Welcome our Seller Advisory Panel!

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In January, when I started with Bonanza, the dire need to resuscitate our passionate seller community to be at the core of our foundation quickly resonated with me. This idea of increased seller engagement that will sustainably guide us towards long term success became paramount with fraud reduction and compliance for our company. The first task was appointing Shelly Breuer as our Seller Happiness Manager to develop our plan - and thus our Seller Advisory Panel was born. As promised in this blog, we have created the Panel, and I am excited to introduce our inaugural new members!

We received a mind-blowing number of applications, and it was so inspiring to see all the sellers willing to help us to develop a best in class value proposition where we can clearly and quantitatively demonstrate that we are the most seller-centric marketplace in the industry. A special message to the hundreds of sellers who took the time to apply and desired to play an active role in helping guide Bonanza to be "back on top:" We say, "thank you, and please do not let this curb your Bonanza enthusiasm! There will be other opportunities for you to get involved. We thank you dearly for your continued support and passion."

The Seller Advisory Panel will provide critical insights and guidance on multiple levels of our business. First and foremost, they will bring a much-needed voice into the development of our product roadmap and our strategic planning. On a more tactical level, they will also assist with completing surveys, evaluating new tools, and sharing their business perspectives. We have a diverse group of dedicated sellers with integrity. The panelists that have accepted this new role represent diversity in our marketplace both in product representation and levels of business & technical experience. We are looking forward to hearing unfiltered feedback that will provide data and insights into current usage.

To introduce this new group, we asked each of the panelists to provide a brief biography. Without further ado, we are proud to introduce Bonanza's First Seller Advisory Panel:

Korine Poe at CharmedCreations

I'm Korine and I started my business in 2008, joining Bonanza in 2012. My booth name is CharmedCreations and I've stocked it full of trendy fashion jewelry and women's accessories. With 12 years of full-time e-commerce selling experience, I hope to offer unique insight to help the Bonanza community through the Seller Advisory Panel.

Brian Schnurr at NordstomsAuto

Hi, my name is Brian. I work at Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc. and we have a team of three people that manage our e-commerce sales and customer service here on Bonanza.com. Our booth is Nordstromsauto.  We have been a seller on Bonanza.com since 2015. Our company and the Nordstroms family have been in the auto recycling business since 1969 in Garretson, South Dakota. We sell new and recycled automotive products for your vehicle whether you are a full-fledged mechanic or a do-it-yourselfer. We love the fun atmosphere and our customers here on Bonanza.com. Thank you to everyone that gives us the opportunity to recycle and keep the world a greener place!

Steve Bolton at SpaceAgeAntiques

Hi, I'm Steve and my booth is SpaceAgeAntiques.  I've been on Bonanza since 2010.  I've been buying and selling online since 1998 though.  I run my booth by myself, with a little help from my wife.  I enjoy selling antiques and collectibles but do sell quite a few other types of items as well.  It is nice to sometimes help a buyer find that unique item they are looking for.  It has worked out for me selling here, sales have been great.  I hope to contribute some good ideas.  

Lou and Helen Viggiano Pageturner Books

My wife and I have been on Bonanza since 2017. Our booth name is Page Turner Books. We sell mostly new and used books but on occasion list other things as well such as historic newspapers, shoes, and household items. We have greatly enjoyed our experience on Bonanza and expect to continue for many years to come.

Arley Clark ArleyArt

I'm Arley and my booth is ArleyArt. I've been involved with e-commerce for about 20 years and been with Bonanza since 2013. I operate my business by myself. My shop features motivational posters for young athletes and sports-related wall décor.  I am located in Springfield, Missouri but I am originally from the Seattle area. I was born and raised in Bremerton, Washington. In a previous life, I spent over 30 years in the sporting goods business with Eddie Bauer and Bass Pro Shops.

