- As of last week there were 1714 registered users, and they are growing by 50 users a day on avg.
- There are 58,000 items listed on the site. They are adding about 1,000 new items a day.
- Their Alexa ranking was 1,857,292 on Aug 2nd and they are at 344,257 today
- They are averaging  plus visits a day with over [2,000] uniques and growing.
Monday, September 15, 2008
You Can Find eBay's Soul At Bonanzle.com!
Over the past few months, I've heard quite a bit about a new ecommerce site called Bonanzle, so I finally took a look at it. I was surprised to find a fresh looking, easy to use site, that has a sense of community and reminds me a lot of the early days of eBay.
During eBay's formative years, the site grew as sellers sold their wares to other sellers. It was a real trading community. Soon after going public, eBay began to change and if you look at the site now you might say they've lost their soul.
Bonanzle, has a fresh, 2008 look and feel, is easy to navigate and has some nice Web 2.0 features that help facilitate a sense of community. Many of the sellers there, sell to each other, raising the comparison to the early days at eBay.
Many of my readers are small sellers, who are struggling to find an alternative to eBay and while there are many choices out there, each of them has there own issues. Bonanzle has the "soul" of eBay and is benefiting from the network effect that helped eBay grow.
Bonanzle, allows eBay sellers to import their hard earned feedback, as well as their current eBay listings and sellers can be up and running in no time. The site has a merchandising feature called a Bonanza, that allows sellers to participate in a sale or promotion and benefit from focused traffic.
I reached out to the Founder, Bill Harding, to get some information on traffic and other statistics and here's what I came up with:
The site just came out of Beta and is ramping up for the holiday season and based on what I've seen and heard from those who've already set-up shop there, Bonanzle is putting the fun back into online selling.
For many large sellers, fun is not part of the equation, but for the small sellers who make-up the backbone of eBay, online selling is more of a lifestyle choice and they want to enjoy what they do.
If you are an eBay seller and looking for an alternative to eBay for your product, I would suggest you try out Bonanzle.com
For those of you who have already setup shop there, please use the comments section to share your impressions.
Just my 15%