Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include Disney stuff; Seller Performance Standards; bulk labels; and a new eBay exec. eBay Radio’s dauntless guest booker and Tuesday phone screener, Melissa DeMille, was wished a very Happy Birthday. Griff and Lee shared their experiences with USPS scanning packages — or not.
Lee asked a trivia question about eBay’s We Are Twenty Seller Summit and told us about an eBay-USPS webinar coming up next Monday, August 17 (http://www.ebay.com/webinars). Lynn, Schaumberg IL (daisydog62) won a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com) for being the first caller with a correct answer. She also asked about eBay headquarters’ proximity to the event and if The eBay Shop (http://www.TheeBayShop.com) would be open. Lee informed us that there will be a Roaring ’20s eBay Birthday Bash the night before We Are Twenty.
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, click on “Submit a Seller Event” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.
Griff and Lee shared more information on the upcoming We Are Twenty Seller Summit & 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 10-11 in San Jose, CA (http://www.ebay.com/weare20). First-time caller John, Birmington, WA (john!), asked if there was a faster way to list than via TurboLister. Patty, Miami FL (theshoppingmom2), had a question she’d been holding since Tuesday’s show about promoted listings.
Open phones, Contact Us and more, including a sneak preview of what’s in store at eBay’s We Are Twenty event! Our guest is Kristine Diemoz, eBay’s Senior Manager for Seller Trust.
In addition, Matt Brossard from Terapeak (http://www.terapeak.com) called in with his Marketplace Research Report; Griff and Lee began reading “The 9 Habits of Wealthy People” from http://www.entrepreneur.com; and Helen won the Secret Word Contest.
While Griff was in transit to the studio, Le led off with an update on eBay’s upcoming We Are Twenty Seller Summit & 20th Anniversary Celebrationin San Jose on September 10-11 (http://www.ebay.com/weare20). She also told us about a Roaring ’20s Birthday Bash being held September 9, the night before the event, to which all attendees are invited, and the “We Are eBay” video at http://www.ebayinc.com.
Debbie, Vacaville CA (thebookkiosk), called in to share her We Are Twenty plans, including some info on one of the local hotels. eBetsy, Dallas TX, called in to alert Griff and Lee that a special charity auction was being offered by Cara Delevingne in honor of Cecil the lion (item number 281764603013).
Tom, Livonia MI (valaset), had a question about eBay’s 20th anniversary event and shared his pricing strategy. Griff talked about his Weekly Chat with eBay Staff. Louise, Colorado Springs CO (herbscraftsgifts), called in to thank a fellow meetup group organizer who is moving away from the area. Griff and Lee read basic reasons why you should have an eBay store.
Griff and Lee discussed eBay’s We Are Twenty event, September 10-11, 2015. Register now at www.ebay.com/weare20 for just $65 through July 31st, $95 thereafter (if the event hasn’t already sold out by then). Lee quoted an eBay for Business Facebook post about pricing and asked listeners to call in with their pricing strategy.
She also reminded listeners that Coach Jack (eBay’s Senior Analyst for Pricing) will be back again soon with his analysis of one lucky seller’s format mix and listing strategy, which could save them money on fees and help them to sell more: to submit your listings for consideration by Coach Jack, send email with your eBay ID and any pertinent info to [email protected]
Al, Philadelphia PA (pennsydeals1), asked for a listing dish of item number 252040773697. He received a score of 5 tureens! Tom, Livonia MI (valaset), had a question about eBay’s 20th anniversary event and shared his pricing strategy.
Louise, Colorado Springs CO (herbscraftsgifts), called in to report her travel arrangements for eBay’s We Are Twenty event, September 10-11 in San Jose, CA, celebrating the 20th anniversary of eBay; spaces are limited, so register now at http://www.ebay.com/weare20. Griff hinted that some other big news would be released during the event. Griff and Lee read from Audrey Tracy’s article on choosing the right listing format, posted in the eBay for Business blog.
Lee and Griff discussed Promoted Listings, which are being gradually rolled out on the site. Interested US store subscribers can get on the waiting list for an invitation at http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/stores/promoted-listings/benefit…. 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, click on “Submit a Seller Event” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.
If your family is a part of your business on eBay — even 4-legged family members — send photos of the gang in action to [email protected] by November 24th for possible inclusion in their upcoming photo montage, “Family Time is All the Time for These eBay Sellers”.”
Joe, Oradell NJ (hubcapjoes), called to say he’s registered for eBay’s We Are Twenty event (September 10-11 in San Jose, CA; register now at http://www.ebay.com/weare20) and ask if guest users can leave feedback. Lynn, Schaumberg IL (dazy-dog62), called with the answer to this question and also shared a touching doggie rescue story. Griff and Lee discussed Product Identifiers, which are now a listing best practice.
Patty, Miami FL (theshoppingmom2), was held over from the previous segment to share her story about an unbelievable find at a Goodwill outlet. Kevin, Gaithersburg MD (gaithersburgcoin), asked for a re-dishing of item number 291522148537; he received a score of 5 tureens! Meetup organizer Patti Coleman (whoohoodepot) says, “Don’t miss eBay’s We Are Twenty event!” Jason T. Smith, Las Vegas NV (tikipugmusic), called in to expound on Goodwill by the pound and also shared stories of some of his amazing finds there.