Rumour: uBid coming to the UK?

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There’s a rumour flying about that uBid may be planning to launch in the UK. uBid have been trading for about as long as eBay in the US, with a record stretching back 10 years.

Their big differentiator is to stand behind everything sold on their site with a 100% Fraud Free Guarantee. uBid have a Certified Merchant program with sellers having to become accredited prior to selling on the site and all buyers are credit approved.

With Overstock already planning to open in the UK the time is ripe for other competitors to make the move. Without a doubt whichever of the largest eBay competitors arrives first will scoop up the cream of sellers leaving the second mover a harder task to win over online sellers.

uBid is aimed primarily at business with excess inventory to shift with seven different plans tailored to a customer’s requirements. Most sales on the site are by uBid themselves, so the site is more akin to Overstock than eBay.

If the rumours are true and uBid are coming to the UK the race is on to see who will be first, uBid or Overstock, or is there another competitor waiting to tap into the UK market?

2 Responses

  1. Ohhh cheers John – so it *does* look like it’s going to happen ๐Ÿ˜€

    Question is who will get here first? I hear Overstock have kinda back peddled into adding a UK friendly checkout to their US site with fulfilment from the US instead of having a full blown UK operation from day one. It’s going to be interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

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