- 22951 users
- 6763 Sellers
- 180,000 unique visitors a month (Dec's numbers) and growing.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Bonanzle Closing in on 1 Million Listings
Just thought I would give you all an update on what's happening over at Bonanzle. They are approaching a milestone of 1 million listings in about 6 months time. Currently they are at
989,658 and should reach 1 million by the end of the day and they are doing this while making hard decisions; like limiting booths (storefronts) to 10,000 listings max.
Here are some other numbers.
There has been lots of talk recently about the eBay alternatives and it seems like there is a new site opening up just about every day -- not all of these alternatives will survive, but I think Bonanzle has one of the best shots.
First off, they are not trying to be something they are not. They are concentrating on small to mid-size sellers of unique and hard-to-find items rather than going after large retailers or commodity type items. They are already at break-even financially in less than a year and will be expanding their marketing efforts in the months ahead now that they have a solid base of product and they understand community and are keeping an open channel of communication with their users.
2009 may be a challenging year for eBay, but alternative sites like Bonanzle are going to get some traction in this down economy.
Just my 15%