Jessie Babiarz, eBay’s Senior Manager, Seller Events, stayed on to continue chatting with Griff and Lee about eBay Open 2018, July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, including how to follow along from home if you’re not attending in person. eBetsy, Dallas TX, called in to tell Jessie why eBay-branded socks are a longstanding tradition. Tom, Pittsburgh PA (pa_dutch_auctions), called to congratulate Lee on her upcoming retirement.
Griff and Lee shared upcoming meetups 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 blue text; then click on “SUBMIT AN EVENT” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.
Lee and Griff shared 3 must-dos for eBay sellers: The 2018 Summer Seller Update was announced on May 22; read the entire update at eBay.com/Summer2018. Sign eBay’s petition in support of fair tax policy digitally with just 1 click at eBayMainStreet.com/sales-tax. Register now for eBay Open 2018, July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, at eBayOpen.com.
Eddie, Madera CA (eddietheelk), called to ask how markdown sale events discounts are applied at checkout and about using a call to action in his listings.
eBay’s newest Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives are a Seller Diversity questionnaire and the Seller Diversity Advocacy program, an opportunity for eBay sellers to become diversity advocates in their local communities; find links from the Announcements board at announcements.ebay.com, or send email to [email protected]
Helen, Rainier OR (summertoad), called with the answer to Griff’s trivia question and won eBayana.
eBetsy called in with breaking news: Starting May 15, 14-day returns will only be available in a few categories; options will be no returns, 30- or 60-day returns, or 30- or 60-day free returns, and new or revised listings that don’t meet this standard will not be posted.
C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), called in with a question about lowball Best Offers and won eBayana. Griff and Lee re-dished the listing for item number 173302367414; Bruce, Rockford IL (hugo5178), received a score of 5 tureens and won a limited edition eBay Radio dish towel!
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.
Registration is now open for eBay OPEN 2018 at eBayOpen2018.com! This year’s event will be July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Debbie (thebookkiosk) and Cindy (pattycyn) registered within the first hour and called in to win a piece of eBayana.
Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), asked for a listing dish and received a score of 5 tureens; John, Southbridge MA (sylvester_investments), also requested a listing dish and received a score of 5 tureens, thereby winning an autographed eBay Radio dish towel! of and also received a score of 5.
eBay is acquiring Terapeak; read all about it at http://announcements.ebay.com. Griff and Lee counted down the Top 10 eBay Resolutions for 2018. Santa Griff gave eBayana to first-time caller Lee, Las Vegas NV (its4u); Durinda, Phoenix AZ (drindy); Michelle, Melbourne FL (micheletoday); Cindy, San Diego CA (pattycyn); and Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21).
RaeJean, Cave Creek AZ (holidaysandmemories), shared a funny anecdote and received eBayana from Santa Griff. Ryan, Novato CA (apieceoftimecollectibles), asked for a listing dish and won an eBay Radio dish towel for his score of 5 tureens! Griff read “An Ode to Lee on the Occasion of her 75th Birthday”, and a very special gift from her team was presented to her.
eBay’s Greg Ross-Smith, Senior Manager, Shipping, popped in to announce that tomorrow (12/15/17) is Free Shipping Day (http://www.FreeShippingDay.com); he also offered some last-minute holiday shipping tips. C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), asked Greg a shipping question.
Santa Griff gave eBayana to Chris, Grand Junction CO (seriousfun4u); Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit), who had a question about store vacation mode; and Debbie, Vacaville CA (thebookkiosk), who shared a holiday shipping experience.
Griff and Lee read “5 Action Steps for eBay Sellers During December” by Top Rated Seller and eBay educator Anne Zarraonandia. Santa Griff gave aBayana to Jessica, Garfield NJ (thebusybaglady), who had a question about markdowns, and Beverly, Newport Beach CA (grandmabevsemporium).
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! BULQ’s Retail Moment #13 – Thanksgiving made its debut. Julie, Las Vegas NV (ilovejuliesgems), answered Lee’s “Hey You, Pay Attention” trivia question and won an item of eBayana. Lee shared the latest news from USPS; find cutoff dates for various mail class plus information on letters to Santa at https://www.usps.com/holidaynews.