Thursday, November 20, 2008

In Honor Of Everything but the Ordinary Blog Day

Today is the Everything But The Ordinary Blog Day. Now why is Bonanzle different? Why is it the place everyone is flocking to? Why do the members fall in love with this site? Heres some simple reasons...

* Easy sign up
* Easy one page listings
* Socialize, Sell & Buy all in the same spot
* Helpful & friendly members
* Many sellers you will find offer layaways
* Many sellers offering gift certificates
* Many forms of payment able to be accepted
* Sellers can import listings from ebay & Craigslist
* The feeling of being in control of your business again
* BONANZAS (Special sales booths hold great way to find awesome bargains)
* Tickle Me Tuesday another Bonanzle event to find special savings
* Weekday & Weekend challenges YEP even MORE special savings
* Personalized customer support from the site when needed
* Membership growing each day by leaps & bounds
* FREEBIES - Yes you can find FREE items in many sellers booths
* Sellers able to accept OFFERS and make DEALS because they are not paying a huge amount in fees.

The list of wonderful things about Bonanzle can go on and on. Just see my more detailed blog posts about Bonazle & about Tickle Me Tuesday to find out even more.

For now take a peek at some of the items you can find on Bonanzle right now each one is from a different booth and just think this is only a drop in the bucket.

Need a New Voodoo Doll?

Did You Miss Obama Make History Washington Post

Or Pick Up Some Adorable Christmas Charms

Even Aprons For Your Dishsoap Bottle

Stylish Unique Hand Made Reversible Baby Bibs

Even One Of A Kind Hand Made Purses

You can find all kinds of things on Bonanzle from the everyday needs, to the just have to have its! You can find the What on earth is its and the rare hard to find its! best of all You can find IT whatever IT is at a great deal or make an offer to a seller for one item or a BUNCH! Saving you tons of money!

Hope to see you over there. I could post more pictures and tell you even more but why not just stop by and see for yourself. The links to sign up on Bonanzle and my own booth are all over my blog so come on if you are reading this you know you just gotta see what this BONANZLE thing is all about.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tickle Me Tuesday On Bonanzle

Looking forward to my second time participating in this event on Bonanzle. Its called Tickle me Tuesday or TMT for short. Sellers sign up to join in the fun and a list is compiled of everyone playing. Each person involved offers a special of some sort. Some offer free shipping, others a percentage off of your order, and others free gifts. The idea of TMT is for the players to visit other booths participating and tag items in their booths. So say I stop in at a booth and see a beautiful pair of earrings I would tag them as beautiful. Tagging helps sellers items show up on the front page of the site which is constantly changing.

The first TMT I participated in was a lot of fun and I got to see booths I had not seen yet and meet people when I visited their booths. I am looking forward to meeting even more people tomorrow as the list is really long of those that joined in for this weeks.

So if your a member of Bonanzle be sure to stop by the TMT thread on the forum and check out the deals all the sellers are offering. If you are not a member yet it will be a great time to join. Even if you are not a participant in TMT it does not matter ANYONE can take advantage of the specials being offered by all the sellers.

Myself I decided to offer 25% off all orders and Free gifts with orders over 25.00 in honor of TMT.

I guess I better get my butt in bed soon so I am up bright and early to make my rounds to all the wonderful booths and take advantage of the sales.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Move Over eBay Your Competition Is Finally Here

I have been selling online for over ten years about now. I started back when Yahoo auctions was popular and eBay was still a nice place to be. Many times I have wished I had saved and invested some of the money I made back then between Yahoo, eBay, and the many other old time online auction sites that have come and gone over the years. I was about to give up lately and stick to only selling books on Amazon but then friends kept telling me about a site called Bonanzle. At first I figured another fly by night site or one where my things would sit and never make a sale like happened to me over on Bidville (Which is also a site gone under). However finally I decided to take a leap, I mean my only other options were to sit and do nothing or go into the business of selling used shoes and socks and such online (Yep I found there is a market for your used dirty clothing, what a world lol).

I took the leap and signed up over on Bonanzle. Right away I noticed that the people there were really friendly and very pumped about the site and not just in words but in actions also. I used to run a Loves To eBay Network so I know how important it is for people to put words into action when promoting something. If you just sit back and try to ride it out and put nothing into what you are doing it will go nowhere. This site Bonanzle was different. In so many ways. That was the first one I noticed though "Active people" very nice change.

Then I made my profile and noticed they had a place to enter my website address. How nice is that? I remember the days when I could put things like that on my eBay about me page without getting booted into the cold, but those days are long since gone too. Not on Bonanzle though, they even had a nice spot for me to enter my URL and they made it into a link for me saving me the trouble of hunting down html code I have for links. What nice people huh?

