Friday, January 30, 2009

Bonanzle News

Check out the new Bonanzle logo that Christy from Kaycee Studios made for the up coming Valentines Day! She has also created one for Easter. What a pleasant surprise to find them this morning. Thank you both Christy and Bill!

Discovered these great logos this morning when checking the "what's new" page at Bonanzle. Bill says you are a little weird if you check this page everyday. Oh, no, no. This is the first thing I check in the morning to see what has happened during the night at Bonanzle. All of the new features that Bill has put on line is located right here. Like reading the morning paper.

Things are growing at Bonanzle. This morning the listing count is at 1,031,242 and 24,144 users. Come on over to Bonanzle to buy or sell either way with the great deals to be had or the next to nothing final value fees, you will be so glad that you did!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bonanzle Named #1 e-bay Alternative by Small Business

A well deserved congratulations to Bill and Mark and the whole Bonanzle community for making Bonanzle the #1 e-bay alternative. This was released yesterday by Small Business . Voted on by the readers, e-Crater came in the second spot.

A couple of milestones this week for Bonanzle! Hitting a million listings and #1 e-bay alternative both in one week. Just a WOW week for Bill and Mark! A job well done by the whole Bonanzle community! You can read more about it "Mentions and Achievements for January 27 - 28" at Bill's Bonanzle blog.

With the weather the way that it has been across the country, what a wonderful time to make use of the shut in time. Use this time to start making your crafts for upcoming holidays. I have found some really great deals on Bonanzle.

Hopechest Bonanzle Booth has lots of great deals for crafting! A wonderful seller and very quick to ship.
1169316642-16808-0_thumb200_thumb200 Heart Charm / Pendant $1.00 This would make a great bead necklace or macrame choker. Valentine's day is coming!
Scannedimage-18_thumb200 Boxed set of Wood Mount Rubber stamp $3.99 Stamps are great for making your own greeting cards. This set has a thinking of you stamp!
Dscf0466_thumb200 Lot of Alphabet Beads and Seed beads $2.99 The alphabet beads uses are endless! Keychains, earrings, chokers, bracelets, a great way to express yourself. Hopechest excepts PayPal, Money Orders and Cash, she also combines shipping.

I found some really great deals on supplies and kits in Beewitching Items Bonanzle Booth! June does combine shipping and excetps PayPal and Money Orders.
Bearlatch_thumb200 Latch Hook Kit $3.98 These make great wall hangings. Make a macrame hanger, paint a wooden dowl and you have a wonderful walll hanging. Make ver nice pillows too.
Pcparrotkit_thumb200 Parrot and Rainbow Mobile Kit $2.49 This is just to cute!
Netdarningamericana2_thumb200 Net Darning Kit $3.59 These are very quick and east to do. An awesome gift for Valentine's day or Easter!

Now for those of you that are into beading, Bead Bowl a fairly new Bonanzle booth has some awesome beads! She is a great seller, very quick to ship. She excepts Google Checkout, Money Orders and PayPal, she also has a teriffic shipping discount!
Rosesquare_thumb200 Rose Marble Square Glass Beads $3.00 Perfect color for Valentines Day!
Greenturtle_thumb200 Green Turtle Stone Pendant $10.00 What a super choker this would make!
Multiglassbeadstube_thumb200 Multi Glass Tube Beads $2.00 Just kewl beads for a macrame choker or keychain!

Bonanzle has 1,008,837 listings and 23,891 users this morning! There are so many different items on Bonanzle to choose from and the folks there are the friendliest you will meet!

A Few New Bonanzle Booths

Bonanzle has grown with leaps and bounds and with the growth it has brought some really talented folks. I was surfing around Bonanzle yesterday and was just in awe at the talent that is there.

Bonanzle booth Rag Quilt Creations has some wonderful talent!
Pink Blue Homespun Rag Quilted Purse Bag Handbag Tote $30.00
P1020613_thumb200 This is just to cute, love the colors,not to mention the price! Lavender and Pink Pincushion $6.00 This is true talent here, just beautiful work!
Patriotic Homespun 12x12 Candle Mat $6.00
She takes PayPal,Money Orders and Cash. Her shipping prices are good to.

