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April 1, 2013 · No comments

Bonanza Helps Sellers Get Listed in Google Shopping

See if this venture is helping merchants.

Last year, Bonanza initiated a bold move to allow its sellers to specify if they wanted the marketplace to buy Google Shopping ads on their behalves. The 6-month-old advertising program has worked well so far, says Mark Dorsey, the self-described “director of happiness” and co-founder of Bonanza. Read More

December 17, 2012 · No comments

Sales Booming for Merchants Selling on Bonanza

Seller reviews to display on Google Shopping, could bring in buyers.

Merchants selling on Bonanza experienced good November sales on the marketplace, and December sales are doing even better, according to a company official. In a recent post on the Bonanza Blog, Mark Dorsey, the marketplace’s co-founder, tells merchants selling on Bonanza that “November numbers smashed last year, and December is shaping up to be a humdinger of a month, by a wide margin.” Dorsey reports that more shoppers are stopping by the site. Read More

December 10, 2012 · No comments

Model Railroad Hobbyist Is on the Right Track

Present from Santa keeps giving, sparks business.

In the small borough of Knox, PA, lives a model railroad hobbyist who keeps a memory alive by custom building model railroad accessories. While Alan Dechant opened his online store, MrTrain, thanks in part to his own childhood memory, he finds himself also inspiring the memories of others across the world. Read More

November 5, 2012 · No comments

Bonanza Insider Shares Holiday Season Outlook

Co-founder predicts sales will be up at least 30% on the site.

The holiday season is just around the corner and online sellers are busy making final preparations. This season should be merry for retailers, as online shoppers are projected to spend $96 billion on presents for family, friends and themselves. That got us wondering how online marketplace sellers would fair during the selling frenzy. Read More

November 5, 2012 · No comments

The Jig is Up

Angler turns love of fishing into successful business.

Winter is just around the corner, which means that—in some states—lakes will soon be frozen over and fishing enthusiasts will be hitting the ice. This is a good time of year for Brian Larson, who lives in Minnesota and manages his Evolution Outdoors shop on eBay and Bonanza. Read More

October 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Selling on eBay Suits Them

College sweethearts find online business success with Italian suits.

Husband-and-wife duo Kris and Mandy Moody know that some men like to look elegant, but let’s face it: Fine Italian suits can be expensive. “Frankly, not that many guys can afford to buy a $2,000 or $3,000 suit, or a $150 necktie,” Kris tells us. Read More

September 10, 2012 · No comments

Collector Succeeds Selling on eBay, Bonanza

From hankies to dolls, glassware and more, multichannel seller is not done spreading her wings.

Roxy Carper has been collecting vintage handkerchiefs for more than 20 years. She began selling on eBay more than 11 years ago, initially offering those hankies she’s so fond of. But today shoppers will notice she’s expanded her inventory to include an array of collectibles, from clothing, to glassware, to prints, to dolls and figurines. Read More

August 31, 2012 · 4 Comments

Bonanza to Help Sellers List on Google, eBay

New platform will debut in next few days, official says.

Bonanza sellers will soon have the option of advertising their items on Google Shopping and/or listing them eBay. Bill Harding, the company’s founder, announced the marketplace will launch an advertising platform in the coming days that will allow merchants to specify if they want Bonanza to also list their items on eBay, advertise them on Google Shopping, or both. Read More

July 17, 2012 · No comments

An ‘Aloha’ to the World

Seller finds online success with Hawaiian collectibles.

When shoppers visit Thomas Tucker’s store on Bonanza, they’ll find a three-horned chameleon, a photo of Tucker with his Chihuahua, Buster Brown, and a video of a performance from the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. These three images are testaments to what Tucker loves. Read More

July 9, 2012 · No comments

Bonanza Launches Mobile Site

Design update targets on-the-go shoppers.

Online marketplace Bonanza has optimized its site for on-the-go shoppers, in response to significant growth in the amount of traffic coming from mobile devices. Mobile traffic to Bonanza has “nearly doubled from this time last year,” reports developer Ryan Hicks in a blog post discussing the new mobile site. Read More

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