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eBay Founder Is Financially Backing Facebook Whistleblower Frances Hauge

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:45 min | Last month

eBay Founder Is Financially Backing Facebook Whistleblower Frances Hauge

"That the Facebook whistleblower is funded by the billionaire founder of eBay. From PR to legal aid, so his name is Pierre, Oman diarr, a well-known critic of big tech, whose previous advocacy efforts have supported independent journalism and anti monopoly campaigns and employee activism. And he donated a $150,000 to whistleblower aid last year, the same nonprofit responsible for her legal representation. And notice what she's advocating for. She's not advocating for a breakup of tech, or how technology is making young people have serious health issues and destroying our capacity to communicate. No, what she's advocating for is a new government agency that will police speech. That will criminalize other ideas. And so the Facebook files continued to come out and the Facebook files are part, is she the one leaking them? I don't quite know. That's what's so strange about this. But a new a new one that we are involved in and I don't know, The Washington Post, for example, this article just posted by Sarah Ellison we've been knowing the story was going to come out for a while. Definite Facebook allowed conservative outlets to spread misinformation, and we're mentioned in this. Alongside prager university, diamond and silk, and basically what was happening is that Facebook employees were complaining to the CEO of Facebook, get rid of Charlie Kirk, get rid of prager you get rid of turning point USA because we don't like the ideas that they are spreading. And so then you take a step back, you've all this kind of happening at once. You have the selective leaks of these documents that are showing that the CEO, Zuckerberg and his team were not wanting to overly censor conservatives for misinformation, but that's like a false framing. We had our Facebook page demonetized. We've had our post suppressed. We've seen our engagement go down dramatically. So we've already experienced that. And so it's a complete false framing, and then you have this fake whistleblower come out and demand that Facebook is a company that needs more regulation. And then all of a sudden you see it all come together. Facebook realizes that they are seeing a trend a very quick trend where the winds of the nation are going to want to regulate them. And so Facebook is doing the thing that is in their best interest, not the best interest for the country, where they're saying, okay, we are going to then demand regulation that benefits

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We went to Scottsdale, Arizona for the She Podcasts Live 2021 Conference! - burst 18

Messages & Methods: Livecast Life 2.0

00:41 sec | Last month

We went to Scottsdale, Arizona for the She Podcasts Live 2021 Conference! - burst 18

"If you want to stand out in one of these events make sure you put on a piece of clothing. So the first thing that she had was this. I don't know what is that a dragon mascot is no. It's just a smiley face. Winky kind of a winky smiley face our Like it's chuckling. And then she had a king's dies. I don't want to call it a purse. It was a bag. Just seems tote bag a tote bag but it was completely rhinestone covered. And i can't tell you how many people would say oh. Let me take your fijian's seek sequence right. And then she was wearing hass. She brought all these hats with her that she would wear and it literally worked people would come up and introduce

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Organized Retail Crime (MM #3863)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Organized Retail Crime (MM #3863)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. I've tucked on this before, but it's getting worse and worse from what I understand. Organized retail crime is on the big time uprise. In fact, Walgreens has announced they're going to close some stores in San Francisco because the crime has gotten so bad. The biggest problem of course we have number one, staffing issues. Two, with business being up and down, they don't staff them well enough when they do have the people. So number three that makes it a good time for people who are organized in their crime to come in and just start stealing things. I've seen this happen throughout the years at Walmart's where organized crime rings come in and start stealing stuff just grabbing stuff off the racks and running out the door. Now sure a lot of the drugs are locked up behind the counter, the razor blade isles, they're locked up too, but that doesn't stop people. Because what they're doing is stealing the goods and either selling it on places like Facebook marketplace or selling it on eBay or even opening up Amazon stores and reselling those kinds of things, and right now with the economy right now with the disparity that's going on in our world. We're told it could get worse for both retail and for the retail public, and that's scary.

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Organized Retail Crime (MM #3863)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Organized Retail Crime (MM #3863)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. I've tucked on this before, but it's getting worse and worse from what I understand. Organized retail crime is on the big time uprise. In fact, Walgreens has announced they're going to close some stores in San Francisco because the crime has gotten so bad. The biggest problem of course we have number one, staffing issues. Two, with business being up and down, they don't staff them well enough when they do have the people. So number three that makes it a good time for people who are organized in their crime to come in and just start stealing things. I've seen this happen throughout the years at Walmart's where organized crime rings come in and start stealing stuff just grabbing stuff off the racks and running out the door. Now sure a lot of the drugs are locked up behind the counter, the razor blade isles, they're locked up too, but that doesn't stop people. Because what they're doing is stealing the goods and either selling it on places like Facebook marketplace or selling it on eBay or even opening up Amazon stores and reselling those kinds of things, and right now with the economy right now with the disparity that's going on in our world. We're told it could get worse for both retail and for the retail public, and that's scary.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

01:48 min | 2 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Let's listen hello. This is hard desire fiber on the evening standard and molo. I'd like to know why you're not opening this up. I would like to giveaway samples effectively and have the male and this is not an option for my business and it would make a big difference. Well lori thank you for calling in your question. The new ebay standard envelope feature is a partnership between ebay and you s. p. s. and it was first rolled out in early twenty twenty one and is a part of our deal with them. We promised to roll out the feature gradually a specific list of categories to a wider list over time and we did that to avoid any issues that can arise when something. This new is just released. Willy nilly and wide open to every single category. That's right and lori. We do this for most every new pitcher we released to the fight always gradual roll out so far. There are three main categories for which the service is available but we will be adding more categories. You can see it at ebay. Standard envelope page in seller center under shipping. And we'll include a link to that page transcript per episode once fifty seven. Laurie nothing to report right now. And we don't know when your specific category for fabric samples might be added but you'll see more categories added over time as the adoption of the service the ebay standard envelope continues and any kinks that may arise or be discovered. I ironed out on the ebay side ironed out related to fabric that was unintentional pod and i hope lori will forgive me. I'm sure she will fabric. Especially if you're just sending small pieces of fabric should be able to be applied. It sounds like the perfect category for that will. Thanks to steve really cool surplus and lori for setting your questions to us. If you have a question you'd like to hear address on a future.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

05:23 min | 2 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"And that's all about fotos us there. We'll have a short news at the segue brian this week. We're focusing entirely on the subject. That's near and dear to my heart and that's photos specifically the best way to take an edit photos for products we list on ebay and we're going to to sellers join us to share their expertise and i'll go over some important photo in tips that i've learned over the last twenty years and you are kind of our photo guru here ebay. I want to qualify that. By saying that i am definitely not the be all and end all expert. I've just picked up a lot of stuff from other photographers and other sellers over the years. And it's just been a passion of mine. I've always been interested in photography. Salaries have different techniques. Yeah it's a never ending learning process. So i think liz bill can help us out but i i want to go back twenty five years with you and talk about what it was like taking photos for ebay. Oh boy how heavy of a camera did. I have to hold to take a picture. Some people it was it was actually a a camcorder wasn't even a a digital cameras. Most people didn't know them correct. We're talking about nineteen ninety five ninety seven around that time period most sellers didn't own digital cameras it was filmed still yup. I'm trying to think. Did i already have a digital by ninety nine. I don't know that i did. I think i still had my cannon eighty one. Yeah i had a digital camera but the resolution was barely good enough for anything including ebay and the first one i had was a sony advocate. You remember those i do. They had the floppy disk. They came out and were very popular. Initially oh yeah. They were expensive but everyone went out and bought one. They were the state of the art of the time with the highest resolution..

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Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games Gabby Dizon on Why He Started YGG

Venture Stories

02:16 min | 2 months ago

Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games Gabby Dizon on Why He Started YGG

"Everybody welcome to another episode of venture stories by village global on here today joined by few special guests. We've gabby dion of g. G and linda shay of skelter linda gabby welcome to the buck s. Thanks for having me expecting us awesome. I'm here joined by mike. Majko's lucas baio at village. Global team lucas. Welcome awesome so maybe as as an introduction gabby one one you for those unfamiliar. Why don't you introduce what is why did he. And what compelled you to start it. Sure so why did you or you'll games is laid to earn gaming guild. So it's a community of gamers that flavius different. Nfc based games similar to axiom. Senate the the give it self Think of a world of work yield exempt up. The guilt itself owns these assets that if we invest in and then we land out these assets to our blair community around the world so that they can play An ebay games and actually earn some money from them and some historical overview about how this category came to be okay so played. The earn is a pretty new phenomenon. I would say just start the last year of been in the blockchain gaming space since early two thousand eighteen and really experimenting long like what what really could be the use case of blockchain games so there have been a lot of discussion on how players having ju- ownership which means that if i haven't nfc. I really own it. There's interoperability but one of the use cases emerged last year is that you could use these. And if these to play a game and win some currency rewards. So these are these are in game rewards. That could be exchanged for For fiat money And that's helped me started the axiom affinity popular lice this Model and it started gaining traction here in my home country. The philippines last year during the early part of a lapdog when people in their royal philippines started Discovered acting started laying as a way to earn money while they were laid off stuck on It's clearly no knowing dumb and it really just up there

