Bonanzle is growing at a steady rate. There are currently around 17,500 registered users. In September, the site had around 5,000 registered users. The site appears to be growing at a current rate of 100 to 200 people per day. While these numbers are nothing as compared to eBay, they are quite good for an unknown site. Bonanzle looks to be one of the top competitors against eBay out of the dozens of tiny sites that are out there.
I listed some more items at Bonanzle. I am choosing books from lots that did not sell this week on eBay. I think it would be great if some of you who sell also try out Bonanzle. If we could get a decent selection of series books up, then the buyers would begin to come. It costs nothing to list an item, and you only pay if the item sells. It can't get better than that.
Bonanzle's fees for items that sell are lower than eBay's. Here are the fees:
The listing process is actually quite easy, and now that I have listed several items, I have decided that the process is much easier than eBay's. This is what the form looks like to enter your item description:
As always, click on the image to see a larger version. The pictures upload very fast, faster for me than on eBay. I hate adding that one image to my eBay listings, because I find that it takes too long. On Bonanzle, we can add four images, and adding all four takes about the same amount of time as adding one image to eBay.
After an item description is saved, the item is not immediately visible to buyers. I took the below screen capture earlier:
At the top, it states that I have eight items in my booth. Two of them are online currently, and six are ready. I have to click on "Update Booth" in the upper right corner in order to make the remaining six go online. This is great, because I can still make a few changes before I list those books.
I decided to edit my items, since I needed to add a space between lines. I copied and pasted the descriptions straight out of eBay, and certain things got messed up. I found that the editing process was super, super quick. EBay's editing process is too long with too many pages to click through.
The one thing that had me puzzled at first was that I could not enter a decimal amount for my item's price or postage amount. Under "Advanced Options," the site has all new users defaulted to rounded prices only. This can be changed, which is what I did.
I have also been checking out Bonanzle's other features, some of which are really neat. I was able to upload my listings to Google Base, and each booth has an RSS feed. I was able to add the RSS feed to this blog, so some of my listings now appear in the right sidebar. --->