Live Auction Website Reaches Top After One Year

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Finding live auctions used to be a time-consuming chore. Auction goers would sift through piles of newspapers and visit multiple auctioneer's websites in the hopes of finding that auction gem. That frustrating and time-consuming search is what inspired two Pennsylvania Antique dealers, Steve Johnson and Joe Koval, to start AuctionZip.com at the end of 2003.

Finding live auctions used to be a time-consuming chore. Auction goers would sift through piles of newspapers and visit multiple auctioneer's websites in the hopes of finding that auction gem. That frustrating and time-consuming search is what inspired two Pennsylvania Antique dealers, Steve Johnson and Joe Koval, to start AuctionZip.com at the end of 2003.

AuctionZip.com officially launched in January of 2004, and now just one year later, the website has quickly become the nation's largest database of live auctions. The website currently has over 3000 upcoming auction listings in 48 states. There are 1500 auctioneers and 100,000 auction goers, that use the site on a regular basis. Last year over 25,000 live auction listings were posted at the site.

What makes AuctionZip so unique and successful is the fact that they are completely free for auctioneers. Any auctioneer nationwide may post their listings and unlimited photographs without any cost to them, exposing their auctions to a national audience for free. The website derives income through paid (mostly auction related) advertising located on the right hand side of the pages. AuctionZip has even recently announced free website design and hosting for any auctioneer or site advertiser.

AuctionZip features live auctions and auctioneers of all types. Auctions are broken down into categories (antiques & collectibles,

real estate, automobiles, heavy equipment, farm & agriculture, commercial & Industrial, Benefit & Charity, and online bidding). Auction Goers may search for auctions by Zip Code, State, Auctioneer, Category, or even keyword.

AuctionZip co-founder Steve Johnson credits the company's rapid success to "our dedication to personal customer service and the website's ease of use". Auctioneers and auction goers who have questions or experience difficulties are encouraged to call the company's phone number and speak to "a real person".

For information regarding AuctionZip.com contact Steve Johnson at (814) 224-2536 or email steve@auctionzip.com. You may also visit the website at http://www.auctionzip.com

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