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

09:29 min | 3 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Some stuff but it'll be after labor day weekend that i start to listen to this but my goal no by the middle of september. You'll see twelve shirts minimum up on my listening so you can hold onto. that gra. our next question comes from ebay seller nicole who sent the following podcast at ebay dot com. Hello griff and company. My question is regarding keywords. Most of us know the basics like don't repeat words in the title. Maybe you can have a discussion with more advanced. Keyword strategies for example is wrong to use capitals. I know not the whole title but is it okay to use capitals just to highlight the brand name should you use punctuation commas the anchor sand at cetera. All that other stuff and i'm often curious about apostrophe says nicole. I was listening to puzzle called santa's within a pasta bs here. If i wrote it just like that someone type santa or santa's without the apostrophe than here would that listening show up or should i put all the variations in the title. Thanks again nicole. And i believe or user ideas south underscore florida underscored nicole. Thanks nicole we haven't had a good keywords question in quite a while we haven't so let's break this down in order to address all three of your sub questions starting with using all caps in ebay title using initial capital letters. The first letter of each word is capitalised is okay but all caps. Well emai- allows them and they don't change how your item is returned in ebay search. However what about google shopping. Water vowed google shopping in fact ebay listings with all caps in their titles. Even if it's just one word that are sent. In to the daily feed to google shopping by ebay are very likely to be flagged and gus omitted or pulled from google shopping. Ebay will send them of course but google shopping will probably block them. But i like so much about nicole. Question is it gives us an opportunity to talk a little bit about the google rules for shopping and these rules not ebay rules but sellers should know him. Yes we have best practice recommendations of course in some of them match google's at oriel and professional requirements for inclusion in google shopping but not all of them for example using all caps. Yeah so there's no rule at ebay that says don't use all caps but google shopping hates those so exactly how does a seller on ebay learn what is and isn't acceptable for shopping. According to google brian well. There are pages on google's merchant site that outline what is an is isn't acceptable when it comes to many facets of a submitted product including all the nearly one billion of fixed price listings ebay sense to google shopping every day. You can read about their editorial and professional requirements on their google merchant center. Help pages which you can visit at. Https colin ford slash ford slash support dot. Google dot com forward slash merchants. That's with an s. And if you didn't jot that down don't worry because guess where we put all of these links in the transcript for episode one fifty five. We'll also put the very specific link to the google page that deals with this particular topic as for extraneous punctuation. The above caution also holds true. Google shopping does not like it in an actually serves no purpose and it looks really unprofessional. Brother in it certainly doesn't help and search and it can actually hurt. And i still see people doing long bits of punctuation. So it's kind of like ascii art em- place characters that should be actual keyword and it just looks so amateurish and i know people say i think it looks pretty well. Are you on ebay to sell or you on ebay to make pretty pictures. Because sometimes you can't do both and when it comes to titles making pretty pictures out of your titles probably the worst thing you can do for getting sales and the advice for titles has always been remained. Since i started at eve. It's not changed. Keywords space keyword space keyword space keyword space no punctuation no hyphens no commas. Colons keyword space. That's how you do it and kinda start from the position of your buyer. What are the words that buyers gonna use to find that item right. And i can guarantee you. They're not going to be a to'real words like rare wonderful beautiful. The old chestnut favourite look with the to add signs. Yes no one searches on those words. It really is unprofessional. Ended is going to get. You kicked out of google shopping. Yes but i'm shocked griff. You don't search on l. amazon amazon exclamation point. Well it's been a while since. I've actually searched on that and i'm wondering if i go right now to ebay right and i just go into the search box. Let's see if people are still unfortunately using that term. There's currently fifteen thousand people that have look at sign at sign in their listings. How sad i mean. I actually think we should ban this but clenching embarrassing to see sellers on ebay actually using that. You can disagree with me. Please send all email to podcast. Ebay dot com. Probably not gonna say much about it after this and finally griff about apostrophes yeah. They are not considered extraneous bought in specific searches. They can be important. Yeah and Nicole i tested your own examples for santa's here both with and without apostrophes and santa's here with an apostrophe s. and the results are revealing the first to know about ebay search results is that for the lion share of return results a search on a single or plural noun will usually include both the plural am the singular in the results. So i searched using the phrase santa's here with no apostrophe and the results included listings for santa here and also santa's here no apostrophe when i searched on santa's here with the apostrophe s the return listings did not include any with santa's here plural without the apostrophe. I thought that was interesting. I've never tried his and this holds vice versa. By the way. So when i searched on santa's here without the apostrophe the return listings did not include any of them that were santa's apostrophe s. Here what are you gonna do with your title nicole. While if i was listening in item like this i would include both spellings both santa's here no apostrophe and santa's here with the apostrophe and you don't need to repeat word here as you mentioned but if you include both versions of santa's with and without the apostrophe you'll catch buyers who search on either santa's here with the apostrophe or sandra's here without the apostrophe and you're also gonna catch just people that are searching on santa's and santa's with the abbass fee and not even the word maybe not even the word. Here's yeah us both. Some good advice and good research their graph and if you're unsure which keywords to use you're listening in situations where there may be more than one way to spell a keyword try with drifted search using boat and compare the results test and learn testing learn we should print podcast t shirts data on them toasting laramie our logo test and learn. Those were the results by the way of my search test for your terms nicole. Now if anyone does a different search Tried to repeat the same results and they discovered it actually worked differently for another keyword example. Please let us know. Send it to podcast at ebay dot com. This could result. In a we could have a serial discussion about this for the next few episodes. I wanna thank again nicole for that question. We'll be sending you in. All the other previous to sell is a beautiful rare. Wonderful podcast mug that you can look at sign sign at every morning and if you have a question you'd like address on an upcoming episode when i call us at eight eight eight seven two three four six three zero. That's eight eight eight seven two three four six zero leave a question or comment and hey we might just put it on the air and you might just get a mug. And if you're not a call on the phone person you can always email us at podcast at ebay dot com that's podcast at ebay dot com and never forget. Include your shipping address. Just in case we do use it so we don't have to contact you. We can send you by surprise now. Guess what time it is. It's time for your daily podcast to do list. Check the announcement board for up-to-date seller news test and learn for example keywords. That you should put in your title or you could test at thermo printing you just bought and learn how delightfully easy and productive. There i was gonna say something. I just decided not to check out the transcript for this and all episodes for follow up on what you've heard and to see the links we referenced during the episode and you can find any episode transcripts that www dot ebay dot com slash. Podcast just click on any of the episodes and then select the transcript. Tab links mentioned in that episode will be at the top of the transcript and you can actually read the entire transcript than episode underneath that just exceed more. We'd like to again. Thank our guests this week ebay seller lindvall up the queen of aachen and from ebay. Sandy matters ebay for business. Podcast is produced and distributed by lipson. Podcast one one..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

07:44 min | 3 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"The kentucky warehouse. You as a seller are officially off the hook for that item. You're not responsible if the buyer opens an item not received case. Ebay will reimburse the buyer from ebays. Coffers not yours. That's an important thing sellers now. Yes but if tracking does not show delivery to kentucky then you as the seller may be responsible for refunding the buyer but and there's always a but there is about. Do not make that call on your own. I informed the buyer that the item seems to be delayed in transit. To the shukan kit center in kentucky you are monitoring the situation exactly communicating back with the buyers really important yet thank the buyer for their patients than you assure them that they're covered if the item goes missing in transit. So they're not thinking. I'm going to be out the item and the money. Just reassure the mets important and if the item tracking never shows delivery to kentucky after a suitable amount of time and what would that be a suitable amount of time. Many days that you know a suitable amount of time i wanna be noncommittal okay. So for example. Let's just say two weeks then. Okay you can say that. Yeah i say let the byron seller determined that. It's a good idea okay. So after a suitable amount of time passes contracting still shows no delivery kentucky. Brian then what does the seller tell the buyer the same thing that the seller would have told the buyer for instances where the shipment does show delivery to kentucky. Okay that means tell the buyer to open an item not received case yes that will start the process but in either case the seller should never immediately refund the buyer. Nah let the process play out that way. If the item arrives in kentucky during the time that the case is in process the seller is out the refund for the item and in cases with sellers required to refund. Global shipping program g. s. p. buyer. The refund process will only charge the seller the amount of the total purchase price that includes the item price in any charge for shipping to kentucky that the seller may have charged the buyer. Exactly any amount over that to cover shipping to the buyers location from kentucky as well as import vat custom or duty fees will be paid by ebay since those fees were never provided to the seller. You'd never paid for those the when the buyer sees the item where they are they see a price that includes all those but that money is never part of the payment to you it goes to ebay were then it's dispersed for vat and covers the shipping portion from kentucky to their location. So that's how it's done. Let's let's summarize first and always you should reassure your buyer that they're not gonna lose out you're monitoring the situation then ask them to wait a little longer a suitable model of time and tell them you're checking on a two and meanwhile do monitor the tracking keep on top of it finally after Again a quote unquote suitable amount of time has passed. No update to the shipments tracking just instruct the buyer to open an item not received case. How's that that sounds good. Okay and one thing. That should be emphasized. I think is like beginning. Part of that is reassuring. The buyer should happen anytime. There's communication or an issue with transit whether it's gsp or not. Yeah i think a lot of buyers need that sort of reassurance that hey you're okay. Don't worry i apologize for the bad situation but we'll make it work to worry. That's all it takes sometimes this little communications. Yup our next question was e mail to podcast at ebay dot com by ebay seller martyred eighty six. He didn't leave a name. Sold issues user. Id and martyred eighty six rights guys. I'm really enjoying the podcast. I've been selling on ebay since february this year. And i'm really having a lot of fun sourcing and selling things. I do a lot of sourcing from online state auctions most to them have a soft close auction. This is where if there's a bit in the last minute of the auction will restart the time usually three minutes left so the buyers that got outbid have a chance to bid again before it sold is something that ebay might someday implement for hot items that might have a lot of bidders. It could end up meeting better prices for sellers. Thanks so much by ebay. Id's martyred eighty-six ring any bells. Brian margaret eighty six. Now the topic the subject at hand the subject said extended bidding brian. That's the subject they now or popcorn bidding or what what. How many other names are there for it. Not going to happen at ebay as one of those names. We'll talk about why and this is actually something that's come up. I mean. I've been at the company not as long as you but a long time and every year i bet the company. I think i've heard this suggestion from at least one seller the only time i ever hear it from a buyer is when they recently lost an item in they said kasha had another chance but that is very rare on the buy side. Traditionally we hear this from sellers and so that's question about popcorn. Bidding it was actually considered martyred eighty six in the past and intesting. Remember we test everything. It was determined that it actually doesn't really result in significant increases in average sold prices and also in testing we discovered that buyers unanimously or almost unanimously. Hated it or did they. They found it confusing and unfair and said that its adoption would result in a decrease in their use of ebay. The upshot of this is that there are no plans to implement this type of popcorn bidding process on ebay and also keep in mind that the end time of any auction is clearly stated for all potential buyers to see exactly we encourage all bidders in an auction format listening to bid their absolute maximum that they are willing to pay to the penny to a penny if a bidder bids their absolute maximum and he or she is subsequently outbid and they complain that they would have submitted one morbid than by definition that buyer. I won't say lied but they lied to themselves because their absolute maximum was not actually their absolute maximum and this is the case. Everyone has plans that they're going to be. I'm only gonna pay one hundred dollars. And i'll say not a penny more not a penny more. It sells for one hundred five and they didn't win it. They say well. I would have paid one hundred and ten and i say well. That's not what you told me earlier. So were you lying to yourselves. And the answer is yes so yeah. Everyone has the same opportunities but their bid before the listing clothes and you should always consider your absolute maximum. I do this. And sometimes i don't win in remember. You can submit that at any time. You can submit the minute. The auction was listed or with one second to go in. You know until the auction ends. There's no way to talk about this without talking about the elephants in the room tools. Yes use tools. Though i do not do i use. And i'm not ashamed because they're perfectly legally z. Snipe because you can put your maximum bid set to go in the last ten to five seconds and that way. I don't have to be around sometimes. That results in me winning the auction. Hey all's fair in lebanon auctions and a lotta times. I don't i'll put in a bid and find out that i was way overbid by several other buyers. So you know you win some you lose them. I still think it's fun. If i lose something i go. Oh gosh darn it's like. I need anything else in this house. I have so much stuff. I'm trying to get rid of so. Yeah it happens both. I'm looking at a whole pile of shirts. That i have to list at some point and brother the hardest thing in the world to list. They are so time consuming. I know they are. Somebody needs to invent a machine where you put the shirt in in a does everything. It measures in. Iran's it it photographs. It wraps it and then it spits it out with a data sheet right on the shirt. You've got this is a piece of cake. Individual pieces of clothing are really really time consuming..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

