Griff gave a brief overview of today’s show and explained that Lee was out of town due to a death in the family. Hot topics: eBay Open 2017 General Sessions and workshops are now available via video at http://www.ebayopen2017.com; Hal Lawton, former Senior Vice President, North America, is leaving eBay; and Markdown Manager will be merged with Promotions Manager this Fall.
Griff and Lee introduced today’s show, broadcasting live from eBay Open 2017 (http://www.ebayopen2017) at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Our first guest is eBay Open 2017 presenter Kathy Terrill, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller nycfitnessfamilyfinds, with her field report on eBay Open 2017 so far.
Bay Open 2017 attendees lined up at the mic to share a selling tip and received a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com).
Our next guest, Hal Lawton, eBay’s Senior Vice President, North America, discussed eBay now and in the future, then was persuaded to stay on and help judge the Best eBay Outfits Contest (in segment 2).
Our guests for eBay Radio Show #691 on July 27, 2017, are:
eBay Radio is broadcasting LIVE today from eBay Open 2017 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Share an eBay selling tip to win a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com). Don’t miss the Best eBay Outfits Contest at 10:30am featuring an eBay VIP celebrity judge! Tune in live or via the archives at http://www.eBayRadio.com.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include Hal Lawton’s email about new items from followed sellers; Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast dress; and paychecks. Lee told Griff it’s National Hug a Newsperson Day and wished him a happy birthday tomorrow, April 5th. Meanwhile, a virtual pink birthday party ensued on the chat board.
Guaranteed Delivery! Our guest is Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President of North American Marketplaces, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller hal_lawton.
Hal stayed on to take questions. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), and Marie, San Jose CA (thestylelister), both wondered who would pay for recompense in case of a late guaranteed delivery. eBetsy, Dallas TX, asked if USPS First Class Package would qualify for Guaranteed Delivery.
Our guests for eBay Radio Show #674 on March 21, 2017, are:
The 2017 Spring Seller Update and a vision for eBay! Our guests are eBay’s Brian Burke, Director of Community Development, and Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President, North American Marketplaces; they stay on to take questions.
Today’s eBay Radio is an encore presentation of a previous live show. Tomorrow — Wednesday, March 1st — please join Hal Lawton, Bob Kupbens and other eBay leaders from 3pm-4pm PT at ebay.com/webinars for a webcast with live Q&A about the 2017 Spring Seller Update announced this morning.
eBay Radio will be live this Thursday, March 2nd, from 11am-1pm PT, featuring eBay team leaders who will address any further questions you have regarding the 2017 Spring Seller Update. Tune in live at eBayRadio.com.
Griff and Lee read excerpts from Senior VP of eBay North America Hal Lawton’s eBay for Business post titled “Happy Holidays and Thank You from eBay!” To read Hal’s entire post and view the accompanying video, go to http://community.ebay.com/t5/eBay-for-Business/Happy-Holidays-and-Thank-You-from-eBay/bc-p/26307738#M324.
Lee and Griff reminded everyone of eBay’s 5 Community Values. eBetsy, Dallas TX (monjott), called in to ‘fess up about her PowerBuyer status. Judy, Winston-Salem NC (birdloner), called in with a question about eBay gift cards and was held over until the next segment.
Senior VP of eBay North America Hal Lawton authored an eloquent and gracious post in the eBay for Business blog that should be mandatory reading for anyone who sells on eBay. It’s titled “Happy Holidays and Thank You from eBay”, and it says in part:
“Happy holidays to you and your loved ones, eBay sellers! Whether you’re a hobby seller, an always-on entrepreneur, or a large merchant, you are what makes our marketplace unique.
“You provide the incredible and unique merchandise that our 165 million buyers come to eBay for. You put in the extra effort to make your customers happy and coming back for more. And you – in an unparalleled way — help your peers find their way by sharing your experience, knowledge, and advice in the eBay community.
“That’s why we wanted to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude and stress just how much we appreciate you.
“So, thank you. Thank you for being passionate, relentless, and dedicated. From our eBay family to yours – season’s greetings and a big THANK YOU for helping to make eBay the world’s most exciting, dynamic, and human shopping destination. We couldn’t do it without you.”
You can read Hal’s entire post — and view the accompanying thank-you video starring festively attired eBay executives and employees, including Griff —here: