Our second day of eBay Open 2017 was a non-stop inspiration, education, and connection extravaganza! We had a full morning of General Sessions with keynote speakers from eBay leadership including CEO Devin Wenig and a thought-provoking afternoon of workshops designed to grow businesses and create seller success stories.
The Expo Hall was buzzing today, too—sellers got to network with each other based on their category type, Pop-Up Sessions covered the importance of diversity (and structured data!) in our marketplace, live demos and interactive experiences happened throughout the day, and more than 30 sponsors were represented on the exhibit floor.
General Sessions: Navigating the Future of Ecommerce
Today’s lineup of eBay keynote speakers was impressive, to say the least! And, the topics couldn’t be more exciting. The morning was all about the future of ecommerce, how it affects eBay, and what we’re doing to stay one step ahead.
CEO Devin Wenig talked about how technology can help us on the path to becoming the place where the world shops first. He presented his plan to evolve the business, so we can expand while remaining distinctive.
eBay CMO Suzy Deering explained how we’re driving velocity while keeping our uniqueness with thoughtful branding and a multi-channel marketing approach. The “Fill Your Cart With Color” campaign is turning buyers’ heads, and we’ve made sure the message is out there via billboards, television, radio, and more.
The Future Is Now, So We’re Innovating
Maybe the most exciting parts of the General Sessions were the announcements about our innovative new product developments. Sr. Vice President Hal Lawton introduced us to ShopBot, and Buyer Experience VP Mohan Patt demonstrated the upcoming functionality of eBay Image Search and Find It on eBay. These tech innovations will make shopping as simple as texting, bringing more buyers to you from anywhere on the web.
Missed the General Sessions this morning? No worries. You can watch our live-streamed broadcast right here.
We’re Coming to You Live from Open Studio
Every day during the event, we’re broadcasting panel conversations from inspiring sellers and interviews with eBay leadership live from the conference floor!
Today at Open Studio, Audrey Tracy sat down with John Henry, host of Open for Business podcast and SHINE Award Finalists Ciara Brown and Zach Goscminski to discuss young entrepreneurship. They offered tips on handling stress, leveraging a mentor, and reading books for self-improvement. You can watch the videos on our eBay for Business Facebook page, and stay tuned for more Open Studio discussions.
Workshops that Work for Sellers
Follow us as we live-tweet our way through a selection of our 16 informative workshops, all designed to sharpen your selling. There are three specific tracks you can follow (Smart, Easy, and Profitable Selling; Great Reach and Velocity; Strong Partnership), or pick-and-choose to meet your needs.
Stay Tuned for More
Come back to the blog tomorrow for a recap of Thursday, July 27. It’s going to be an exciting day—we’re announcing the SHINE Award winners and partying with Barenaked Ladies on the Strip!
Sellers, did you capture any great quotes or snap any shareable selfies? Show us in the comments below or share on social with the hashtag #eBayOpen2017.
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