|Mon Nov 8 2010 10:34:33|
Nominate Your Favorite Online Marketplace
By: Ina Steiner
One of the most popular features we've run on AuctionBytes during the past 11 years has been our "Sellers Choice Awards." The Sellers Choice Awards allow sellers to rate their favorite online marketplaces in five important areas - Profitability, Customer Service, Communication, Ease of Use, and whether or not you would recommend the venue to other sellers.
The results got a lot of coverage, since this was the first time that marketplaces had been rated in this fashion. (After all, the marketplaces and shoppers rate merchants, so it was about time sellers were allowed to rate the marketplaces!)
The Sellers Choice Award still get hefty traffic from merchants who are looking for alternative sites on which to sell. In January, we'll be holding the 2nd annual Sellers Choice awards, and are making a couple of tweaks to the process. First, we'll be expanding the field from 15 to 16 choices. We'll also be running a "primary" poll through the end of December that will allow merchants to nominate their favorite venues to be included on the final ballot (the Sweet Sixteen) for voting.
If you want your favorite marketplace to show up on the final ballot, it's important that you nominate them to appear. We've expanded the selection, and have also included a write-in slot for any venue not appearing on the ballot. If you want to make sure you can vote for your favorite marketplace in January, please make your nominations right away. Remember, there are only 16 available slots, so not every marketplace will make the final cut!
Nominate your marketplace here
(Note that if you click the link after already making your nominations, it will take you to AuctionBytes.com.)
Once we've selected the marketplaces based on your feedback, we'll send out the official survey in early January, so you can rate the marketplaces - the results of the 2nd annual Sellers Choice Awards will then be published in late January.
With more sellers than ever going multi-channel, we expect a huge turnout, and are excited to see which marketplaces have improved since last year - and be sure to tell your friends and colleagues!