vBulletin Classifieds Mod From Enthusify.com Brings Secure Marketplaces and Payments to Enthusiast Forums

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Marketplace plugin will unlock a new revenue source for 70,000 interest-based communities

Enthusify.com, an ecommerce website that operates an online marketplace where auto, sport, and hobby enthusiasts can buy and sell things, today released a classifieds plugin for the vBulletin forum software platform.

Many popular auto, sport, and hobby online communities run on the vBulletin software platform. Worldwide, 300MM enthusiasts not only discuss their passions on forums, they also buy and sell related products, parts, and accessories. Until now, those marketplace transactions were frustrating and fragmented for buyers, sellers, and forum owners.

Enthusify co-founder, Chad Billmyer, noted, “Social networks like Facebook play a role in ecommerce. But ecommerce sites that link themselves to a social network alone are missing a key ingredient. The social graph is about who you like. Meanwhile, forums are centered on the interest graph, or what you like. Enthusify powers commerce at the intersection of the social graph and the interest graph.”

Enthusify runs an eBay-like marketplace for enthusiasts to buy and sell. Forum owners can install and activate an integrated marketplace as a plugin downloadable from vBulletin’s member community, vbulletin.org.

Enthusify helps forum owners optionally earn commission from the classifieds generated by their community members. The vBulletin integration offers an extensive degree of customization to best suit the unique characteristics of each enthusiast community Enthusify serves. The classifieds plugin optimizes marketplace listings’ SEO to maximize vBulletin traffic acquisition.

Enthusify’s partners include forums for pet, fishing, computing, automotive and many more categories of enthusiasts. Forums partner with Enthusify to improve service, reduce fraud, and grow revenue among other goals.

For Enthusify partner NSX Prime, protection for buyers and sellers is a primary goal. Forum owner Lud explains, “I am excited about Enthusify’s ability to provide a more secure marketplace with escrow service for my site’s membership.”

About Enthusify
Enthusify ( http://enthusify.com/partners ) gives buyers and sellers in enthusiast communities all the tools they need to start, manage, promote, and complete transactions. Forum owners can download the vBulletin classifieds mod at the official forum administrator community, http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=285283 Follow Enthusify on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/Enthusify ), Twitter ( http://twitter.com/Enthusify ), or YouTube ( http://youtube.com/Enthusify ).

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