Lee and Griff shared 3 must-dos for eBay sellers: The 2018 Summer Seller Update was announced on May 22; read the entire update at eBay.com/Summer2018. Sign eBay’s petition in support of fair tax policy digitally with just 1 click at eBayMainStreet.com/sales-tax. Register now for eBay Open 2018, July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, at eBayOpen.com.
Eddie, Madera CA (eddietheelk), called to ask how markdown sale events discounts are applied at checkout and about using a call to action in his listings.
eBay’s newest Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives are a Seller Diversity questionnaire and the Seller Diversity Advocacy program, an opportunity for eBay sellers to become diversity advocates in their local communities; find links from the Announcements board at announcements.ebay.com, or send email to [email protected]
Helen, Rainier OR (summertoad), called with the answer to Griff’s trivia question and won eBayana.
Coping with taxes in 2018! Our guest is Cliff Ennico, attorney, small business expert, and author of The eBay Seller’s Tax & Legal Answer Book.
What you need to know about sales tax right now! Our guest is Jennifer Dunn, Chief of Content, TaxJar.
Griff elaborated on eBay’s new Guaranteed Delivery (http://www.ebay.com/guaranteeddelivery) and how it benefits both buyers and sellers. Lee told Griff that the Multistate Tax Commission (http://www.mtc.gov) and 15 of its member states are offering a 3-month amnesty for online sellers who have fallen behind on remitting sales tax. eBay Concierge also was discussed, and eBetsy, Dallas TX, called in to share her customer service experience via Concierge.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include ecommerce legislation in New York and New Mexico along with fee changes at eBay Motors. Griff reminded us that judges are currently evaluating SHINE Awards submissions (http://www.ebay.com/shineawards); voting for your favorites among the 15 finalists (3 in each of 5 categories) beings at the end of this month. Lee shared an announcement from eBay Australia.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Lee reminded listeners to check out the 2nd episode of eBay’s Open for Business podcast at http://www.ebay.com/openforbusiness. C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.), asked if FedEx shipping will qualify for Guaranteed Delivery.
Walt, Bowling Green IL (goodyguy11), needs to figure out his tax liability and also had a shipping question. Karin, Springfield OH (stainedglasskarin), won the Secret Word Contest. Griff and Lee shared Priority Flat and Regional Rate shipping tips. Patty, Miami FL (theshoppingmom2), asked about shipping via Flat Rate Envelope.
What you need to know about sales tax! Our guest is Mark Faggiano, Founder and CEO of TaxJar.
New developments in sales tax for eBay sellers! Our guest is Jennifer Dunn, Chief of Content for TaxJar.
What you need to know for April 15th! Our guest is attorney Barbara Weltman, President of Big Ideas for Small Business, Inc., and author of J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Lee read a Contact Us email from an extremely conscientious seller. Haley, New Richmond WI (hunterandhill), is unhappy about being charged sales tax and wonders why her item was shipped via FBA.
Griff and 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.