Just sign up to sell on Bonanza. I sell on ebay and amazon so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try to sell here with the lower fees. I have 1,000 plus listing and not a single view. I’m getting the impression this place is a ghost town…..
So I figured if you want to get a sale you have to advertise more, thus paying more fees…..for maybe a couple of views and a sale. At 9% advertising and the credit card processing fee you are now paying more in fees then ebay if you are store/top rated seller. A lot of the site appears to pay to play. Anyone actually have success here?
The above threads and many others that exist on this venue are all asking the same thing, “where is the traffic?”.
Bonanza’s help section gives little comfort other than to say: Make sure your listings are compliant for Google Shopping, Use Social Media, and Pay for advertising.
The bottom line is that Bonanza IS a pay to play site. This is the new Bonanza. It is the seller that must drive all traffic to their booth.Unfortunately, I can sympathize with the “Where’s the traffic” dilemma. I don’t do social media, have tried all levels of advertising,yet rarely see any views at all and have had only 2 sales in the past 2-1/2 years.Why am I still using Bonanza? It is a free storage facility for my listings when not listed on eBay and one can always “hope” that something sells here.
As on any selling venue, yes there are many sellers that are very successful here. Many of those have also been here for many years.
Best of luck to you and hopefully sales will happen for you.
I have had success using just organic traffic which keeps it virtually free to sell here, but its been a lot of work to do it. I do my own advertising for free as much as possible. Certain categories of items seem to do very well here such as beauty & cosmetics products, t-shirts & toys so when I notice these trends I look at my store to add more of those categories. I have also found that variety is key here, I have sold many different types of items here from jewelry to video games to clothing & everything in between! I try to appeal to as broad a customer base as possible. But I no longer list daily here because of the low traffic & I have another very busy website. But it is free to list & never any relist or renew fees plus items don’t expire so basically just a bonus when something sells here since its little to no maintenance. Good luck!
I think OP’s post is pretty dead-on. Very very few sales until I started paying in advertising. I now pay 9% to 13% on the sale … plus the Paypal fees, so yes — more expensive than eBay (but you don’t have the eBay store fees).
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