Ingrids Art Bonanzle Booth is another booth loaded with talent.
Pet Portrait Special! Commission a Hand Painted Portrait $150.00
Friesian Horse, Warmblood Draft, Custom Embroidered Hoody! $34.00
6 Pack of Notecards, Original Art, Dogs, Cats, Horses $6.00
This Bonanzle booth excepts, PayPal and Money Orders. And does combine shipping! Wonderful talent!

Bonanzle Booth SNL Designs is probably one of my favorites! Sharon is just awesome at what she does and super to work with! She creates banners, avatars, templates and business cards. You can choose from premade or she will create an Ooak design just for you. Her prices are just super!
Premade Sunset Earth Angel Banner avatar $4.79
Premade Lets Play Pets Beagle Pup and Cat Banner and avatar $4.79
Custom OOAK One of a kind Shop Banner and avatar $13.59
Ooakavatar_thumb200 Where are you going to get an Ooak anything at that price? You aren't! It is well worth the money at this price to have your own image!

If you are looking to buy or sell you owe it to yourself to check out Bonanzle! Bonanzle has lots of great talent and some really nice folks.

This morning Bonanzle has over a million listings and over 23,000 users. That's a lot of things to see and load of folks to meet!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bonanzle Hit A Million Listings!

According to the PSU listing board Bonanzle has over a million listings this morning at 10:09 est the listing board showed 1,001,927. 1/27/2009) This is yet another milestone for Bonanzle!

Bonanzle has achieved this in 5 months, something that took e-Bay 2 years to do. Something to be said for those noisy flee market sellers. There has been no paid marketing, only the grassroots efforts of its community. The user count this morning is at 23,244.

There is also a new catagory page being worked on. This is in Bill's blog this morning. The page is full, however it is not cluttered or overwhelming. The new page is going to feature items from the premiere subscribers.

Come on over to Bonanzle!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bonanzle Will Hit One Million Listings Today!

Bonanzle will hit one million listings today! Currently there are 996,194 listings according to the PSU listing board. Currently there are 23,014 users, 6,777 of those users have a Bonanzle booth, of those who have a booth, 332 of those are sponsering users of Bonanzle.

There were also a few new features this morning at Bonanzle. We are now able to clear the chat box with one click instead of having to delete line by line. LOVE this new feature, a time saver. You are now able to click on the person you are chatting with to go to their booth. It use to be that we had to look them up and then on our way to their booth, another time saver. There are also other new features on the "what's new" page.

Bonanzle has no listing fees, no booth fees and the final value fees are next to nothing. If you are looking to buy something different or sell something different, Bonanzle will allow you to do so at very little cost to you.

Bonanzle has no where to go, but up the charts! Come on over to Bonanzle, you will be so glad that you did!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Live Auction At Bonanzle

The live auction on Bonanzle yesterday was a success not to mention fun! Auction Wally did a wonderful job of keeping things going, of course with the help of his wife, Shelly.

This was the first live called auction ever to be done on Bonanzle. You needed to have two tabs open one on for the sound and the other at AuctionWally's Bonanzle booth to bid. There were only bids in the booth and chat was happening on the talkshoe chat.

I believe that Auction Wally is on to something here with the live auctions and I do believe that they will take off at a rapid rate of speed. Only shows you what a little thought and creativity can lead to.

Bonanzle is on course to hit a million listings for tomorrow. Even after the "clean up" of listings that were pulled of about 50,000. This was done by the Bonanzle owners. This morning there are 22,656 users and 977,801 listings.

Friday, January 23, 2009

LIVE Real Time Auction At Bonanzle Tomorrow With Auction Wally

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 1:00 est there will be a real live auction called in Auction Wally's Bonanzle booth. You will need to open two tabs in your browser, one to see the auction in the booth and the other to hear the auction from a talkshoe call. This will be the first called auction on Bonanzle!

Auction Wally NEVER has a reserve or minimum bid on anything. He has been in the business for 25 years, although this will be his first live Bonanzle auction called from his booth. Will be lots of fun to see all of this come together. Go here for complete instructions and links to everything.

