Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), wants to bulk-edit his listings to offer free shipping. Willy, Winter Springs FL (toyboxlife), called with a PayPal tip. Lee and Griff shared “6 Benefits of a Home-Based Business” from an article in Forbes magazine.
Tim’s top tips for super selling! Our guest is Tim Chapman, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller mr.customerservice.
Griff reminded listeners that PayPal issues 1099s for those with $20,000 or more in income from 200 or more payments for goods and services. Crystal, San Jose CA (snow_angel_21), asked about product ratings. Gina, Des Moines NM (classysoles), called in with a Best Offer question.
Holiday season prep for merchants! Our guest is Amit Mathradas, General Manager and Head of North American Small Business, PayPal.
Our guests for eBay Radio Show #658 on October 18, 2016, are:
What’s new with eBay Gift Cards! Our guest is Robyn Yednock, PayPal Digital Gifts – eBay Customer Service Support, PayPal.
Debbie, Ashland OR (dvorajoy17), who Griff and Lee challenged last week to list her first item, called in for a listing dish of her very first listing. eBay-branded shipping supplies are available on eBay. Sandy, Maplewood MN (antiques_sandy), asked if listing upgrades were worthwhile. Dan, Ofallon MO (carguy636), has an impatient eCheck buyer. Dianna, Loomis CA (grammylew7) explained why she doesn’t offer free shipping.
Dave, San Diego CA (sandiegoguy1), is trying to get funds released after winning a case. Bev, Chicago IL (videotown), asked how to fill in certain recommended item specifics. Captain Donna, Grand Terrace CA (baublesnbooty1), had an issue when trying to print combined shipping labels. Billy, North Platte NB (feedingzoe), requested a listing dish.
Griff and Lee reminded sellers to use their newly released additional free listings for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas and other holiday-related items. Lee told us about eBay’s new Big Things Start Small microsite at http://www.ebay.com/big; go there to sign up for updates and get your first free entry in the Big Things Start Small Sweepstakes, which will run November 1-23. (The prizes are fantastic!) Ken, Birmingham AL (jellybellydist), asked what to do about 2 eChecks that bounced.
Lee asked an eBay trivia question to be answered only by someone from the chat board; Billy, Torrance CA (hotbid22), and Patty, Long Beach CA (whoohoodepot), called in simultaneously with the correct answer and each won a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com). Ed, Hernando FL (lil_bit_of_texas), called in about an item that arrived damaged after being shipped through eBay’s Global Shipping Program (GSP).
Yovitt, San Juan Puerto Rico (stitchfett), called regarding new government regulations concerning person-to-person payments and to ask about insurance and shipping from his country. Tom, Pittsburgh PA (blackandgoldgifts), asked if eBay would please do a webinar on item condition. Lee read a nice note from longtime sellers Ed and PJ, Hernando GA (lil_bit_of_texas), thanking eBay Radio for all its information and help. Lupe, Reston VA (hapachico), asked about restarting her business on eBay after a long hiatus. Bev, Chicago IL (samican2), called in with a seller tip about not deforming USPS Flat Rate boxes. She was held over until the next segment.