EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1283 - May 19, 2006     3 of 4

eBay Drop-off Store Takes Affiliate Marketing 'Offline'

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Robin Etchison, co-owner with Jim Coady of an eBay drop-off store in Maryland, is offering what amounts to an affiliate marketing program to attract business. When people refer a customer to We Sell It 4U, they will receive 3 percent of the net of any items that the client sells, including all future sales by that client. Etchison says there is no limit to the number of referrals someone can make.

In a business with tight margins, Etchison is betting on referrals to help attract quality consignors.

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