Senior VP of North America Hal Lawton Leaves eBay

 

I woke up today to some sad news.  Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President of eBay North America, is leaving eBay to become president of Macy’s.  Hal was extremely involved in the seller community and attended both eBay Open events.  Click here to find out more about this change in leadership and here to read the New York Times article all about his move to Macy’s.

 

 

eBay Open 2016

 

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Posted by ebaylife 21 / 08 / 2017 Comments 0 Comments

I Hit the Mother Lode at Dutch Bros…..

 

 

Last weekend, while visiting the wine country, my mom and I decided to go to the local realtor association’s “open house extravaganza.”  On the way to the event, we noticed a yard sale.  It was at this yard sale that I hit the mother lode!

 

I started looking through the clothing, and it appeared that someone had worked at Dutch Bros. Coffee. Sure enough, the girl at the cash register was a former DB employee.  I looked up a few Dutch Bros. items on eBay.  A plain black sweatshirt had sold for almost $60, and an ice cream tank top like the one I was holding had sold for almost $40.  I ended up buying a whole pile of nearly new Dutch Brothers branded clothing. Each piece only cost me 25 cents. No joke!

 

I think I’m going to try selling the clothing in a lot at auction with a starting price of $99.  All of the pieces are the same size, a good size — women’s medium.  If that doesn’t work, I will sell them individually.

 

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Posted by ebaylife 18 / 08 / 2017 Comments 0 Comments

Have You Heard What the USPS Is Doing?

 

Recently, I moved to a neighborhood that has its own lake. I’ve been trying to get up early to walk around the lake for at least 30 minutes.  Sometimes I listen to podcasts while I exercise. A few weeks ago, I was listening to an eBay-related podcast, and the host was discussing the fact that the USPS has implemented a new program to deal with under- and overpaid postage.

 

 

Every once in a while, for whatever reason, a package we send gets held up at a buyer’s post office because postage is owed.  It rarely happens, but when it does, buyers are not happy. Well, the USPS has come up with a solution to this problem.  The USPS has introduced their “Automated Package Verification” (APV) program which changes how the USPS deals with under- and overpaid postage generated by Click-N-Ship® and PC Postage applications.

 

Previously, the USPS required recipients to pay the difference when packages arrived without the proper amount of postage.  APV identifies underpaid packages, notifies the sender, and automatically deducts the amount of underpaid postage to ensure prompt delivery and better customer service for all parties.

 

On the flip side, overpaid postage is automatically credited back to a sender’s balance, meaning sellers will not overpay for postage.

 

To read more about this program, check out the announcement on eBay’s community page or click the USPS link above.

 

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Posted by ebaylife 17 / 08 / 2017 Comments 0 Comments

Don’t Miss the eBay for Business Live Q & A Broadcasts!

 

If you’re not on Facebook, you might want to join.  I know, I know.  Many of you don’t feel like seeing your former high school classmates and their duck lip selfies on a daily basis, but if you’re a serious seller, you should really check it out.

 

I’m a member of several eBay selling groups on Facebook, and I absolutely love the eBay for Business Facebook page. I found out about next year’s eBay Open dates because I check the eBay Newsroom and eBay for Business pages every day. Another benefit of checking out the EFB page is that you get to watch the EFB Live question and answer broadcasts!  You can even ask questions!

 

If you still don’t want to join Facebook, don’t worry.  Just click the eBay Life Blog’s “Webinar” tab, and you’ll find the eBay for Business Live videos there.

 

Click here to check out last week’s broadcast!  This week’s broadcast focused on promoted listings.  You won’t want to miss it!  Watch while you work!

 

 

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Posted by ebaylife 16 / 08 / 2017 Comments 0 Comments

The eBay Life Blog Now Has a Webinar Tab!

 

I highly recommend watching eBay webinars and informational videos.  If you want to be a successful seller, it is important to stay up on all things eBay.  Sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of all of the webinars and informational videos eBay produces.  That’s why I have added a webinar tab to my blog.   Click the tab and start learning!

 

 

Speaking of webinars…

 

eBay recently hosted a webinar all about the new Guaranteed Delivery program.  Click here to watch it. And if you don’t have a store subscription, you might want to take eBay’s next webinar entitled “Your Store Subscription.”  The class will take place Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 11 PST. You’ll learn all about the benefits of opening a store.  I love having a store because I can put it on vacation when I’m out of town.  I also enjoy using the markdown manager feature. Click here to sign up for the class.  If you sell quite a bit and don’t have a store, check out eBay’s fee calculator to determine whether or not it makes sense to open one.  You might actually save money by having a store.

 

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Posted by ebaylife 15 / 08 / 2017 Comments 0 Comments