One of the fastest growing platforms for sellers listing on eBay is bulking up its features.
Online sales hub Vendio has made some sweeping changes aimed at increasing its already strong share of the market.
Vendio is now offering sellers the opportunity to list on eBay, Amazon and other websites from its one central location. For a monthly fee of around $10 plus a small commission percentage, sellers can create auctions and list items for sale in multiple online marketplaces. Vendio has been fully integrated with eBay for some time and allows sellers to create their own bulk listings, schedule auction launches and manage sales in one location.
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Michael Levit wrote that the new platform took two years to develop, focusing on stability, a scalable user interface, and an API interface for partners and developers.
This week’s launch is a public beta for new customers and that a larger public launch will take place in the coming weeks.
The Vendio Platform is integrated to accept Paypal, credit cards and other options. Sellers may also offer checks and money orders for purchases made inside their own web stores. Buyers may combine items, with the exclusion of Amazon purchases. There are coupon functions available as well.
Web stores hosted on Vendio’s interface remain free. Sellers who list items on eBay and Amazon pay the $10 monthly subscription fee plus commission fees based on volume. Fees for items sold for under $1,000 are less than 2%, plus fees charged by eBay. Vendio says it will not charge any commissions on Amazon transactions through the end of 2009.