eBay invites sellers to host networking sessions at its upcoming eBay Open Seller Conference in September. eBay described sessions from last year’s event as follows: “Community Networking – Connect with sellers like you based on your location, the category you sell in, and more.”

eBay extended the invitation on the What’s New board, writing, “We want YOU to apply to host a networking session at eBay Open 2022. Submit your application here, now through July 18.”

There was some interest among vendors for a thread on eBay discussion forumsbut vendors said they needed more information on how sessions work.

“It might be helpful if the community team really explained what it entails to host such an event,” one salesperson asked. “Is it like a chat room or like a Zoom call? If one hosts a session, can one also attend the actual online events, or are one tied to the session?”

The application form asks vendors to provide 3-5 sentences describing what they would like their networking room to focus on. “For example, do you want to host other sellers who are in a similar location to yours, or do you want to share your journey and have other sellers share their journey as well? Your description should include three main takeaways or practical advice that you will share with the participants.”

The deadline to apply to host a networking session at eBay Open 2022 is Monday, July 18.

eBay Open is taking place virtually, but it will also feature in-person events in three cities on the final day of the conference, which you can read more about in this article from EcommerceBytes.

Ina Steiner

Ina Steiner
Ina Steiner is the co-founder and editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on e-commerce since 1999. She is a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is the author of “Turn eBay Data Into Dollars” ( McGraw-Hill 2006). His blog was featured in the book “Blogging Heroes” (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (September 2005 – present) and Investigative Journalists and Editors (March 2006 – present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send topical tips to [email protected] See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.