Top Sellers and Tips Starred At Chicago’s eBay: On Location Event
By: eBay Inc. Staff
From shipping wisdom to sales strategies, eBay sellers traded stories.
eBay sellers were in the spotlight at the company’s recent eBay: On Location event in Chicago, Illinois, July 9 and 10. The gathering included educational sessions for sellers, a welcome event for 500 attendees hosted by long-time employee and eBay Radio host Jim “Griff” Griffith, and demonstrations of successful eBay sales concepts.
Dinesh Lathi, Vice President of Buyer and Seller Experience at eBay, greeted the crowd at the welcome event and noted that some of the most successful sellers on eBay are located in the Chicago area. Many Top-Rated and long-time sellers attended the event, including:
- Elizabeth Bennett, whose AfricaDirect eBay business has successfully sold African art, ethnic jewelry, and trade beads for nearly 15 years;
- Lisa Soens, who sells Native American art on eBay via her business WingzofPower, featuring jewelry, pottery, and smudging herbs that she buys directly from Navajo artists on reservations in the Grand Canyon region;
- Rich and Nila Siok, a husband-and-wife team that has been running a business called AppealingSigns—offering custom signs and banners on eBay—for more than10 years;
- Debra Shea, who sells on eBay full time via TimelessTreasuresCollectibles, and contributes portions of her proceeds to more than 15 charities, including St. Jude’s Hospital.
“We sell all over the world, and about a third of our business is international,” said AfricaDirect’s Elizabeth Bennett. “eBay makes it possible for all of us to have good livings.”
Among the educational sessions at the event, the “Top-Rated Seller Secrets” panel provided behind-the-scenes information on how some of the best sellers on eBay operate, and the “Shipping Q&A” session detailed how to optimize shipping costs and procedures. Stay tuned this week for video interviews featuring many of the most successful sellers found at Chicago’s eBay: On Location event.