If someone is looking for an alternative to eBay, we want it to be Main Street Fair. We vow to continue working diligently to gain the respect and support of online sellers by giving them what they need to make money and keep their profits.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Vocus) September 2, 2010
To deliver the ultimate online auctions and free classified ads site, Main Street Fair is going directly to the source and asking eBay sellers to tell their stories on the Main Street Fair blog. Those who want to participate should send their tales and any diagrams, screen shots, photos or charts to media(at)mainstreetfair(dot)com.
“We want to know what sellers need and want to make their experience the best it can be,” said Lisa Porter, CEO, Main Street Fair. “We are always on the lookout for new means of doing things better.”
Main Street Fair, the site that is gaining popularity in the online auctions world as an alternative to eBay, strives to support sellers in ways that extend beyond a mere “thank you.”
First, Main Street Fair offers plenty of programs to help its sellers. “Press for Press” is one such program, offering book authors the chance to get free marketing. To make the Press for Press program a success, Main Street Fair has contracted with Porter Public Relations to write a monthly press release about books culled from listings on the Main Street Fair site. It also posts blogs written by authors on its site, with hyperlinks to the actual book listing, making for an easy purchase.
Main Street Fair also offers a great two-way rating system, and bulk uploading capabilities, and writes blogs about its seller’s products.
“Our goal is to help sellers sell and buyers have a pleasant and easy purchasing experience,” said Porter. “If someone is looking for an alternative to eBay, we want it to be Main Street Fair. We vow to continue working diligently to gain the respect and support of online sellers by giving them what they need to make money and keep their profits.”
Second, the site donates a percentage of its revenue from online auction listing fees to the school of the seller’s choice. While the auction fees are some of the lowest, over time, schools can earn significant sums from sellers located throughout the world.
“We are concerned about America’s schools and want to give back,” said Porter, who is a single mom and sat on the School Site Council at her daughter’s elementary school. “Sellers choose what school gets our donation. It is our way of elevating fundraising for schools to a new level where they can earn money 24/7.”
Main Street Fair is reaching out to its audience for new ways to make this the perfect online auctions and free classified ads platform. By offering eBay sellers a chance to talk about their experiences, its management team hopes to gain insight as to what works and what doesn’t, and according to Porter, the people that buy and sell know best.