London, UK (PRWEB) August 12, 2005
Auction Partner (http://www.auction-partner.co.uk), a new eBay drop off service, has recently been launched in East London. Auction Partner enables businesses and individuals to easily sell their unwanted items on eBay managing the whole process from listing to payment and delivery. All that clients have to do is wait for their check.
Auction Partner has been set up by Trevor Ginn, an eBay enthusiast and entrepreneur who realized that most individuals and businesses have valuable unwanted items gathering dust but do not have the time or know-how to sell on eBay. ÂeBay is a great way of selling pretty much anything, but it is also be a time consuming process. At Auction Partner we are dedicated to making the benefits of eBay available to everyone.Â
eBay drop off stores, an idea which originated in USA, have grown explosively over the last few years and now there are over 10,000 stores in the USA. Trevor plans to expand the business to several further drop-off locations over the coming year. ÂThere is huge untapped potential in London for professional auction services. Nearly all individuals and businesses have unwanted items but fewer than 10% have ever used eBay. This will be a booming market over the coming years.Â
Using the Auction Partner service is easy. Customers normally take their items to Auction Partner for evaluation although a collection service is available. Staff will then evaluate the items to establish whether or not they are worth auctioning. Due to the huge marketplace eBay provides, almost anything will sell, although as a rule Auction Partner will not sell anything worth less than Â£25. ÂCollectables like Hornby trains and silverware sell very wellÂ advises Rebecca Fitzwilliam, Auction PartnerÂs operations manager, Âas do electronic goods and computersÂ.
Items to be auctioned are photographed, a description written and listed on eBay for a period of seven days. Auction Partner then answers any queries about the item and when the auction is finished, collects payment and posts the item to the winning bidder. Customers usually receive a check for the proceeds, (minus eBay fees and Auction PartnerÂs commission of 20%) 4-6 weeks after deposit of the items.
In its first few weeks of operation Auction Partner has experienced a huge demand for its services. ÂWe have sold the most amazing variety of thingsÂ comments Rebecca Fitzwilliam. ÂEverything from office equipment, collectable toys and books, designer clothes, we even had someone come to us the other day with a stuffed boars head!Â Customer feedback has also been very positive. ÂI never would have realized that the stuff in my attic was worth so much moneyÂ reported Richard Litchfield, a management consultant from Essex, ÂNow I have more space and I am Â£2,000 richerÂ. The service has also been used by businesses. ÂIt has always been difficult selling our old IT hardware but with Auction PartnerÂs help we sold on our surplus assets for much more than we used to get and reinvested the money into our core businessÂ said Holger Westphely, who runs an IT services company in the City of London.
For more information please contact:
Trevor Ginn, Managing director Auction Partner
Mobile: + 44 845 6101459