Judy Newton BarginBuffet4You

I'm Judy and opened my first Bonanza Booth, BargainBuffet4You, in 2014. It features a variety of items both new and pre-owned. In 2018, I opened a second Bonanza Booth for handmade reclaimed granite made by my husband Tom, GraniteCheeseBoards, and complementary accessories. I manage both Booths and love all the features Bonanza provides. For us, free booths, calculated shipping, multiple payment processors, bulk editing, and additional free features other online venues and/or websites charge for. are why we love Bonanza. I believe Bonanza is stepping up their efforts in identifying ways they may assist sellers to be more successful in the current economic environment. I'm so excited that Bonanza is proactive in recognizing the needs of both sellers and buyers and their success.

Cynthia Huggett It's Your Turn

My name is Cindy and I have three booths though now I do most of my selling from It's Your Turn (userID ccmom).I joined Bonanza on Jun 6, 2009, with my original booth Cindy Bears Den to sell a massive Teddy Bear collection left to our family from a relative. Most of which sold in the early days here. Later my son wanted to help so I opened ccmom, It's Your Turn for him to sell toys and books. He lost interest and I built it up with new and used items.My third booth TrinketBox was again opened to sell some estate items from another relative, mostly old currency, jewelry, and miscellaneous items, most of which have sold now. I first joined I was still working for NCSU as a Research Assistant and consulting Marine Biologist. I have since retired. I have watched Bonanza grow and change over the years and have tried to keep up with changes. Happy to be selected for the Seller Advisory Panel and have always been glad to help when I can.

Adam Fried At Peace Memorials

My name is Adam, and I am the owner of At Peace Memorials. We are an industry-leading company in the memorials and funeral supply market. We have been in business for over 10 years, and we currently carry over 12,500 products including cremation urns, cremation jewelry, scattering tubes, memorial plaques, funeral handouts, and other funeral and memorial products. We have been selling on Bonanza for a number of years now and it is one of our most popular and successful marketplaces to sell and shop on. 

Rita Laverty MomentsInThyme

My name is Rita Laverty. I was born & raised in Del Mar, California a small town 20 minutes from San Diego.  I have a love for Antiques & Vintage.  In 1981, when I graduated from high school, my graduation gift from my parents was a 100-year-old scrolled 10K gold bangle bracelet from an Estate sale. Years later an Antique Gossip Bench. I have always appreciated & love all items Antiques & Vintage.  I joined Bonanza in 2012 with my first booth, MomentsInThyme. In 2017 added a second booth VintageSweetheart. Blessed to be here at Bonanza. 

Angela Morber fitnessenthusiast_84

I'm Angela and my booth is Ang's Online Closet.  Over 5 years ago, I picked up a passion for selling items that we don't use around the house.  When an item is purchased, I'll always send an email to thank them and go that extra mile with communication.  I'll also include coupons or something that could be of value to them.  Helping to find a home for items we no longer need, to go to someone else instead, makes me happy.  Helping others is another passion of mine, so I look forward to being part of this advisory panel!

Joe Racksoffprice

With over 40 year pedigree in the brick and mortar world of closeouts, Rack’s Offprice was perfectly positioned to enter the online world by offering the same great deals our retail customers have enjoyed for decades. Our dedication to customer service has helped propel our business growth over the past few years.  Bonanza has been integral in that regard by helping us connect with and grow our customer base substantially.

Michael Wiwchar Brollectibles

Brollectibles is a booth that specializes in clothing and was founded in 2013. I primarily focus on clothing which brings me happiness and fond memories and in turn I try to pass this on to my buyers. The majority of the items found in my shop are unique. I hand curate and pick the items which go into my shop and the majority of the items are generally limited to 1 of a specific item. I love the search and posting of the unique items I find and I hope that every potential buyer that browses will find that unique item that can find anywhere else.

Thanks again to everyone who applied!


76 responses to Welcome our Seller Advisory Panel!

  • lostlizard says:
    06/09/20 at 15:09:57

    Wow! What a range of seller representatives! I can even “see” myself within the reflected pool of expertise, and feel comfortable with the diversity of representation—old and new, big and small. Thank you Bonanza, and thank you seller representatives.

