Griff explained to Lee how eBay’s new Returns Calculator works: It estimates how much you should add to the price of each item you sell to compensate for the cost of free returns. Lee shared Summer Seller Update changes that go into effect in July.
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.
Paul, Sarasota FL (ask-a-q-no-soup-4-u), asked about a Summer Seller Update feature with a penalty. Maria, San Jose CA (stylelister, cookbooksandmore),has started selling books and wanted some advice.
Griff gave an overview of today’s show and the newly released Summer Seller Update (eBay.com/Summer2018). Lee also told Griff about an eBay for Charity fundraising campaign benefiting the Humane Society of the United States (eBay.com/HSUS).
Griff and Lee discussed the various initiatives included in the newly released 2018 Summer Seller Update: Inventory Optimization; Selling Metrics & Shipping; eBay Stores; and Simplified Returns. Read the entire update at eBay.com/Summer2018.
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: Griff and Lee continued discussing the newly released Summer Seller Update (eBay.com/Summer2018). Linda, Blandon PA (lilys-bric-a-brak), says her Anchor Store’s items are not showing up in search. C.B., Chicago IL (c.b.) , sent email, then called to ask how the catalog format would work for her collectible cards.
Open phones, Contact Us email, and more: Lee shared the impressive story of the eBay Foundation and its good works. Griff and Lee continued discussing the initiatives contained in the newly released Summer Seller Update, which may be read in its entirety at eBay.com/Summer2018. Griff reminded Top Rated Sellers and Anchor Store subscribers to use their Q2 Promoted Listings credits (eBay.com/PromotedListings).
Our guests for eBay Radio Show #724 for May 22, 2018, are:
It’s Summer Seller Update day, so we’ll be discussing the new initiatives contained therein — and answering your questions about them — during the first hour of today’s live broadcast of eBay Radio.
Griff reminded listeners that June brings changes from the 2017 Spring and Summer Seller Updates. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), was the first caller of the month and won a $25 gift certificate for shipping supplies from Bubblefast (http://www.bubblefast.com). He also shared his system for updating old listings. Community Manager Alan Aisbitt popped in with an update on the redesign of Community (http://www.ebay.com/community).
Debbie, Vacaville CA (thebookkiosk), called to clarify the Summer Seller Update’s free returns initiative and share a tip from Lynn Dralle. Durinda, Glendale AZ (drindysquake09), asked where to find eBay best practices (http://www.ebay.com/sellercenter). Bobbi, Sarasota FL (seacoastbargain), called with some exciting news and also had a question about 1-day handling.