Welcome To The Selling Lounge!

We are a friendly forum where sellers help sellers to help our/your online E-Commerce Business grow by having a place of resources and support along with help in promoting ourselves and each other.

I have been selling on line since 2003 in which I started out with eBay where I was doing very well as a Powerseller until all the fee hikes and changes. I then opened up my first Website almost 2 years ago and have been a member of a few very nice informative E-Commerce Forums and have learned so much about this new world of online selling that I wanted to have all my information in one place to help me succeed and by doing that helping others at the same time.

I have noticed that there is a ton of information out there on the net to help us become successful business owners and there are certain things that we must do in order to get our products out there and noticed and to get the buyers to us.

So I'm hoping that we can all share with each other "our tips" of "what works" and "what does not work".

December 16, 2008

Vote for Best eBay Alternative, and Other Marketplace News

Vote for Best eBay Alternative, and Other Marketplace News
By Ina Steiner
December 16, 2008
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The 2009 Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Awards is asking small businesses to vote for the best eBay alternative and storefront/shopping cart. The magazine chose four ecommerce sites from which voters can choose: Bonanzle, eCrater, Etsy and Wigix. Storefront/Shopping Carts include E-junkie; SearchFit eCommerce Platform v8; Volusion Gold Plan; and Yahoo Merchant Solutions Standard Plan. Voting runs through midnight, January 9, 2009, and the winners will be announced on January 28, 2009. Vote here

Alibris launched "Inventory Demand" for Gold sellers. The tool helps sellers to make pricing and acquisition decisions by providing data such as current for sale pricing data (including highest, lowest, and average prices), recommended list pricing, and the last ten sales across all of sales channels.

Cqout was featured on BBC2's Working Lunch last week. The site said it's up to 920,000+ live listings. Director Tony Newton said CQout is powering a new site ( (not owned or operated by them) that seeks to generate funds for the Help For Heroes campaign.

iOffer announced that international buyers can now conveniently browse the site and view item listings in their local currency. Users may click on the country name on the top right side of the page to update their country setting. "Prices are adjusted and estimated based on daily exchange rates. However, all negotiations and transactions are still completed in U.S. Dollars."

The Australian site Trading Post launched a new mobile shopping site. General Manager of Sensis Mobile Amanda Brook said, �With the new mobile search, bid and buy capability, Trading Post on your mobile offers real time access to all Trading Post inventory, including classifieds and auction ad listings. Australians can now find great bargains while they�re on the go, or without having to leave the comfort of their couch." Trading Post said that for the first time in Australia, buyers and sellers can receive free SMS alerts informing them when their auction is ending, when they�ve won or been outbid, as well as being able to send any classified or auction ads to their mobile. To receive a direct link to Trading Post Mobile text the word TPMobile to 0415 268 766.

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