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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1076 - August 02, 2005 - ISSN 1539-5065    1 of 4

BuySafe Launches First All-Bonded Shopping Site

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
August 02, 2005




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BuySafe has launched the BuySafe Bonded Shopping Network, a shopping portal featuring eBay and Overstock auction and fixed-price listings exclusively from bonded sellers. All transactions are guaranteed up to $25,000 per listing through the BuySafe program.

buySAFEshopping.com currently features approximately 1.5 million bonded items - more than $700 million in merchandise. Shoppers can browse categories where they will find auctions and fixed-price listings in order of price (shoppers can choose to sort by time ending). Shoppers can also click on tabs to narrow the search to items exclusively from eBay or Overstock Auctions. Clicking on the seller name limits results to items exclusively from that seller.

Sellers' items that are bonded through BuySafe are automatically listed on the site. All bonded sellers whose items appear on buySAFEshopping.com have passed BuySafe's comprehensive business inspection process, and their transactions are continuously monitored by BuySafe.

BuySafe CEO Jeff Grass said, "BuySafe's Bonded Shopping Network gives online shoppers a quick and easy way to shop the safest and most reputable sellers on the Internet. As ecommerce fraud has grown, online shoppers have become increasingly wary of buying from sellers they don't know. buySAFEshopping.com eliminates this problem for both the buyer and the seller. When shoppers see the buySAFE Seal, they know that the merchant is trustworthy and reliable, and that their transaction is guaranteed."

In addition to helping shoppers buy safely, buySAFEshopping.com also helps online sellers become more successful. Bonded sellers are identified with the BuySafe credibility seal.

Jonathan Garriss, CEO of Gotham City Online, sells merchandise on nearly all the online markets, including eBay, Shopping.com and Shopzilla. Garriss feel shoppers who are not preoccupied with uncertainty will purchase more.

Rob Caskey has joined BuySafe as Senior Director of Buyer Marketing to help drive buyer traffic to BuySafe bonded items. Caskey has over 10 years of experience in online consumer marketing, including helping launch and promote PBS Online in the mid '90s and co-founding SimplyWireless.com, a leading online wireless-phone retailer.

http://www.buysafeshopping.com

http://www.buysafe.com

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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