Saturday, September 19, 2009

Montrose, The People Artist Showcase At Bonanzle

There is a wonderful Promotional thread going on at Bonanzle. Montrose a fellow Bonanzle member is doing the promotion. He is great at this! There has been over 3,400 views of this post and it hasn't ended yet. It will end on Saturday, September 26.

He has invited all artist of handcrafted items to join in on this promotion thread to let their art be seen. Considering there has been over 200 replies and over 3,400 views, I would say that the art work is being viewed by many.

There are also a few new handpicked lists that were made for this event also. Montrose presents -The People Artist Showcase-, The People Artist Showcase, If it's "hand-crafted", it's gotta be good, The People Artist Showcase - Montrose Presents, Wickedly Wicked,
Bonanzle Handmade Items

If you are selling handcrafted items on Bonanzle stop on over at the Promotion thread and get your name out there.

Thank You Montrose for all of the time and energy that you have put into doing this wonderful promotion for others!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thinking of Having a Bonanza at Bonanzle? New Not Known Minimum is Now 15%

If you are thinking of having a Bonanza in your Bonanzle booth, the new, however not announced minimum is 15%. There has never been a minimum set by Bonanzle as to the discount that you could offer. However there is now. If your prices are already low, you may want to rethink having a Bonanza.

Oh yes, you can set up a coupon code. However, your booth will not be on the front page with those having a Bonanza.

It seems that the "Block Party" is where this little unannounced minimum was discovered. Now it would seem to me that Bonanzle would want this "Block Party" to continue. Here is what Bill said in a comment on his blog:

  • bharding says:
    06/01/09 at 02:08:15

    Oh and another thing! WTG with the Bonanzle block party on Sunday! You guys beat the previous record for items sold in a day by like 20%!

Seems that those were some good sales and fees, which means more money for Bonanzle. At that time there was no minimum 15% discount, it was whatever the seller thought it should be for their business. Most sellers on Bonanzle also sell on other venues. I know that my prices went down coming from e-bay. The fees were lower so I lowered my prices.

So if you are thinking of joining Bonanzle and ever want to have a Bonanza, make sure that your prices are such that you can take the new non announced minimum 15% discount. Maybe make that 20%, considering this came from the help section of setting up your Bonanza.

The average Bonanza discount in Bonanzle's first few months of operation has been about 10-15%. We're hoping it will nudge up closer to 20%... that seems to be about the lower level that gets buyers smelling blood in the water.

Which makes me think that if in the beginning there were no minimums on the discount that you could offer for your Bonanza, then they will soon nudge it to the 20% ,to "get buyers smelling the blood in the water".

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bonanzle Says There is Nothing They Can Do?

A few weeks ago there was someone that had "used" someone else's code to build Bonanzle templates. When this is someone that does this for a living and another comes along and "uses" someone else's code this in my book is theft.

Anyone that does code has a unique way of doing it and they know their own code, not to mention there is always or for the most part, things that are in the code that are really not needed to make the code work. It is just their style of code.

When this was brought to the attention of Bonanzle support, nothing was done. It was OK with them, there is nothing we can do.

This happened to me, however it wasn't a code, it was only a picture. Now let me tell you this is NOT a picture that I would have stolen from someone, it is far from being a good one. However, it is mine and it was my time that went into taking it.

I too contacted support about it. The reply that I received from them was pretty much, if it's not copyrighted then, we can't do anything.

Not exactly the answer I thought I would get, but it was an answer.

So, if you are selling you really need to watermark your pictures. I have added another picture with the original picture that is watermarked, "stolen from BrightestBlessings". Did I think I would ever do something like this? NOT in a million years! However, I use one stock picture and the rest of them I take. I use my time to take them, my time to up load them to my computer and my time to name each of them. Do I consider this stolen property? Yes I do.

If you do not want anyone using your pictures, watermark them, this might not stop a thief, however, it may make it a little harder for them to "grab" your pictures and use so easily.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bonanzle Now Able to Adjust Your Invoices

After months of working on a new checkout page, Bill has done it. Not only a new checkout page, a new invoice that you can adjust for your customers. Something that has long been needed for discount shipping or just discounted rates.

However, there will always be a trade off with getting something new and that is now there is no space for the pick-up and paying with cash option. You can read Bill's Blog here about the new features.

