About

 

My name is Doug Luthringer and I am an internet auction professional who specializes in eBay Selling, Website Search Engine Optimization Consultations and Google AdWords strategy implementation.

 

  • I have developed a selling strategy using internet auctions based on Search Engine Optimization techniques that are proven to be successful.

  • The items I sell on eBay sell more often than others and for higher prices because of my experience and amount of positive feedback on eBay.

  • Our listings average over 500,000 page impressions worldwide every month.

  • I am licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupatinal Affairs to be a Trading Assistant. My License number is TRA0000007

 

My History

  • I have sold over 24,000 items and have over 14,000 unique positive feedback comments.

  • Over 18 years experience with eBay auctions.

  • Nearly six years experience with web-based B2B reverse auctions.

  • BS degree in Operations Management from Penn Sate with an emphasis in eCommerce and Business Communications.

  • Participated as a panelist at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College to discuss and answer questions about my success.

  • United States Marine Corps veteran and I achieved the rank of Sergeant in less than four years and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal.

 

Chronological Highlights

  • In March of 2018, Doug Luthringer was invited to present at Mercyhurst University North East's campus as part of the Cultural Series on the topic of Online Buying & Selling.

  • In September of 2013, Doug Luthringer was invited to speak about his online sales experience at the eCommerce Forum at Gannon Univerisity's Technology Incubator in Erie, PA. A link to the conference: http://www.emarketinglearningcenter.org/for%20business/events/9-13%20Ecommerce%20Day/EcommerceDay2013

  • In September of 2012, we began airing a TV commercial about our eBay consignment services. You can view that here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6u9Oe_PPUE

  • June 3rd, 2012 Doug Luthringer was interviewed by WQLN Radio: http://www.wqln.org/main/radio/we%20question%20and%20learn/

  • In March of 2011, Thefastmall eBay Selling Services was featured in the Erie Times-News: http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110323/NEWS02/303229909/-1/NEWSSITEMAP

  • In December of 2009, Thefastmall eBay Selling Services became an investor in the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth partnership.

  • In September of 2009, I was contacted by the Better Business Bureau and they gave Thefastmall.com an A+ accreditation.

  • In July of 2009, I was interviewed by  local TV stations WSEE and WICU to speak on the topic of eBay safety and how to look out for email scams.

  • In Feburary of 2009, I received my Tradiing Assistant license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. License number TRA000007.

  • In August of 2007, I presented the topic of Google AdWords strategy at an eMarketing and Sales conference in Franklin, PA.

  • In May of 2007, I was invited to participate in a forum to disuss a Youth Entrepreneurship strategy in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

  • In April of 2007, I was an expert panelist during the "Marketing Strategies for Manufacturers: Using Search Engines and More..." seminar that that hosted by the Northwest Industrial Resource Center in cooperation with the The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT in Erie, PA.

  • In January of 2007, I was featured on WICU-TV 12 News in Erie, PA to discuss best business practices when selling on eBay and how have more confidence when buying on eBay.

  • In December of 2006, I presented to Penn State Erie MBA students and government professionals how to begin to use reverse auctions.

  • In November of 2006, I presented to over 300 people at 4 state-level government associations' conferences about reverse auctions.

  • In October of 2006, I successfully sold a semi-truck for a commercial financial lending institution for $17,600 which was $2,600 more than they expected to get.

  • In October of 2006, I presented the topic of reverse auctions to the Purchasing Directors and Managers of the BIG 10 purchasing consortium in State College, PA and business school students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College in Erie, PA.

  • In September of 2006, I presented to over 25 elected and appointed public officials on the topic of reverse auctions.

  • In June of 2006, I was invited to be a guest speaker for Penn State Erie MBA students about the application and strategy used for B2B reverse auctions.

  • In June of 2006, I taught the Beyond the Basics: Advanced eBay Selling Techniques course at the Corry Higher Education building in Corry, PA in collaboration with the Gannon University SBDC and The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT.

  • In May of 2006, I taught The Basics of eBay Selling course in Corry, PA in collaboration with the Gannon University SBDC and The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT.

  • In April of 2006, I taught The Basics of eBay Buying course at Gannon University in Erie, PA in collaboration with the Gannon University SBDC and The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT.

  • In March of 2006, I taught The Basics of eBay Selling course in Corry, PA in collaboration with the Gannon University SBDC and The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT.

  • In Febryary of 2006, I taught the Beyond the Basics:Advanced eBay Selling Techniques course at Knowledge Park in Harborcreek, PA in collaboration with the Gannon University SBDC and The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT.

  • In February of 2006, I taught The Basics of eBay Selling course in Titusville, PA in collaboration with the Gannon University SBDC and The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT.

  • In January of 2006, I taught The Basics of eBay Selling course at Gannon University in Erie, PA in collaboration with the Gannon University SBDC and The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT.

  • In December of 2005, I taught the Beyond the Basics:Advanced eBay Selling Techniques course at The Mercer County PA Career Link in Sharon, PA.

  • In November of 2005, I taught The Basics of eBay Selling course at The Mercer County PA Career Link in Sharon, PA.

  • In October of 2005, I taught a corporate purchasing department of a Top 50 Medical Center The Basics of eBay Selling course to teach them how to sell their salvage and excess inventory on eBay.

  • In September of 2005, I was invited to be a guest speaker at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College to talk about Google AdWords account creation and strategic campaign management for an upper level business course in E-Commerce.

  • In September and October of 2005, I taught Beyond the Basics: Advanced Selling Techniques for eBay Sellers to small business owners for The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT in Erie, PA.

  • In September of 2005, I taught The Basics of eBay Selling for The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT at Knowledge Center in Knowledge Park in Erie, PA.

  • In August of 2005, I presented to 45 manufacturing and service businesses on the topic of the basics of Google AdWords. This presentation covered how they can reach a global market without spending thousands of advertising dollars.

  • In July of 2005 I taught The Basics of eBay Selling as a seminar to nearly 100 students at Gannon University's Small Business Development Center in Erie, PA.

  • In June of 2005 I independently hosted and taught two eBay Selling Basics classes to the general public.

  • In May of 2005 I was a featured panelist at The Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT's "eMarketing and eSales II: Top Line Growth" conference to talk about eBay selling and Google Adwords' implementation into small and medium size businesses.