Bonanzle has given sellers a lot of different tools to work with and this is just such a creative way to use the chat box and talkshoe together, one to see and the other to hear.

Bonanzle is like I said yesterday back in the #4 spot on the PSU listing board and I do believe that next week Bonanzle will hit the million listing count! It has taken Bonanzle less than 5 months to do, e-bay 2 years to do. Something to be said about those noisy, flee market sellers.

Bonanzle has 22,101 users this morning and 943,695 listings.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bonanzle Up and Down Day

What an up and down day yesterday was for Bonanzle. The listing counts on the PSU board started going down, really down. Needless to say Bonanzle is back in #5 spot, but not for long. Before the end of the day Bonanzle will be back in the #4 spot.

This just means that we probably won't hit the million listing count until Monday. That's ok, I like playing fair and in a safe community.

Of course people watch the listing board and the number of users at Bonanzle. When the listings started heading south, questions started being asked, just what is going on?

Mark showed up at the PSU forum to let everyone know that "they were cleaning the ranch." In another thread on Bonanzle Bill showed up to say, "Hehehe… sorry to all you betters, but we recently took down a 50,000 item booth that had a bit of a fishy history behind it. That’ll set us back a couple days on the road to one million, but we always err on the side of caution when deciding which items can be sold and which can’t.

Knowing Bonanzlers, we’ll have the 50k items back and then some within the next couple days!"


Bonanzle is the only site where the owners will come to forums to answer questions. These guys are so on top of issues, even before they happen. Here a couple of weeks ago, there were a few folks that thought they would get on the front page of the booths page. So, if you favorite me, I will favorite you. So there were a few that went plum crazy.

This morning in Bill's Bonanzle Blog, the issue has been resolved. Here is part of the blog:

Booth favorites limited to 15 per month since registration and 75 total (that is, if you registered 3 months ago, you can mark 15*3 = 45 favorites). Being marked as a "favorite" of a user is intended to be a special designation, but with our previously unlimited booth favoriting, there was no reason a seller couldn't sign up and "favorite" 500 booths the next day, and presumably get a number of those booths to favorite them in return to increase their standings in the list of "most favorited booths" list. In implementing this limit, we hope to make favoriting an even more special designation, while still allowing our longer-time users the opportunity to favorite a bunch of booths (we know it's can be hard to choose which are the best of the best!). Note that if you are currently in excess of these limits, you'll still have all your favorites intact, but you won't be able to add new favorites until you're under the limit.

This next issue is so wonderful to the small seller, and I thank Bonanzle for this.
Booths limited to 10,000 items*. This goes hand-in-hand with the blog post from a couple weeks ago about not letting Bonanzle get overrun by drop shipping merchants, big box stores, or other mega-merchants. Bonanzle has grown because of grassroots efforts by small sellers; it's our vision to ensure that Bonanzle will always be a hospitable place to the sellers who have helped to create us. We think that this limit should help promote an atmosphere where no one seller could ever dominate policy (or hog buyers) on Bonanzle as we grow. (* because we're willing to fudge the limit a bit for users that have already registered and who have cool merchandise, like moviemagicusa with his 15k-ish items)

These are just a couple of the new things at Bonanzle, you will have to read the rest of Bill's Blog to find out the rest. Really is a great read. This guy really does have a sense of humor!

Bonanzle has 21,789 users and 927,062 listings this morning. Bonanzle is a breath of fresh air!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Brainstorming Bonanzle Great Show Last Night

Brainstorming Bonanzle last night was an awesome show! Just so much information, from branding your business to doing a live real time auction at your Bonanzle booth. If you missed the show you can listen to it and read the show notes. Well worth the 2 hours and 20 minutes, Auction Wally and his co-host Phaedra kept the show fun and very informative.

Henrietta didn't come to the show which was kind of disappointing, she always shares great information. However, John from did. This guy is just crazy, but in a great way, fun to listen to. He also shared some great information.

