Laurie Wong is a 2016 eBay Shine Award Winner in the Charity category. She didn't start her community resource center and food pantry, Reflections of Trinity, as an eBay business. But with a friends help and a willingness to try something new, Laurie began what she calls her online adventure in 2005. Its a decision, she says, that changed the trajectory of her business. With the ability to sell locally, nationally, and internationally on eBay, Laurie reports that Reflections of Trinity's revenue has increased between $60,000 and $85,000 for each the past five years. In 2015 alone, Reflections of Trinity distributed 12,429 boxes of groceries (622,965 lbs. of food!) to those in need and in 2016, they crossed the million dollar mark by distributing over one million dollars worth of groceries to those in crisis!. Along the way, Laurie says she's gone from skeptical and uninformed about eBay to a power seller with an Anchor-level eBay Store and staff of three.
Laurie is a proud mom to 6 grown adults and grandmother of 8.
Cyndi is a long time seller with over 15 years of experience. She and her husband now sell on eBay as their sole source of income. Last year they did just shy of a quarter of a million dollars in sales and today, she is here with us.
Andrew runs a company specifically focused on providing solutions for sellers on multichannel.
This is borne out of him previously running an eBay multi million dollar business started over 14 years ago.
His company works with small to medium enterprises to big corporations with their main aim being making them a success online.
With their partnership with M2E pro, a multichannel software solution they are able to automate a lot of the time consuming tasks allowing business owners to work on their business not in their business.
Nick Maglosky is CEO of Ecomdash, an automation software system that streamlines backend eCommerce operations. Boring tasks like inventory syncing, sales order routing, product listings and supplier communication all become hands-off with eComdash. He loves his Blackberry, Cleveland sports, and calls Charlotte, NC his home.
Dave is an Ebay power seller and owns 2 cell phone repair stores called Buycellfix. He also teaches people around the country how to make money on Ebay selling used cell phones. He currently sells $20,000/month on Ebay.
Dave Snyder is an advanced eBay SEO consultant and creator of the Listing SEO Score (SM). He has been providing hands-on optimization services and leading eBay marketing strategies to select sellers since 2013 at ListingSeoScore.com.
Dave and his wife, Heather, have been selling on eBay at TheEcoBunny.com since 2009. Prior to selling on eBay, Dave was a commercial, industrial, and residential property tax consultant for a firm in the Chicago Loop. Combining his love for eBay and natural bent towards analysis, Dave has become the eBay SEO expert of choice to sellers large and small.
You could say Schad VanLeeuwen was born with motorcycling in his blood. His grandfather had been a national racing champion, and Schad grew up lending a hand in the family parts and accessories business.
To help sell some of their old inventory, Schad began listing it on eBay. Soon, he started running his own company, Speed Addicts, out of his freshman dorm room in Santa Barbara, CA.
Today, Speed Addicts boasts multiple offices, retail space in Los Angeles, and $2.4 million in annual gross revenue on eBay (more than a third of which is global sales!) Schad also racked up a 99.7% positive rating from more than 33,000 buyers in his eBay Store and prides himself on providing best-in-class service to customers across the globe.
Kris is an avid quilter who turned her hobby into an eBay quilt store. She began selling fabric & patterns on eBay to generate extra income while Click Creative, her graphic design & online media marketing company, got off the ground. Fast-forward 3 years & that eBay “side-gig” has become her MAIN gig… the Click Creative Boutique.
Chad & Kimberly Pagel are treasure hunters who have been reselling for over 20 years. They are all about the hustle and have sold on eBay since the late 1990's. Their adventures have taken them all over and they share their knowledge and experiences on their YouTube channel Golden Finger Picker and are co-founders of the Facebook Group The Reseller Society with over 19,000 members. They are motivated by the treasure hunt as well as the networking with like minded people.
Rich and his wife Nila have been selling on eBay since 2001. They have owned a commercial sign business for 20 years. They realized many years ago the power of e-commerce and with help from their sons began to pursue this new world. They currently have 2 e-commerce websites and sell on both eBay and Amazon. After many years of selling online, they now teach others to sell on eBay. They have had a Meetup group in Chicago since 2006 for anyone interested in selling on eBay, Amazon, & their own website, etc. They're Meetup group has approx 1200 members. Rich began the ecomChicago Conference which has been held in Chicago area for the last 3 years. This event will be held this year, 2016 on October 21-22. This conference is for sellers of all levels and all platforms.
Cynthia and Lars have been selling on eBay since the early days when you had to host your photos elsewhere! They sell what they love, pop culture collectibles, TV and movie memorabilia and all kinds of vintage memories from T-shirts to souvenirs and photos.
Anne Zarraonandia is a long time eBayer beginning in July 1998. She sells just about anything you can put into a box and loves “moving stuff around the universe” and getting cash for it! A former teaching tennis pro she still sells tons of used, dead tennis balls to dog owners around the country!