    BonanzaGreg says in response:
    06/09/20 at 16:45:07

    Thank you lostlizard! That is the same thing we thought! As they say: “great minds think alike!”

  • zwiggy says:
    06/09/20 at 15:13:17

    Welcome aboard every one. I am sure you will all do a great job.

    Hopefully more sales can be generated.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 10:59:58

    Hi zwiggy! Thanks for the vote of confidence, we appreciate your support.

  • CharmedCreations says:
    06/09/20 at 15:36:23

    Hello everyone! Nice to meet all of you and to read about your businesses. It sounds like we have a great group here! I really hope that all of us together will be a powerful force that brings diverse knowledge to Bonanza’s team so we can bring in new buyers and sellers to the marketplace and also an array of selling tools so we can continue to build our business on Bonanza.

    BonanzaGreg says in response:
    06/09/20 at 16:48:38

    Very well said CharmedCreations! Thank you for your thoughtful post. We believe this to be the beginning of something big!

  • charliegirl01 says:
    06/09/20 at 15:47:20

    Charlotte’s Closet Thrift Store started out as a brick and mortar store in 1997. I moved and increased my business in a larger store in Stony Point, NC and though profitable, I had to sell due to illness and caring for my children. I started online in 1999 put Charlotte’s Closet on Ebay. I expanded to Amazon, Mercari, Yardsellr, Half.com, Listia, Etsy and finally I found Bonanza. The way the combine my stores into one has made a world of convenience and easy promotions to build my sales. I now run 5 online stores and I appreciate the ease of Bonanza compiling my items. My store has endless of variety of goods that are both vintage or new. I prefer vintage and I use the Best Offer whenever possible..

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:03:11

    Hi charliegirl01, thanks for the background on your booth on Bonanza- Charlotte’s Closet Thrift Store. We’re glad you found Bonanza and joined our community of sellers!

  • CandyFlorist says:
    06/09/20 at 15:51:06

    Welcome everyone and thank you in advance fellow bonanza’s

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:08:17

    Thanks for the well-wishes!

  • dangzero says:
    06/09/20 at 15:57:05

    Welcome!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:10:46

    Hi dangzero, thanks for welcoming our panel members!

  • Alilbirdy2 says:
    06/09/20 at 16:06:26

    Welcome to all panelists

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:11:54

    Hi Alilbirdy2, thanks for stopping by the blog and taking the time to welcome the panelists!

  • SparklesJewelry says:
    06/09/20 at 16:23:42

    Welcome everyone! Looks like a great group and hopefully will work to bring some great ideas to Bonanza!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:20:23

    Hi SparklesJewelry, Thanks for the welcome message, we’re looking forward to working together.

  • The_duchess says:
    06/09/20 at 16:49:18

    Hi, looking forward to reading more.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:20:59

    Hi The_duchess! We’ll definitely keep you posted!

  • MommyOf2QTs says:
    06/09/20 at 17:32:30

    Congrats to those selected for the Seller Advisory Panel. I look forward to seeing how Bonanza grows with your guidance and expertise. You are the seller’s voice!

    BonanzaGreg says in response:
    06/10/20 at 10:41:29

    Thank you MommyOf2QTs! You are exactly right, they are “the voice.” However, everyone should remember that they each have an opportunity to speak up and be heard. Thank you!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:23:27

    Thanks, MommyOf2QTs! So true!

  • Market_Snakku says:
    06/09/20 at 18:36:31

    Congrats to those selected for the Seller Advisory Panel.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:21:05

    Thanks for taking the time to congratulate the panel, Market_Snakku!

  • Nola_Discount_Shop says:
    06/09/20 at 20:12:20

    Congrats! That’s awesome! We look forward to reading more about your recommendations and suggestions on how to succeed! Welcome!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:22:28

    We’re very excited as well!

  • Patti_G says:
    06/09/20 at 21:30:20

    Hi to you all on the panel. Thanks for sharing with us. I’m very new to Bonanza coming here from Etsy. I sell jewelry that is handcrafted by me. I also had paintings on Etsy and may put some in my booth later. I look forward to hearing from more sellers and being more involved with the Bonanza community. Stay safe all!

