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eBay to Host Sellers at Third eBay Open Conference in July

eBay Open Conference 2018

eBay Open Conference 2018eBay is holding its third annual eBay Open seller conference in Las Vegas in July. Registration for the two-and-a-half day event opened today at a cost of $399, with an early bird discount of $275 through May 1, 2018. The cost to attend the inaugural event in 2016 was $199 (held July 26-29, 2016 at the Venetian Hotel), and last year cost $249 (held July 25-28, 2017 at the MGM Grand).

eBay explained in a FAQ who should attend: “eBay sellers of all kinds are welcome to come get innovative, hear cutting-edge content, and learn to push business further. Join us for three days of workshops, events, and fun with all the amazing people who make up the seller community.”

Announcement follows:

You’re invited to the biggest eBay seller event of the year! eBay Open will be held July 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas – and if you register before May 1, you can snag early-bird tickets at a discounted rate of $275.

Grow your sales and expand your business.
eBay Open is all about you – and how you can be more successful on eBay.

Learn from top sellers and hear their winning strategies for building and growing a successful business. Find out where the company is headed and learn how to take your business to the next level. Attend workshops, panels, and meet-ups to get tips, tools, and tricks from expert sellers and eBay staff, and meet with eBay’s Customer Service experts for a review of your business and personalized advice.

Whether you’re new to eBay or have been selling for years, you’ll leave with new skills and tools you can put to use back at home.

Get inspired and connect with the eBay community.
At eBay Open, you’ll be surrounded by sellers from across the country – and even around the globe – along with eBay team members eager to meet you. You’ll get to know eBay staff and your fellow attendees at networking opportunities before, during, and after the conference. Make lasting friendships as you learn from other sellers in both structured meetups and casual breaks, and dine and dance at an epic party on the Vegas Strip.

Don’t miss the best eBay Open yet!
96% of sellers who have attended eBay Open have said that they left with a better understanding of managing their business, and 96% said they’d recommend the event to other sellers.

And, this year promises to be even bigger and better than ever.

We’ll be in a larger venue, which means more networking spaces, more capacity at workshops, and more sellers to learn from and grow your community.

This year, there will also be a bigger, better interactive innovation space where you can check out the latest products and tools we’re working on, test them out for yourself, and provide your feedback.

We’ve got an amazing three days in store for you, packed full of rich content for sellers at all levels, opportunities to meet and learn from eBay staff and your selling peers, and plenty of time for fun.

It’s three epic days designed to help you learn and grow, make meaningful connections, and get inspired and informed. The registration fee includes all educational workshops, networking events, and several meals. As in previous years, eBay has negotiated a great hotel rate of $89 per night at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The cost for early-bird tickets is $275 for a limited time only (until May 1, 2018). The price rises to $399 after May 1, so register now.

We’re so excited to celebrate you – our amazing community of sellers—and we hope to see you in Las Vegas!

SOURCE: eBay Announcement

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

3 thoughts on “eBay to Host Sellers at Third eBay Open Conference in July”

  1. Really eBay? Remember when it was free or nearly free? They wanted sellers to attend. They encouraged people to come and sell on ebay. They put out lavish spreads and had entertainment in appreciation for all the hard work the sellers were doing to build the site. Guess those days are long gone. $400 now to go and have someone teach you how to spend your money. I liken it to going to a trade or retail show where they want the buyers to pay to get in to spend more of their own money all the while charging the vendors ridiculous booth space. America – gt a reality check please.

  2. In ebay’s defense convention space is expensive. Some of it could be offset by vendors. Yes it would be nice if it was free or low cost, but that’s life. I am not sure if I would attend or not.

  3. They should run convention in China that’s where the bulk of their business is coming from. US Ebay sales are dying year after year all due to ebay’s policies and fee hikes.

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