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Addoway to start charging fees
« on: April 13, 2011, 01:42:53 AM »
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Addoway currently has two storefront tiers: a free account, and a Pro Member account that costs $8.95 per month or $75 per year. To date, the site has not charged any listing or sales fees. Pro Members get access to a variety of features, including Google Analytics, display ads, the ability to display testimonials on their store's home page, and more. In about nine months, however, Addoway plans to start charging transaction fees that, Nijm says, will be "substantially lower than those charged by eBay and other sites."

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Re: Addoway to start charging fees
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 03:40:02 AM »
In return for more than substantially less exposure.
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Re: Addoway to start charging fees
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 08:09:27 AM »
Bigg ... less exposure ...? how so?  need to know before I commit to any more time over there
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Re: Addoway to start charging fees
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 11:45:57 PM »
Bigg ... less exposure ...? how so?  need to know before I commit to any more time over there

Any time someplace compares themselves to ebaY, it's like saying an ad in the weekly shopper is cheaper than the identical ad in the NYT.  Sure it is, but only 1000 people will see it, instead of millions.

You can rent a storefront on a dead-end street for a lot less than a mall location, but if you need to spend hundreds of dollars a month for people to find you, you might have been better off paying higher rent.  Most minor sites are only going to get the exposure you give the store yourself.  It takes the same time to run that dead-end store as the mall shop.

Ask yourself a simple question:  How often (if ever) have you checked addoway  (fill in any other name), and how often do you shop on ebaY?  Do you think potential customers' habit are substantially different from yours?

Years ago, we advertised in the classifieds of magazines like Field & Stream.  IIRC, cost was $3 a word or so.  Redbook magazine had classifieds, too, at something like $60 a word.
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