Do people actually like waking up at 2 a.m. to fight over something that may only appear once every few weeks, pay three times what it actually costs to ship the item, and then receive questionable service by the seller when things don’t turn out as expected?
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 23, 2006
Gimmenow.com wants to change the way consumers shop online -- it has created a new completely demand-driven marketplace, where buyers tell the world what they want, and sellers compete to fulfill these wants.
The dedicated team behind this revolutionary idea originally created the site to challenge the often frustrating seller-focused model established by consumer eAuction sites.
“Do people actually like waking up at 2 a.m. to fight over something that may only appear once every few weeks, pay three times what it actually costs to ship the item, and then receive questionable service by the seller when things don’t turn out as expected?” founder and CEO John Bowen asks.
Instead the site uses a system of "wants" in which a buyer requests the items they would like to purchase -- and "offers" in which a seller responds to say they have the requested items to sell. All offers on the site include shipping, eliminating the shipping fee scams that plague the older generation of online marketplaces. All payments are made through Gimmenow.com and the buyer’s money is held safely until the seller provides a tracking number as proof of shipment. Automated tools ensure that any problem purchases are settled between both parties without an arbitrary ruling by a faceless corporate representative.
Sellers, in return, have no fees to pay on the items that they sell, and can defend themselves directly to problem buyers without worrying about surprise automatic refunds cutting into their bottom line. GimmeNow.com wants to give serious sellers the ability to distinguish themselves as a new breed of personal shopper, and provide an environment in which they don't have to waste time competing with those trying to offload their household junk.
For additional information about GimmeNow.com, contact John Bowen or visit http://www.GimmeNow.com.
Gimme Gimme Now Inc.
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