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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 974 - March 15, 2005 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 2

eBay Drop-Off Stores News for March 15, 2005

By Lissa McGrath
March 15, 2005

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AuctionSeller-UK, based in Mold, Wales, recently launched a nationwide UK consignment company. Although modeled after US eBay drop-off stores, AuctionSeller-UK has tailored its business to the British market. Items are sent from clients to AuctionSeller-UK headquarters using pre-paid post office shipping labels. As well as traditional consignment services, AuctionSeller-UK also offers staff training to UK businesses who wish to develop an eBay business and sell their own inventory.

Sunshine Pack and Ship, a pack and ship company headquartered in Sarasota, CA, recently announced they will be offering consignment services in each of their 28 franchise locations across the country.

QuikDrop has announced 11 new drop-off stores to be opened in Northern Ohio, Northern Indiana and West Virginia. Patrick O’Connell, the area developer for these new stores, opened his first location in Maineville, Ohio last week. QuikDrop also announced 23 locations to open in Washington and Idaho. Anthony Garcia will be opening the first store in Boise, ID in April. QuikDrop is a franchise consignment company with locations nationwide and in the international market.

Snappy Auctions has announced a new drop-off store to open in Stafford, VA. The new store will be located at Garrison Village, 395 Garrisonville Road, Unit 108, Stafford, VA 22554 and is scheduled to open during the second week of April. Plans are in the works for two more locations to open in Fredricksburg by next year. Snappy Auctions is a franchise consignment company headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Yard Sale Drop-Off (YSDO), a subsidiary of Total Identity Corp (TIC), opened its first retail location in Pompano Beach, FL. As well as consignment services, YSDO has a retail section of brand name clothing and licensed sports items which are available to the public at near wholesale prices.

About the author:

Lissa McGrath is the author of three eBay books, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to eBay" 2nd Edition (Alpha, 2010); "The Pocket Idiot's Guide to eBay Motors" (Alpha, 2008); and "20 Questions To Ask Before Selling On eBay" (Career Press, 2006). She is also the editor of eight other eBay books. You can reach Lissa directly at lissa (at) lissamcgrath (dot) com or through her website http://www.lissamcgrath.com.

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