So what's new at Bonanzle? There are still lots of people that are on dial up and with that said, when doing a Bonanza, (a sale in your Bonanzle booth) there is a disco ball that spins around in your banner, music and a little robot. With all of the little extras, it can really bog down your chat box, making it a nightmare to answer questions. Well now you have the option to turn these special little extra features off. This is wonderful news to the dial up folks, buyer and seller.

The pictures on the front page now move at a faster rate. They almost explode into the next picture. Really an awesome sight to sit and watch. The completed search now prompts you for what you are searching for. This is a feature that lots of folks have been waiting for.

Bonanzle is still #4 on the PSU listing board and I still believe that by this Thursday they will hit a million listings in just a short 5 months, something that took e-bay two years to do. There is currently over 21,000 users, not to shabby.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Exciting Day At Bonanzle!

Bonanzle had another exciting day yesterday! Bonanzle made it to the #4 spot on the PSU listing board and reached 21,000 members! My guess is that Bonanzle will have a million listings by Thursday this week. Something that took e-bay 2 years to do.

This site has been built by the community. Autcion Wally has helped with so many things. He has been doing a show every Monday night at 8 est, called Brainstorming Bonanzle. If you are looking for ways to increase your business this is the show to listen to. Auction Wally has been in the business for 25 years and offers loads of information, not to mention he is so much fun too! He also has a Bonanzle booth, autionwally.

Bonanzle is diffenitly setting new growth standards!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bonanzle A Million Listings By Thursday?

This week should be a very exciting week at Bonanzle. I do think by the end of today that Bonanzle will be in the #4 spot on the PSU listing board. I also believe that by Thursday Bonanzle will hit a million listings!

This is some kind of growth considering this site is less than a year old and has done no advertising in the sense of paid advertising. Bonanzle has been built on grass roots efforts. The saying word of mouth can make you or break you sure is holding true.

Bill has made our lives easier again with the new automatic billing. I was thrilled to see this new feature this morning and even more thrilled to pay my fees. You can read more on this at Bill's Blog.

If you haven't yet checked out Bonanzle to buy or sell you are not doing yourself any favors. Spend thirty minutes and come check it out.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bonanzle Supporting Membership Perks

The growth of Bonanzle is making history I am sure. Not to mention that the way that it has grown with grass roots efforts of the community. Bonanzle has given the little seller back everything that e-bay has taken away. We have control of our business again.

Bonanzle is free to list, free booth and the final value fees are nothing to worry about. However, if you wish to a sponsoring member it does have its perks.

One of the greatest things of becoming a sponsoring member, besides the fact that you are helping to build a better and faster running site, is that you are able to have Google Analytics. This is such a powerful tool. It lets you know where your traffic is coming from and where your promoting is, well just a waste of time. Are your paid ads really paying off for you? If not, time to move on to something more productive.

Another one of the perks and this caused quite a commotion in the forums, is the ability to turn off the Amazon Review on your listing. This is something that loads of people were upset about, why I am not sure, it has been there since day one and then all of a sudden, BAM everyone was up in arms about it.

Once again Bill and Mark listened to the community.They decided that if this was something that you could not live with then they would throw that in as one of the sponsering perks.

There are more perks for the ever so tiny fee of $10 a month. Or you can go with the premier member ship of $24 a month. Your items will appear in the search where the Google ads use to be. NO this does NOT raise your search standing! Your items are twice as likely to be shown on the front page, which is cool, however how many people are coming to buy are going to sit and stare at the front page? Not to mention that if you are bringing your buyers to the site, aren't you using a direct link to your booth?

I look at the small fee of $24 a month as an investment in my furture. Bonanzle has given me control over my business and not asked for anything in return. Sure I know things are tight, however this is business, ten dollars a month can be saved on the sodas or mochas that are bought without even thinking about it. Not to mention those trips to burger world. We can all find ten dollars a month to run our business and invest in our furture.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bonanzle Gets Mention At CNN

Who says grass roots efforts at Bonanzle doesn't pay off. Bill has updated his Bonanzle Blog and it is a must read, or see, for sure! Great Bonanzle facts and a humor too! Not to mention ladies, this picture is sure easy on the eyes!