    BonanzaGreg says in response:
    06/10/20 at 10:44:28

    Thank you for your response Patti_G and welcome to Bonanza! We are glad to have you join us. We look forward to your growth on our site and within our Community.

  • Dozzer32 says:
    06/09/20 at 21:35:05

    Hey thanks and we all got future lets build

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:46:09

    Yes, Dozzer32, looking forward to building the site with you!

  • Esyshoping123 says:
    06/09/20 at 21:47:07

    Congrats! That’s awesome! We look forward to reading more about your recommendations and suggestions on how to succeed! Welcome!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:46:55

    Thanks, Esyshoping123! We’ll be sure to update progress here on the blog!

  • Divalicious says:
    06/09/20 at 21:55:46

    Welcome new advisory panel! Nice to read background on each member. I look forward to more great information.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:48:56

    Hi Divalicious! We’ve got a wonderful group of interesting sellers on the panel. Thanks for welcoming them!

  • Lowdealsmarket says:
    06/09/20 at 22:31:06

    Thank You All. Be Safe !!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:52:16

    Thanks Lowdealsmarket, you too!

  • NivaJewels says:
    06/09/20 at 22:46:18

    first of all thank you bonanza for new way to selling my Product and second thank you for all customer who grow our business in worldwide.
    i am new in bonanza but my friends say bonanza is best marketplace to selling worldwide so now i continue my booth in bonanza because before bonanza i have no any idea how to sell my product for unique customer but now i am know all the things because i am bonanzer
    thank you so much….

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:59:20

    You’re welcome, Niva_Jewels! We’re happy to have you here!

  • nahumrocha says:
    06/09/20 at 23:34:48

    Thank You All

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:00:20

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to welcome our panelists, nahumrocha!

  • ajayjangid says:
    06/09/20 at 23:58:43

    Thank You All. Be Safe !!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:00:48

    Thanks, and we hope you stay safe as well!

  • JR_Rainbow121 says:
    06/10/20 at 04:34:22

    Good Luck To all!! And Thank You!!

    Number ONE Thing that You AND Bonanza should work on IMMEDIATELY: TRAFFIC (Reach) … eBay’s “Reach” is 500 times that of Bonanza’s, Etsy 200 times, even Mercari’s reach is 50 times that of Bonanza …

    BonanzaGreg says in response:
    06/10/20 at 10:51:10

    Thanks for your comment JR_Rainbow121. Overall, I agree with your comment about “traffic.” It will always be a top element that we continually need to find better ways to compete. I will tell you there is some subjectivity in the term “reach.” In fact, the last stats I saw showed that our “reach” was ahead of Etsy and significantly ahead of Mercari…… we’re getting there.

  • AtoZoutlet says:
    06/10/20 at 05:55:22

    I think this would be really helpful. Thank you so much Bonanza.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 11:44:27

    You’re welcome, AtoZoutlet! We appreciate the panel members volunteering to help out.

  • CatPurry says:
    06/10/20 at 06:53:22

    Welcome Seller Advisory Panelists! Having been a member of a similar group in the past, I can assure you that your efforts will be extremely helpful to the entire community and personally gratifying. Just Listen, Observe, Think and Speak Up! I’m looking forward to seeing the positive differences you will bring to the platform.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:02:49

    Thanks, CatPurry! We appreciate your insights with working on a panel. We encourage all or our sellers to speak up anytime, and enjoy hearing your comments on the blog!

  • MarthaC234 says:
    06/10/20 at 06:55:46

    Welcome and thank you in advance for the hard work I have no idea you’ll put forth to help us all.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:05:30

    Thanks for the well-wishes, MarthaC234!

  • hubbardstoncandle says:
    06/10/20 at 07:08:00

    Welcome and congratulations to the Advisory Panel. I look forward to the changes that the panel will help in making Bonanza one of the best online selling platforms!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:29:29

    Thanks, hubbardstoncandle! We are very lucky to have great sellers like you!

