Mpire Celebrates Summer with Big Promotional Price Drop and New Consignment Features for Online Sellers

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Company also releases new consignment features, updated research tool.

Mpire™, the company that empowers millions of people who buy and sell used and hard-to find items online, today announced a “Seller Summer Savings” program in which Mpire Builder users who start paying for their service prior to July 15, 2006 will receive their first 90 days of service for only $9.95 per month. Mpire Builder is a powerful all-in-one auction management program the enables online sellers to better manage their business, and with this promotion paid subscribers receive a 60 percent savings off the normal $29.95 monthly rate.

In conjunction, Mpire also released a new set of features in Mpire Builder that simplify consignment selling, which is the process of selling items for others. Immediately available at http://www.mpire.com, the new features include a consignment central page, a consignment supplier page, a consignment items listing page and a streamlined method for entering items quickly. Mpire doesn’t charge any sales commissions or have any hidden fees, making Mpire Builder the most affordable full-featured auction management service available to consignors.

“We are passionate about making the online selling experience a rewarding one for all kinds of sellers,” said Matt Hulett, CEO of Mpire. “User feedback of Mpire Builder has been overwhelmingly positive, and our Seller Summer Savings promotion is designed to unlock the powerful, yet easy-to-use functionality of it for less than $10 a month with unlimited listing, no sales commissions, and no hidden fees. And with the new tools in Mpire Builder, the consignment experience is dramatically better.”

Full Consignment Functionality For Only $9.95

The new version of Mpire Builder offers a number of specific features designed to streamline and simplify consignment selling, including:

°    Consignment supplier page: Mpire Builder now has a dedicated contact page where users can enter information specific only to consignment suppliers, such as the standard consignment plan to use when selling their merchandise.

°    Item quick entry: When somebody brings in one or more items to sell, consignment sellers want to get the items entered as quickly as possible. The Quick Entry page lets users fill in just the key information they need to receive the item or items, record any deposit paid by the consignment supplier and print a contract and itemized receipt.

°    Consignment items listing page: Once the items are received, they are automatically included on the consignment items listing page that allows sellers to quickly view the consignment items they’ve received and filter this view for a particular supplier. Mpire Researcher is integrated into the Builder listing page, making it a snap to figure out exactly how to list each item for maximum results.

°    Closed items: Visual indicators will show at a glance when a consignment supplier’s items are closed and ready for a statement to be generated. Mpire Builder also makes it simple to select a set of items and generate a professional-looking statement to print or email to a consignment supplier.

“Mpire Builder is the most valuable tool for our company,” said Dave Stoup of reEsales, an eBay drop-off store in Florida. “It has made our business run smoothly and our accounting accurate and professional. Mpire Builder has saved us many hours -- and in this business, time is priceless -- of pulling out fees and adjusting totals.”

“Mpire is the third software application we have used since we opened our business, and it is the most complete package we have found,” added Doug Baum, owner of Snorp.com, another eBay drop-off shop. “Since switching to Mpire, we have literally saved hours each day because of Mpire's scheduling, re-listing and uploading features.”    

FREE Marketplace Research Tool

Mpire has also released an updated version of Mpire Researcher, a free research tool that instantly arms eBay sellers with the information they need to make the most profitable listing decisions. Mpire Researcher enables users to research individual products to determine the available supply of each item on eBay, Overstock, Yahoo, and Craigslist.

Mpire Researcher, which is available at http://www.mpire.com, scours through millions of historical sales to instantly determine any item’s ideal starting price, listing length and keywords based on recent eBay transactions for that same item. Armed with this information, sellers can quickly understand the demand for items they’re planning to sell with charts that show the average number of bids per item, number of completed items and more. Mpire Researcher makes detailed data acquisition both quick and efficient.

About Mpire

Mpire empowers the millions of people who buy and sell used and hard-to-find items online. The company’s buyer and seller services save users valuable time and provide them with powerful insights, enabling them to make more informed decisions. Please visit http://www.mpire.com for more information.

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