Here is a picture of the Old Checkout and the New Checkout:

Here is a picture of the New Invoice that you are now able to adjust.

Bonanzle still has no listing fees and no booth fees only a very small final value fee. If you are looking for another selling venue, Bonanzle just might fit the bill.

Bonanzle currently has 67,203 users, 15,975 Bonanale Booth owners and 691 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #4 on the PSU listing count board with 2,080,731 listings.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More Bonanzle News

Bonanzle has been moving in a forward direction with lots of new and trying to improve features. The newest feature this morning and love it, is the ability to make your Bonanzle widgets custom. Check out the new one on the top right. No, it doesn't color coordinate with this blog, however I am trying to show you, you are now able to choose your colors. An awesome idea for those that have several blogs and need to make them fit in.

The chat box is now able to become a full page size, not sure why you would want to do this, however it is now an option.

Another super feature is that now while you are listing you can place your items into the custom catagory instead of having to list and then batch edit it into the custom catagory. There are also traits that you can add while listing, which again saves time.

The little green dots that use to be next to an item for sale are no longer there. If your item includes the shipping in the price, it will show a little box, free shipping.

There was a HUGE announcement last night on the Brianstorming Bonanzle Show! Last night was the last night of the Brainstorming Bonanzle Show. The host, Auction Wally and co-host Phaedra decided that the Brainstorming Bonanzle Show had been taken as far as it could go.

Now they are looking out for their listeners, they have decided to instead replace the show with a new show called The Selling Circus it will air on Monday nights at 8 est on talk shoe. They have heard and know that for the most part, most of the listeners sell on more than on selling venue. So now instead of just the focus of selling on Bonanzle, they are going to be able to share so much more useful information. Kuudos to Wally and Phaedra for looking out for their listeners!

Bonanzle currently has 64,488 users, 15,477 Bonanzle booth owners and 696 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 2,026,706 listings.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bonanzle Up Mobile A Super Auction And Great Results

The Bonanzle Up Mobile raised $759 for the children of St. Jude! The live auction ran about 3 1/2 hours of fun and lots of laughs. Not only did the winners receive free shipping on their items, they will also be receiving a sample spa pack from Phaedra of @theboutique. Auction Wally was at his best. He really kept things fun and moving.

A very special thanks goes to Bobbi of Bobbi85710 Bonanzle booth. This lady put the entire Bonanzle Up Mobile booth together. She spent many hours working on this charity. Many thanks to you Bobbi!

Auction Wally also a huge Thank You! For all of your time that you donated to this wonderful cause! And for getting the word out so many time! Don't forget Auction Wally has a LIVE auction in his Bonanzle booth every Saturday!

And of course where would the auction have been without the donors! Thank you to all of the donors who donated not only their items, but the shipping of their items as well!

CollectibleKitchen , Felicitations , TheFuzzyLobster , nofo02 , alicesgiftshop , BrightestBlessingsWiccans, GanGan, granny7x, JacksPlace, GratefulDeadAndMore, Sunflower_Boutique, StandardProducts, NoelsNook , eyecatchingbeauty, VineWood1, EclecticDealer, HughesTeesAndGifts ,BvaughnFamily, Wholesale_Jewelry, Pieper, BaileysMom74, SharsBoutique, GypsyGirl, ebayandbeyond, Bobbi85710, and @TheBoutique.

There are so many that also blogged about it, tweeted it, Stumbled it, thank you to all of you too! This was a group effort of so many Thank ALL of you! Bonanzle is truly a caring community!

Bonanzle currently has 62,230 users, 15,229 Bonanzle Booth owners and 692 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 1,996,799 listings.

Monday, June 1, 2009

TODAY Bonanzle Up Mobile Charity Auction For St. Jude

Today is the Bonanzle Up Mobile Charity auction for St. Jude. It will be called live from the Auction Wally Brainstorming Bonanzle Show at 8 est today, Monday, June 1, 2009. You will need two tabs open, one to place your bids in the chat box of the Bonanzle Up Mobile Bonanzle booth and the other to hear the bids being called on the Brainstorming Bonanzle Show. This is for a great cause, the kids!

All items have been donated by Bonanzle booth owners right down to the shipping. So what you bid is what you are going to pay. The shipping is on the donors. Gotta love that! One hundred percent of the money goes to St. Jude.

