Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Tim, Fort Wayne IN (globalmartplus), wrote to ask whether he should select calculated or flat rate shipping when offering free shipping in order for his items to show up in Google Shopping. Forrest Thompson, Lakewood WA (hulkhauler1), asked where to find the third eBay Radio show (hint: It’s eBay Radio’s Top-Rated Seller Hour, from 1-2pm PT on Tuesdays).
Kay, Tampa FL (k-a13), told us about her experiences with listing an Oscar replica statuette and a onesie, including how her onesie listing was removed due to a VeRO violation. Heidi, Yardley PA (casualspirit), asked what to do with her inventory of winter coats now that warmer weather is here and whether those inactive listings will drag her active listings down in search.
Lee described her experiments with Google search, while Griff talked about Google Shopping. eBetsy, Dallas TX (acquisitor, monjott), called in to share breaking news from eBay Main Street (http://www.ebaymainstreet.com): The full text of the FCC’s net neutrality order has been released. She also announced the first 2 featured speakers for this year’s eBay Radio Party & Conference; go to http://www.erVegas for details and to register. Griff will be in Washington, DC, in April for another eBay Fly-In on Capitol Hill.
Lee read an eBay announcement about a new design for the sign-in page. Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit), weighed in on the discussion of bullet points and Google search vs. Google Shopping. Louise, Colorado Springs CO (herbscraftsgifts), asked about a shipment lost in the mail. Griff told us about Skyping with the NYC Metro Area eBay Sellers at their recent meetup.
Griff announced that registration is open for this year’s eBay Radio Party & Conference, June 16-18 at Bally’s Las Vegas. Go to http://www.erVegas.com to register for the event via the top blue button; then click the bottom blue button to reserve your $63 hotel room in Bally’s North Tower, just an elevator ride away from the Platinum Ballroom. Stay tuned to eBay Radio for more details…and remember, if it ain’t fun, we ain’t doin’ it!
Claudia, Weston FL (claudiasdeals4u), asked about description bullet points, Google SEO and her low sales. Patty, Miami FL (theshoppingmom2), called in say that she implements all of Griff’s suggestions and knows she has benefited from his advice, even though she doesn’t always agree with him. She also asked about eBay University and the Education Specialist Program
Griff and Lee discussed how to get better search placement in Google via Google Adwords, from a post by Shana Champion in the eBay for Business blog at for-business.ebay.com. First-time caller Diane, St. Louis MO (ragstoriches8941), asked how she could determine the value of a rare signed book from 1908. Lee announced the URL for this year’s eBay Radio Party & Conference home page: Check it out at http://www.erVegas.com, and stay tuned to eBay Radio for more details. Lee showed Griff a listing for Steve McQueen’s first Husqvarna motorcycle.
A free way to improve search results for your items in Google! Our guest is Katherine Terrill, eBay Education Specialist and Top-Rated Seller nycfitnessfamilyfinds.