring Seller Update will make them mandatory later this year. Our guests are Balaji Parthasarathy, eBay’s Senior Product Manager of Structured Data, and Darren Akiva, eBay’s Content Product Manager of Structured Data. They stayed on after their interview to take questions during Open Phones.
Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit), asked about UPC codes on clothing items. 82-year-old caller Ron, East Liverpool OH (bolts3), wondered how the fee and feature changes will affect him as an Anchor Store subscriber. Dan, Claremont FL (12betty5881), asked about the refunding of insertion fees for auction items that sell the first vs. the second time they’re listed and also wanted to know if it was possible to opt out of a store subscription since eBay has changed the terms of that subscription.