eBay’s Kristina Victor and Aparna Lahiri stayed to give away new eBay-branded shipping supplies (available at http://www.ebay.com/supplies). Gina, Des Moines NM (classysoles); Barb, Silverton OR (greatnwfinds); Lisa, Yukon OK (bestshopever); and Durinda, Phoenix AZ (squake09), each called with a shipping tip and won a packet of the new products.
Aron Hsiao from Terapeak (http://www.terapeak.com) called in with this week’s marketplace research report. Episode 4 of eBay’s Open for Business podcast, titled “Surviving Failure”, dropped today at http://www.ebay.com/openforbusiness.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show (the last live broadcast of 2016) and introduced the eBay Radio News with birthday girl Lee Mirabal. Topics include the upcoming rate increases by UPS, FedEx and USPS; Hatchimal arbitrage Down Under; and the house from the movie A Christmas Story. Griff shared eBay’s tips for cost-effective shipping, while Lee reiterated the relevant dates of these carrier rate increases.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: eBay CMO Suzy Deering stayed on to tell us more about eBay’s plans and strategies for Holiday 2016. Lee read a shipping tip from the chat board. Lisa, Houston TX (thegreenhouse2), is planning her transition from TurboLister.