EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1157 - November 23, 2005     5 of 6

QuikDrop to Use Google Base in eBay Consignment Activities

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QuikDrop International, a chain of eBay drop-off stores with over 90 retail locations nationwide announced it is now listing all items received from its customers on Google Base and Froogle in addition to listing them on eBay.

"Google Base and Froogle are driving several thousand new potential buyers to our listings every hour," said Michael Banks, President of QuikDrop. "We expect these numbers to increase substantially as more people adopt Google search technology to find products for sale on the Internet. This increased exposure is significant because it allows us to get more money for our customers' items."

Google Base is a service in test mode in which anyone, from large companies to website owners and individuals, can submit content in the form of data items. Included so far are links cars for sale, something that has ecommerce and classifieds sites concerned, especially classified aggregators. (

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