Online auction house calls for resellers

Online auction house calls for resellers

Online auction, Oztion, is looking to recruit about 250 computer resellers and electronics retailers for its new vShop service. It will be officially launched at the end of September.

Managing director, Philip Druce, said the service provided resellers with an avenue to create a low-cost online presence.

"There is a lot of activity on the site. Sellers can make a profit without paying a lot for hosting or selling on other sites. It acts as a second store front," he said. "We are looking to bring on more resellers and retailers before Christmas because there will be a lot of interest in computers and electronic items."

Druce said the site generated about 600,000 visitors per month, with that number growing at an average of 10 per cent per week. It currently has about 860 retailers and resellers for computers and electronics.

Commission rates start at 3 per cent but fall for higher priced products. Partners can set up for $5 a month with services including full ecommerce, invoicing, search facilities, and automated inventory tracking.

The most popular item within the computer category to date was gaming software. Druce said the most expensive item was desktop systems, which had an average sale price of $525. As an incentive for resellers, the $5 a month fee is waived during the trial period.

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