How Can Online Auctions Benefit Your Web Site?
It seems as if everyone is talking about online auctions. And
why not. There are thousands of online auctions on the
internet with more popping up everyday. People love them
because they can usually find great bargains. Businesses are
now also seeing the benefits of online auctions.
five ways your business can benefit from online auctions.
1. Get Rid Of Excess Inventory
You could sell your excess or discontinued products at an
online auction. Your unsold inventory is doing you no good
sitting around, collecting dust. It's an effective way to make
extra income and it won't be a total loss for your business.
You could even get lucky and make a profit depending
on how much people will bid for your excess inventory.
2. Test Pricing For New Products
An easy way to test new product prices is to see what
people will bid for them at an online auction.
First, sell your
product at three different online auctions. Next, calculate
the average selling bid from all three auctions and that will
be your selling price for your new product.
3. Sell Your Products
You can get
your product in front of a large audience by
selling it at an online auction. Some of the bigger auction
sites draw over millions of hits a year. The key to being
successful is to sell your product at multiple online auctions
at the same time.
Let's say you sold one product a day
from just one auction site. If you sell your product at one
hundred online auction sites that would be one hundred sales
4. Start Your Own Online Auction
Drive traffic to your web site by starting your own online
auction. People will visit your web site to find bargains
and to sell their own products. You will get plenty of
repeat visitors from people rebidding on products and
adding new products to sell.
You could also charge other
businesses to advertise on your web site.
5. Lower Your Business Costs
You can find lower prices on business supplies and
equipment at online auctions. I'm not saying all the time, but
before you go pay retail for a new printer try bidding on
one first. A company may be selling them at a lower price
at an online auction because they have excess inventory..