On Wednesday Bonanzle went down for a scheduled maintenance for about forty minutes. This was to add memory to the server. No wonder with the steady rapid growth. At the same time the maintenance was scheduled, we were in a countdown to the 20,000 member.

The maintenance went on as scheduled and at 6:35 PM EST on 1/14/2009 we welcomed our 20,000 member, ehappy to Bonanzle! As always this was very exciting, the forum was filled with chit chat, food and drinks. Welcome to Bonanzle ehappy!

Bonanzle was also mentioned on CNN. Take the time to read, very inspiring story, well worth the time.

Bonanzle is still #5 on the PSU listing board, has 20,301 members, of those members 4,033 have Bonanzle booths and 287 are sponsoring members.

Bonanzle I do believe will be in the #4 spot on the PSU listing board before Monday. It has been a steady climb in both listings and members. The growth is happening, however Bill and Mark have not changed in their ways. They still keep us informed of what is happening, when it will be happening, still answering e-mails and still in the forums. Did I mention they both have a Bonanzle booth?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bonanzle Booth Owners Are Heard Again

You know the site is growing rapidly when they have to schedule a down time again to add more memory. This is wonderful news, so today Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Bonanzle will be down starting at 2:30 pm PST. Bill figures no more than thirty minutes.

Bonanzle is set up as default to view the highest to lowest in price in a Bonanzle booth. For months sellers have wanted to be able to set up their booth to view the way they would like to show their items. Well now they can with a subscribing membership. We are now in need of a third server! If there wasn"t any growth, this would not be needed, so this is a good thing.

Bill has also set up a shipping default, that each seller can set up in their Bonanzle booth. This is also a feature that has been voted on and is now active.

You can read more of Bill Bonanlze Blog and see what is going on at night while you are sleeping. Bill also keeps everyone up to speed with the "what's new" page. Here he lists what he has worked on or working on.

You see at Bonanzle the voice is heard by voting on what is next, by the community. We are not seen as noise. If there is a feature that you would like to see and it is not listed, there is also a place to submit it also. You as a seller are heard at Bonanzle.

Bonanzle is still holding a strong #5 on the PSU board and soon to take the #4 spot! With 811,159 listings and 19,862 users no wonder we are in need again of another server. If you are not a subscribing member, please think about it. We are talking about $10 a month. You couldn't have a web site of your own for that. Remember every time that you want a feature, someone has to pay for it. This is a business and it takes money to run a business.

Considering that there are 3,964 Bonanzle booth owners, and only 270 of them are subscribing members! This some how just doesn't wash. That's a whole lot of booths using a whole lot of memory, running time on a server at no cost to them. We are talking about .34 cents a day to have your business on line. I do believe that everyone can find .34 cents a day to invest in their business. Thirty-four cents a day to invest in their future.

Bonanzle has given the small sellers a place to sell and have fun again in doing so. Bonanzle has given us back control of our business. Isn't it worth ten bucks a month?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bonanzle Growning Like Weeds After A Spring Time Rain

Bonanzle is growing at a steady rate. Still #5 on the PSU listing board and I believe that by this time next month Bonanzle will be in the #4 spot. Within the one year of start up I see Bonanzle in the #3 spot at PSU.

Bonanzle currently has 19,641 users and 3,888 of those users have a Bonanzle booth. This means that there are a lot of users that are buyers. You do the math.

Last night on the Auction Wally Brainstorming Bonanzle show, show notes, he anounced what he would be auctioning off. You will have to check out his Bonanzle booth to find out. You will also have to have a listen to his show to find out how he is going to be doing the auction. His auction will be on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 1:00 eastern time. He has some really nice things to auction. Thanks again Auction Wally for all that you do and continue to do for Bonanzle!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Where Have You Promoted Your Bonanzle Bussiness?

What are you doing to promote your Bonanle business? How much time did you spend yesterday promoting your business? We are working for sales, I mean isn't that the bottom line for on line sales? Having fun is great, after the work of promoting, and it is work not to mention an everyday thing to do.

