Lee reviewed the returns initiatives that went into effect on May 15. Paul, Sarasota FL (ask-a-q-no-soup-4-u), called back with a compliment about eBay’s Concierge program. Lee showed Griff a super awesome eBay for Charity auction. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), asked how the change to https page security might affect his listings. Lee showed Griff a Royal Wedding goody currently trending hot on eBay UK.
Griff reminded us that as of October 17, 2017, listings containing HTTP content will only display a snippet of the description to buyers using a computer or laptop; find out if your listings include HTTP content and how to remove it via links in the announcement at http://announcements.ebay.com. Check out the archived versions of free eBay webinars about the Global Shipping Program (GSP), planning for the holiday selling season, and other useful topics at https://www.ebay.com/webinars.
Griff gave an overview of today’s septicentennial show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include eBay’s handling of wildfire-impacted eBayers in California; high-end handbags; and some really hot sauce. Griff and Lee discussed Google’s HTTPS security update, which went live today, and eBay Authenticate (http://www.ebay.com/authenticate), which launched yesterday.
Bob Kupbens assured us during last Tuesday’s show that the 2017 Fall Seller Update is designed to help people find what they want on eBay. The goal is to help sellers create the right offers — and get your listings in front of more buyers. We encourage all of you to read the ENTIRE Seller Update at eBay.com/Fall2017 and learn how to implement these new initiatives to help you sell more this Fall. The update is broken into three major categories:
1. Listing Visibility
You’ll be able to increase exposure with eBay Guaranteed Delivery, Markdown Manager and Promotions Manager updates, bundles and lots, and eBay Questions & Answers…Q&A for short.
2. Policy updates to improve performance
Read the entire 2017 Fall Seller Update at eBay.com/Fall2017.