06:46 min | 3 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Were super that well. That kind of makes that but i got over it because you know what i sell coffee mugs for twenty thirty forty fifty dollars. There's actually what i want to share with you because it blew my mind. I have an item numbers that okay. Yeah i would love to hold it up. But i can't own inventory is not that close. No it's not okay. Here's the item number four. Two seven four eight eight zero one three nine nine. You know how long it's been since we've done an item number over the air on a show. I love that. That's my favorite thank. Was this a sold item. This is sold item. It's an anthropology. Which for those of you. That don't know it's a little bird signature. It doesn't say anthropology. Just a little birdie on the bottom. I paid a buck for this. Put it on a asking price of forty nine ninety nine and someone bought it yesterday for forty to forty nine. Because i run a ten percent off sale all the time. Can you believe that's unbelievable. In and there was a for me it would cost thirteen about twelve ninety five ship to. Yeah so somebody paid sixty bucks for this coffee mug business you are but this is just. I just want to point out that these things that you don't think will sell for a lot of money. It's all perceived value the higher priced at the better value as and coffee mugs. I am buying them now to three dollars. I don't care. I go in and clean a thrift store or clean out mistakes but not just any coffee mug. You've got to be super picky. And i wrote an e book on coffee mugs and it's still really a good a good I know this you didn't know that house for coffee. Mugs are going to get the link from you. Put it in the okay. Yeah i want people to know this. It's a very very good tool. I go through all the genres of what you should look for and what you should look for like golf coffee mugs do not sell. Don't even bother with the gulf A teacher coffee mugs the worst. Oh my god you know how many teacher coffee mugs teachers get an chris. Mugs are really tough. Sell to so like the worst mug. You could try to sell a golfing teachers. Christmas mug spa are by just because it was the worst. It's the worst. You want to stay away from golfing mugs. You wanna away from teachers mugs and then some of the mugs you wanna look for anything really unusual military places you know. The muppets also disney disney. I mean you can get like twenty bucks for those but starbucks starbucks is completely overrated. But what you're really looking for something super unique and unusual and that person that had that coffee mug and they break it. Oh they'll pay fifty bucks to replace it our favorite mug. It's a huge huge part of my business. I think i have about two thousand coffee mugs listed on ebay right now. They're easy to store. They're easy to pack and ship are easy to find. Apparently did not after this podcast. Watch those suddenly disappear off the shelves. There's always there's always coffee. There's always people drinking coffee and then dying in the mug of and you know what's funny griffis back in my grandma's day with her antique store. It was teacups and saucers own. I remember that that was huge. And we had a whole wall in her store just he cups and saucers and they don't want those anymore when you when you buy dinner set teacups and saucers don't sell but if you get a coffee mug in a popular dinner set. Yeah i remember back in the seventies and eighties the victorian based call it bone china these out as a kid grinding bones. It is odd. isn't it. now it's it's it's too fussy. I think for most people. Don't you think yeah but you know another coffee mug to look for are the fine bone china once very. They're beautiful and those sell quite well and they say bone china. It helps sometimes a picture of a boat on it. do you really think it. Israel should go. Look it up you think. Bone china will lynn. I i hope that the season is gonna be okay for you. I hope you find enough. Help can't again. If you're looking for a job in your the ventura area. Just walk into the shop. And say i'm i'm eager and willing. What are you gonna. Do you want me to do exactly that. Love that over lynn. It's always a pleasure to talk to you invoked. We'll check in with you again after the holiday season and see how it went house that that was great. Now anything that has a link to any of the endeavors that windows and she's got got so much you bet your you have your easing still i do and you have your newsletter and you have the e book on coffee and the link tour ebay store will put all that in a transcript for episode. One fifty five limb. Thanks again and we'll talk to you. Get to you got questions we got answers in. We have three great thorny questions to address this week. And i read the first one on. Knock yourself out brian. Our first question comes from a post on ebay business podcast group on facebook william posted. I was notified by ebay than an item ship to their kentucky. Facility for international shipping had not arrived to the purchaser sent out july twelfth. I checked the tracking ebay automatically puts on the item and saw no information. Besides the tracking number entered. I gave me permission to refund. The purchaser then found out from the post office of the item had indeed arrived in kentucky. I wished to get my money back because ebay is responsible for the refund. Can you tell me how to go about this. Did you answer. William's question on the facebook group where i did basically told him to go to the ebay for business facebook page in post a message to them are. They'll handle this. This is an unusual situation. But you know afterwards. I thought williams post would present an opportunity for us to talk about this particular topic which is global shipping items. Not getting to their destination doesn't happen the time but it can happen. These are items go missing and transit like williams which was a temporary situation. Well in his case it was and most shipping delays are in fact if you like williams sellin item that you have shipped to the bay global shipping program we offer for two by its acronym. Gsp and your buyer contacts you to complain or inquire about the shipments whereabouts. The first thing to do is to check the tracking for the that shipment. Which i believe is what william did and if tracking shows that the item was received at the gop warehouse addresses kentucky than informed the buyer that the item is still in transit. And it may be delayed. Ask the buyer to check the tracking the shipment every day. Yeah and if it doesn't show up within a week or so of its scheduled delivery to contact ebay by opening a case for that item. Yeah that's what you let the buyer now and this is important because for global shipping items were tracking shows delivery to.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

08:06 min | 3 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Every now and then you'll be surfing around and you'll see the button you'll go. What is this was accustomed page for ebay store owners and you could create a page about yourself so you would talk about things you're passionate about you talk about the carry in your store. Whatever things you want to share about yourself and about your business will fast forward to this year and what ebays done is you've had the store description area again an underutilized area that you get to with at my store that some stores were using some warrant and many people were using sort of a boilerplate you know. Welcome to my store. Thanks for stopping by which is great to say but now what ebays done is they sort of blended store description and the me button and now it is about so get to it again. Managed by store at store. And you'll see the about section. The reason you care about this is you can express a little bit about you. I'm in new york. City i love broadway collectibles. I have a show business background. You know where everyone's to you love to go. Thrifty you love sneakers. You love vintage toys. You love fashion. Your fashion needs to be with me. I'm to have the latest trends talk brands. If you have brand names name them. I sell nike. I sell under armor. I so free people so anthropology. If there's certain periods that you're walking it on i have fifties i have tiki. I have hawaii. I have new york city chicago new orleans. Whatever it is named names. Remember those key words the worst that you're using in your item descriptions use them in the about section because saying who you are what you are and don't forget gen z. And millennial shoppers. They really liked to know who they are buying from. Ebays making the about section of valuable to you and the reason. It's such a big deal now because it's part of this new imagination of the store. Go on mobile. Look at your store and look at some other people's stores when you land on it. It now has a tab it says about this is on the store landing page on mobile. There's whole about section right there from mobile shoppers to easily. Read all about you. People love to know who they're buying from. Let them no one of the things that we talked about off. Line which And i didn't get into deep with you so it's gonna be interesting to hear easy. And that's the benefit that comes with the changes to store categories whether you're starter basic premium anchor enterprise. Everybody gets three hundred categories in the past. They were a bit of pain to set up. And let me tell you of your rearranging them. Renaming them and all kinds of things. It was really a pain ebay store team. They have really leaned into it and really helped. It is so much easier to set up. And if you're doing subcategories so you have men shirts. and then maybe a subcategories. You're going to break it down by size or you break it down by style. Some can have hawaiian. I'm gonna dress shirts is it's much much much easier to do it. And this is a super bonus too. I didn't even talk about this with you. You've always smelled a search categories on desktop. Okay and people wasabi. Right bother restore categories. It's only on desktop and more and more people are on mobile so it's like what ebays done is it is now in your search filters with in your ebay store on mobile and if you're going cathy i have no idea what you're talking about. Pull out your smartphone and look up your store. And there's a search bar on their store on mobile and search if we're cassette up. Men's shirts and then subcategories got hawaiian. He's got dress shirts. Only tell you what i did. I have a category for every chest. Measurement from forty inches up to sixty seven inches. That way i could put every shirt. That was a fifty two inch chest. I keep them in one category. And then i would post the link to that in the description of every fifty two inch chest. They'd say oh he's got more of these and their my size. And i don't have to worry is it. Excels is at three xl. Those aren't standard. It can match by measurements so now when you search within search filter in your store on mobile ebay will pull up. The store categories. This is huge. Because they've now it's not like on desktops of don't think you're getting a left navigation bar on mobile but if you search within the store and listen everybody's on mobile and the everybody knows how to use mobile at this point. It's not like you gotta do the stories when they're searching within your store ebays not sending that shopper off of your store you're searching within your store and they are showing the shopper. The relevant search categories for what they're searching for within the store huge reason to be using ebay store categories and. I do have a free guide for people if they want to on my website. I love to be selling dot com. I go into this in some other tips freer ebay store and the tip sheets called ebay stores master tips. But there's a huge reason to spend a little time on your categories. Especially how because he base making a lot easier. When you set up coupons and coupons or exclusive to stores and there's two kinds you get a public coupon which will show right on your listing and then you have a private coupon that you can share on social. You can put on a packing slip. You have control over that coupon about how you wanted shared. When you're setting up the coupons you can use ebays selling categories. So i could do like all of women's clothing i can hand select items which i could be doing. A clearance thing might be good like. Oh i'm just gonna take all my things that have been sitting for too long. And i'm gonna do a forty percent off coupon or half off coupon or you can do it by the ebay store category and that i think is one of the most effective ways to do a coupon because like back to your shirts. And let's say the fifty inch shorts people that are buying fifty shirts. That probably gonna wanna buy more than one fifty. To- i wanna buy right so why not. I could do a public coupon for my fifty shirt. So i created the coupon ebay goes. Okay kathy would you wanna put in it. I wanna do my fifteen insurance. And it's literally like i just click it and it's ebay categories store category. I clicked store category and then it shows me distort categories. Pick the store category. I want and then. I set the terms of the coupon. So i just got a bunch of. Let's say really. Pretty a vintage slips. And i want to really move them. I could take all my vintage slips and put them into a coupon or like what breakfast. Saying i could list. My vintage slips with my store categories. I'm gonna break down by size. And then i can put all my smalls on sale with a coupon all my medium all my large so the point of coupon is to increase the size of your shopping cart. It's all the little add on's that are going to drive the shopping cart up the coupons. Doing that it's saying. Hey twenty percent. Aw oh well. I'm going to get that one shirt because it's so nice but hey they're giving me twenty percent off and limited time make sure it doesn't last forever and ever and hey what the heck i'm gonna be getting two or three of these and this is how you can use coupons to great effect and again it's another benefit of a store that if you're not using your missing out i'll tell you how i use coupons. I just made one yesterday. Someone bought a camera for me. It was nonfunctional and they when they received it was functioning when it left. If i think it was damaged transit so i i'll obviously took back gave them a refund and then send them a coupon that said this is twenty five percent off anything in my store. It's good for the next year. Hopefully they'll come back. Go through your paid in shipped again. This is for my ebay store owners and i typically do it like over thirty days because i don't want to be like a super nudge. You now have the function to send coupon. I look at all the men shirts i sold. That are over thirty days. Left me positive feedback. I've created a coupon. Let's say it's twenty percent off all of.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

