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eBay Announcement 8/31/07
***Join Griff at eBay University in Golden, CO -- Sept. 8***
August 31, 2007 | 04:29PM PST/PT
Hi everyone, this is Jim Griffith (most people call me “Griff”). I’m eBay’s Dean of Education, and author of The Official eBay Bible. I’m also the host of eBay Radio, and I regularly answer member questions on eBay’s Chatter blog (www.ebaychatter.com). I’ll be traveling to Colorado in early September, and I want to personally invite you to join me and our other esteemed instructors at eBay University in Golden, Colorado.
I’ve been teaching at eBay Universities nationwide ever since the program began in 2000. I usually teach the Basic Selling course, where I enjoy getting to meet “newbies” or buyers who are just thinking about selling for the first time. Our Golden event will host the Basic Selling course as well as the Beyond the Basics of Selling course (for those who are looking to increase their eBay sales). Don’t miss your chance to learn about eBay from me, as well as other great instructors.
Our one-day program is only $59, and you can even bring a friend for free if you register before 11:59pm (ET) on September 7th. See our course page for a description of the classes, and for more information about eBay University.
I hope to see you in Golden!
***Upcoming Workshops: Best Time to List, Bid History Changes, & Using Secondary Market Merchandise***
August 31, 2007 | 04:10PM PST/PT
We would like to invite you to attend the following workshop this week:
Increase your eBay Sales by Discovering the Best Time to List
This workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific time.
This month the Terapeak marketing team will be hosting a workshop to introduce some tools that you can use to find the best times to end your auctions. There are a variety of free and paid tools that eBay Sellers can use to find out how long to list an item, what time of the day or week to end an auction, or what times of year see big spikes in demand. We will even show you a few cool trends that illustrate the huge spikes in sales that occur over the upcoming holiday season! Join us as we review some great examples and stick around for the hour to answer any questions you may have about market research!
Bid History Re-design changes
This workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific time.
The bid history page is an important tool used by many of our members when monitoring auctions. Based upon extensive research and community involvement, eBay has recently updated this page with new features and functionality to improve the buyer experience. These updates include the ability to bid directly from bid history page as well as improvements to the masking of User IDs over $200. This workshop will be conducted by the buyer experience product management team to discuss the recent changes and the impact it will have on buyers and sellers.
Building a Profitable eBay Business with Secondary Market Merchandise
This workshop will be held on Thursday September 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific time.
eBay sellers are under constant pressure to not only have the right inventory to sell, but to acquire it at a cost much lower than the price that eBay buyers are willing to pay per item. The secondary market can be an eBay seller's "gold mine" for finding the right inventory to stay competitive. As you scale your eBay business, it is important know how to locate quality sources of products and how to effectively resell the goods to eBay buyers. Please join Julie Davis and Steve Kuertz of Liquidation.com as they discuss how to effectively use the secondary market to maximize your profit potential.
Workshops are hosted in discussion threads on the Workshops Board. To get to the Workshops Board:
* Go to www.ebay.com
* Click on Community at the top of the page
* Click on "Workshops" in the "Events" section
* This will bring you to the threaded Workshops Board.
To view archived workshops or to learn more about future workshop events, please check our Workshops Calendar [http://pages.ebay.com/community/work...eName=CMDV:AB].
Want timely reminders about workshops? We recommend two ways to make sure you never miss an important workshop:
* Sign up for the Workshops Information Group! By joining this group, you will receive an email notification reminding you about upcoming eBay Workshops. (To sign up for the Workshops Information Group, please click here [http://groups.ebay.com/forum.jspa?fo...eName=CMDV:AB].)
* Subscribe to the RSS feed for the Workshop board. When a new workshop becomes active, your RSS reader will be updated. (You can also subscribe to just the specific topic thread that interests you.) To subscribe, click on the button at the bottom of the Workshop board or thread. Copy and paste the feed URL into your reader to subscribe. For more information on RSS, please read our RSS Help page [http://www2.ebay.com/aw/rsshelp.shtml].
We look forward to seeing you there!
***Enter the eBay Stores $2,500 Passport Sweepstakes for September***
August 31, 2007 | 09:53AM PST/PT
Hi everyone, this is Rich Lee with the eBay Stores Marketing team. We are kicking off the fourth "eBay Stores $2,500 Feature Passport" Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes are held every other month as a fun way to highlight some of the great free features that are available to eBay Stores sellers.
Your eBay Stores subscription comes equipped with powerful tools and resources to help you drive buyers – from eBay, the general Web, and offline – to your eBay Store. Every other month, we'll pick one of these tools to be the feature of the month. All Stores sellers who use the selected tool at least once during the specified timeframe will be automatically eligible to win one of two $2,500 cash Grand Prizes!
Feature for September: Listing Frame
Our highlighted feature for the month of September is the Listing Frame. With Listing Frames you can promote your Store on all of your listings by showcasing your Store header, search, and category navigation. All it takes is a couple of clicks! For more information on what the Listing Frame can do for you, and to get started today on adding a custom Listing Frame, click here.
To qualify for the sweepstakes, simply use a Listing Frame by September 30, 2007. Doing so will automatically enter you into the sweepstakes. It’s a great reason to try it out – and if you’re already using the Listing Frame, you’re all set!
At the end of the month, two Grand Prize winners will be randomly selected to receive the $2,500 cash prize. For full details about the eBay Stores $2,500 Feature Passport Sweepstakes, see our information page.
Good luck, and thanks for using eBay Stores!
Highlights from The Chatter, eBay's official blog (www.ebaychatter.com):
-The Member Spotlight Shines on Tootsiegirls (http://www.ebaychatter.com/the_chatt...mber-spot.html)
And don't forget to check out what's new at eBay at www.ebay.com/sneakpeek!