Bonanzle has had a couple of really neat things added this week. Instead of the little green dot at the bottom of listings now, if you offer shipping included in the price, it shows free shipping. If you are on line, there is an option that a buyer can click and chat with you right then. It takes them right to your chat box. Your items are placed higher search if you are on line. Don't know how well this is going to fly, but we shall see what happens. There seems to also be an up roar after some changes, then things settle down again.

Of course there have been other things that have been changed, but you can read about it here on the "what's new" page and also a great read is Bill's blog.

Bonanzle currently has 62,987 users, 15,192 Bonanzle Booth owners and 690 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 1,990,309 listings.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bonanzle Up Mobile St. Jude Charity Auction Tomorrow

It is finally here! The St. Jude charity auction! Tomorrow, June 1, 2009 at 8 pm est. This auction will be called on the Brainstorming Bonanzle Show called by none other than Auction Wally. One hundred percent of the money will go to St. Jude.

Bonanzle Booth owners have donated items right down to the shipping. So what you bid is what you are going to be paying. No hidden charges, no extra fees. This auction is for such a wonderful cause. The children.....

You will need to be a registered Bonanzle user to bid. Having two tabs open one to hear the bids and the other to place the bids. You really want to hear what Auction Wally has to say, because you never know what this guy is going to do next at one of his live auctions.

There are 29 items in the Bonanzle Up Mobile booth. Something for everyone for sure. Come on over and check it out, get some great items and help some really great kids!

Bonanzle currently has 62,780 users, 15,144 Bonanzle Booth owners and 691 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 1,981,872 listings.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Brainstorming Bonanzle St. Jude's Charity Auction Monday 6/1/2009

It's Friday already and the St. Jude's charity auction will be here Monday, 6/1/09 at 8 pm edt. Called live on the Auction Wally Brainstorming Bonanzle Show. This auction is for a super cause!

These are just a few of the items that have been donated right down to the shipping. What you bid is what you pay. One hundred percent of the money goes to St. Jude!

Liquid_blue_fairies_ab_10855_thumb200 Gorgeous Lot of 4 Customized And Designed Shirts These have been donated by HughesTeesAndGifts Bonanzle Booth.

_mb__thumb200 Canon Pixma MP240 All-in One Photo Printer This has been donated by GanGan Bonanzle Booth.

Adphaedr_thumb200 Bonanzle Booth Consultation, Learn to Sell on Bonanzle Donated by @TheBoutique Bonanzle Booth.

62z00259gld_thumb200 Gold plated 24" long pressed Figaro chain necklace 5mm wide This was donated by Wholesale_Jewelry Bonanzle Booth.

These are just a few of the items that will be auctioned off at the Bonanzle Up Mobile Bonanzle Booth. There are 29 items to be auctioned off, some maybe put into lots depending on time.

Bonanzle currently has 62,298 users, 15,064 Bonanzle Booth owners, and 693 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,959,350 listings.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bonanzle Up Mobile St. Jude's Charity Auction Fast Approaching

Less than a week before the St. Jude's Charity auction. The Bonanzle Up Mobile LIVE auction will be this Monday night at 8 pm edt, June,1 2009. The Live auction will be called by our own Auction Wally on the Brainstorming Bonanzle Show. All items have been donated by Bonanzle booth owners and your bid includes the shipping. One hundred percent of the money goes to St. Jude's.

These are just a few of the items being auctioned off.
001_thumb200 Pear Shape Smokey Quartz & Oval Rubillite Red Tourmaline These are donated by Bobbie85710 .

Rosville_auction_pic_st_jude_002_thumb200 Roseville Pink Planter Vessel with Mark 1210-95 This item is donated by GypsyGirl.
This was donated by Pierper.

Ebayandbeyond_avatar_thumb200 8 Ad Spots 30 seconds, on EbayandBeyond: Basics to Business
This was donated by Dave White .

To bid and preview the items check out the Bonanzle Up Mobile Bonanzle booth. To hear the bids you need to go to the Brainstorming Bonanzle Show. You will need to have two tabs open. A super cause to support!

Bonanzle currently has 61,582 users, 14,950 Bonanzle Booth owners, and 687 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 1,955,693 listings.