02:10 min | 3 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Lots of new things released it ebay over the last year so many new things that it's sometimes hard to keep track of them all and one thing i noticed in the last year on the podcast episodes as we have not talked about some of the changes and enhancements to a feature that a lot of us so on ebay just take for granted and that's your ebay store ebay stores haven't really changed in at least ten years recently. There was some really interesting enhancements to the store. And i thought it would be good to get an expert on. Please join me in welcoming from. I love to be selling dot com. Our friend. cathy tara grew up. Good to be here. I want to assume that a lot of our listeners may have an ebay store and they are not quite aware of all the things that an ebay store can do. So let's talk about that. What are some of your view. What are some of the top benefits to having an ebay store. He may stores just are so amazing as far as helping you to reach out for customers and to drive repeat traffic ebay open online when the ebay stores team presented one thing they really drove home was the increase in repeat buyers that somebody with a store gets and they quoted some really nice statistics. So it's worth to go back and listen to that remember correctly. The higher rate of repeat purchases is anywhere from twenty to sixty five percent over seller without a store. Obviously there's a range you know ebay. Sellers sell such range of items and there is such a range of stores. I mean my attention. i don't know about you. i'll take twenty percent for just more sales like immediately. My ears go up and i listened very carefully to the presentations on ebay stores for the things that they talked about that. Help you as a seller to drive. Repeat purchases because again we all to get that one chang but how nice even when you're variety seller. A store really really helps you with that. There is so much an ebay store you know. Oftentimes just busy listing listening listening. And we don't deep dive into all the things that are available to a store and some things are very simple that you can literally have it up and running to help you drive repeat traffic and drive sales literally in a matter of a minute to

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The Top Benefits to Having An eBay Store with Kathy Terrill

eBay for Business

02:10 min | 3 months ago

The Top Benefits to Having An eBay Store with Kathy Terrill

"Lots of new things released it ebay over the last year so many new things that it's sometimes hard to keep track of them all and one thing i noticed in the last year on the podcast episodes as we have not talked about some of the changes and enhancements to a feature that a lot of us so on ebay just take for granted and that's your ebay store ebay stores haven't really changed in at least ten years recently. There was some really interesting enhancements to the store. And i thought it would be good to get an expert on. Please join me in welcoming from. I love to be selling dot com. Our friend. cathy tara grew up. Good to be here. I want to assume that a lot of our listeners may have an ebay store and they are not quite aware of all the things that an ebay store can do. So let's talk about that. What are some of your view. What are some of the top benefits to having an ebay store. He may stores just are so amazing as far as helping you to reach out for customers and to drive repeat traffic ebay open online when the ebay stores team presented one thing they really drove home was the increase in repeat buyers that somebody with a store gets and they quoted some really nice statistics. So it's worth to go back and listen to that remember correctly. The higher rate of repeat purchases is anywhere from twenty to sixty five percent over seller without a store. Obviously there's a range you know ebay. Sellers sell such range of items and there is such a range of stores. I mean my attention. i don't know about you. i'll take twenty percent for just more sales like immediately. My ears go up and i listened very carefully to the presentations on ebay stores for the things that they talked about that. Help you as a seller to drive. Repeat purchases because again we all to get that one chang but how nice even when you're variety seller. A store really really helps you with that. There is so much an ebay store you know. Oftentimes just busy listing listening listening. And we don't deep dive into all the things that are available to a store and some things are very simple that you can literally have it up and running to help you drive repeat traffic and drive sales literally in a matter of a minute to

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

05:32 min | 3 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"This week on the ebay for business. Podcast it was. You know worth it or my time but erika packages for people here and there. That were just really thankful. It'd be surprised how little you can do to make a buyer happy ebay open online when the ebay stores team presented. One thing they really drove. Paul was the increase in repeat buyers. That somebody with a store gets and they put it some really nice statistics. So it's worth to go back and listen to that. If i remember correctly the higher rate of repeat purchases is anywhere from twenty to sixty five percent. I'm rebecca i'm griffin. This is the ebay for business podcast. You're weekly source for the information and inspiration. You're going to need to start running. Grow a business on the world's most powerful marketplace and this is episode one fifty four and joining us on the desk. Today is our good friend and co host rebecca. Welcome back thanks. So much for having me griff. How are you doing this week. I just got back to the dennis lou. And you're doing this show with us today. How's your mouth. Will the novacaine were often. It hurts but you know what. I'm going to work through it. That's zero professional. It's funny because when i got back i don't think sound any different rob says boy. You don't sound the same. You sure you want to do the podcast today. I said yeah. I think you sound pretty normal. Thank you in mind of your painful mouth. Let's just hop right to it. Who's on this week. We'll this week we catch up with ebay seller and mentor kathy. Shero who's going to go over some of the new ebay store enhancements and how a seller can leverage them to boost their businesses. And we'll also talk with ebay sela sela where am i back in massachusetts and we'll also talk with ebay seller amanda wagner and. We're gonna find out how she plans for the upcoming busy holiday selling season all of that and so much more including questions. We always have seller questions. And i love our three questions this week but before we do that. Let's go right to the ebay news straight from the news desk. There is one news item this week and it's about the ebay standard envelope prices for this day. Standard envelope a smarter lower cost way to ship. Small lightweight items with tracking included will increase by two cents effective august. Twenty ninth twenty twenty one. So it's already live by the time that you're listening to this podcast. Even with the price increase ebay. Standard envelope will still provide secure. Low-cost shipping with the added benefit of end to end tracking and protections against lost or damaged shipments any seller who sells items that can be shipped in an envelope and way under three ounces can save on postage and ship with confidence. Ebay standard on blow is ideal for raw trading cards coins and paper money and postcards and stamps sellers and you can see category details and restrictions by looking at the lincoln the podcast note rate. Updates again those are effective as of august. Twenty ninth twenty twenty one and for all the details again. Look at the link on that will have in the transcript for episode one five four. Now you can find all the information you need about the ebay standard envelope in solar center. I was on our facebook group today looking and there is discussion going on and there seems to be a lot of confusion about the ebay standard envelope especially when it comes to tracking and yes. Lots of post offices aren't scanning those the thing about ebay standard envelope is you don't need scans for tracking uploading the tracking number for an ebay. Standard envelope. is the only thing you need to be able to protect your status. In your performance metric always visit the seller center. The link is on the bottom of most every ebay page rebecca. Thanks for reading. The news always better that you do with an eye and we'll see you again when it's time for silver questions. I hope i'll see a little bit later. Joining us his ebay seller. Amanda wagner mando. Welcome having your one of our sellers who we selected who posted to the sweepstakes on our facebook page ebay for business facebook page and you had a tip about holiday sourcing holiday preparation. Can you share it with us. Is you can my favorite thing to do to prepare for the holidays. That i've been doing since about twelve or anything is including holiday cards in with my orders soon. Works out well. I usually buy the cars on clearance at the end of christmas. On january or february and there's a plentiful selection of last month of holiday. Cards could choose from. And i try to keep them very basic non religious just to not offend anyone or do anything like that and i for them. Some ebay postcards in there. And i include a business card and stickers nice ebay stickers so i love use the ebay shipping supplies that they give a little. Thank you postcards are my favorite soldiers really like those. Yeah i really enjoy them. They put stickers on on. You can either personal message busy a lot of just a little to make your really or your by a really appreciate just a little extra effort you put in. I get so many messages. Just telling me a how sweet it was. And how much event for them. And it's just really nice. I think it's a small crash. That doesn't really cost that much. It's really nice now. I want to buy from you. So i can get. I can get a card. What's your user. Id on ebay. Shortcake loves u. s. h. rt l. e. v. a. You cough to check that out. As will i hope our audience will to. And you said you get some feedback response from buyers when you include these.

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How Money Really Got Invented

Flash Forward

02:49 min | 4 months ago

How Money Really Got Invented

"How did money got invented so the story. Is you know before we had money. We were just sort of stuck in this unfortunate situation where we had to trade with each other all the time. This is alana. Strauss a producer at national geographic's podcast overheard so person number. One would be a butcher and they'd have meat person number two knew how to make furniture. And you know if if you were someone who had meat and you wanted a chair. But the chair maker didn't need meet at the moment. You just couldn't get a chair and who super inconvenient everyone was just like sitting around unable to get things but of course. Humans are quite inventive. We've talked about that on the show a lot so we figured out solution money so money. Is this amazing invention that comes around where you can ever has money and you can use that as a go-between. Hey i wanna chair right now. I don't have anything you want but here you go. Here's some money you can use that to eggs or whatever else you want and it'll all come around in the future great story. The problem is that it is just that a story it's not true for decades anthropologists have been studying the economic systems of different cultures through history and in nineteen eighty five dr caroline humphrey pointed out that. No one had ever actually documented an example of a pure barter economy. Nobody operates on this barter system. Like it's just not a real thing that anyone uses because leg. He said he would be so inconvenient. Like why would any like people were just like walking around like walking into walls before we came up with like modern ideas you know instead. One system that we know people operated under was a gift economy. These things might sound like the same thing right. Bartering gifting what's the difference so it gift economy is much more flexible right. First of all people aren't just like atomic thomas in a vacuum right like it's probably a friend or a family member someone in your community so when you have a relationship with besides just like this purely kind of economic ebay style thing and if if someone around you need something you're gonna wanna help them out. You know if the butcher needs a chair and you make chairs like the is probably your neighbor and like you have a bunch of chairs because you make chairs and you give them a chair and you know that your community in general is always helping you right like the woman down. The street gave eggs last week and got meat from the butcher a month ago. You probably already do this with your friends and family and community right. If somebody that you know needs something you help them out and you know that if you need something in the future. They're going to help you out.