  • ooak says:
    06/10/20 at 07:26:33

    Wonderful, well qualified Group ! Happy to see this & Welcome & THANK YOU !

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:30:53

    Thanks for leaving the nice message, ooak! Take care and happy Bonanzling!

  • Nordstromsauto says:
    06/10/20 at 08:01:05

    As always I amazed at the response here on Bonanza. I love this community and I hope that my input on the panel will make a world of difference for everyone here, the pressure is on!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:37:35

    We appreciate having you on our panel, Nordstromsauto. We’re looking forward to working with you.

  • JanieS134 says:
    06/10/20 at 08:09:33

    Just returned to Bonanza. Have had an ebay store since 1906, but having a hard time sharing all my shopping information with them. Takes a long time to find the best items or have someone make them for me. Western Décor and cleaning out old items I no longer need. Cutting down on old space taking up items. Janie’s Cowboy Shop was established in 1985.

    BonanzaGreg says in response:
    06/10/20 at 10:55:42

    Welcome back JanieS134! You’ve been missed! We are looking forward to your continued longstanding successes with us!

  • BookbinEtc says:
    06/10/20 at 09:30:58

    This looks like a great group. Lots of varied experiences, with newer sellers and long-timers. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of this panel.

    Congrats to you all.
    Brenda

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:16:21

    Thanks BookbinEtc, We are looking forward to seeing the results of having this great group of panelists as well!

  • OrangePoppy says:
    06/10/20 at 11:22:47

    Congrats to all panelists! I am sure with their combined experiences and talents, they will give the crown jewel to Bonanza and make it an even better place to sell! I cannot wait to open my booth which I put to sleep for a while, as I became so busy in my professional life. Putting the final touches on my listings and adding more, before reopening. I am sure I will be soon asking questions and look forward to interacting with experienced Bonanza sellers. You go, team!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/10/20 at 12:45:52

    Hi OrangePoppy, our community forum is a great place to get questions answered from helpful sellers quickly.

  • Big_Ks says:
    06/10/20 at 11:30:32

    I would like to see someone from the Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop Sports Trading Cards/Collectibles Non-Sports Trading Cards on the Advisory Panel. This is a vastly growing industry and feel that having some representing the people in this industry is very important.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/11/20 at 06:12:50

    Hi Big_Ks, thanks for your feedback. While we don’t have a rep like you, we would be happy to hear any suggestions you may have. You can reach me at sellerhappiness@bonanza.com. We will keep this in mind for the next panel.

  • EclecticTradingCo says:
    06/10/20 at 12:14:03

    I am relatively new to Bonanza but have been an online seller since 1998. I like what I see at Bonanza already and look forward to a future selling at Bonanza. Congratulations to Bonanza for creating this panel and to all chosen to represent the sellers here on Bonanza!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/11/20 at 06:14:23

    Welcome to Bonanza, EclecticTradingCo! We’re happy to have you here!

  • TjG23 says:
    06/10/20 at 14:28:16

    Hi I have recently joined the Bonanza team but have been long time selling music media online. My booth is Oldies Music & Video. Welcome everyone! Looks like a great group and hopefully will work to bring some great ideas to Bonanza!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/11/20 at 06:15:26

    Thanks, TjG23! We think so too! We’re very lucky to have so many great sellers at Bonanza!

  • Howlin_Hounds says:
    06/11/20 at 08:03:18

    Wow, what a great looking group. Congratulations! Excited to see what’s in store for us all.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/11/20 at 15:15:34

    We’re looking forward to some great things. Thanks, Howlin_Hounds!

  • MarieADawson says:
    06/11/20 at 08:06:56

    Welcome to all the new Bonanza team!!!

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/11/20 at 15:16:17

    Appreciate the well-wishes for our panel, MarieADawson!

  • Weddingmeister says:
    06/11/20 at 09:32:13

    I think this is a good idea, and thank all of you for your time.

    BonanzaShelly says in response:
    06/11/20 at 15:17:42

    Thanks for stopping by the blog to welcome our new panel, Weddingmeister, we are excited to get started!


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