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eBay Day at the Post Office



Take a look at this – just received this postcard in the mail. The Postal Service is hosting free events about selling (and shipping) stuff using eBay. How cool is that?

Their website says “eBay Day is a FREE event where you’ll learn how to make eBay and the U.S. Postal Service work harder for you.” They plan to answer questions on eBay and shipping; provide one-on-one help in listing items on eBay and on printing shipping labels; consulting with “experts;” and discovering “power selling” strategies.

Hmm… doesn’t that sound like something, say, a library could be teaching it’s customers? But we could go one (or two) further with the classes. For example – the Post Office partnered with eBay – so obviously, they’re going to talk about the wonders of shipping items using their service, and the amazing selling powers of eBay.

But if libraries taught those classes – we could also discuss selling stuff on Amazon, Yahoo!, craigslist, AND eBay. And talk about UPS, FedEx, etc. Plus point attendees to books, videos, articles, etc IN OUR LIBRARY on how to sell using eBay.

Hmm…

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  • Michael Stephens

    We taught an online auctions class here at SJCPL for years! It was very successful! I taught a few where I’d bring stuff I was selling and stuff I had purchased as well as packing/shipping materials.

    Good stuff!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/372938 bentley

    We had one on buying on eBay (attendance in the high 20′s) and one on selling on eBay (56). Considering we usually only get in the low 20′s for adult programming, this was remarkable.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/372938 bentley

    We had one on buying on eBay (attendance in the high 20′s) and one on selling on eBay (56). Considering we usually only get in the low 20′s for adult programming, this was remarkable.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12410327 Natwho

    These are some nice blogs here and I thought I would share this URL with everyone, http://www.profitbig.com I have found them to be great to work with and are name brand electronics which really helps me with my business.

    I hope everyone here will find this as helpful as I did.
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  • http://www.practicalebayselling.com/ K.J. the eBay Selling Fanatic

    I once saw a listing for a community college class on eBay and it didn’t seem too intriguing. I like this idea of two imensly important companies teaming up to teach vital skills for an eBay business. Shipping has to be one of the worst things to deal with as an eBay business.

    The library suggestion sounds awesome. Broadening a business platform with other big sites would be a helpful thing to learn… obviously because you’ll have the potential to make more money.

    Great post!

  • http://www.practicalebayselling.com K.J. the eBay Selling Fanatic

    I once saw a listing for a community college class on eBay and it didn’t seem too intriguing. I like this idea of two imensly important companies teaming up to teach vital skills for an eBay business. Shipping has to be one of the worst things to deal with as an eBay business.

    The library suggestion sounds awesome. Broadening a business platform with other big sites would be a helpful thing to learn… obviously because you’ll have the potential to make more money.

    Great post!

  • Michael Stephens

    We taught an online auctions class here at SJCPL for years! It was very successful! I taught a few where I'd bring stuff I was selling and stuff I had purchased as well as packing/shipping materials.

    Good stuff!