Lee read a Contact Us question from Cindy Shebley, Seattle WA (clovercity). She wants to know what to teach her students about eBay's new Business Policies and how they apply to occasional sellers. EBetsy called about Lisa from Beaumont's Top-Rated Seller status and also told us about Bling My Bra, a charity auction campaign in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To bid on an original handcrafted art bra, go to http://www.BlingMyBraStore.com or just search eBay for keywords "bling my bra". All proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation through Giving Works.
Griff told us his David Bowie story. On the eBay Radio chat board, summersalvage asked if anyone else was having problems with eBay's new Business Policies. The "other" Schindler's list was discussed.
Lee Mirabal read the eBay Radio news. Stories include eBay's new Business Policies; a ticket to Woodstock; new countries added to the Global Shipping program; a baseball bat autographed with an unprintable word; and more. Griff looked at the new eBay-compliant pictures on Lee's listings.
The eBay Town Hall on March 20, 2013, focused on the initiatives featured in the 2013 Spring Seller Update, including:
- a simplified rate plan for all sellers
- changes and enhancements to Seller Protection, specifically around reducing Unpaid Items and increasing Feedback Protection
- enforcement of the new Picture Requirements policy
- the launch of Business Policies and Same-Day Handling
- changes to Categories and Item Specifics
EBay executives on the panel were:
Business policies for payments, shipping, and returns! Our guest is Paula McNally, Senior Product Manager. Dave, Santa Barbara CA (antiquebuffet), asked about what to do about listings that are in violation of eBay rules. Paula stayed on to take questions. Sherry, Tampa FL (scrunchiesbysherry), had a challenge with the new Business Policies.
The February 29, 2012 eBay Town Hall focused on the initiatives featured in the 2012 Spring Seller update, including:
- changes to the Top-Rated Seller Program
- added Seller Protections for Unpaid Items, Communication DSRs, and Global Shipping
- the new Returns policy and features
- the new Business Policies feature
- announced updates to shipping and duplicate listing policies
- free pictures and new picture requirements
- some pricing changes
- category updates