Griff and Lee discussed the history and significance of Memorial Day. Lee asked listeners to call in with info about Red Nose Day. Lee read an email from Judy (judybsa) about a test she did to see where her store traffic is coming from.
Griff and Lee looked at a David Letterman item (291470530794) up for auction. Lee gave an update on the ecommerce gurus and eBay peeps coming to the eBay Radio Party & Conference, June 16, 17 and 18 at Bally’s Las Vegas. To see the featured speaker lineup and complete agenda and to register now, go to http://www.erVegas.com.
Julie, Las Vegas NV (julies*jems), called back to ask why her listings appear so huge on the computer and how they look in eBay Mobile. Annette, Cleveland OH (elmwoodcottage), wondered why her listings in Google Shopping still show up under her old eBay ID, which she changed a year ago. Rene, Fond Du Lac WI (3milly4), called to share how she’s using Pinterest to drive Bay sales.
Beverly, Norwalk CA (kshemi), was held over from the prior segment with her question about Get It Fast option on the Sell Your Item form. First-time caller Maria, Arnold MO (kristinalambert), asked how to write titles so that her listings will show up in Google Shopping. Tiki expert and Thrift Hunter Jason T. Smith, Las Vegas NV (tikipugmusic), was called to assist Laura, Tucson AZ (pennixlm520), who’s unsuccessfullytrying to sell a tiki mug (item number 261821642395).
Griff opened the show with a correction about how free shipping works with Google Shopping. Julie, Las Vegas NV (julies*jems), had an issue with her old store name shopping up in her listings. Lee invited Julie to the eBay Radio Party & Conference, coming up June 16, 17 and 18 at Bally’s Las Vegas; the event is already more than halfway sold out, so register now and reserve your group-rate hotel room at http://www.erVegas.com. Beverly, Norwalk CA (kshemi), asked about calculating shipping rates with Google Shopping and the Get It Fast option in the Sell Your item form.
Cindy, San Diego CA (pattycyn), was held over from the previous segment to ask about high-end neckties so that she knows what to look for while out thrifting. Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit) had more comments about Google Shopping plus a suggestion for improving the verbiage in Promotion Manager’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free promotion. Dennis, Noblesville IN (buyrocknroll), asked for some help with GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping (http://www.outright.com). 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.
Lee told listeners how to find the eBay Radio Group newsletter, which contains instructions on how to subscribe to it and, on Tuesdays, includes the Secret Word. She also gave an update on registrations for this year’s eBay Radio Party & Conference; register now and reserve your $63 hotel room in Bally’s North Tower by going to http://www.erVegas.com. Remember, for the last 3 years, this event has sold out quickly! Ruth Ann, Leesburg FL (can-do-lady), asked about changing her listings from auction format to fixed price; why the eBay Stores door icon is sometimes red and sometimes blue; and why the eBay Radio Party & Conference is always held in Las Vegas.
Edie, Santa Monica CA (dress_to_suit), wrote in to say she’d sent screenshots to Griff of her item’s listing in Google search and Google Shopping. Michael, IN (skating2fast), asked how to delete out-of-stock listings. Lee talked Griff into buying a fabulous (and expensive) tie for his upcoming Washington, DC, eBay Fly-In trip in April. She also read a translated press release from eBay France concerning eBay’s mobile app for the Apple smart watch. Cindy, San Diego CA (pattycyn), had a question about flat rate vs. calculated free shipping.
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.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Paul, Sarasota FL (wisebuyoutlet.c0m), wrote in with an easy way to use Selling Manager to spot which listings have free flat rate shipping versus which have free calculated shipping (only those with free calculated shipping are sent to Google Shopping). Bobbie, Encino CA (scrabblebobbie), asked what all she gets with her new eBay Store, aside from more free listings. First-time caller Staci, Chicago IL (rightbrainboutique), gave a tip for organizing inventory.
Nan, Morristown NJ (junquepro), asked whether free shipping needs to be flat rate or calculated in order to appear in Google Shopping. Lee announced the special first-day topic for this year’s eBay Radio Party & Conference, June 16-18 at Bally’s Las Vegas. Becky, Albuquerque NM (teddysmom3), won the Secret Word Contest.