We know that our site holds the key to millions of items that people cannot find elsewhere
Miami, Florida. (PRWEB) December 01, 2011
It has taken blood, sweat and tears – but now, over a decade after being founded, online auction site eBid.net is proud to announce the running of five million separate auctions. This makes eBid.net the second-largest online auction site in the Western world.
The key to its success, according to the founders, is eBid’s ability to be a company with a human face.
The site started back in 1998, before the ‘other’ popular online auction giant expanded its operation into Europe. It was the brain-child of Gary Sewell and Mark Wilkinson – both successful businessmen who wanted to bring diversity to the way people buy online.
eBid.net is still raising the bar a decade after its birth – as Gary Sewell explains:
“Naturally, we are well aware that there is another huge competitor out there. However, we’re proud to be very different. Our buyers are offered the opportunity to promptly have their questions dealt with by a real human being – often allowing questions to be answered within minutes, without the need to direct them to a faceless online help centre” he says.
Gary’s partner, Mark Wilkinson, adds:
“I completely agree with Gary. We want to remain as a site that reaches out to its members, and doesn’t hide from human contact. You can register to buy from any country in the world, and you have our assurance that we’ll be there to help you along.”
This speedy contact must have instilled the trust of sellers – selling five million items across eleven thousand categories. Naturally, such an expansive range of auctions means that just about anything is available for purchase on the site, and now the site’s team are gearing up for a busy Christmas season.
“We know that our site holds the key to millions of items that people cannot find elsewhere” says Gary Sewell. He continues “So, we’re adding extra support staff as Santa’s big day approaches, to cope with the increased customer contact we’ll be experiencing”.
Having taken a spark of inspiration and turned it into an industry-leader, five million auctions later, the founders are still taken-back by what they’ve achieved.
“We’ll tell you now, we’ve only achieved it through darn hard work – but it has proven that the old ‘customer is king’ adage really does stand the test of time” concludes Mark.
To view any of the five million auctions on offer, please visit: http://www.ebid.net
About eBid.net (http://www.ebid.net)
Founded in the UK in 1999, eBid.net is now a global company with a presence in 21 territories across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, Africa, Asia and Australasia. With a commitment to person to person online auctions, eBid.net is recognized as the ‘best eBay alternative’ by Webuser Magazine (Read review here)