I know that sellers are buyers, I bought 90% of my holiday gifts from Bonanzle businesses. However when you are a site just starting out you need to get out there and promote off site. Placing your coupon code in the forums is not the way to make sales. Announcing you are having a Bonanza is not going to bring sales. Oh sure, you may get one or maybe even two. Lots of lookers, however I am looking for sales, from buyers coming into Bonanzle to buy. Bringing new buyers to the site is my goal. Bonanzle becoming a household name is where it is at and going to make things happen.

Have you uploaded to Google? Have you went in and reworded your listings to make them fresh? Are your pictures cropped and turned the right way? Have you logged out and came back to your booth as a buyer? Wow, this can be a real eye opener. This is where you will see if your shipping is set up correctly or looks outrageous in price. This is also where you will see if your items are listed as used, which is the Bonanzle default or new. After reading your listing do you have questions?

Most buyers are looking for something now and do not want to have to ask questions about an item. When someone comes into your booth, do you say hello and let them know if they have a question that you are there to answer? Or do you quick, click out of your booth and run?

You are responsible for your sales and your business. If you had your own site, you would have to promote it. There are at least 10 sites to list your coupon codes in not to mention your blogs and other places also.

Are you having a Bonanza? Where have you placed your notices? Have you listed them on your blog, or other sites to draw buyers? Or just on the forums?

Start thinking like this is your own web site and promote like there were no forums. Now what? Where do I promote, how do I promote, how ofen do I have to promote?

The answer is everywhere, anyway, everyday! When you go to the Post Office did you take a few fliers to stick on community bulletin boards, like the laundry mat, people have nothing to do there but read, the library. All sorts of places to stick up a flier. Did you grab a few business cards? Leave a couple of them at the library too, next to the computers, in the bank teller
tube at the post office tables, the cashiers, everyone you come in contact with should have one of your business cards.

Have a blog? When was the last time you did anything with it. If it is more than three days, it is to long. To have a blog you need to commit to doing it at leat every other day. Yes, it takes time, but so does posting in forums. On line retail is a business and just like any other business it takes work and not just when you feel like it.

With the economy the way that it is right now, you have to stand out, get your link out there. Your booth needs to be clean and tidy. Check the spelling in your listings, work the words to be picked up in Google. If you have Google Analytics check it everyday to see where your traffic is coming from, what is working and what is not.

Have you ever taken the time to listen to the AuctionWally show Brainstorming Bonanzle? This show is loaded with ideas and information to promote your business. This man has been in the business 25 years and offering you information for the taking. The only thing it will cost you is your time. Can't make the show? They are all archived as well as the show notes. This show is on every Monday night at 8 eastern time. Meet other people with the same goals great way to network.

Now get out there and promote your Bonanzle business!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bonanzle News

Well as of midnight last night the votes are in on the best e-bay alternative site, now to wait until January 28,2009 for the winner to be announced. This will be a day to remember for Bonanzle should we be the winner. More exciting than making it on the PSU board! Bonanzle is still in 5th place!

Seriously if your nerves or your profits are at the end, consider opening a Bonanzle booth. You have nothing to lose. There are no booth fees, no listing fees and the final value fees are not much.

The listing time is so quick you can even crop and rotate your 4 pictures while listing. The picture thingy is something in it self. Just love it.

You can take the kind of payments that you see fit to take. Google Checkout, Cash, Checks, Money Orders and of course PayPal. Here's a plus unlike some sites, all cash transactions have no final value fees.

There is real time chat in your Bonanzle booth and you can text someone that is on line in real time. The chat can be a place to meet a buyer or seller to ask or answer questions. I love this feature, have made many sales while using it.

Bonanzle has even set up so that you are able as an individual seller to upload your items to Google with a Google feed. Bill has set up easy step by step instructions with screen shots to follow.

The Bonanzle community if helpful and a friendly one. If you have questions all you have to do is go to the boards and ask. Within minutes of posting a question you will have an answer. If you have to contact support for any reason, a real person with a real response will answer you.

Do yourself and your business a favor. Come on over to Bonanzle and give it a try.

Friday, January 9, 2009

A Few Changes At Bonanzle

Bonanzle has been moving right along the last few days. Some changes for the good have taken place and loved.

