First Anniversary Show! Be There to Share and WIN!

It’s OUR Anniversary and YOU get the prizes!  Join us tomorrow from 1 – 2 PM EST as we return from our short Hiatus and start our 2nd year of broadcasting.  ALL are invited to call in and share their thoughts on 2011 and what they think 2012 will hold for eCommerce.

Some past guests and current and past sponsors have pledged prizes – which will ALL be given to those IN THE CHAT ROOM tomorrow!

 

First up, TWO signed copies of Chuck Hester’s New Book, ‘Linking In to Pay It Forward’

And then . . . . I copy of Sue West’s New book, Organize For a Fresh Start: Embrace Your Next Chapter in Life“ 

And Then . . . One FULL YEAR of Outright Plus – the premium membership plan!

 

And Then . . .

3 Line Straight Vinyl Vehicle Lettering

Appealing Signs!

 

 

And Finally . . . . .

Two prizes from Stamps.com and our friend Eric Nash

A FULL YEAR of Stamps service – FREE

AND

a 25 Lb Digital Scale!!!

 

 

 

Chicagoland eBay Sellers Group New Meetup November 9th

Top 5 toolsYou Use to help run your business & where to find them & Toy Drive

Pop’s Pizza & Sports Bar

817 East Nerge Road, Roselle, IL (map)

We will be in the private party room on the west side entrance off Plum Grove Road.
Selected By: Rich

Price: $3.00/per person

Refund policy

                                          TOY DRIVE THIS MONTH

This month we are asking our friends to please bring a new or slightly used unwrapped toy to DONATE to the Addison Township Holiday toy drive

Thanks Bev for thinking of the folks that  need help in the coming months.

Hello to all our meetup friends. Sorry this is late I have been waiting for a response from a special guest speaker from the west coast but they are unable to attend the November meeting. (I will explain at the meeting )

Thanks to a great idea from Robin from http://www.Bubblefast.com this month’s topic was born. Don’t forget to order your items for free delivery to our Nov 9th meeting.

This meeting we will discuss all the different tools that eBay Sellers and e-commerce sellers use to help run their business more efficiently. I have put a question in the area when you RSVP. Please give us your answers and where we can find the website  This will help us determine the best area of interest. The tools you use can be anything from Quickbooks to Stamps.com to your brother running the shipping department. (Hmmm I wonder who that could be) It may be a listing tool you use or a great Auction House you buy at. I think you get the idea here.

Please bring your ideas and be ready to put your knowledge in front of the group.

Please bring your cameras and take some pictures.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!

 Thank you to Lynn H for finding us a location that is working with our growing eBay group. The room is private and very spacious. You will be able to order off the menu which has many great choices.


 The location is only about a mile west of our past location on the  Southeast corner of Nerge and Plum Grove roads.

The private area has Free WI-FI and a screen for us to bring a projector. We will now be able to go live to eBay and show some great live instruction and demonstrations on topics of importance.  Please bring your laptops

 NOTE PLEASE!!

We have made arrangements for everyone to order food on their own. Please be patient with the servers since it is very difficult to take single orders from a large group. They will have a minimum of 20 orders for us to keep this room.In order fulfill our contract with the restaurant you will need to order food when you come.

The prices are very reasonable and you will be able to order from the menu.

As usual we incur expenses and a MeetUp operating expense so we will also be charging $3.00 per person. This is on your honor to avoid charging in advance and incurring PayPay fees and having to deal with refunds etc.
To avoid discomfort and encourage openness, no audio or
photographic recording is permitted at these eBay meetings
other than by the group organizers.

This is an adult networking and business event, please no children.

We wish you all the best of success!!
Sincerely
Rich & Nila

Jan Bradshaw wins Massage Oil Kit from Jabber the Parrot

May 9, 2011 show – Jabber-the-Parrot donated a massage oil kit in honor of the anniversary of Rich & Nila Siok of Appealing Signs! The Winner was Jan Bradshaw! Congrats to Jan!

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Massage Oil Kit

Rich of Appealing Signs wins Box Resizer

April 25th show!  Rich of Appealing Signs wins a Box Resizer from Mark & Robin Le Vine of Bubblefast!

 

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Rich & Nila Siok of Appealing Signs on Marketing with Seller’s Groups

Rich Nila Siok Appealing Signs We are VERY EXCITED to have scheduled Rich & Nila Siok, our successful entrepreneur friends from Appealing Signs, to talk with us today about Marketing Your Business and Seller’s Groups.

Rich and Nila started a great eBay Seller’s Group, The Chicagoland eBay Sellers in 2006.  Bev England, our favoriteJabber the Parrot grandma from Grandma Bev’s Stuff, is also working with them to run the group. And Aran, Grandma Bev’s Marketing director, has donated his Own Jabber The Parrot to be the traveling mascot of the group! You can visit him on his very own FACEBOOK page!

 

The Chicagoland eBay Sellers currently has 369 registered members on their meetup group website, which I think makes them the largest Single City Group in the World. More importantly, if you ask Rich, Nila or Bev, is that they consistantly have 40+ members at their meetings which shows a very involved and active membership.