Wait I noticed something else on my profile page it had a little number for users referred. What is this all about. Later come to find out they award you when you let people know about the site. I had already been pumping out invites to the site before I found out about that, because its just that good of a site, but these guys want to give their members a pat on the back for letting people know about a site that works? A site that you would invite your friends and family to anyway and they want to give you something for doing that? WOW! Thats all I have to say about that. Needless to say when I can I share my referral link because heck if they want to reward me for something I am going to be doing anyway.... I am all for that.

Then there is the fees. Oh no those dreaded horrible fees we all hate so much. We know all about those. They are the things eBay kept increasing. The more we would sell the harder we worked the bigger they got the more they took from us. You just have to love that. Nope not me it sent me running for the hills honestly. I barely ever list on eBay anymore at all. I am doubting I will ever go back there now even to buy. I can't see supporting them when they ripped apart the mom and pop's around the nation who made them what they are today. On Bonanzle though they don't make me pay just to list an item on their site. They have fees, what site thats going to succeed would not have them? Instead though Bonanzle will not take my money unless I get results. Hence when I sell something they take out a low final value fee. I can sell any item up to 10.00 and only pay .50 cents for that item sold. The fee chart goes up gradually but does not surpass 10.00 and that is for if you sold something for I believe it is 1,000.00. You just can't beat that. A site with traffic and low fees only if your item(s) sell.

I bet your thinking your going to have to jump through a million complicated hoops in order to list an item on Bonanzle now. Nope! You hit Sell and you come to a very simple one page listing screen. You can upload your photo and while it is uploading fill in your item info. No time spent twiddling your thumbs waiting for a picture to upload here. Then you can crop it with the built in simple editor. The time I save with their listing process is amazing. On Bonanzle I also don't have to play keep up with the Jone's with making my listing big and fancy with backgrounds and graphics galore. I can simply tell what the item is and describe it add the picture and I am done. Its the norm there. Again so much time not wasted in listing items on Bonanzle.

The forums are wonderful too. I cannot believe the helpful, fun and friendly posts I come across every day. The environment just lifts your spirits and keeps you going. Of course you get the one or two posts of complaining about I don't have any sales coming from people who just started. I have seen most of those people encouraged by others and instead of giving up they push on and start making those sales. What I don't see is constant thread after thread of members fighting like I have on other sites. That makes Bonanzle very different and more likely to succeed for yet another reason.

Bonanzle unlike eBay gives me the choice of what payments I want to accept. I can still accept PayPal or I can accept money orders or even cash if I so choose to do so. I will never comprehend a site telling a seller what form of payment they are allowed to accept. It is my belief and a widely popular belief the only reason eBay would do that is to ensure they get yet another cut of your money and you have no choice. Nope not at Bonanzle they are not dipping into your profits at every twist and turn or telling you how to run your business. Also on Bonanzle they don't have Revolution Money Exchange as of yet as one of the options but I choose to accept it as a payment as well and have it listed in my booth chat and on my profile and they don't mind one bit. Try putting something like that on your eBay auctions or about me page and see how long that lasts.

Okay now I just know your saying to yourself that there has to be a down side. Your saying to yourself that theres probably no support from those running the site over there. Wrong again. So far I have had two times where I had questions and emailed support neither of those times did I get an email back with some generalized response like I have everywhere else. I actually got personalized responses and welcomed to email back if I needed any further help, but I didn't have to because they took their time to explain the answers to my questions right in that email making it so there was no need to email back and forth begging for something that made sense. I have had similar experiences elsewhere that I found myself yelling at my computer screen, but not at Bonanzle I was happy as can be with the personal response I got both times.

I highly suggest Bonanzle hence why I have taken the time to blog about it. Me who knows barely a thing about blogging. I think I covered pretty much everything here but if not theres always those forums over there where your questions will be welcomed or personally drop an email to the site and be amazed when they reply back to you.

The site is almost at 10,000 members now and I know they are going to keep growing. I personally have amazing view counts in my booth and have sold 20 items in under 2 weeks of selling. I have found great sales as well as a buyer. The other morning I was able to get 4 pairs of earrings and a necklace for my daughters stocking and with shipping and all only spent about 7.00. They were all new too. Just can't beat it whether your selling or just looking for great deals.

I almost forgot to mention in each booth there is a chat at the top. You can leave messages for a seller or you can talk to the seller in real time if they are in the booth at the time. Just keep in mind it might say they are there but they might be in another window listing more items for you to browse through so if there is no reply they may have stepped away from the booth for a moment.

Theres so much good things I can write about Bonanzle I am sure I missed something. So be sure to come on over and see for yourself. Once you sign up look me up KimsKorner make sure you let me know you read my blog so I know I am not just talking to myself :)

I am going to include my referral id url that I mentioned earlier and I do appreciate if you use it when signing up, but if you choose not to use it that is fine too just don't miss out on Bonanzle. Jump on the train now because its taking off at the speed of light.

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