Bret and his wife Tammy started an eBay business in 1999 to pay medical bills that had accumulated as a result of medical procedures incurred from fertility treatments and the birth of their daughter. They were able to stay home with their daughter and pay off all their medical bills. They sold the business in 2001, and sold personally on eBay for the next several years. A few years ago, in order to teach their daughter Emily a marketable skill, they started another Ebay business. Their eBay store is TENNESSEE IS OUR NECK OF THE WOODS.
Philip is the founder of localARC, who are purveyors of airline memorabilia and vintage collectibles. An eBay member since 2002, localARC has found success in the niche market of airline memorabilia through offering unique inventory coupled with excellent customer service.
Tom Baur and Barbara Sistak operate the online store “License Plate Garage”. On eBay, Tom is known as The License Plate Guy and Barb has a store called The License Plate Gal. They are a husband and wife team that has brought together each of their individual strengths to support each other. The business is perfect for them because each fuel their passions. Tom for collecting and Barb for creating. When they met in 1999, Tom had a huge collection of license plates and an authority on old plates. Barb was an artist and creative entrepreneur with long technology experience. They recognized the opportunity before them and that is when they started their online business of vintage items.
David McConaghy is a Numismatist (coin expert) and owner of New England Coin Exchange. He opened his store 10 years ago with his Son Dylan who opened his own store in February. Prior to the coin business David was a co-founder of Lamina Lighting and NetSilicon which he helped take public on the Nasdaq at the height of dot com mania in 1999.
Margaret Collier sells on Ebay, Etsy, Amazon FBA and she also makes YouTube videos on her channel Texas Gal Treasures. She started reselling about 3 years ago when she left her teaching job to stay at home with her kids. It started when she went to some garage sales one Saturday morning for some “me” time. She kept finding cool things that she didn't necessarily want, but knew others would. She loves the thrill of the hunt! Continue reading “077: Unlocking the Texas Gal's Treasures – Margaret Collier” »
Matt is hell-bent on leaving the 9 to 5 world. He now works 80 hours a weeks so that he no longer has to work 40. He has cut down to 2 days a week for another employer and is just about ready to quit his job completely. He started selling on eBay in the late 90's but got really serious a few years ago. His number one source for products to sell is the dump.
Lysa is the owner of Sunburst Nation. She was formerly Sunburst Fashions Boutique. Lysa is a powerseller with over 10,000 100% positive feedback. She sells hand-picked name brand and vintage Womans clothing such as Free People, Anthropologie, Zara, J.Crew and so much more.
Beth has been an eBay seller for over 13 years. She started out as a stay at home mom selling her children's outgrown clothing in order to pay for a family trip to Walt Disney World. She has now moved into catering to the Busy Woman with stylish fashions. eBay has provided her with a fabulous fun filled career and the ability to raise her children at home, many more visits to Walt Disney World, become debt free and pay for her children's college. She now has a weekly E zine/newsletter filled with tips and tricks for the Busy Woman, website entitled Busybethie along with her Busy With Style blog.
Charlene started selling on eBay in 1998 and on Amazon in 2002, and has grown her business from a $100 investment to a business that grosses in the high-six figures, all without employees! Known for her laser focus on wholesale sourcing before it was the cool thing to do, Charlene brings organizational skills, business smarts and enthusiasm to everything she does.
Vic Cruz has been married for over 28 years and has 4 children. He is a coach for the Special Olympics when time allows and enjoys walking dogs and working on old cars. His eBay journey began in 2006 when he was restoring a 1968 mustang. A friend told him that he could make money selling parts on eBay. To the junk yards he went and proved his friend was right. He was amazed at how much money could be made on eBay and has been selling since.
Miriam Otto is an eBay blogger and educator with 10 years experience selling on eBay. She is a frequent guest on eBay Radio and has participated in eBay seller panels and projects. She was interviewed by U.S. News and wrote for the Auctiva website. Last year, Miriam sold $188,000 worth of pre-owned items on eBay. Almost all of the items she sold were purchased at yard sales and thrift shops.
On January 2010, Ron went to India to train 27 people to do his job, which is outsourced to India. He worked the night shift to cater to US market hours and that gave him more time to do a lot of things. He decided to learn more about HTML and web designs. He started to search google which led him to 1stoptutorials.com website. He emailed the web owner, Ali, who rarely responds to emails. Luckily, Ali responded to Ron's email, and that was when everything began.
Steve & Lori Ferber have been dealers of political memorabilia business for over 40 years, selling on eBay since 1999. They say they are fortunate enough to be able to say that it is both their passion and their business. They have served tens of thousands of collectors and investors and are now happy and proud to call many of them friends. They operate several websites, including http://www.loriferber.com and also sell on eBay under the name successm. They also enjoy providing free appraisals of presidential collectibles to everyone who ask.
First exposed to eBay by his grandfather on Christmas day 1998, Dan Schmidt, now makes his living selling on eBay as co-owner and operator of ThriftCHI. His eBay store offers up at least 200 unique items via auction every Sunday, and typically has an average of 2,000 buy it now items available. Having gained ‘best-of-breed' corporate experience developing and running NFL Auction, he's developed a systematic approach to selling on eBay that's proven successful and he'd like to share some of the tips and tricks he's developed over the years today.
