So you’ve registered for eBay Open 2022, coming up September 21-23!
And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? eBay Open is geared toward sellers at every level of experience, part-time to full-time, and it’s absolutely free. To register, go to https://hopin.com/events/ebayopen2022/registrationebay.com/open.
Now it’s time to start planning how to get the most out of this year’s eBay seller conference.
First of all, block out the dates and time frames on your calendar. Do this on paper or via your favorite calendar app, such as iCal, Google or Outlook. eBay Open 2022 is Wednesday, September 21, through Friday, September 23. It runs from 10am-3pm PT all three days. Attending the entire event live? Be ready and fit your listing, shipping, and other daily eBay tasks around that five-hour block of time. Pace yourself.
Next, take a look at the eBay Open 2022 agenda.
Many sessions happen twice over the course of the event’s three days. Furthermore, some will be recorded. View them on YouTube after the event is over. However, although certain presentations during the event may be replays, the Q&A with eBay staff and seller panelists will be live each time. So have your questions ready!
Each day kicks off with an hour of networking and winds down with more networking.
Furthermore, on Wednesday and Thursday, the initial social time is followed by keynotes featuring various eBay executives. CEO Jamie Iannone and Jordan Sweetnam, Senior VP and GM, North America; Andrea Stairs, VP, CMO and other key staff. Additionally assorted eBay sellers will share useful selling tips. Furthermore, Thursday includes an afternoon keynote as well. In closing, Friday wraps up with a closing keynote.
The rest of each day of eBay Open 2022 is devoted to learning.
During the event there breaks for fun activities like eBay trivia. Additionally they give you time to grab a snack, snap a selfie in the eBay Open photo booth, or check out the booths in the virtual Expo.
Get in the zone.
To add a session to your calendar, click on the little calendar page icon next to that session’s time slot in the agenda. All three days of eBay Open 2022 offer a trio of educational tracks. Fundamental, Advanced, and Seller-Led Training Sessions cover every aspect of selling on eBay:
- Acquiring and managing inventory
- Buyer psychology
- Customer service
- Listing best practices
- Market research and marketing
- Shipping domestically and globally
- Social media
- Tools and analytics
In addition, there are sessions devoted to eBay stores, seller protections and policies. eBay Main Street, and more.
Wednesday’s afternoon agenda features Category Sessions focusing on:
- Electronics (Refurbished)
- Heavy Equipment
- Home and Interior
- Luxury (Handbags, Jewelry, & Watches)
- Motors and Parts & Accessories
- Trading Cards
Read the description of each vertical’s session.
If you sell in that category, you’ll probably want to attend that session. Jot down any questions that come to mind in case there is time for Q&A. Once you actually sign in on the day of the event, the agenda will display in your time zone, and you can click the little plus sign next to each session’s title to build your own personal agenda.
Be part of a live studio or mix and mingle at a watch party.
This year’s eBay Open is a hybrid event: On Friday, live eBay Open Studios in three cities will take place concurrently with the virtual conference. Attendees will watch the closing keynote together online while they mingle with eBay staff and each other.
All three Open Studios (in Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; and New York City) are already sold out.
But some seller meetup groups are planning watch parties of their own. Already Watch parties are planned for Allentown PA, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Denver CO, and Las Vegas NV. As these community-based social events are announced, I’ll post them in the pop-up Facebook group I’ve created for eBay Open 2022. Come join your fellow sellers in this fun group HERE.
Think of eBay Open 2022 as you would a live conference, minus the hassle and expense of having to pack a suitcase, travel, and pay for a hotel room.
Dress comfortably, and have fun showing your eBay spirit by wearing an eBay-branded shirt, cap, or both. If you don’t own any eBay-branded apparel, you’ve still got time to shop for some. eBay’s eBayana category usually offers plenty of options for adding to your eBay wardrobe! Or just put together an outfit in the four colors of the eBay logo: red, blue, yellow, and green.
Drink your coffee from an eBay mug, and use one of your eBay water bottles from previous events. Take notes in an eBay notebook, using an eBay pen. If you take the post-eBay Open survey, you’ll also receive special event swag.
To help you get the most out of eBay Open 2022, I’ve created, Your Seller Success Checklist for eBay Open 2022. Download your complimentary copy HERE.
See you at eBay Open!
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