EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2597 - July 29, 2011     5 of 5

Auctiva Gives Prizes to eBay Sellers in New Video Contest

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Auctiva is giving sellers the chance to win a 1-year subscription to its eBay listing service, free shipping insurance, sourcing coupons, custom design services and more in a video-making contest that kicks off next week.

Sellers must create a commercial about, upload their commercial to YouTube and share the link on Auctiva's Facebook wall. Commercials can be about, in general, or a particular feature or set of features.

Winners of "Lights, Camera, Auctiva!" can receive up to one year on Auctiva's Diamond Plan, coupons to wholesale sourcing site AliExpress, up to $100 in free Auctiva Shipping Insurance, a custom listing template or logo designed by one of Auctiva's professional designers and more.

The "Wackiest Entry" winner will earn a 10-minute phone call with Auctiva founder Jeff Schlicht as well as a pound of coffee stolen from the Auctiva break room and Auctiva gear.

The contest runs from August 1 through the end of September. More details are available on the Auctiva website.

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