We are happy to learn from them the secrets of developing such a large active group and the benefits to small business owners in belonging to such a group. There are so very many benefits, education and encouragement are probably the most important. However, another benefit is Marketing as the other members in the group learn to Know, Like and Trust you. We hope you’ll join us to get your questions about these networking groups answered!  Log in early to be sure to save your place in the Talkshoe Chat Room!

 

Chicagoland eBay Sellers Meetup Reminder

Chicagoland eBay Sellers Group

When: Where:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
6:15 PM
ABBATE’S Pizza & Pasta
1085 Nerge Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Who’s going:
22 eBay Sellers
( 23 more spots left! )
Price:
Price: $3.00 per person

I’m not sure when Spring is going to show up. This weather is really getting in the way of my boating season.

Bev, has searched the eBay boards and has found the top 10 steps to increase sales. We plan to go over these 10 steps and look at some of them live on eBay. This month we are asking our group to please bring your laptops to the meeting. Pete has put in WI FI. I will have the passwords to get us up and running. This will be an informative night please bring any other ideas that you may have to help us all get our items better search results.

I want to give a heads up for our June 8th meeting. I have made arrangements to hold the meeting at Charlies Charhouse. It will be a dinner/discussion/networking evening. We will be having an “Ask The Experts” Panel Discussion. We have done this in the past and had a great response. This will be geared to all stages of eBay sellers seasoned or new. Please save the date.

Our panel thus far.

Rich & Nila Appealing Signs (Personalized signs and other items)
Mark & Robin Bubblefast (Shipping supplies)

Tom Ure Ure Sports (Sports related items, clothing wallets etc)
Lynn Hudziak The Duchess of Auctions (Collections of many treasures)
Diane Hull The Dianess of Auctions ( Silver Pattern Replacements)

 

We have made arrangements for everyone to order food on their own. Pete has been kind enough to let us use this area of his restaurant as long as we order food and beverages. Thank You Pete.

I will be putting a menu up here when I get that from the restaurant.

We will be at ABBATE’S Pizza and Pasta aka Cucina Bianchi Ristorante & Pizzeria 1085 Nerge Rd Elk Grove Village 60007 847 985 8889

As usual we incur expenses and a MeetUp operating expense so we will also be charging $3.00 per person. This is on your honor to avoid charging in advance and incurring PayPay fees and having to deal with refunds etc.
To avoid discomfort and encourage openness, no audio or
photographic recording is permitted at these eBay meetings
other than by us.

This is an adult networking and business event, please no children.
We wish you all the best of success!!
Sincerely
Rich & Nila

Learn more

ECC Radio now SPONSORS the Chicagoland area eBay Seller’s Group!

Chicagoland Group

The Chicagoland area eBay Seller Meetup Group’s Organizer, Rich says:

We are pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor: eCommerce Connections. ECom Connections has a weekly podcast on TalkShoe.com creating connections for your ecommerce success. Weekly segments include guests, question and answer, and general ecommerce commentary. Their podcast is on Mondays from 12:00p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST.
Hosts Kat Simpson and Karen Locker provide a wealth of information to help beginning and established ecommerce entrepreneurs move their business forward. For more info and to sign up for reminder emails about the show, please go to :http://www.ecomconnections.com/.

Chicagoland eBay Seller’s New Meetup RE: eBay Spring Changes

Rich and Nila SiokGrandma Bev's Stuff

Rich added a new Meetup for The Chicagoland area eBay Seller Meetup Group
Why:
We need to network about what we can do to help our bottom line. How will the new shopping cart increase sales? Can we survive without opening a store? Come out and let’s share your thoughts.
When:
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:15 PM
Where:
ABBATE’S Pizza & Pasta
1085 Nerge Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Price: $3.00 per person

Valentine’s Day Basket Winners Nila Siok & Dotty

Rich & Nila Siok Congrats to Nila Siok – our first winner of a Valentine’s Day Basket full of Energizing Handmade Bath products from LunaJardin!

Luna Jardin Basket“Thanks to Karen of  Luna Jardin for the delightful gift basket I won.  The basket contained Energize Luxury Milk Bath Sachet, Energize 100% Vegan Natural Soap and Energize Shea Butter & Oatmeal Lotion.  All smell wonderful.  I especially like the Shea Butter & Oatmeal Lotion.  With the dryness at this time of year, the lotion really helps my skin.  Visit Karen’s site at http://www.lunajardin.com/.  Thanks again, Karen.”

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Kat's Kloset

Listen Here for Dottie’s Win

And much Congrats to Winner #2 of a Basket of Lovely Bath Products and Hand Creams from Camille Beckman donated by Kat’s Kloset.

Congratulations, Dottie of Sunflower Books!

Kat's Kloset

Appealing Signs Winner #1 Christopher Lesley

Our generousAppealing Signs friends, Rich & Nila Siok of Appealing Signs, have donated 6 wonderful handmade custom signs for prizes during our next few weeks and we’ll be celebrating the opening of their brand new eCommerce website by giving these away!  Our first winner, by .02 TENTHS of a second, was Beth Cherkowsky, of Depression Glass Warehouse who very graciously donated the prize to our runner-up who was so close behind her!  Winner Christopher Lesley, of Golden Pineapple was thrilled to receive his prize!

Congrats, Christopher

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