|Wed May 5 2010 22:41:55|
AuctionBytes to Begin Highlighting Multi-Channel Sellers
By: Ina Steiner
Limiting your sales to one venue, it seems, is becoming passe. While many merchants may have cut their teeth on eBay, a substantial number of sellers have moved on or diversified their sales channels to include Amazon, Bonanzle, eCrater, or the multitude of platforms available to them. Of course, the "Golden Grail" for many merchants is developing their own retail site, allowing them to brand their business and maintain as much control of their sales as possible.
So how does a merchant jump into the pool, or at least dip their toes into it? Beginning in June, we will kick off a new series in AuctionBytes-Update, featuring merchants who have made the leap to multi-channel. By profiling sellers who have branched out, we will not only share their stories, we'll also share some of the valuable lessons they learned along the way.
It's a win-win situation. If you have already made the transition to multi-channel selling, your feature will be on the home page of AuctionBytes for two weeks, a site that gets over 5 million monthly page views. And if you are not yet selling on multiple sites, you will get valuable insight into how you can start, which venues are the most viable, and what challenges you'll encounter when starting your own retail site!
If you're interested in exploring this opportunity, let us know a little bit about yourself, and we'll get in touch with those who meet the following criteria:
- You must be selling on a minimum of 3 channels
- You should have your own website or storefront, even if it's in the early stages of development
If you meet the qualifications listed above, please visit this page and let us know who you are and how to contact you.
- You don't have to be a mega-seller, but you should be experienced selling online in multiple channels!
And if you aren't selling multi-channel yet, what questions would you like us to ask sellers who are? What's holding you back? If you are selling on multiple channels, what would you like to learn more about to help you thrive? Let us know below - and if you know someone who would make a good candidate for a merchant profile, send them a link to this blog post.