Monday, May 25, 2009

One Week From Today St. Jude's Charity Auction On Brainstorming Bonanzle

One week from today, June 1, 2009 will be the St. Jude's Live Charity Auction. One hundred percent of the money will go to St. Jude's. The auction will be called LIVE on the Brainstorming Bonanzle Show, at 8 pm edt, by our own Auction Wally.

There are 29 items to be auctioned off that night. You can have a peek at the BonanzleUpMobile Bonanzle Booth. This is where all of the items are listed with the descriptions. ALL items ship FREE. So what you bid is exactly what you pay. These items were all donated by Bonanzle booth owners. They are going to pick up the cost of shipping for the items.

Here are a few of the items that will be auctioned off on Monday night at 8 edt on June 1, 2009.

Scmg-1012954-1_thumb200_thumb200 Paul Jardin Stainless Steel Link Wrist Watch Donated by CollectibleKitchen Bonanzle Booth.

First2_thumb200_thumb200 Eight 5 x 7 Unframed Inspirational Floral Themed Prints Donated by Felicitations Bonanzle Booth.

New_decoy_1_thumb200 Two Beautiful Handcrafted Folk Art Shorebirds Carved by Ne Donated by TheFuzzyLobster Bonanzle Booth.

Stuffed Easter Duck Fluff & Ready to Pack Away for Next Easter Donated by NoFo02 Bonanzle Booth.

If you think that you are having a bad day, or aren't feeling to well, stop in at the St. Jude's link and have a look around. You will realize just how great you feel and you really are having a great day compared to these kids. Remember these kids when you are placing your bids.

Thank you to all of you that have donated items and of course all that are working behind the scenes to make this all possible. Thanks to Auction Wally for all of the time that he has put into this and the time that it is going to take to call this LIVE auction.

Bonanzle currently has 60,775 users, 14,827 Bonanzle Booth owners, and 686 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 1,971,074 listings.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Brainstorming Bonanzle Show Super Show Last Night!

If you missed Auction Wally's Brainstorming Bonanzle Show last night, you missed a very fun show. You can catch it at the Brainstorming Bonanzle Blog. Bonanzle Bill has been a very competitive person from a very young age. Phaedra , Auction Wally's co-host came back from the first Bonanzle Up with some wonderful stories. The story is great!

Bonanzle currently has 58,766 users, 14,566 Bonanzle Booth owners and 684 supporting members. Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 1,929,027 listings.

Bonanzle has had lots of growth and lots of firsts in a very short time! This is a great read by Dave at ebay and Beyond, "A Novel Concept Resurrected".

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bonanzle Events

Yesterday was a busy day in Seattle for the First Bonanzle Up! Phaedra from @theboutique has been posting to the Bonanzle Up Blog with pictures, videos and sound bytes. From the looks of the pictures, everyone is having a great time and the Seattle weather was something to be proud of. If you haven't checked out the Bonanzle Up Blog you really need to.

Bonanzle currently has 58,044 users, 14,466 Bonanzle Booth Owners and 685 supporting members . Bonanzle is currently #3 on the PSU listing board with 1,915,721 listings.

Don't forget tomorrow night at 8 edt is the Auction Wally Show, Brainstorming Bonanzle. If you are looking for way to promote your Bonanzle booth and network, this is the place to stop. Auction Wally has been in the business for over 25 years and knows his stuff. Lots of fun and loads of information! Want to listen to the back issues or missed a show? You can read the chat and listen on the Brainstorming Bonanzle Blog.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bonanzle News, Bonanzle UP, Auction Wally's Live Auction

Once again this morning there are some new changes at Bonanzle. The best one is now while you are listing, you can put the item right into your custom categories. It use to be that you would list, update booth and then have to go to the batch editor to place in your custom category. Now everything can be done on the Bonanzle listing page. Thanks Bill, this will be a real time saver! You can read more of the news at the What's New page.

This weekend is also the FIRST Bonanzle Up in Seattle. Phaedra of @theboutique will be posting to the Bonanzle Up Blog through out the event. So keep an eye on that blog for updates of what is happening at this First Bonanzle Up. Thank you Phaedra for providing this for all of us that couldn't attend!

