Waggle What?!

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Via Blogging Stocks, I’ve discovered another contender for eBay’s throne, the daftly-named Wagglepop. Boasting just 151,000 items listed, I thought the site might be worth a quick zip through: sadly, it seemed to run at the speed of porridge.

Because it’s what I know about, I trudged over to the Bead Art category, which boasts 361 listings this evening, and appears to be largely dominated by two sellers. The largest of these has 65 feedbacks: that’s right, 65 sales in the last six months, and unlike eBay, repeat buyers count again on Wagglepop. It looks like it translates into about 22 transactions at an average value of about USD8.00. Forgive me if I don’t close my eBay shop just yet.

The pricing looks great though: I love the idea of one fee for all listings, gallery and shop, and I do wonder if this sort of pricing isn’t a direction eBay could take: it’s not dissimilar to the Pack Options available on eBay.fr where Gallery, Subtitle and Listing Designer bought all together are cheaper. How about upping my Shop fees in return for unlimited Gallery on SIF items? Just a thought.

But of course competitive pricing only means that you hang on a little longer waiting for the buyers. And there’s only so long you can sit watching the tumbleweed roll past.

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