Well, it is not exactly new new, but it’s quite new. In comparison with Ebay, Ebid or OnlineAuction.com it is still a baby. A rather fast growing baby to say the least. For an auction site that was started in June of 2008, surpassing Ebid.net in traffic is an incredible feat. Although, Alexa doesn’t give you entirely accurate traffic stats, but it does give you a good idea.
What is so special about Bonanzle? You may be wondering that makes it different from all those other Ebay alternatives out there. So I decided to find out, and what I found intrigued me. Compared to my experience with Ebid.net and even Ebay, I have to say that Bonanzle is hands down the easiest site for you list products. It takes literally a couple of mins for you to list multiple products! Like other “Ebay Alternatives” they also have a generous pricing scheme. You don’t pay any fees unless you sell something and when you do, the fees are quite reasonable. Opening up a store(booths is what they call it) are also free, but you have the option to upgrade your store for some additional benefits. Aside from the great pricing and usability of the site, Bonanzle also have some unique ideas that they brought to the table. One of which is live communication between buyers and sellers. Yep, you can message sellers if they are online at the same time and ask questions or just simply chat. In my opinion, Bonanzle could just be very well the new best contender for an “Ebay Alternative”.
I will however say though that Bonanzle has a long way to go if it ever wants to be a rival to Ebay. They are still comparable much smaller, which is a huge disadvantage when it comes to an auction site. Chances is that you will probably be able to make more money on Ebay than on Bonanzle if you’re selling products that sell well. With that said, I still encourage people to give Bonanzle a try, whether or not you are selling on Ebay. It is always good to explore new avenues.
Update: Bonanzle since the time of the post has changed it’s name to Bonanza. Just Click here to check out the site.