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Chicago Pharmacist Arrested for Selling Vaccination Cards for $10

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:43 sec | 4 months ago

Chicago Pharmacist Arrested for Selling Vaccination Cards for $10

"Pharmacist in Chicago has been arrested for selling Covid 19 vaccination cards on eBay 34 year old tank tank. Zhao of Chicago, appeared in federal court today after he was indicted for theft of government property. According to court documents. Zhao sold 125 authentic CDC vaccination cards to 11 different buyers for approximately $10 a card in March and April of this year, he faces a sentence of 10 years in prison for each of the 12 counts against him. Zhao was a licensed pharmacist in Illinois was employed at company won a pharmacy, which distributed and administered Covid 19 vaccines. At its physical locations

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Beanie Babies (MM #3797)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 4 months ago

Beanie Babies (MM #3797)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I've collected a variety of different items throughout the years, but one collectible that kind of passed me by juice. Any babies. I know a lot of people who collected, beanie babies in the mid-to-late, nineties, including my sister. And while they were cute, I never understood why people cared so much. I realized they made it. So they were retired after a while so they had some thought of collectability, but they never told you how many they made of each item. So were they really collectible as we've now found out they weren't but what fascinated me most saw story, the other night, I believe on Feist television explains why Beanie Babies became so popular. And it was thanks to the internet. There were one of the first companies to have an Internet site and utilized that to build excitement for them as the internet came about in mid nineteen, ninety-five and ninety-six eBay started coming out so they were able to be sold on eBay and all those things that make things. Now, collectible were first started by Beanie Babies. Something I never chose to collect and luckily don't have to worry about now dead.

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Beanie Babies (MM #3797)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 4 months ago

Beanie Babies (MM #3797)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I've collected a variety of different items throughout the years, but one collectible that kind of passed me by juice. Any babies. I know a lot of people who collected, beanie babies in the mid-to-late, nineties, including my sister. And while they were cute, I never understood why people cared so much. I realized they made it. So they were retired after a while so they had some thought of collectability, but they never told you how many they made of each item. So were they really collectible as we've now found out they weren't but what fascinated me most saw story, the other night, I believe on Feist television explains why Beanie Babies became so popular. And it was thanks to the internet. There were one of the first companies to have an Internet site and utilized that to build excitement for them as the internet came about in mid nineteen, ninety-five and ninety-six eBay started coming out so they were able to be sold on eBay and all those things that make things. Now, collectible were first started by Beanie Babies. Something I never chose to collect and luckily don't have to worry about now dead.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

07:10 min | 4 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Directly and plastic. What's our first question brian. First question is from ebay seller. John who email us at podcast at ebay dot com in john writes. Hello and as always. Thank you for the podcast. I have recently started selling a lot of postcards and sports cards and love the savings the standard envelope. However i am noticing that the tracking is substandard as a lot of items say. They have never made to their destination. However i have already received feedback from the customer. If an item never says it reaches its destination can the seller be penalized. Thanks john hayes. Username his hayes. I sent you off researches. would you find. I asked her good friend. Nate hayward on the shipping team here d-bangor his take and his answer. Was that sellers. Who use the ebay. Standard envelope automatically get valid tracking on time shipping metric protection for all ebay standard envelope shipments. So you don't have to worry about a lack of tracking or even a missing delivery confirmation hitting on time shipping metrix. That's good to know. And john didn't really ask us but my question would be. What if a buyer claims. They never received the item shipped in an ebay standard envelope. What happens then. So i was curious about that as well and nate said if a buyer raises an item not received case for any purchase ship using ebay standard envelope. The recommendation is for the seller to make it right with the buyer by issuing a refund and then for the seller to raise a claim against the shipment protection we automatically include with each ebay standard envelope shipment to make them whole. That's not where the post office you actually raised with ebay and ebay will cover it. Correct right the recommendation here is to take care of the buyer. I in that instance and then make a claim with ebay and ebay will reimburse you as the seller yes and they'd also reminded me to provide the link for the ebay standard envelope. Faq which covers this and other ebay standard envelope topics and will included it in the in the transcript but for those who were listening and want to write it down. It's www dot ebay dot com forward slash ebay standard envelope. The go and again. We'll put it in the transcript so john. I hope that answers your question. I believe you sent me your shipping address. I'll double check and if you did. I'll send you out a mug if you didn't include it i'll ask you with an email to send it back to a so we can send you a mug and our next question was called into our voice line at eight eight eight seven two three four six three oh by ebay seller hillary hillary with wild orange emporiums on ebay. My question is kind of back to another comment on your last podcast about the customer skew. So recently i use my phone to. And and the descriptions i always put the skew after the upc. But lately it's not there. If i'm making a new listing and i do that i have to lift my item and go back in and it shows up when i do self similar on someone else is listening and it is there but if i do a brand new lifting on my own i get to the upc and it's not there. I would love to have that fixed again. Thanks so much for all your fabulous tips. I really appreciate it like so much. i wonder what the issue might be. Well i did. As hillary's question is about a question that came in about looking for the custom label or custom skew field on the mobile app and where it is when you're listening an item on the mobile app. It's actually inside the item specifics area at the very very bottom. So hillary heard that and she went to look and she couldn't find it. And i verified that and then i thought i wonder what this could be so we talked a little bit about on email and then i thought Can you tell me. Because i have my iphone what your most recent update is and she gave me a number and i said yeah. You're phone's outta date. Need to update the phone and then update the ebay mobile app. Those should always be kept up to date because sometimes the incompatibility with the new system might make features either disappear or not work right. I said do that and let me know she got back to me and she said i updated my ebay mobile app and i updated the on my phone and it works. Everything's fine so yeah tastic so remember the lesson here including myself. Because i often forget as if you're gonna use your ebay mobile app on your phone whether that's a android ori- iphone. Make sure that you keep both your phone and the mobile app updated so you don't lose access to speeches that you grown really used to use it. I think that's a great tip for all of us. Yes and i'm gonna take my own advice. I'm gonna in fact. I'm looking at my phone right now. Because he never dated. I hope let's see. Yes everything's fine. That's good because i use my phone now for listening more and more. I've got a bunch of stuff that i'm listening this weekend. I use my phone down and you know it's interesting on the so i have an iphone is well in. Sometimes it'll give you a little like red mark that says. Hey you're operating system needs to be updated. Yeah but sometimes. It doesn't do that and i don't know why they do it sometimes. Not all the time. So every once in a while i'll check in up i might be able to update it. Definitely updated if there's a red mark and check it every once in a while. I think he's a feature that rob showed me. Were you can update automatically. So i have that turned on now as well. I'm going to have to have you. Show me that. When i will in our next episode griff shows brian how to make automated updates on his iphone. I'll probably be able to figure that one out on my own whereas when my kids what good is having kids if they can help you with your iphone if you have a question you'd like answered in an upcoming episode. Please call us on eight seven. Two three four six three zero. Yes and that's eight. Eight eight seven two three four six three zero. Leave your question on the voice recorder and include your shipping address. If we use your question we'll send you an ebay for business. Podcast mug offer good until supplies run out and that offers good for email questions as well. Our email address is podcast at ebay. dot com. that's podcast ebay dot com and either way. Duleep your shipping address so we can send that to you. Yes if you haven't figured out yet we really want to get rid of these mugs before we sign off. Its podcast checklist. Time make sure you check the announcement board up-to-date seller news. Check your supplies. Make sure you have an ample supply for the upcoming holiday. Shopping season of beer. Inventory in your shipping and packing little cards little stickers. Everything you need to check out the transcript for this all episodes for follow up on what you see the links we referenced during the episode speaking of episodes on our next episode one fifty two will talk with stephen welwyn another employee who sells fulltime on ebay. We'll have three ebay leaders talk about what's up for the ebay marketplace in the next year. We'd like to again. Thank our guest this week. Ebay intern sam strauss and our reseller. Panelists denali swisher tim finnegan and danna crawford ebay for business. Podcast is produced and distributed by lipson and podcast. Four one one..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

08:28 min | 4 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Your experience been so far. Incredible i think graph across all organizations. I've been apart. And i say organizations broadly from elementary school to high school mike camp and anything in between extracurricular sports etc. I've always loved being a part of organizations where there are great people. And if there's one thing i fell at ebay it's an incredible sense of community where when there is a challenge or something you worked there is always someone who not only can help you want style on. I think that just creates such an incredible experience where you're excited to be with the people you work with a chance to interface with any sellers during your internship. Yes i have so it was fun because not only die participated more seller check ins. But now i was on the internal side. So i was able to see like okay. What does it look like from ebay from an operations situation to manage zoom call where we get a thousand plus sellers on synchronised watching uh speak live but more personally. I've connected with sellers through working through my internship project. I've had to interview a lot of salaries in my whole internship. Project is actually about helping sellers. So it's been really fun to be able to engage with the community in the able to also understand what they're saying quickly because it's like i'm a seller to i know what you're saying. Yes it is annoying. When usps skin in your package on time is annoyed yet perennial problem exact. I don't think i would be fair to ask you to give details about the project you worked on. But can you give us a a high altitude overview of what it was that you did this summer. What i worked on this summer saying we have all these sellers who have so many great ideas to make our platform better and our internal people who make those decisions but they don't really have a link to the broader seller community so my project was helping create creative bridge between all our sellers internally people who can help make decisions and act on their ideas to make ebay and even better marketplace. You've finished the outline for your project. Do you think it will have legs. After you've left us yes oh my project is actually live to site right now hugo on community on the community ebay dot com and you look at seller groups. There's a tab for voices. yes. And we're piloting my project and collectible. If you're a collectible salary or check out the forum go read what some people are saying up some ideas. Let's make collectibles a better category sal and hopefully if things go l. Were to win a ninety day beta after that will expand other categories than other parts of ebay like ebay shipping ebay payments etc. And again you can find it if you go to the community page and look for new tab that says voices on the top of any community page. It'll be under seller groups under salvator seller groups tab and then the dropdown voices is one of us selection. I thank you. it's important sam even selling for a long time. You know your category pretty well. What would be your first word of advice to a seller who's considering selling seriously not just a casual seller but someone who wants to emulate. You actually have business on ebay. i think it's understanding. You're gonna face a lot of problems a not because of ebay. But because you're working with strangers on the internet and ebay provides a great way and is a great mediator connect to those people and sell things so them but they're going to be people who complain about items. There are going to be bad actors. And i think learning to work through that is really what helps build a great business insane. Okay well not dwelling on the negative but focusing on the positive and then when there are negative things that you can fix working to fix them in solving those problems. I think it's just overall selling on. Ebay is a great way to execute the skill of problem solvent. Never heard it put that way before. That's very well said. I hear there's a particular selling bit of supply that you're really hot for right now. Mind if i ask you that. Of course griff thermal printers. And i actually. I have to thermal printers on paranoid. One is going to go out at one point. Yes so i have the other one there as backup in case anything goes wrong. We can just switch them out real quack. What are the brand names. I use d. m. o. dynamo. And i use the four exile one so that i can print labels for normal envelopes ebay standard envelope labels and then foale normal. Usps first class labels okay in which the backup printer. same one. oh you have a diamond. Okay stand in case one. Daimona goes out. You know my feeling about it listeners. Because it's one of the smartest things that you can have. It'll save you time it'll save you money it'll save you a lot of well work. You won't have to be taping labels to your packages once. You print your first thermal label. You're gonna say. I can't imagine why haven't had one of these. Thank you griff. And thank you sam and let me tell you if there is one day i remember when i used to just have one of them that it was being weird had to clean it or something but there's one night i had to prance normal labels on my printer and i think it was one of the most miserable nights our life. I couldn't go back to it. I had seen. The good side seem the greener side. And i it was a pain. I had to print them out. Cutting these labels out. I'm using a ton of abe also like even if it isn't a convenience thing for you do it for the environment an and ways like there's no good there's no good that comes with printing infield labels on normal printer paper. I hope we've made our point. We're actually thinking of purchasing a few and giving away in podcast sweepstakes whoops. I let the cat out of the bag. Boiler you can look forward to that in the coming months but in the meantime don't wait for fate to grant you on an sweepstakes get one anyway. If you end up winning one someplace like on a podcast you'll have to. You'll have a backup as well. Sam i wanna thank you for taking time out of your your working day to talk with us on here on the podcast. I really appreciate it in wishes with your further academic and selling career and who knows we may see you back ebay someday. Sounds great. thank you so much sam. Strauss is an intern in our cellar community. Engagement team and his store is sam's underscore coins underscore. You got questions. Well we gotta answers. How many questions this week. Well we have to. But i i need to issue an well. What were they. Call it. An addendum so while rebecca was filling in for you we ask questions from ebay seller john about some of his listings being removed severo and we answered that question. I think pretty well. It was a little. It went on a little bit. Juan and in fact i thought it went on so long that i did a little bit editing but what i didn't realize he had also had a question about one of his listings being removed for excessive violence and there were similar listing still up on the site and i swore i answered that question and i did. I went to the master. But what i ended up doing. Is editing out. That whole bit in an never got included to john and several listeners. Who emailed us. I'm sorry i left that out. So here's the question again. Why was my listing. Removed said excessive violence and there are other listings for the same. I think it's a dvd by other sellers. It's separate from zero bureau as you remember from last week is a mechanism that ebay has in place for keeping in compliance with actual actual federal law. But the excessive violence policy is ebay policy. It's part of a longer policy. Call the prohibited and restricted items policy. Which you can find on the help and contact pages and there is one for offensive materials one of those listings with excessive violence and what probably happened was a member reported. You're listening possibly violating that policy and ebay agreed and took it down and the reason there may be other listings for the same exact. Dvd is that we don't police the site for these. We rely on seller reports. Thanks to john as well as the other listeners. For for flagging that so you can provide the answer. Yeah and also if you want to report them you should report any listing that you think bio- his policy isn't there still the little report item link yet on the right side of ballistic. You just have to report that listing and that's how that works but that is a separate issue from vero again john. I hope that answers that question. And if not you can always let us know at podcast at ebay dot com and we can also put a link to the prohibited and restricted items policy in the transcript. And i will do that so you can read it.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