Tomorrow 5/16/09 Saturday, Auction Wally will be having his LIVE aution. The previews start at noon and the LIVE auction starts at 1:00 edt. Auction Wally's auctions are NO reserve auctions called in real time right there in his Bonanzle chat box. You can view the auction live at and place your bids in his AuctionWally Bonanzle Booth. His LIVE auctions will take place every Saturday. Lots of fun!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Little Bonanzle News

Bonanzle Bill was very busy last night! International buyers can now search for items that ship international, that is if the seller has specified which countries they ship to. You can read more about it in Bill's Bonanzle Blog.

Also the search has now been set to default to the titles. Search has been a little difficult to use, however this is a huge step in the right direction. When using the search before, oh the things that would show up. Thank you Bill for this! He also did a few other things and you can read about them on the "What's New" page.

This weekend 5/16/2009 is the FIRST Bonanzle Up! This is as exciting as the first new server, Bonanzle write up, 5,000 member and the Brainstorming Bonanzle show. You can read all about it here at the Bonanzle Up Blog. Phaedra from @TheBoutique will also be "reporting" live with pictures on the Bonanzle Up Blog! It should be an excellent event!

Bonanzle currently has 56,575 users, 14,230 Bonanzle booths, and 680 supporting members. Bonanzle also took #3 on the PSU listing board yesterday with 1,880,959 listings.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Build Your Bonanzle Booth

Bonanzle is growing and making its way in the e-commerce world. With 55,662 users, 14,038 Bonanzle booth owners, 678 supporting members and currently #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,837,430 listings.

There are a couple of things that you can do to help to grow and brand your business. First stop is @theboutique for a booth consultation. Phaedra is well on her way to 500 sales. She is a professional seller. Is also the co-host of the Brainstorming Bonanzle pod cast every Monday night at 8 p.m est. You can read who is Phaedra here. The information that you will recieve from this consultation is valuable to your business. She will do a follow up consultation in one month, that is included in the booth consultation.

Your next stop is to see Sharon at SNLDesigns. This lady has loads of talent to brand your business. From templates for your listings to business cards, avatars and banners. Everything will match your image. She does custum OOAK work that will be yours and only yours. The support from Sharon doesn't stop after the sale, if you have any problems, she is right there to help you. If you are looking to brand your Bonanzle booth or another venue or website, stop in and chat with Sharon.

Now if you haven't listened to The Brainstorming Bonanzle Show, you are missing so much information. Auction Wally and his co-host Phaedra have loads of information to share and it is yours for the taking. They have some great guests as well. Missed a show? You can listen to it and read the chat here. Make sure you mark your calanders for Monday nights at 8 est.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bonanzle Changes In a Very Short Amount of Time

Bonanzle has come such a very long way in a very short time. I am not talking about numbers here, I am talking about site features. It seems that most of the requested features have been put in place and a few are in place and being perfected.

The first packing slip that Bonanzle had, well it served the purpose of a packing slip. The packing slip today can be edited by the seller to fit their needs and add a message to the buyer. There is even a place to mark it shipped and enter a Delivery Confirmation number. If you wish an e-mail will be sent to the buyer letting them know it has been shipped. Not to mention that the shipping is now seperated from the price of the item for the total.

Bonanzle chat used to have to be delted line by line. This may not seem to be a big deal until it was time to clean up your chat box, one line at a time. Now you can delete all chat with the click of one button.

Bonanzle forums use to be a no frills forum. Now you can post pictures and smiley faces. The day that this happened the forums were full of smiles.

There was no wish list or save for later list. Now Bonanzle has both with the added bonus to be able to tweet an item and e-mail to a friend.

Widgets were something that many had been wanting only had no idea how to go about making. Then one morning, we were able to make our widgets right there on Bonanzle! You can make several different widgets with several different titles to fit your needs.

Listing on Bonanzle is super easy and a few months ago there was no wysiwyg editor. That ment no templates. Well today you can use a template of course it has to be one for Bonanzle to work correctly. You can get custom templates right on Bonanzle at SNL Designs.

You can now search the completed listings, set your booth items up to be seen in the order that you wish, add insurance as an option, block buyers and so many other features that just weren't available a few months ago.

Truly amazing how much the site has changed in a few short months and continues to change. Change is a good thing and not everyone will like it or agree with it. However, Bonanzle has made so pretty terrific changes that for the most part the sellers were very happy with.

