Cross platform selling is just as easy as posting your items on as many selling platforms as you can, but some platforms can make your life a little easier. Bonanza is one of those that makes it quit easy.
Bonanza is another site similar to eBay, not as popular as of yet but still has a reach and the more views your product gets the more likely it is to sell.
It’s really easy to start you bonanza store, and yes everyone gets a store (or a booth). You can sign up under several levels from free to platinumn, each promising you more page views and therefore more sales. Me, I’m sticking to the free level for now. Once signed up they gave you the option to import all your items from your eBay account. This is what makes it so easy to use. Depending on how many items you have it will typically take less than an hour (really only minutes for most) and then you have all your items on two platforms. Your booth is then synced with your ebay so that when you add new items on ebay they will appear on Bonanza. Sync times depend on what level your account is, paid accounts sync more often. Bonanza also shares your items with Google shopping platforms so even more exposure, and if you wish you can have your items marketed on other platforms such as find.com (this will increase your final fees).
You can even import from Amazon and Etsy 🙂 haven’t tried those yet though.
If your item sells on eBay it will be removed from your Bonanza booth so thats one headache of cross platform selling removed, but if you sell an item on Bonanza you do have to remember to remove it from eBay and quickly so you don’t double sell.
One thing I do recommend though is when you sell an item I would purchase shipping directly from your Paypal account. Bonanza does now offer you to purchase your shipping directly through Bonanza but they do not have the deals and discounts that eBay has, in fact it appears they charge you a ‘bonanza shipping fee’ of $0.95. Maybe this is not a big deal to you but id rather not pay it if I don’t have to.
There are lots of other options to help you sell your items on Bonanza, many of which require one of the paid levels but the free option works well to get your items more exposure than just eBay and with very little extra work. In my book that is a good thing. In this past week or so I have sold 4 items through Bonanza that were not moving apparently on eBay and they move with very few views. Meaning that the person was searching for what they wanted, found it and purchased. Can’t ask for more, well I could ask for even more sales.
Have you tried Bonanza yet? Think you will now?