08:27 min | 4 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"It's been so long. Welcome back brian. Thanks craft. It has been a while i skipped last week. Thank you for Well i should say thanks. Rebecca for villain for me yes. We won't ask why we'll just assume it was important. It was good what we're glad you're back and i know it's also been a very busy week last week with ebay open online. Yes and how did it go. It went well. It was an absolutely wonderful event from my perspective. And i know a number of sellers who reached out to me saying the same thing i think most of our sellers enjoyed it as well. I we had our ebay open. Podcast with both three leaders and then three sellers. I thought that went well. That went really well. And then i was busy. Editing and doing podcasts stuff. For most of the week. But i did get invited into a networking room with e. betsy and company and it was sort of a ebay radio group party and that was fun. Those were on joe. Interacting with the sellers in the networking areas. Were actually to me. A highlight at the end of the show on friday. It was probably mid morning on friday. I was in one of the networking sessions in there. Were a number of sellers. Like cox or dickey. And katie and tradition diane attrition diana just on a session and they all were talking about how the sellers lead sessions were so interactive in so engaging in so good and then that fed into the networking stop and i think that seller interaction and the seller stocking sellers. It's inspirational for me. When i'm in those rooms just listening to sellers help each other but it's also just fantastic seeing them connect with each other in meet each other and see old friend. We may have people listening in right now. Who have no idea what we're talking about. We always have a yearly or we have for many years some years. We miss them a yearly seller conference. It's been called ebay live in the past that ebay person now they're called ebay open. We normally have them in las vegas but a little historic event called. A pandemic has prevented that happening now for two years. So we've had them online and that's what we're talking about him. Brian for anyone who may have missed the ebay online version of ebay open last week will the sessions and some of those keynotes presentations speeches be available. Somewhere they will this week they will be made available on our ebay business youtube channel. You can watch the keynotes. The sessions that are led by ebay staff the sessions that are led by sellers. Encourage you to go check out those session. And we'll put the link to the channel in our episode transcript or if you wanna be a little d y you can just search on youtube for ebay for business and you should find that channel as well for those that were registered for ebay. Open online you will also get an email with the information interlink as well. Okay that's good to know and next year the talk is of course. Hopefully we'll all be back to an in person version and it would most likely as always be in las vegas so fingers crossed for two thousand. Twenty two yes. I don't know that that's confirmed yet. No we're not. It's not confirmed. We're looking forward to being hopeful. What we are so brian. What's in the ebay news this week. We didn't have any news last week as i recall with rebecca. Do we have any news this week. We have three news items this week. We have an update to ebay stores. We have the next round of the ebay up and running grants and news from ebay. Open twenty twenty one. Last week i up ebay recently announced some important hanson's to the store experience including a refresh up on the store at it feature a redesign for store categories and a significant upgrade to the store newsletter. The edits store page now provides a new modern and simplified experience that will work in conjunction with more enhancements coming in the future. The new store categories page helps reduce the time to create and manage your store categories by allowing you to view and manage all store categories on a single page so overdo overdo. And we've made it easier to communicate with buyers that subscribe to your store. You can now create a newsletter to welcome subscribers or showcase new product. Build a community of repeat customers by telling your subscribers about promotions or recently added listening and you can showcase listings in your newsletter based on rules. You set. you can sort your products by newly listed highest price lowest priced ending. I or even by providing a price range filter products by category to personalize your newsletter even further. Well this is all years overdue. I'm very excited about this as a store subscriber so i can't wait to start. Using these new features now the last rounds of the ebay up running grant they were wildly successful a lot of people applied. And if you missed out on the opportunity to apply or you did and you weren't chosen. don't despair. Guess what they're back that's right to help. Small businesses thrive online and secure their futures. Ebay is announcing the return of the up and grinding grants program for twenty twenty one through the up and running grants program if existing us-based ebay small business sellers will receive a grant package including ten thousand dollars in cash recipients will also enjoy premium access to seller. School must direct training and coaching expert sellers in ebay growth advisers. The program will help insured. Sellers have the funding education and resources to help grow their online business. Good how do we apply so from friday august. Sixth through friday which was just last week. Actually so get your applications in now through friday. September third twenty one ebay business sellers based in the us can apply for the up and running grant through hello alice's online application at ebay dot. Hello alice dot com. And we'll put the link in the transcript. So you need a direct link as we always do and i would encourage sellers to go. Check out Last year's winners as well and get some inspiration from though sellers in who can't use ten thousand dollars so he's and our last news item before we start. The show will grip in announcement by ebay. Ceo jamie irony that has the seller community buzzing the addition of the option to immediate payment or best offers. Yes i saw some of the response to that. In fact when he made the announcement in the keynote the chat on the right hand side just went wild or since we introduced best offer. Yes so it's a very good thing and there were no set dates for a release but it is in. Its now on the road map and you can look forward to the option as a seller to require immediate payment for all your best offers including the ones you send not just the ones that are made by fires and eventually as jamie mentioned auctions as well. Yeah the unpaid item thing. We can put in a grave and buried and put a tombstone. Say good riddance. I can't wait for that day. I know that there are still some sellers They tend to be legacy sellers from who've been around for a long time who are still not requiring immediate payment for items. And i don't quite understand why and we'll talk more about this. In fact i look for some sellers. Who can maybe wanna come on the podcast and talk about why it works for them. Maybe there's something i don't know. Let me rephrase it. There's a lot. I don't know maybe there's something about this. I also don't know how zack in it's always good to talk to sellers. We always learn so much that's true. Well thanks brian. Hey will you join me answering a few seller questions later in the podcast i would be happy to okay for them to you so you can look them over in case you need to research any of them for responses. It sounds good joining us now. Our three day seller experts over the next fifteen minutes our guests will share their holiday. Sourcing shipping and marketing tips on our panel. Now we have ebay seller denali swisher. Her ebay store is l. Do show next up. Is tim finn again. Key has an ebay store called riley packaging and he's gonna talk about shipping tips for the holiday and packaging as well and danna crawford also known as the power selling mom joins us. Data has a huge following and her ebay store is simply danna d. a. n. A dentist gonna talk about marketing tips for the holidays. Welcome sellers i everybody here. Let's start with denali. does your sourcing strategy change. When you're leading up to the holiday selling shopping season you know. I saw primarily preowned women's.

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Marketing Through Storytelling With Shufflrr CEO/Co-Founder James Ontra

MarTech Podcast

02:10 min | 4 months ago

Marketing Through Storytelling With Shufflrr CEO/Co-Founder James Ontra

"Whenever we were trying to present information internally it would be. Here's my thesis. here's my data. Here's my summary. Here's what the next steps and calls to action are and this would be how we would communicate internally ryan and then those a follow up that you would leave from the end of every meeting this. Here's my deck. Y'all send you all the information you're welcome to reference it and going through. That process was a little bit of a painful process because everyone was constantly reinventing the wheel we would have slide templates right there would be the ebay line of copy at the bottom or whatever. The color palette was that was redesigned. But there wasn't a central archive to be able to take and distribute information similar to how he would think about building a brand guidelines to talk to me about the effective way to build a guideline similar to your brand consistency guidelines for your presentations. This is the fundamental change for presentation management yesterday. What you just described every presentation is a flat file. It's linear you go from slide. One to two to three. If you're on slide three and you wanna talk about what. I talked about flight seven. You'd better hold up until i got there in a presentation management environment. You have a structured library of slides that tell your entire corporate message. It might be three hundred slides about your whole company who you are what you do your founding your products or services implementations videos case studies. They're all structured in a library. And when you can quickly search for slides in visually see them just drag it into your slide tray which is much like a shopping cart and then click save once. You've got your eight or ten slots now you're going to be five percent of the way there because you don't want to change it you don't want to redesign it. And then you have some options to make like the agenda slide the up slide the personalization stuff but the big key is that it turns into a publishing model where the marketing people published a structured library of slides that anyone in your organization can go tap into and retell the story on your company using the best marketing scenes that have been created so far. Because there's a lot of money spent and marketing that never gets reused. And this is the way you reuse marketing