Currently Bonanzle has 48,138 users, 12,860 Bonanzle booth owners, and 650 supporting members. Currently Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,702,708 listings. I do believe that by this time next week, Bonanzle will be in the number 3 spot.

What changes were you happy to see at Bonanzle?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Couple of New Features At Bonanzle

Bonanzle has added more features for sellers. Bonanzle now has the booth optimization feature that is there to help sellers. It is still in "beta" and being built. Things like taking a great picture, promoting, shipping and pricing are just a few. This is going to be a real asset to the Bonanzle community.

The packing slip now seperates the shipping and the cost of the items. This is something that a few or more than a few sellers have been asking for and once again they have been heard and received.

Bonanzle now has the "tell a friend" about an item link, located at the bottom of each listing. As well as the twit it link. Both are going to be a great asset to Bonanzle sellers.

Check out the Bonanzle widget up there in the right corner, it no longer has that white boarder. Not that is awesome! It really looked odd with it, however we did get widgets that are super easy to make and use.

Supporting Bonanzle members can now see just exactly where their buyer came from. Along with their e-mail address for fuuture promotions. You do however have to give your clients an opt out if they choose to do so.

Bonanzle currently has 47,354 members, 12,722 Bonanzle booth owners and 643 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,686,256 listings.

If you are looking for a place to sell, then do yourself a favor and check out Bonanzle. There are no listing fees, no booth fees and the final value fees are next to nothing. If you are looking for some really great deals then come on over and meet some really nice folks, and get some really great deals at Bonanzle!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bonanzle Premiere or Plus Members Can Now Print Out Inventory

There was a new blog from Bill this morning. When you see a new blog, you know that something has changed or a new feature has been added to Bonanzle.

Now Plus or Premiere Bonanzle members are able to print out their inventory. This feature is one that so many had been asking for and now can have. You can also grab your buyers e-mail address for your future e-mail marketing, of course your buyer has to opt into this. And coming next week they will also be able to see exactly where their buyer came from. These memberships can be purchased through Ghost's Bonanzle booth, as well as a whole lot of other cool Bonanzle products.

Bonanzle currently has 44,872 users, 12.309 Bonanzle booth oweners and 637 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count with 1,648,679 listings.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bonanzle Says Farewell to Bizzy

After what seemed a never ending day on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, it was finally over. Bonanzle said farewell to Bizzy! As far as most sellers were concerned she had over stayed her welcome of the one day. Her first and last. I don't think she will be missed.

There has also been another change in the amount of promos that you can make in the "promote your booth" forum. It started out with no rules, some folks would have several posts and would continue to "bump" them every time it would roll off of the front page.

So, Bonanzle made it two posts per person per day in the "promote your booth" forum. Folks were up set with "only" being able to post two per day. So, it is now you can post five posts in the "promote your booth" forum every three days.

Oh my goodness! Folks are upset again, they have lost one post. What isn't being realized here is that when the post roll off to the second and third page with in a few minutes, you have wasted your time with the post. No one is going to see it and they aren't going to go looking for it.

This new system will work to the sellers advantage. When posting, your post will stay at the top for quite a while. They aren't rolling off of the front page within minutes, people will now see them. This is what you want, isn't it? People to actually see your post.

Bonanzle currently has 44,587 users, 12,269 Bonanzle booth owners and 642 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,643,244 lsitings.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bonanzle's New Booth Assistant or Annoyance?

Bonanzle has had a couple of changes the last few days and some have been great while others are just plain tacky. Kudos to Bill and Mark for the limit of 2 postings in the "Promote Your Booth" forum. However, this little find this morning, well sure did bolt me awake, and is just tacky.

A few days ago Bonanzle limited the number to two postings in the "Promote Your Booth" forums from each seller. This was something that I hated to see happen, on the other hand something really had to be done about the constant spam of the board. Within minutes your post would be buried to page 3 or 4. Now you can go into the "Promote Your Booth" forum and read different sellers offering many different items and discounts.

I do think that now there is a limit more will look at the forum and not just move on over it. More productive and many will use their posts wisely. You do have to promote your booth off of the site. Yes, sellers are buyers, but there is a whole wide world of buyers that have still not heard of Bonanzle or your booth.

