How to use social media — and how not to! Our guest is John Lawson, CEO, ColderICE Media, and author of Kick-Ass Social Commerce for E-Preneurs, known on eBay as shoestringking.
Griff and Lee dished listing number 123178720378 for Eddie the Elk, Madera CA (eddietheelk). Eddie called back in with his changes and earned a score of 5 tureens, thereby winning an eBay Radio dish towel! Brandon, Blaine WA (jebsales), asked about the impact of the Global Shipping Program (GSP) after putting his store on vacation.
Sylvia, Springfield OR (redleader98), asked if dished listings were also viewed on a mobile device. Griff and Lee read “How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Online Business”, by Kate Hornsby for ThatKat.com.
Registration is heating up for eBay Open 2018, July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Spaces are limited, so register now until May for the early bird price of $275 at eBayOpen.com.
Need a free ticket? Now through April 20th, share a creative photo or video of you at work as an eBay seller on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, along with a caption about why you want to attend eBay Open 2018, and use the hashtag #SendMeToeBayOpen. Entries will be judged by a panel of eBay employees, and the two best entries will win free tickets! Winners will be announced on April 30th.
Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), called in his congratulations for Ask Griff & Lee’s 500th live broadcast and shared his favorite eBay Open moment, while Lynn Dralle, Ventura CA (thequeenofauctions), shared a favorite eBay Live! moment.
Social media may be robbing you of your profits. Seriously, how much time do you spend checking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.? You probably click on them without even thinking.
Try this: remove all social media links from your desktop, task bar and bookmarks toolbar. You’ve made it too easy for these sites to steal your time, which is money. The latest research shows we go to them almost subconsciously, just to see what’s going on. It’s your gateway drug, eating away at your bottom line.
Try checking social media only twice a day — for example, once at lunchtime and once during your afternoon break — and set an alarm. It’s easy to get sucked in.
Promoting your items on social media! Our guest is Debbie Womack, known on eBay as hometooutdoors.
Social media strategies for eBay sellers! Our guest is Audrey Tracy, Social Media Manager, eBay for Business.
Social media marketing for eBay sellers! Our guest is Education Specialist Trained by eBay and meetup organizer Stephanie Inge, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller stephintexas.
Maria, Melbourne FL (pinkelephantstoo), sells handmade crocheted items and asked how she could compete against Chinese sellers who offer similar items for less. Lee reminded listeners about the Inside eBay Weekly Chat with eBay Staff, moderated by Director of Community Jeff Terrell and Griff; you also can follow @eBayForBusiness on Twitter to get in on a 20-minute Periscope chat every Monday covering various eBay topics. Griff reminded listeners that the additional free listings from eBay’s recent price updates are now available for those who have used up their previous allotment.
Freida, Anaheim CA (freidasstore), asked why her item number 191715341161 wasn’t selling. 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.
Using Periscope, Twitter’s live-streaming video app for the iPhone and Android! Our guest is Katherine Terrill, known on eBay as Top-Rated Seller nycfitnessfamilyfinds and an eBay Education Specialist.
Success takes work – there are no quick fixes! Our guest is Marsha Collier, bestselling author of the eBay and social media For Dummies series, newly @Verified on Twitter and Top-Rated Seller marsha_c.