Thursday, September 14, 2006

Roundup of the September 13, 2006 "Lisa Tolliver Marathon" on New York Radio WVOX AM 1460 - Part I: 'SCORE Radio'

IMAGE 1- They're from the government and they're here to help: Patricia (Pat) McGovern, Robert (Rob) McCarthy, and Leslie Johnson from the United States Postal Service at Whitney Radio. COPYRIGHT: September 13, 2006 Lisa Tolliver.

OVERVIEW: Yesterday, in what radio colleague, "Steve Pal", calls the "Lisa Tolliver Marathon," I hosted SCORE Radio and the Lisa Tolliver Show back-to-back on New York Radio WVOX AM 1460 and Then I was a featured guest on the show that followed, hosted by noted criminal attorney, "Don't Worry Murray" Richman (whose client roster includes rapper DMX). I've always admired Murray, but never knew how famous he was until I Googled him today.

  1. 1:00-1:30 PM, Eastern Time - SCORE Radio: Counselors to America's Small Business
  2. 1:30-2:00 PM, Eastern Time - The Lisa Tolliver Show
  3. 2:00-3:00 PM, Eastern time - Don't Worry Murray

SCORE RADIO SHOW ROUNDUP: Did you know the United States Postal Service (USPS) was the preferred shipper for items purchased on eBay? Or that the USPS offers free 90-minute "learning experiences" called online, and thanks to guests Pat McGovern (from USPS-NYC), Rob McCarthy (from USPS-Peekskill), and Leslie Johnson (from USPS-White Plains) (see photo above), it's now been covered on air.

In addition to sharing successful selling tips (such as: "photograph and download pictures of merchandise online - but don't violate copyrights", "write effective merchandise descriptions," and "set attractive starting bid prices"), the trio described convenient low- and no-cost USPS services every eBay seller should know about. Here are some examples: USPS Insurance Purchased Online, USPS Web Tools, Global Delivery Services Online, Print USPS Shipping Labels on eBay, eBay co-branded USPS/eBay Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes, free package pickup from home or office, and Click-N-Ship (skip a trip!).

Rob also described a third-party service that is unrelated to USPS: selling merchadise on consignment. That's the role Rob fulfills when he moonlights as an Auction Assistant, helping clients with eBay listing, packing, and USPS Shipping in exchange for a 20% commission. Rob's volume of business on eBay - and monthly commission revenue which he shared off air) - is astounding. He earns more than some people do in their day jobs!

Sellers should shop around for Auction Assistants and check their references, as the quality, scope and pricing of such services can vary. For example, some of Rob's competitors may charge commissions of 40-50%!

I'd like to learn more about eBay, online selling in general, and USPS seller services and will attend at least one of Rob and Leslie's eBay Day "learning experiences." Their next seminars will be on Friday, September 15 at the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce Small Business Resource Fair in White Plains. The Fair will at the Westchester County Center in White Plains; it begins at 8:30 AM. The eBay Day "learning experiences" will be at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, and 1:00-2:30 PM. NOTE: SCORE will have a booth at the fair, too. Come check us out there and online!

Here's Rob and Leslie's schedule of upcoming eBay Day learning experiences:
  • Thursday, September 28 at 11 AM and at 1:30 PM at Katonah Library
  • Thursday, October 5 at 11 AM and at 1:30 PM at the Hopewell Junction Annex, 1616 Route 82 in LaGrangeville, NY 12540
  • Thursday, October 19 at 11 AM and at 1:30 PM at Mahopac Golf Club
    Thursday, October 26 at 11 AM and at 1:30 PM at 90 cornell Street in Kingston, NY 12410

Sep. 13, 2006 Roundup Part II: The 'Lisa Tolliver Show'

Sep. 13, 2006 Roundup Part III: 'Don't Worry Murray' with Criminal Attorney Murray Richman ###