“We’re celebrating mightily here at eBid,” said Mark Wilkinson, co-founder of eBid. “It’s been very gratifying to see our recent changes of early 2012 taking hold and being reflecting in our total live listing numbers. Since our founding in 1999, we have worked hard to make eBid one of the friendliest, fairest and most economical auction sites in the world and we’re thrilled that our efforts are being recognized.”
The primary factor in eBid’s popularity are its surprisingly fair sales fees. Unlike eBay which charges a listing fee of $.10 – $2 per item, eBid doesn’t charge a listing fee and it offers sellers substantially lower “final value fees”. eBay charges a final value fee of 7.5% – 13.5% while eBid’s final value fees range from 0% to a max of only 3%. All transactions are completely secure, utilizing PPPay.com, Google Checkout or PayPal with Moneybookers coming soon.
But low fees aren’t the only lucrative angle for eBid’s members. With eBid’s affiliate program, participants who add banners/links to their website, emails or Facebook pages can earn up to $104.99 for a single referral! Affiliates are rewarded for not only sign-ups to the basic eBid “Buyer” account status but also when the referral makes a free upgrade to “Seller” status and, most impressive of all, affiliates are rewarded with 50% of any upgrade fees when their referrals upgraded to “Seller+” status.
More information on eBid’s affiliate program is available here – http://forums.ebid.net/showthread.php?154814-eBid-Affiliate-Program-News
eBid recently responded to consumer demand by adding the unique “Make An Offer” button to its site. After polling its forum members, eBid found that over 90% of respondents were most interested in an option that could bridge the gap between competing against multiple bidders (and possibly being outbid), and simply clicking the “BuyNow” option which might list an item at a much higher price than the buyer is really interested in. The third option of “Make An Offer” strikes the fairest balance between these concerns.
Besides low final value fees for individual sales, eBid offers an upgrade option to “Seller+” status for higher volume merchants. A one-time fee of $49.49 gives the seller a lifetime of zero listing fees and zero final value fees, or merchants may take advantage of a short-term subscription upgrade ($1.99 for 7 Days / $6.99 for 30 Days / $16.99 for 90 Days).
About eBid.net (www.ebid.net)
Founded in the UK in 1999, eBid.net is now a global company with a presence in 23 territories across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America. With a commitment to person to person online auctions, eBid.net is recognized as the “best eBay alternative” by Webuser Magazine.