This morning Bill had a new blog, introducing "Bizzy" bot. I call her Bizzy Brat. She tells tacky very gross jokes. This is NOT the person that I want to be greeting my customers or friends. There is no way to turn her off for good. Not to mention that anyone can turn her on and not even do it intentionally. Customers that are coming to Bonanzle for the first time are not going to see her as funny or inviting.

I know that today is April Fool's day, however this is really done in bad taste. There have been so many threads about taking better pictures, better descriptions to make a hand picked list to appear on the front page. This is NOT a professional appearance. The Bizzy Brat is not someone that I want to greet my customers, especially first time guests to the site.

Bill, do us all a favor give us an option to shut her up permanently or just pull her plug.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Little Bonanzle News

There have been so many new features at Bonanzle this past week. There have also been some new sites supporting Bonanzle sellers popping up.

This week a new feature that you can chose to opt in or out of, is you will receive an e-mail letting you know that there has been someone chatting in your booth. Another new feature is that if you want to be reminded to leave feedback or your customers to be reminded to leave feedback. Buyers can now chose if they want to receive e-mails from sellers or not. You can read more about the new features here at the "what's new" page.

A new site that called "BonanzleNoSpimZone" was created by Steve of Bonanzle booth, TheJewelryShack. I don't think this man sleeps to much. It was only started a week maybe 10 days ago and has over 150 members!

This is a seller site to come a talk about what ever is on your mind. If you need help with anything there is lots of help here too. Make sure to check out WallyH profile! This guy is great with links and anything to do with html. Not to mention he has a wonderful sense of humor! He also has a Bonanzle booth WallyH.

Bonanzle currently has 42,781 users, 12,003 Bonanzle booths and 624 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,588,234 listings.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ONLY On Bonanzle!

Only on Bonanzle can the members come to the forums and have a discussion with different opinions and still be civil about it eight pages later. A very productive thread. ONLY on Bonanzle could the members come to the forums and request that a feature be an option to turn it off at the sellers wish and it happen.

Bonanzle recently started sending out "feedback reminders" to buyers. There were a few sellers that were not happy to learn about this while others thought nothing of it. This was set up the first of January, Bonanzle will send out a reminder to the buyer to leave feedback. It was updated or reworded on March 22, 2009.

Needless to say there were the ones that wanted it "turned off" and others that just thought it was a good idea. While others just didn't care one way or the other.

Within a couple of hours Bill was in the forum, letting the sellers know that he would work on it being an option to turn it off tonight. Now while he is working on that tonight, if he would be so kind and fix the text box that used to drop down when someone said something in your booth. Oh, I really miss that. The remote has been a work around for this, as long as you remember to turn the volume up on your computer.

ONLY on Bonanzle does the site owners listen, really listen and care what the sellers need or want.

Bonanzle currently has 41,951 users, 11,809 Bonanzle booth owners and 616 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,572,541 listings.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome Tom To The Bonanzle Boyz Team

It has been a long time in coming, Tom of Bonanzle booth, has been hired to work part-time at Bonanzle. Up until now Mark has done the managing of the Bonanzle community by himself. This may have been an easy job for Mark when the community was at 1,000 members, however that is NOT the case any longer.


Just what is it that Tom will be doing? Well, he will be assisting Mark with keeping fakes and other items that do not adhere to Bonanzle policies. He will be helping Bonanzle booth owners to optimize their listings for greater search results. He will also be helping Bonanzle booth owners to troubleshoot and problems they maybe having.

Bill is going to try to have a "corner" of Bonanzle where Tom and some experienced sellers can get together to help the less experienced sellers. It should be intresting to see the before and after results of this. You can read more about this on Bill's Bonanzle Blog.

Bonanzle currently has 41,225 users, 11,655 Bonanzle booths and 607 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board, with 1,547,042 listings.

Where else can you list for FREE, have a booth for FREE and now get help with your selling for FREE? Only on Bonanzle!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Helpful Folks At Bonanzle

There are so many helpful folks at Bonanzle. Bonanzle has been a grass roots effort from day one and continues to be.

Sandy of BargainBasement Bonanzle booth is just another example of these super folks that give so much of their time and talent to help others. In BarginBasement Bonanzle booth you will find a wealth of information, with screen shots.

