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.