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A Working Prototype of Apple's AirPower Is out in the Wild

Lew Later

02:01 min | 4 months ago

A Working Prototype of Apple's AirPower Is out in the Wild

"Here's a closer look. At apple's cancelled airpower. Wireless charger a working. Airpower prototype has emerged. Ooh what a slick little find. Obviously apple probably does not want this thing on ebay wherever the heck it happened to be posted they like to keep that stuff close even those prototypes every so often. You'll see like an iphone prototype papa from a previous generation which was some sort of a developer version or model with early software on it. Ucs stuff happened will. yeah now. This product was cool about is never materialized into a final form. It was one of the rare rumored apple products that Got cancelled right What i mean right. Now as far as wireless chargers go. Just just just a refresh my memory here. You have the mag safe little puck and you have that folding floppy thing as well but you never got a real airpower yet. no where. It's like a charging matt for all three. But you've course nice. You have some third party stuff which aims to do something similar but either way now you have a relic now. You have a a little museum item over here and it also has gotten torn down by giulio some petty a twenty eight year old from italy. He says he's been able to purchase a prototype. Air power unit from chinese e-waste sources. The unit lacks all of its exterior housing and shows this beautiful in heavy. Stainless steel chassis says some petty. It does look very apple ish and it goes to show that they came close to it. I mean this is obviously not the final design. But it's it's figured out. Yeah so since that. it's a physical

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Amazon Wants To Pay You $10 for Your Palm Print

The Gargle

01:33 min | 4 months ago

Amazon Wants To Pay You $10 for Your Palm Print

"Wants your palm print james colley. You have a palm high five and tell us about this story. Well amazon wants to pay you ten dollars for your pompa and if that doesn't send a chill down your spine general then the very laced you need to value yourself more because without knowing a single thing about what amazon wants to do with you'll palmprints at least let love ourselves enough to push for twenty dollars. It's ever saw the richest man. Just love yourself that extra step for me just to be clear. It is not ten dollars. It is ten dollars in amazon store credit. Because i was out of. That's kind of a good deal like you know mine. Once offered me twenty pounds to have afoot selfie. And i did consider it. I'm like i don't know what he's going to do with that after going to presume. It's for like stamp collecting like that. You know what maybe amazon com fetishes jesse's us has been to space and now he's like. I need more ten dollars amazon store credit. Let us be very very clear. He's not enough to buy back your information. Look if anyone was like hey contact you. Why nature fingerprints. Just trust me like it's true suspicious. I trust them less if they offered me money. If they were just like out of kindness of your heart abbas yeah if someone like hey can have your fingerprints for thing. I'd be like she'll find anything. I'll give you ten dollars. I'd be like absolutely

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Couple in eBay Harassment Case Sues Company, Ex-Officials

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:44 min | 4 months ago

Couple in eBay Harassment Case Sues Company, Ex-Officials

"You think about big tech tyranny the most of us especially in conservative talk radio talking about the latest person that twitter dispatched or the latest bias. That facebook has again somebody but what about the tyranny of ebay what the tyranny of ebay it's pre. It's where you buy stuff. How bad can they be the boston globe. Features a story where this couple that did i guess they did sort of reviews their their their livelihood was doing online reviews of various tech issues various websites and they had been not universally but occasional critics of ebay and the folks at ebay decided. They didn't like it. And there may be retribution underway. Aaron pressman writes about tech for the boston globe and had the story and it just went straight to my brain and aaron welcome. It's nice to meet you. How are you doing sir. Good morning mark thank you. This is crazy first of all how. You've been writing about tech for the boston globe. The boston globe. I'm new. i've been writing about tech for many many years. But i just joined the boston globe this summer. Where'd you come from. I was at fortune magazine for the last solar. Where your people where are you from. Where did you grow up. I grew up in the boston area. And i never quite escape so i'm still here so it's right there west of town about a half hour west of town in the lovely suburb of natick. Tell me about the couple in question and what they did to draw the ire of ebay. So i know david steiner there an ordinary couple. They like to go to garage. Sales when ebay i arose. They sort of started making a tip sheet for people who aren't to sell on ebay and it became this big newsletter. They started making a lotta money from advertising to people who want to sell things on ebay so it was a great little business. They had Ebay over the years you may have noticed has shifted to emphasize more selling like big retailers and increasing the fees on little guys who want to sell things so the newsletter became i think a little more critical overtime and kinda got under the skin of some of the top people and ebay where they were. Who would've who's eyeballs would have seen this in order to think this isn't right. We're going to punish these people. Where's he bay headquarters out in silicon valley like everybody else. Ebay is out in silicon valley. But we know there's a federal criminal case against Seven to these people to so we know we've seen the emails that the ceo of ebay right. This is a multibillion dollar corporation. The theo of ebay and his wife are complaining to their underlings about this online newsletter. Not treating them fairly and Devon winning the ceo at the time even has this very unfortunate email where he says. Take them down acre down. I believe is what he's at.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

04:18 min | 4 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Come at no additional cost to sellers. That's good news. It is good news. Yeah earlier. I read at no charge external advertising at no charge and doesn't important caveat. It's no additional charge. On top of the current promoted listings costs sellers who use promoted listings will be automatically eligible to be featured in external promoted listings sellers who use promoted listings will not need to take any additional action. It'll just happen. That's right and then finally. It is not mandatory to participate in external promoted listings. ebay sellers can opt out and sellers. Who do not participate will continue to be eligible to appear in ebays external advertising. But why would you wanna do that. I know it seems like a win. Win right you're not paying for that extra by the wing say external we mean outside be as marketplace so in other placements around the internet. That's right so that's the news. Do we have questions this week. In fact we do a by the way. Can you help out with them as you do all the time. Yeah i'm happy to come back. You know how much. I love seller questions but can i look them over for so that i'm prepared. Sure i'll send them to you via email. You can look over them while we're doing our next segment all right. I'll take a look for them. And then.

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I Bought It. Why Can't I Fix It?

Slate's If Then

01:53 min | 4 months ago

I Bought It. Why Can't I Fix It?

"Several years ago journalists and kepler was on his very first work trip. He was an intern. Us news and world report. At the time he was excited. We did carry okay the first day and i got a little bit drunk. Nothing crazy but i fell asleep with my laptop in my bed watching comedy or something like on netflix. When jason woke up the laptop had moved down to the end of the bed without him realizing it and what happened next. Has that painful almost slow motion quality that anyone who is broken anything expensive knows all too well kicked it off the edge of the bed and the lcd broke on on me laptops. So the screen wasn't broken but if you opened it was just us all kinds of crazy colors and tickets be apple store and they wanted seven hundred dollars exit money that jason. An intern did not have so. We figured why not try to fix this thing myself he went on ebay and found a replacement. Lcd screen for fifty bucks. A fraction of the price that apple had quoted him and then he found some instructions online. It actually took me like ten hours to do like couldn't get the screen off. And i remember at one point. It was like four in the morning. And i grabbed in exacto knife which is not something you want to take the wires but i was just so frustrated and i just couldn't get the screen off to put the new one end eventually jason fixed screen and he used that computer for six years but the experience opened his eyes to a really important story in the tech world. One that he's been covering ever since it made me think like. Why does it cost so much to do this. It costs so much to get a device repaired by the manufacturer. And it's so hard to do it yourself because manufacturers from apple to samsung to microsoft. John deere make it that way.

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Teen Awarded $20K for Unique Dorito Chip

Weird AF News

00:49 sec | 4 months ago

Teen Awarded $20K for Unique Dorito Chip

"In australian teenager gets twenty thousand dollars for discovering a unique dorito chip and australian teenager is cashing in her chips after finding puffy dorito and putting it up for sale online doritos is rewarding riley stewart a thirteen year old from queensland. Twenty thousand dollars for her entrepreneurship. After she happened upon a very unique air-filled dorito among it's flat counterparts. In a bag of chips that she was eating she put the big fluffy puffy dorito up for sale. The gold coast teenagers one of a kind dorito chip fetched bids of thousands of dollars with ebay users pledging more than one hundred thousand australian dollars after being on the auction block for just a few days.

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Blogger Couple Harassed by Ex-eBay Employees Sues Company

WBZ Midday News

00:59 sec | 4 months ago

Blogger Couple Harassed by Ex-eBay Employees Sues Company

"Native couple is suing eBay over claims that its employees targeted and harassed them back in 2019 on China and David Steiner say that the scheme began after the to criticize the company in their online newsletter. Here's in a speaking in court today we were doxed. We were sent intimidating packages threats. The couple says that the packages that they received included a range of items, including things like life, insects, a funeral wreath and a bloody pig face Halloween mask their attorney, Rosemary She PTO says that the workers involved need to be held accountable for what they do now we'll do the investigation. Now we'll hold the depositions will write the interrogatory and they will answer for their acts and the employees allegedly involved include eBay's former senior director of safety and security, a senior manager of global intelligence and a senior manager of special operations and more

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When to Pass Up an Edge

Thinking Poker Podcast

04:07 min | 5 months ago

When to Pass Up an Edge

"Strategy question comes to us from e. n. and i'm actually going to paraphrase a little bit because he asked about it in the context of a specific hand but i think that the specific hand is is not terribly important but question was just kind of about when to pass up an edge in tournaments You know the idea. If this is a soft field you can come. Continue to accumulate shifts. Maybe without getting all in or without taking a big risk of elimination. And how should you make these decisions of Essentially valuing your tournament life to say even though this might be plus chippy play How should i think about. Maybe it's not worth the risk. And i can find better plus. Tbb plays by folding now and trying to continue to play later so basically we said is. Is there a way to gauge your edge to justify folding in spy where you're tournament life is on the line i would say the short answer is yes. I have a video series on tournament poker edge which gets to this a little bit. It's called getting off on the right foot. It's about thinking in terms of ev when you're playing tournaments as opposed to Thinking in terms of dislike you know winning the tournament or something like that get into the topic of a little bit there but you know basically you can measure your win rate in a tournament the same way that you can in a cash game. We're trying to estimate it the same way. So i think most people are familiar with this idea of big blinds per hundred a win rate and cash game players certainly are familiar with it in tournaments big blinds. One hundred is not the only thing we care about because you know there are things like icm and stuff like that. But essentially big blinds per hundred is a measure of like for every hundred hands that you play. How many big blinds do you win on average. And that's a more than useful studying cash games because the situations are more similar to each other. Like you know if you play. Fifty thousand hands of online cash. No limit holdem. Those fifty thousand hands are like. There fairly often played with similar stack sizes. They played with similar number players at the table. they're not usually played with Aunties often they played against a field of of many he might play with the same person thousands of times over the course of those fifty thousand hands so they are a little bit more comparable to each other even so like if you have a big enough sample size of tournaments you can start to get a sense of. What is your win rate. Look like in tournaments. I will say. I mean you can at least get a sense of like what are the. What are the bounds. Like what kinds of win rates are are reasonable. And i think this is where this is really what we're interested in anyway. I think one thing that happens a lot in tournaments is people get into spots and rather than trying to figure out the actual. Ev of leeann like they're facing they raise and then somebody jams on them and like rather than trying to actually figure out the call. They'll i think it's frankly it's kind of a lazy approach. They'll just kind of shrug and be like well. I don't want to risk it. I can accumulate chips more. Like i have an edge. I don't wanna risking eliminate. I'm just gonna fold this. I i think it's i it's worth figuring out like. How much would it be worth to you to call. You should know how to do that. And i definitely. I talked about how to do that in that getting off on the right foot series but basically it's just a matter of looking at your pods compared to how much you need to call and assessing your equity versus the opponents range so i think i you need to put a number on. What is it worse to me to call and something to understand. Is that even calls. That might not seem like they're worth very much like maybe you're facing twenty five big blind shove and calling only has an ebay of like plus half a big blind. So why am. I going to risk twenty-five big blinds to try to win half the big blind winning half a big blind in a single hand translates to fifty big blinds per one hundred hands played a win rate of fifty big blinds per hundred dutton astronomical enraged. If you could actually win half a big blind every single hand that you played you would be the greatest poker player in the

