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by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Fri Oct 23 2020 21:40:59

eBay Stealth Program Offers Seller Training

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay launched a new program in stealth mode that offers on-demand classes "straight from eBay experts," but the program is by invitation only as it remains in testing. 

The eBay Seller School promises to help sellers: "Transform your business with eBay Seller School: Free online learning to boost your growth on eBay. Self paced, zero cost, and available anytime."

The eBay Seller School landing page lists six categories of courses from which to choose: Listings; Shipping & Returns; Marketing; Business Operations; Your Account; Tools & Programs.

Some sample courses include the following:

Listing Essentials: Discover tips and tools to create strong listings that maximize exposure and profit.

Managing Business Operations with Seller Hub: Explore how to use Seller Hub to manage, analyze, and accelerate your business.

Shipping and Returns: Learn how to ship, handle returns, and manage your payments with ease.

How to Show Up in Google Shopping: Get practical insights into Google Shopping and how it brings buyers to your listings at the most critical moments of their shopping journey.

Presumably those invited into the program see additional information than what's available on the landing page. A seller discussing the program during the eBay weekly chat on Wednesday described a comprehensive 6-week training program that includes Q&A sessions with eBay Seller Team employees and experienced seller coaches. "Very engaging, informative and easy to follow along in zoom conferences," the seller wrote. "Full of relevant info, guidance and tips."

eBay's Director of Community Development Brian Burke responded to the discussion saying eBay was not yet promoting the program. "The Seller Marketing team (not my area) is introducing this to select sellers and it's still very much in the testing phase. But as we expand it to more sellers they will email and send targeted messaging to those sellers," he said.

It would be interesting to know more about the curriculum offered to invited sellers and who is teaching the classes and coaching sellers. It will also be interesting to see if eBay turns this into a paid program.



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by: lessthanthreerecords This user has validated their user name.

Fri Oct 23 22:40:08 2020

eBay has experts now?

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by: thriftyone This user has validated their user name.

Sat Oct 24 01:31:39 2020

what a waste....they should just go back to basics....get rid of the ludicrous item specifics...there are numerous groups on facebook,discussion forums on Ebay, Reddit and videos on youtube that show you how to sell and what sells....just show more stuff by getting rid of the damn filters and maybe you would not need to waste money on stupid ideas like this!

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by: RL15 This user has validated their user name.

Sat Oct 24 11:06:05 2020

maybe they found something for the grifter to do.

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Sat Oct 24 11:45:00 2020

Aren't my listings "stealthy" enough the way it is?

Maybe the Stealth Program isn't such a good idea!

At least change the name. . . . .

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Sat Oct 24 19:53:14 2020

Just fire Burke and things will improve dramatically

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Mon Oct 26 02:11:32 2020

What I was told is that it is a work in process which is why they haven't announced it yet.  Hard to say if it will have actual value to new member just yet.  

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by: Ladygray This user has validated their user name.

Mon Oct 26 02:55:57 2020

Ebay has become needlessly complex. Other emerging and established platforms are streamlined and user friendly. I'm spoiled by them, and find myself  drifting away from ebay.

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by: TomH This user has validated their user name.

Mon Oct 26 07:28:20 2020

"work in process"     lol, pretty much describes eBay for the last ten years or so...

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by: Duper2019 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Oct 26 10:24:46 2020

This is funny....perhaps they need to launch a program where the sellers teach eBay how to run their site now. Because folks....it is broke.  



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