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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 862 - October 05, 2004 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 5

eBay Drop-off Stores: News Roundup

By Ina Steiner
October 05, 2004

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AuctionDrop appointed Paul Vaillancourt to Vice President of Customer Service. Vaillancourt's goal is to replicate the high-touch experience available at AuctionDrop's original store locations to the more than 3,400 The UPS Store locations nationwide that now serve as AuctionDrop drop-off centers.

Snappy Auctions opened an eBay drop-off center in Atlanta at 3228-A Roswell Road near the intersection of Roswell and Peachtree in the Buckhead community. Co-owners Damon Mushrush, Travis Jones and Michael Holt plan to open six more locations in the Atlanta area in the next six months. Snappy Auctions opened its first store in Nashville in October 2003 and began franchising in 2004.

Jim Mannella is selling his drop-off business SoldOnTheNet.com on eBay, one of several auctions for drop-off businesses in recent months.

Auctioning4u, one of the first eBay drop-off stores in the UK, opened a second location last month at Stall 18, 161 Portobello Road, London W11, just weeks after the launch of the company’s flagship store in Brook Green, London W14.

QuikDrop International granted Kevin Frye rights to open 16 QuikDrop eBay drop-off stores in parts of Ohio and Indiana. QuikDrop also granted Susan Mell development rights to open 24 QuikDrop eBay drop-off stores in areas including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Meyers and Naples. The first QuikDrop retail store will open in Tampa this December. And QuikDrop granted Brian Collins, James Posca and Chris Maragos area development rights to open 34 QuikDrop eBay drop-off stores in parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The first Pennsylvania based QuikDrop store will open in December.

iSoldIt is featured on the FundRaisers.com Web site.

Estates Online, a service for consignment sellers, has posted a new pricing policy and will offer 30 days free service while users consider which plan is best for them.

See AuctionBytes chart of consignment services at:

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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