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

01:40 min | 6 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Oh let's listen hi. My question is about shipping heavy item. We felt plate and when he fell a plate. The first plate can be very heavy. Because you've got to include the blocks to shipping and packing material if you're firefight second plate it's not double. The weight is normally a lot less than that. So when you try and combine shipping. That's okay we can do it afterwards. But a lot of time. Our customers want to know right away. What they're shipping prices are going to be. They don't wanna have to email us. And say hey. How much is it gonna be after. I combined shipping so i wish ebay would make away who that way we can say. I have ten point five zero one place. The box whisky pound. But if i show an additional second-place added weight waited only one more pound right that way. We can calculator shipping better. I really wish we had that option. Thanks that that's a really good question by griffith. Sounds complicated is there. A solution is complicated. And what you're looking for that feature that you're talking about it doesn't exist today. I think it's highly unlikely that the exact thing that you're looking for is ever going to be a feature on ebay but there are existing features that can help you accomplish what you need to accomplish in. The first is combined shipping. There's a pro to combine shipping. It's pretty easy to set up and let you set it up pretty much the way. Just ask but there is an issue with it. It's global so it applies to all your listings not just to the listings for plates. Might not work for you. I'm gonna put the link to that page in the transcript so you could at least read about the second. Is a promotion called shopping discount. Now this is part of our promotion manager set of tools that you'll find in seller hub under the marketing tab. The specific promotion is called shipping..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

05:24 min | 6 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"Coupon anything that has that limited feeling that feeling that you're getting a special deal or don't miss out right the fear of missing out basically anytime we can play on fomo at definitely work. I'm regular ciller and buyer. So i think i see it from both ends. Ebay does not wanna let me forget that. There's things that i've been interested in on the site and so those push notifications and emails get them an email as well have been very effective. So if you're a seller on ebay you're doing all you can by sending best offers or seller initiated offers. Ebays working with you on this as well. You may not see it because it's what the buyer sees but we are not letting buyers just walk away from something they've expressed interest in love that because it keeps it keeps the packages coming to my house will. Yeah and and we know that the more in a buyer engages obviously the more valuable they are and they tend to create a habit rated shopping is. It's about consumer behavior. It's about habits. If you can create a habit of coming to ebay for different occasions different shopping needs buying needs. That's the holy grail. Right we want a whole bunch of buyers out there for whom ebay is part of the short set of sites or stores or shops.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

01:53 min | 6 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"I put a five percent sale on it kristie pie. Take a link to her ebay store or user ideas pie pigs vintage. I'm gonna spell that out so you can check it. P. i e. t. i g. s. d. i n. t. a. g. pi digs vintage. Go checker. I'm gonna put your link in the transcript as well. Maybe they'll motivate more people to do so give it a go. Yeah we're gonna check out his snow and yet loved that. You don't want to keep your inventory kind of for too long and if it doesn't sell you put asylum because you don't want to have that death pile. Death pilot listed inventory is worse than death pile of unlisted. Exactly the final one last saturday. Not least is cherry. Msn and she says. I use the offer and respond to an offer. I also had to go out time for a few days in the time away was great. See great that helps. I could take office. Send as an by making purchases. I'm glad that somebody mentioned the time away that to actually help market as well. I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy day. Doing irregular job to help us in the podcast. Read through these. The feedback from these have been very positive. They love hearing these tips. And i hopefully. It will get more sellers to share tips both on facebook ebay for business facebook page but also here on the podcast remember our email addresses podcast at ebay dot com and you can also call in your tips or comments at eight eight eight seven two three four six three. Oh kirsty. i expect. He'll be back soon. i'm sure i will. I would love to and actually. I want to add that. We've actually started sharing these tips. Our monthly solid check ins as well. If you went to one of these sweepstakes you could be mentioned in a number of different spots. Thanks again kirsty. Done is the ebay senior manager of seller. Engagement here at ebay. We've been reading three all of the great seller tips that.

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

05:01 min | 6 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"This week on the ebay for business. Podcast you allow sellers to be part of the marketing and allow them to do what's right. They know their buyers. They know what works as the improvements to the stories experience. Rollout even more of those marketing capabilities. Because we know at sellers really do understand how to market their products. They are experienced in it and we need to give the kigali to do that. I'm rebecca i'm grip and this is the ebay for business. Podcast your weekly source for the information inspiration to start running..

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"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

eBay for Business

07:42 min | 6 months ago

"ebay" Discussed on eBay for Business

"And it worked perfectly for him. What other channels asides ebay you sell on. Well we started of course with either. That's our backbone. And then we ventured into amazon course and it was after we moved to kentucky. We were in florida when we started our business because of john's father like i said than in two thousand nine we moved to kentucky and we are on a forty two acre farm. I'm the sixth generation to have the farm. And so we're just blaming were were planted. We've been here twelve years. Just a little bit backstory in two thousand thirteen. We decided to do cross country trip. We had already bought these sewing patterns store and we had all of these thousands and thousands of sewing patterns but at that time we decided to take a cross country tour. We had some speaking engagements In tucson ebay function they are and we had another trade show to wind up to the trip along the way we did what was called retail arbitrage. And we would stop it. All kinds of different stores we specially went to toys and babies r us a lot of other stores and of course they're out of business now but we would pick up products. Check back char room and box them up and mail him home along the way. That's what you were talking about where we were doing all of that cross country and we'd love that so we started buying puzzles and that was kind of our beginning and when we came back from that trip we started looking for a place to expand our business and Out of our home because we had people coming into help us and we had a small home and so it was just too much so we decided that we were going to expand and we we found a place that was eight hundred square foot. We moved into the turned onto a beautiful office and thought that was just going to be plenty of room in the next year. Twenty fourteen. I ventured out to california again and went to the large craft trade. Show out there and connected with a lot more manufacturers. We also had were connected with a manufacturer's representative here that that wrapped kentucky and so she had lots of lines and so at that point in time we dropped retail arbitrage and we went and bought directly from manufacturers suppliers because of our history with our company that we had retired from. We were very familiar with the buying process in connecting relationships with suppliers and building. Those relationships and john saab last part of his corporate career. He was a house in corporate. Marketing is a marketing manager and handled probably four billion dollars worth of company inventory. Nationwide he was part of a purchasing process so we connected with these different manufacturers and we found products that were obviously profitable and then we after selling several months. We determined that we could sell x. Amount per month and so we would give them what was called blanket orders and we would tell them to release x amount of this every month on a regular basis and by doing so we get a lot better cost obviously because of inventory that we on a yearly basis was much more than just several at a time so i think that learning how to buy correctly was one of the key things in helping us business initially and having the expertise that both of you had from your previous businesses was a big l. Absolutely we lived in saint louis at the last part of our corporate career before that my whole entire experience with this company in customer service and so i was talking all the time with different customers so i knew i have taken all kinds of different customer relationship courses through the years and supervisor customer service in all that we knew that the customer's key and you have to treat your customers right even in this business where he might go. Oh my gosh you know. We know that maybe there. That's not the whole truth. You know you know what i'm saying but still you treat them with grace and you always get the customer Way to work with you and you make right. Whatsits sets ebay apart from any of the benefits for selling something like on amazon or even on your own website at least with ebay you have a closer relationship with your customers with amazon it's very It's more businesslike with amazon. Where with ebay. It's more of a family transaction. Ebay allows us to connect with customers. Amazon they not so much you know. They want everything to go through their systems. All phone numbers are hidden. Email addresses are hidden in date. They don't want you to dealing directly with your customers. The ebay allows us to do that and can stay connected with customers so that especially people who do custom work beyond just when orders specifically for a certain customers certain by it's so much easier with ebay than it is with any other platform you'd ask us before wanna platform. We have tried at sea with limited success. We've had chide walmart for. We gave it several years beyond. That just didn't work out for us either. We can talk a little bit about our own brand. Why would you wanna talk about that because one of the things that fascinated me when we were catching up and planning to have a segment with the two of you was that i learned that you have your own brand now and branding we talk a lot about it on the podcast. It's not easy coming up with the brand and making it consistently. Can you talk a little bit about your brand john did. Did you assist in this. Or was this just the sharon or was it a joint effort. It was a joint venture. It was a supplier that we had purchased from in the past two years ago. We had the opportunity to purchase the company from the lady that owned. She did not have the time to devote to it. She owned three other companies. And this was the the red headed stepchild of of what she had. So we purchased a company on wing career. We've enjoyed having it so far. It's been quite successful. We just treated just like any other any other business. It's our website. It's our amazon and it's our ebay and all three of are just doing well and this is where the word dandy comes in. Well the dandy was from the very very beginning. I visited my mom one time and her backyard. Full dandelions and violets in. It was most beautiful thing. That was when i had just i started becoming an ebay business consultant and started my consulting career and so the consulting part of our business was dandelions consultant so when we started setting up stores everything was dante this sedan de that in that's kind of where the dandy came from dot com. The brand that we bought was prickly pear. Stay app senate's p. r. i c. k. l. e. y. p. a. r. prickly pear stamps and that company has been in business since two thousand and three and this company is Seventeen years old and it's got a long rich history of putting out beautiful stamps and dies. John said the last lady that owned where the third owners of the company and the last lady that owned it had several other businesses that she couldn't dedicate to making it grow and she realized that so she reached out to us and said how would you like to buy the company so we looked at each other and thought about it. Talked talked about it with our kids in Lada soul-searching is is something we really wanted to do. And i love designing an artist at heart in so this is allowed me to express my artistic style and in all of that and these stamps and dies are things that you met cards greeting cards with and scrapbooking. I've been scrap.

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