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Find out the latest updates to Bonanza by checking out our recent changes.

Below you'll find answers to some of our favorite general-purpose questions, and a taste of why we hope you'll find Bonanza the best eBay alternative.

If you don't see the answer to your question below, or a question that pertains to a specific area of the site, check out our more comprehensive help resources to the left.


Warm Up Questions

What is Bonanza?
Why should I sell here?
What does it cost to use Bonanza?
How much traffic does this site get? How many items are for sale here?
What does Bonanza's slogan "Find Everything but the Ordinary" mean?
What are Bonanza's marketing plans?
How do I register?
How can I contact you?
How does Bonanza compare to other eBay alternatives?
These are dumb questions! Where can I get answers to my very smart questions?


The Answers Thus Begin

What is Bonanza?

Bonanza is an online marketplace for buying and selling items faster while having more fun. Our specialty is helping you buy and sell items that aren't shiny, new, and mass-produced. The principle of relentless simplicity drives our easy-to-use yet powerful online store experience. In fact, in 2012 Bonanza was rated the "easiest to use" marketplace by over 8,000 Ecommerce Bytes sellers as part of their annual marketplace survey (beating Amazon, eBay, and even Etsy).

Why should I sell here?

Why, you're in luck because we've dedicated an entire page to that topic. Click here to learn what makes Bonanza the best place to sell online.

What does it cost to use Bonanza?

Don't you hate how it usually takes five or more pages of clicking around marketplace sites to get a straight answer on this question? Here's the scoop: Buying on Bonanza is free. Posting items for sale is free (including pictures). When you sell items, here is what you'll owe (Hint: it's about one-third what you might be used to paying in eBay fees).

What happened to Bonanzle?

We used to go by the name "Bonanzle," but in 2010 we changed our name from Bonanzle to Bonanza as a tribute to the late Pernell Roberts, known to millions as "Adam Cartwright" from the TV western series "Bonanza."

How much traffic does this site get? How many items are here?

More and more all the time. As of early 2011, nearly three million different people visit Bonanza every month. And more than three million items are currently for sale. According to Ecommerce Guide, these numbers make Bonanza's start one of the fastest ever (similar to the beginning of eBay, except for the totally different economy and level of competition).

How do I register?

Like this. It's four fields.

What does Bonanza's slogan "Find Everything but the Ordinary" mean?

Glad you asked. You can read all about it here.

Is Bonanza being marketed to the public? How?

Learn more about the ins and outs of advertising an ecommerce site.

How can I contact you?

Visit our contact form.

How does Bonanza compare to other eBay alternatives?

Bonanza is one of several sites like eBay. The difference between us and the others is that we are improving Bonanza every single day with new features that make Bonanza stand out from the competition. But don't take our word for it, we've got more details on how the objective third parties say we stack up to the competition.

These are dumb questions! Where can I get answers to my very smart questions?

It takes but a minute to start Bonanzling, but there are enough nuances to where you could continue learning for weeks. We organize our main help section by the topics you see at the left side of the page: buying topics, selling topics, and assorted topics. Follow these links and thou shalt find the answers sought.