Last week Bill gave us a new packing slip to use. It now has the Bonanzle logo on it and we can also enter a message to the buyer. Just to kewl!

This week he has enabled us to make simple Bonanzle widgets. He has made step by step instructions to follow. All of the glitches seem to be worked out. Check out the right side over there. That is the new one!

He has also enabled a search for the year sales. This is something that lots of folks have been asking for. Once again ask and you shall receive on Bonanzle, where your vote really does count.

Bonanzle is holding a strong 5th place on the PSU listing board this morning, with 701387 listings. There are 18556 members and 3602 of those users have a booth.

Have a wonderful Bonanzle day!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bonanzle Users Are Nuts??

Bonanzle has once again made the news. Weird Wednesday with Wally - Bonanzle users are nuts! A good kind of nuts. This article was written by Auction Wally. Well ok, I would have to agree with this statement. It would be to hard to disprove.

This is what happens when people are allowed to be people. People should be allowed to have fun at work or it just isn't worth doing. How boring to go to work everyday and have no fun, just go and put in your time. Makes for a very long day.

This is also what happens in a grass root effort to build a site from the ground up. Just think, Bonanzle has only been out of Beta since Sept. 2008. They have made it to the PSU Board at #5 with 686751 listings and lets not forget to mention the 18367 members!

If this is nuts, may the whole United States go nuts! I can only imagine what would happen if everyone got this excited about their job. Sales would go up, customer service would be number one again, and people would be happy. Not to mention the products made in the US would again be worth buying.

Bonanzle is a happy place. No listing fees, no booth fees and the final value fees are nothing to worry about. Listing time is under 2 minutes with uploading and croping pictures at the time of listing. Customer service is really customer service, with real e-mail responses from real people. What's not to go nuts over?

Here's to Bonanzle and the whole United States going nuts!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bonanzle Gives To The Little Seller and The Government Takes Away

Wow so much has happened and going to happen to small sellers. Last year it was e-bay running all of the small sellers off and now this year our own government is trying to close down the little guy. What gives? Bonanzle comes to save the little guy last year with a breath of fresh air and fun, to give us hope again and now CPSIA wants to just close their doors for good.

My take on all of this is that our government has embarrassed itself so badly that now it has to do something quickly to show just how caring they really are. Yeah, right, when pigs fly. They should have banned all children items from China from the start. But, let's wait until we have to do something and punish the masses, who have done nothing.

Let me say that we have seven children and they all wore handme downs. Toys too were also handed down from one child to the next and lets not forget the wooden painted a few times crib! Their baby blankets were all made by me, they all still have them and now the nine grandchildren have one too. Guess what? They are still all alive and healthy! But that was when things were made right here, in the United States NOT imported from China!

I can't even imagine not being able to buy used baby clothes. This is just mind boggling! How in the world in this ecomony are parents supposed to do it? I purchased a lot of baby clothes a few weeks ago for a granddaughter that were in excellent shape for only $35. She will be set for the winter months. What are people raising children going to do?

If you think the ecomony is bad now, just let the government take more control of your life. The more we depend on them, the more control they have. People need to get off their seat and on their feet and start challanging this government. Which I thought worked for the people, however in todays world maybe just a select few.

CALL your reps. don't e-mail and fax them. They have a delete button too! How easy is that to make it go away. Jam up their phone lines, which by the way YOU pay for, give them no rest. Not just the sellers need to be making those calls either, the buyers do as well. Make them start working for you, the ones that pay them.

Boanzle came along last year and gave all of the little sellers something to look forward to. A wonderful new venue to buy and sell on at a price we could all afford to do. Not to mention a voice on the site as well, that is listened to. Don't let your government shut down your business or your choice in buying.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bonanzle Takes 5th In PSU Listing Board!

I am still so in awe of Bonanzle and the way that they continue to ask the sellers what they need or want. At Bonanzle you can vote on which new features, up to three at a time, you would like to see next on Bonanzle. Did you ever think that you would see this on any site? Not I!

