eBid is an auction platform very similar to eBay. It was created in 1998 in the United Kingdom and has become one of the best options to find products at incredible prices.
It works like any other auction site, that is, the seller offers his product and determines a starting price, from that moment, it only remains to wait for the bids from buyers and the end of the auction. If the seller wants, he can even stipulate a fixed selling price and if someone bids it, he automatically gets the product.
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Two ways to sell
As on eBay, products can be sold by auction or by direct purchase price. Everything as the seller wishes.
Although its catalog is not very broad, on eBid all kinds of products can be put up for auction, including electronics, books, clothing, antiques, jewelry, toys, artwork, magazines and more.
One of its strong points is the fact that commissions are much lower than other platforms, as low as 3%.
Users can use eBid whether they are in Spain or in most countries in the Americas.
Setting up auctions
Opening an auction is quite easy, just choose the appropriate categories and subcategories, upload a photo and set the conditions of the auction, for example, from what amount to start with, the bidding increment, the duration and whether it will have a direct purchase price.
eBid is a free auction platform, you do not have to pay anything for registration or permanence. However, as a seller you must pay a flat fee of 3% for each sale.
If you are looking for a broad marketplace to auction your second-hand goods, eBid is one of the best alternatives you can consider. Although its popularity and quantity of products is lower than eBay (after all, it is the largest auction site on the net) as a buyer you have a high chance of finding what you are looking for and as a seller it is possible to reach a fairly large audience among which your buyer may be.
For the seller it is very easy to use and in just minutes you can have your used products ready to receive bids according to the conditions you have set when creating your publication.
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About the author
I work as an independent eCommerce and Amazon consultant.
I work for: Estrella Damm, Intersport, Bella Aurora, Lladró, Textura Interiors, Nice Things Palomas, Castañer, Due-Home and many other clients.
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