eBay On Location 2011 Recap

Over the past couple of days, I have been attending eBay On Location 2011. Luckily, it was held in Orlando, Florida so I was able to wake up in my own bed and drive to/from the conference and still have the luxury of seeing my family.

I’m not going to lie, I felt extremely nervous walking into a conference room filled with 1,000 attendees and sitting down to eat with complete strangers at the Seller Celebration Dinner, but once I started talking to the people at my table it was clear we had A LOT in common. Just take a look at my new eBay peeps!

To say I walked away inspired is an understatement. I have met some amazing sellers and new friends! It was wonderful to talk to people who live and breathe eBay just like me!

There is no “typical look” for an eBay seller, the room was filled with sellers of all ages, experience levels and diverse personalities, but we all shared one thing in common – PASSION for what we do! 65% of attendees were from Florida! Also, in the past 5 years, Florida eBay sellers have generated $15 million dollars in revenue. WOW!

I thought I knew a lot about selling on eBay, but I learned new best practices and techniques I plan on applying immediately (my to-do list is a page long)! Don’t worry, I will be sharing TONS of new tips on my blog to help you become a better seller, also.

Stay tuned for eBay tips…oh, and don’t forget your eBay titles can now have up to 80 characters! Update your titles with relevant words to describe your merchandise BUT avoid fillers such as NWT, NIB, NWOT, L@@K, WOW, etc. Using those fillers can actually hurt your listing when it comes to SEO (search engine optimization).

Now, it’s time to list some new merchandise and play with my new iPad2 that I won! Seriously, I am still in shock my name was called (5/1000 attendees received a brand spanking new gadget). I feel so blessed!

Here are a few more photos from the event (click to enlarge)! Enjoy.

 

 

 

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14 Thoughts to “eBay On Location 2011 Recap”

  1. How great for you! I am sure while you were driven and inspired before this conference just fueled the fire. I hope it only brings more positive results to your already successful business. Congrats on the IPAD2 I know you will enjoy it and it will make it so easy to check on auctions!

  2. It sounds like it was a great event! Isn’t it fun to connect with people that share the same passion?! And HOORAY for the iPad2 win – that is so cool!

  3. Dalia

    Hello Jessica, what about the keyword “New”? I heard that it’s okay as long as it’s not in capitals.

  4. Hey Dalia, I am not sure…that word was not mentioned. I’ll do some research and see what I can find.

  5. Congratulations on the ipad2! That is awesome. I am amazed that so many eBay sellers are from Florida. I would never have guessed!

  6. @Tara I have been working everyday to implement all the new techniques and best practices I learned. One of the speakers actually mentioned that only a small percentage of people would actually implement what they learned and I KNEW I was part of that small percentage. 🙂 Overachiever? Why yes I am!

  7. @Carrie I made some amazing eBay friends and we are definitely going to stay in touch. Already looking forward to the next conference and hope it’s in a fantastic location! I’m still pinching myself about the iPad2!

  8. Jen

    Would LOVE to hear all your new hot tips!!!!!! thanks in advance 🙂

  9. @Jen – I have several posts already drafted, so the tips will be coming! Hope you had a great birthday.

  10. Jennifer H

    Can’t wait to hear all the great tips you learned!! 🙂

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