Bill keeps a blog to keep all of us updated on what is happening or fixing to happen on Bonanzle. This is something you will only see on Bonanzle, the site owners keeping the sellers informed. He also keeps at "what's new" page of the things that he has done to the site during the night. This page is auctually fun to read, you will see his sense of humor.

Like yesterday Mark came to the forums and made a post "Support email delay", explaining that your e-mail to support is delayed because of a power outage due to wet snow. You aren't going to find a site like Bonanzle where the site owners care enough to let you know what is happening, let alone answer your e-mails.

Speaking of Mark he will be on Dave's the ebay & beyond: Basics to Business talkshoe show. This will happen Saturday, January 24 at 10 a.m. est time. This is another great show to listen to. You will learn something on this show. Lots of information to be had here.

Last night on the Auction Wally Brainstorming Bonanzle show Phaedra of atthebouque did here first show as his new co-host. She did a fine job! The show as usual was full of information and fun too. Henrietta of Feliciation's also called in. This lady is very sharp. She offered many ways to increase your traffic. Dave from ebay & beyond also called in. He always has great information to share.

If all of the new stuff isn't enough, then how about Bonanzle taking 5th on the PSU listing board? Awesome job!

Looking for another venue to sell on? Come on over to Bonanzle where you can afford the rent, met some really nice folks and get some really great deals.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bonanzle Quickly Becoming A Household Name

Tomorrow the Auction Wally show on Brainstorming Bonanzle will be on at 8 p.m. est time. Mitzi of Vintagegoodness, has decided that time is just not permitting her to co-host the show any longer. She will be missed! However, she did say that she will be dropping in from time to time. Going to hold her to it.

Still no word on the Wallstreet talk yet. Have been checking all of the avenues that I know to check daily. Still waiting......

I was very pleased with my children last night. They know that mom will not shop on the bay any longer. When I had first set up my Bonanlze booth they looked around Bonanzle and I was informed, "Bonanzle doesn't have anything!"

Well last night, I was totally shocked to see both of them on Bonanzle looking at items. Each was on a different computer in different parts of the house. When the boys are impressed with something, you know you now have their attention. They both let me know that making a decission to move to Bonanzle was probably a good thing to do.

Then this morning when my grandson was on his grandpa's computer I hear him yelling at my son Bonanzle is spelled B-O-N-A-N-Z-L-E right? I about fell out! How could this be? He is only 9 years old and using Bonanzle. Of course he was looking for the newest craze "Bakugans" and he found them on Bonanzle. He was so excited and I too was excited!

This was making history in my house, it use to be "did you check e-bay?" and now I don't even have to ask they are going right to Bonanzle on their own. Talk about word of mouth. These teens are the best word of mouth you can get. They talk to all of their friends who talk to their other friends and parents too. Not to mention they do spend money.

is quickly becoming a household name!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bonanzle On The Move

Wow have things been moving fast at Bonanzle the last few days! Listening to Dave of ebayandbeyond on talkshoe this morning. I tell you there is so much information in these shows, so much to walk away with and put into action. He announced that on January 24,2009 Mark from Bonanzle would be on the show. Dave's show is on every Saturday morning at 10 est. This like the AuctionWally show is one that you don't want to miss.

Scott Pooler of iBusinessLogic was a caller this morning. Scott is setting up websites that link to Bonanzle booths with blogs. Make sure to check out his Bonanzle booth. He also wrote a great read on Trading Assistant Journal today. It is a sad read, however one should really take the time to read. It will surly make you step back and think about your business. While on the call he told us that he had been contacted by Wallstreet about Bonanzle. Of course we all wanted to know more, however this is all that he really had. Guess we are just going to have to wait and see what is happening there.

On New Year's Eve, Bill decided to make us a really kewl packing slip. It looks so much better now with the Bonanzle logo on it. We can now edit the packing slip with a message to the buyer, which is a great idea. Thank you Bill!

We can now do a completed items search by catagories for the last thirty days. This has been something that many have been asking for and now have. We also have feedback reminders.

Once again the folks at Bonanzle asked and were given. Bonanzle is still #6 on the PSU listing board and membership is over 17000!