Tim worked as an electrician and DJ out of high school. One day, just before his 19th birthday while picking up pizza for dinner he was involved in an automobile accident. Seven days later he woke up in the hospital with the news that he was paralyzed from the chest down. Tim tries not to let things get him down but rather is motivated to overcome obstacles in life. He has become quite the McGyver of problem-solving. He has been a DJ since 1998, and he started selling at his dads' flea market 3 years ago. Tim has been selling on eBay for a year now and was addicted after the very first sale when He heard that Cha-Ching on his phone. He hasn't found his niche yet but says he will. For now, he's been doing well selling unique items and collectibles. You can find him at his eBay Store, ttuniques where you can find great gift ideas or just something cool to add to your collection.
Joe has been selling on eBay since 1999 and is a Top Rated Seller with 100% positive feedback with almost 10,000 feedbacks. Joe sell hubcaps, collector license plates as well as other things and enjoys teaching people how to sell successfully on eBay as well through the many videos he makes on his YouTube channel crazeenydriver.
Kathy Terrill is no stranger to the acting world, the entrepreneur world or the eBay world. She has won awards too many to count. She can be found online everyday in her Facebook group, “eBay Stores, Nothing But eBay Stores” where she and the members work to help other businesses grow and prosper. She can also be found on her blog, “I Love To Be Selling”.com
Will Seippel, whose eBay ID is wills1n4, has been selling on eBay since 1996, specializing in paper, photographs and posters, but has sold just about everything, including a carved turkey call for $27,000. Will is the CEO and founder of WorthPoint.com, the largest online database for antiques and collectibles values.
Robyn Johnson is not your typical entrepreneur. She never had a lemonade stand growing up, and before starting her business, she was in about the least capitalistic profession possible – working for a church. She doesn’t possess the typical credentials associated with running a successful business. She doesn’t have an MBA; not even a Bachelor’s degree. She was a mom with two young children who built her business with only $100 taken from their emergency fund. She started with buying items from one garage sale to another and resells them on Craigslist. From selling on Craigslist, she and her team moved to eBay, Amazon, their own website, coaching, consulting, web design, and creating courses. They have sold over a million dollars’ worth of products on Amazon and hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth on eBay. Robyn is the author of the book Unlikely Entrepreneur which is now available in Amazon and Kindle.
Melissa Paz is a full-time eBay seller and CEO of LazyBreeze Deals Inc. The busy mother of two also holds the monthly eBay Sellers of Central Florida Meetup, is an Admin on the eBay Stores Facebook Group and hosts eComBlab, an eCommerce talk show on Blab.im. She participated in the Meetup Leaders Summit held at eBay and was also selected to be an eBay Influencer for eBay’s 20th Anniversary event. Melissa is also an Ambassador under the eBay Government Relations team and recently spoke at the Hispanic Women's Conference in Utah. She also offers coaching to those who want to learn how to sell on eBay, with an emphasis on the Hispanic community. After lots of trial and error and selling a variety of items on eBay, she now focuses mainly on travel gear and drop shipping.
Alan and Sherry started selling in 2002 to liquidate the clothing that they still had, after closing their clothing ministry boutique. A suggestion from a friend to try eBay seemed a little overwhelming since they barely knew how to do emails on the computer. That was 13 years ago and they have not looked back. Since that time they have sold over 13,000 items as Top Rated Sellers and accomplished more than just being sellers on eBay. Being in their 70's and married for over 47 years they see nothing but a bright future with their full time eBay business. Working with sellers to teach them how to have huge success is their mission. They want to encourage those in their “senior years” to jump in and know that even Baby Boomers can harness the internet and grow big businesses working from home.
Anastasia Andrzejewski (AN-DRE-F-SKI) is the President of George’s Toy Chest, LLC, a retail company that connects an international clientele with a wide variety of treasured vintage and antique collectibles, with an emphasis on antique toys. She is also proud to be a leader in the eCommerce community. She created the first eBay sellers Meetup group in New York City and has taken over leadership of an eCommerce Meetup group in New York’s Hudson Valley. In addition, she has been cited by and featured in various media, and has been hand-picked to participate in small and select focus groups, such as one with Richelle Parham (eBay's former Chief Marketing Officer) and the first summit for eBay Meetup Organizers held at eBay’s San Jose campus.
Sharon & Gary were selling part time on Ebay for 8 years in Indiana. Last year they moved to Ohio to be closer to family and began selling full time. They were able to find the perfect warehouse with room to grow. A house came as a bonus. In June, they rebranded as FUNsational Finds. The focus of products now is clearly on fun.
Stephanie Inge began selling on eBay in 1999, founded the original eBay sellers group, The Dallas eBaybes & eMales in 2002 and became first EVER college-level eBay instructor. She published Meetup Organizer Step-by-Step Success Guide in 2013 and is the organizer of the annual Sea Commerce Cruise, an at-sea eCommerce conference.