MOST INFLUENTIAL TEACHER
Jim Eitvydas, Tom's Foreign Auto Parts, Connecticut
If e-commerce is the path to the future, Jim Eitvydas is handing out the map. Over the last six years, Eitvydas has made the company an eBay Platinum PowerSeller and one of the top five PowerSellers on eBay Motors.
Eitvydas shared his eBay knowledge at the 2009 IT show. His involvement began six years ago when his wife Diane put some owner's manuals on the site. Now, the company's eBay store accounts for one-third of all sales.
"It takes a lot of time and effort (to be successful with eBay)," said Diane. "But anyone who asks Jim, he tells them honestly that you have to take it one step at a time. He tries to help everyone."
Eitvydas also posted footage of the seminar in the blog section of his web site, TomsForeign.com.