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Options other than eBay - any advice?


max_plus
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20 Feb 11 03:51:48 am
I was just browsing the forums and couldn't find much information on alternatives to EBAY??? It is well known that E Bay is a huge online marketing tool, but what are some other options out there????


alice-salehoo
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20 Feb 11 07:49:10 pm
Hi Max_Plus,

I'm glad that you want to check out some other alternative marketplaces :)

Some popular ones are:

Bonanza.com (formerly Bonanzle.com), Artfire.com, Addoway.com, RubyLane.com

You also might want to check out these articles and reviews on the platforms (make sure you read the comments sections to see what other sellers have said about about each one).

List of eBay Alternatives:

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eCrater Review:

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Seller's Choice Marketplace Ratings:

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Bonanza info:

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There are tons of alternatives to eBay out there. If you find a few that you are interested in, feel free to post on out forum asking members about their experiences.

www.salehoo.com/forum/


fudjj
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20 Feb 11 09:36:08 pm
Alice has given you some good info to get you started there, but don't over look doing your own site. Yes, usually the hardest place of all to generate traffic, but I think anyone who intends on making online sales a long term successful venture should focus on developing a site in the long term.


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satya
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20 Feb 11 10:04:48 pm
Hi Ryan,

Here's an article you might also be interested in reading -

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All the best!


max_plus
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20 Feb 11 10:08:57 pm
I've spent a little time digging around and wanted to share my results for alternative sites to EBAY that I found appealing. I haven't personally used any of these sites but just wanted to share my results.

UBid -www.ubid.com/
Amazon - www.amazon.com/
EBid - www.ebid.net/
Quick Slaes - www.quicksales.com.au/default.aspx
US Freee Ads - www.usfreeads.com/
Craigs List -sfbay.craigslist.org/
EPier - www.epier.com/
Ziing - www.ziing.com/
Sell Stuff - www.sellstuff.cc/
I Offer - www.ioffer.com/
Online Auction - www.onlineauction.com/
Google Auctions - www.gooleauctions.com/
Swap Space - www.swapace.com/
The Soc Exchange - www.thesocexchange.com/


max_plus
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20 Feb 11 10:14:32 pm
Alice has given you some good info to get you started there, but don't over look doing your own site. Yes, usually the hardest place of all to generate traffic, but I think anyone who intends on making online sales a long term successful venture should focus on developing a site in the long term.


I totally agree with you, and have been hunting for some web sites that offer web designs to fit my needs. So far I've been looking into:

Xsite Pro - www.xsitepro.com/
Wix - www.wix.com/
Go Daddywww.godaddy.com
Shopify - www.shopify.com/
Host Gator - www.hostgator.com/


richelle_salehoo1
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20 Feb 11 10:55:36 pm
Hi Max-Plus,

Welcome to SaleHoo! You've got a good list for both auction site alternatives and website hosting.

Here's one of Alice's recent blogs that may help point you towards the right alternative for eBay - Link hidden: Login to view

Also, here are posts from other members who also ventured into starting their own site -

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All the best! :)


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max_plus
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21 Feb 11 12:23:12 am
Thanks Everyone, The Input provided has been very helpful so far.


 

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