RRB Radio is honored to welcome Matt Brossard, Customer Experience Manager at Terapeak, to share with our listeners the details of their product launch this week, Terapeak for Amazon!! Matt will share the details of their new product and take questions from the chatroom!! He will be with us for at least two segments, so come with your questions and we will see you in the chatroom.
RRB Radio was honored to welcome Brian Bieron, Director of Government Relations for eBay and PayPal as our guest this episode. This episode is of utmost importance to eBay sellers as there is impending legislation currently being debated that will require online sellers to pay internet sales tax to all states. Brian urges eBay sellers to act, and act now before congress passes legislation that will unfairly burden small businesses selling online. Call your senators now to oppose the passing of this legislation without a $10M exemption to protect small sellers, and let our voices be heard.
John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal recently on this issue. He believes that small businesses are vastly different from billion-dollar retailers, and may be crushed by tax collection burdens. Click here to see the entire WSJ article: John Donahoe: The Mom & Pop Internet Sales Tax.
Do not delay, listen today! Please share this episode with your online friends via social media to get the word out. This episode of RRB Radio is so very important to eBay sellers, we hope you take a moment to contact your senators right away. Together, we are a Voice and we can make a difference! Listen to Brian Bieron’s segment and find out how you can make a difference before it’s too late.
Sharon McBride, Director, Global External Affairs & Operations – Government Relations for eBay, visited the local Dallas eBaybes & eMales eBay Seller Group last week to meet with online sellers to inform local sellers on the issue, and advise on how to get involved and be heard on this issue. Sharon provided several great resources, links, and a couple PDF’s that are very helpful in understanding the issues, and how you can ACT NOW to help prevent this Marketplace Fairness Act (marketplace unfairness act) from passing. It has never come this far, and she urges sellers to call their congressmen, and be sure to sign up for eBay Main Street.
See links below, feel free to print these and share with your local eBay seller group members.
Join eBay Main Street on Facebook ~ eBay Inc. Main Street is a global network of ecommerce advocates run by the eBay Inc. Government Relations team. Main Street members are updated on public policy matters that may affect their ability to buy and sell online.
Here is a video of Brian Bieron’s recent appearance on PBS debating the issue:
More About eBay Main Street:
Today, more than 100 million individuals buy and sell things on eBay globally, totaling $60 billion in merchandise traded each year. eBay is the world’s largest engine for reuse, with over $100 billion in used items traded since 1998. And more than 110 million customers globally rely on PayPal, one of the world’s leading global payment companies, to safely and quickly make purchases and exchange money in 190 markets using 25 different currencies. As more and more small businesses begin to trade and export goods globally, eBay Inc. Main Street works to protect the interests of those whose livelihoods depend on the preservation of an open and prosperous business environment.
Founded in 1995, eBay provides a global trading platform where practically anyone can trade practically anything.The eBay community includes 86.3 million active registered users from around the world, making it the most popular shopping destination on the Internet. Every day, there are millions of items listed for sale on eBay. People come to the eBay marketplace to buy and sell items in thousands of categories including antiques, art, books, business & industrial equipment, cars & other vehicles, computers & electronics, and home furnishings.
We were honored to welcome Rich Matsuura Director of Seller Protection, and Jonathan Haney, Senior Manager of eBay’s Seller Protection Team this episode. Rich and Jonathan shared many ways that eBay protects sellers behind the scenes, makes changes to our seller feedback, and much much more. Thanks to them both for coming on our eCommerce Podcast RRB Radio and rewarding listeners with a brand new eBay t-shirt for getting the correct answer!! Thanks to all the sellers who joined us in the chatroom, your participation contributes so much to our show! We will get the replay up very soon, so check back soon.
Show recorded LIVE on Weds March 20, 2013, Replay to be posted soon!
Visit these eBay pages to learn more about eBay’s Seller Protection Program:
EBay announces their 2013 Spring Seller Update, which streamlines eBay’s listing and final value fee structure, and gives all sellers free listings every month! This update simplifies the fee structure, and gives sellers even more reasons to subscribe to eBay Stores, which has always been a great value of features to help sellers market their brand and sell their products. A few highlights in the announcement are FREE Scheduling of listings up to 3000 for 3 weeks ahead, and FREE Buy It Now on Auction listings. See the links below for more info. RRB Radio will soon have a special edition show to discuss the changes and how they will work for your eBay business!
We were honored to welcome back on RRB Radio Peggy Duncan to chat with us about organizing our online business to be more productive!
She’s a personal productivity expert, speaker, trainer, consultant, coach, and author. She was formally trained at IBM and was recognized by the chairman for streamlining processes that saved the company close to a million dollars a year.
She shared lots of tips on getting organized, how to be more efficient, and more productive. Peggy also spoke on marketing your business using YouTube and Google+ to boost your SEO to get to page one of Google! Check out Peggy’s YouTube Channel for many more tips and tricks to organize and market your online business. Enjoy the replay!
We were honored to welcome Rich Matsura, Director of eBay Seller Protection, on RRB Radio to talk about eBay’s Seller Protection Program. He shares details of how eBay Seller Protection looks out for sellers, how sellers can protect themselves throughout the transaction, and where sellers can go to report bad buyers. EBay has now made it easier to report buyers, and shows sellers changes to their feedback and cases in their Seller Dashboard. Listen to the replay HERE to get all the details from Rich Matsura on how eBay’s Seller Protection helps sellers.
Cindy Shebley was our featured guest this episode to share tips on preparing our listings for mobile commerce. Many stats we shared this episode that will open your eyes to the new eBay! John Lawson joined us too to promote his upcoming event, Internet Entrepreneurs Conference in Atlanta, Oct 5th & 6th. John Lawson offered RRB Radio listeners a coupon code to receive $100 of the registration price!! Listen to get the code for a huge discount for this aweome event. Many thanks to Cindy Shebley and John Lawson for calling in this episode. Enjoy the replay!
On this episode of RRB Radio, we were honored to welcome back a favorite guest and eCommerce expert, Janelle Elms! Janelle is the Visionaire of the OSI Rock Stars Online Success Institute, and the creator and publisher of the popular Home Run Guide. She shared tips and highlights from the Home Run Guide 2, and gave away a FREE copy of the guide to one of our lucky listeners!! Lots of tips and home runs were shared, as well as other sourcing and thrifting tips. Great show! Enjoy the replay!
Jill Fahnestock-Samp, aka Jill Fahnzy (like Fonzie), Curious Discoveries on eBay, returns to RRB Radio this week as guest Co-host. We discussed this week’s happenings in eCommerce, tips on using Pinterest, eBay’s Listing Special, news and more. Jill shared her excitement and challenges as organizer of the new Oregon eBay Sellers Meetup Group. She’s had a couple of meetings already, including a live auction field trip. Many tips and strategies were discussed such as various meeting formats, marketing, locating and negotiating with venues, polling members for topics of interest, and how to find more members on Meetup in your area. Lots of great ideas were shared all around for Meetup Organizers and seller groups.