San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2005
AuctionWagon (http://www.auctionwagon.com), the world's first independent eBay consignment store and pioneering developer of eBay consignment systems, announced today at the eBay Live! 2005 convention in San Jose that it is launching a new feature for its Store Manager G2 product line that will allow its software customers and affiliate locations to list items on Craigslist in their local area.
The first and only company to provide professional Craigslist sales tools and services, AuctionWagon will empower individuals who view the Craigslist selling process as either inconvenient or unsafe. Fielding questions from hundreds of potential buyers and uncertainty about meeting with strangers are common concerns that prevent sellers from using the immensely popular classifieds site.
Drop-off locations, facing steadily increasing eBay fees, are eager to find alternative sales venues for their customers. Selling through Craigslist will reduce costs by avoiding eBay selling fees, and will reduce the typical customer's one-month wait for a check by about one-half.
"The integration of Craigslist into our Store Manager line," said Joshua MacAdam, president of AuctionWagon, "allows our customers to tap into a market that was previously ignored by the exploding eBay consignment industry. This is a great way for folks to get paid sooner and not have to let strangers into their homes."
eBay consignment is a rapidly growing industry, with estimates showing that drop-off stores represented over 1.2% of eBay's total worldwide merchandise sales in 2004, after just over one year of the industry's existence.
For additional information on AuctionWagon Store Manager Pro G2, visit http://www.auctionwagon.com. The product is immediately available for download from the company website.
Craigslist is a community-based online bulletin board system with classified ads that receives more 5 million hits per month.
AuctionWagon opened its first eBay consignment store in November 2003 in West Hollywood, CA, becoming the first such store in the Los Angeles market. The first company to qualify as both an eBay certified developer and an eBay Trading Post, AuctionWagon is a pioneer in both the retail and software segments of the industry, being featured in Entrepreneur, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Dow Jones Newswire and other leading publications. AuctionWagon currently markets its consignment software to drop-off stores, and maintains a national affiliate network of drop-off locations.
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