Tutorial How to Make a Bonanzle Booth Widget Freebie This will teach you step by step how to make a Bonanzle widget.
Custom Categories Tutorial How to Set Up
Freebie This one is a real good one for the folks that want to make custom categories in their Bonanzle booth. There were lots of folks that were very happy to see this one.
Freebie Google Submit Booth Listings Tutorial
Freebie This is a must do for your Bonanzle business. Get your items to Google base. Lots of issues before this tutorial was made. Sandy has done a fabulous job with this!

She also has a few more tutorials in her Bonanzle booth BargainBasement. Sandy has just recently opened her second booth, BrownBagPantry. This is a very yummy Bonanzle booth, sure to find something there for everyone! Thank you Sandy for all of the time that you have given so freely! Oh, goodness I can't forget that she also does the Bonanzle Birthday list. I don't want her to yell at me. LOL

Phaedra of @TheBoutique has and continues to do so much for Bonanzle! She answers loads of questions on the forums and I do mean loads with 4,696 forum posts. She is also AuctionWallys co-host of Brainstorming Bonanzle. A very informative show done every Monday night at 8 est, a two hour show. She is now offering Bonanzle booth Consultations. Not to mention all of the e-mails from folks who are needing information. Who better to get some very critical information from? A lady with over well over 300 sales on Bonanzle! Thank You Phaedra for all that you do and continue to do for Bonanzle!

Bill has been working on the search again and it is truly getting better! Speaking of Bill, I wasn't going to post this but, it was truly to good not to. If you need a smile read this forum thread, sɥʇooq s,ǝuoʎɹǝʌǝ ɥʇıʍ ƃuoɹʍ sı ʇɐɥʍ ʍoʍ
I would say that Bill had truly been had with this one. This is the first time that I have known him to be had. Caution, do not drink while reading this.

Bonanzle currently has 40,732 users, 11,567 Bonanzle booth owners and 608 supporting members. Bonanzle currently is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,555,633 listings.

Come on over to Bonanzle to buy or sell! Terrific deals for buyers and an awesome site for sellers!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Bonanzle Deals

I have to tell you that I have gotten some really great deals at Bonanzle. Just love to shop at Bonanzle! All of the transactions that I have had have been excellent. The prices great and the sellers are just super!

My daughter was over a couple of weeks ago and of course she wanted to browse Bonanzle to see what was new. Not looking for anything really. Well, I hear this mom look at these. I knew what that means. Mom I really want these. Now you have to understand that my daughter is not a little girl any more, she is married and has three children. She was the first born of seven and only girl. So yea, she is a little spoiled.

So I come over to the computer to check her wants out. She was so excited about these shoes.
Hpim3679_thumb200 OK, she was excited! These were in Bonanzle booth ScrapBookingAndy. So I made my first ever offer. It was really pretty easy, just read the directions and it walks you right through it. Finished and hit the submit button. I did not let her know that I had put in an offer. Within a day my offer was accepted! I was thrilled that I completed the deal and had no problems and she is thrill that she is getting these "way cool" shoes.

My one very special to me, 5 year old grandson is just crazy about camo clothes. Bonanzle booth TaterTots Clothing was having a Bonanza of 40% off and had camo clothes in his size! Needless to say I was very excited.
I was able to buy both of these for $10.80 plus shipping! I can't wait to get these, he will love them!

Then I found a canister vacuum. I am tired of replacing the upright vacuums. Not to mention they are so hard to move around, always lifting them to reposition. With the surgeries that I have had this is not good. Check out this very kewl vacuum I found and will be here Monday!
Ken-vac-1_thumb200 I got this at Bonanzle booth OldTurtleHeart. Only paid $24.95 plus shipping. I love it and the color is just great! No more lifting the vacuum, just pull it along. Oh happy days! A huge plus no more buying bags, it is bagless!

You can now save your searches at Bonanzle. This is a great feature for those of us always looking for certain things like fabric with angels or bikers. Loving that new feature!

Bonanzle currently has 40,272 users, 11,455 Bonanzle booths, and 603 supporting members. Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing count board with 1,546,166 listings.

Bonanzle's growth has been a grass roots effort. Just so many great people there. Sure, you are going to get that you know what every once in a while, those folks are every where, but so far at Bonanzle things have been great. The buyers and sellers have been just wonderful.