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".

February 28, 2009

About Bonanzle

About Bonanzle

Prior to the web's arrival in the mid-90's, when you bought an item from a seller, you saw their face and learned their name. And if you weren't in a hurry, you talked. Two people that share tastes in clothes, collectibles, or high end purses have a connection that lends itself to good conversation. Feedback systems hadn't been invented, but through conversing with a seller, you reliably determined their credibility. If you were a smooth talker, you'd finish the discussion by negotiating a lower price on your target item. There was a lot right in how person-to-person commerce worked before the web.

Of course, there was also a lot wrong with it: playing endless phone tag, driving to the seller's house, and not being able to see your item before you played endless phone tag and drove to the seller's house. As such, when eBay was released in 1995, buyers breathed a sigh of relief at the newfound convenience. Many buyers and sellers forgot the benefits of having real people involved in the transactions, and quickly settled in for countless anonymous transactions.

At Bonanzle, we're through with settling. We've created a marketplace focused on the type of items that people are passionate about: items that you can't find mass produced on Amazon, like purses, clothing, antiques, jewelry, memorabilia, and collectibles (we call our niche "everything but the ordinary"). Then, we round up the people that are passionate about these items, and we make it easy to get back the benefits you gave up when became faceless.

Negotiate in real time, browse through hand-picked items, visit a virtual garage sale (we call them " Bonanzas"), or just get wished a happy birthday. Shopping with the friendliest social community online, we hope you'll discover there's a lot to like about making people relevant again.

About The Team

The Bonanzle team is comprised of action-minded experts whose first priority is giving users an experience that makes them feel like they rule.


Bill Harding, Founder

Bill's long history of entrepreneurial pursuits began at age 11, when he founded a candy store within his elementary school that grossed hundreds of dollars annually. Bill's passion for seeing a great idea become reality has continued ever since, with a series of profitable businesses stretching from a self-published magazine to an online laptop store to a casual games development team.

Bill founded Bonanzle in January of 2007. He now spends his time as the lead programmer and chief vision keeper of Bonanzle, ensuring that the site continues to develop as the simplest and most user friendly marketplace online.

Most recently before Bonanzle, Bill he worked as the technical lead on a series of multi-million dollar Nintendo DS titles at Amaze Entertainment. He graduated the University of Washington Computer Software Systems program with a BS.


Mark Dorsey, Co-Founder

Mark is no stranger in the world of start-ups. Mark was bit by the entrepreneurial bug in 1997 when he founded Dorsey Floral LLC. In 2001 Mark's company was recognized by The Puget Sound Business Journal as "One of Washington's 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies." After more than twenty years in the floral industry Mark was ready for a new challenge.

Mark joined Bonanzle in June of 2008 as the Chief Raconteur. A Raconteur is "One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit." Mark's main focus is to help refine and carry out our marketing efforts.

And That's Not All...!

Also significantly involved in creating Bonanzle and deserving of a big thanks: Jordan (programming), Zac (design), Bob (programming), geoffco design (initial prototype and

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