Ever since the creation of
eBay it has been the most popular auction site on the planet, however
with the regular fee changes and policy updates many sellers are
beginning to look for alternative selling venues for their services
Sites Like Ebay?
many of the
current alternative online auction sites similar to eBay, where
anyone can buy goods, or list their
for sale, whether they are a private
individual or trade seller. It is
worth noting that many of these smaller
sites will come and go, and this site is
updated to remove those that fall away
none will have, or are ever likely to
have, the same amount of traffic
as eBay enjoys unless buyers and
sellers try these venues. Ebay may well be
the biggest, but the smaller more
specialist niche sites will often
better standard of customer care, and
be easier to contact to resolve any
A growing number of buyers may also be
of eBay if they have had a bad
the past. As a seller, it is crucial
you always give a great service, and
encourage the buyers to come back to you
again, wherever your goods are
It is also worth considering selling
from your own website, which is a lot easier than it sounds, and has
the added advantage of no fees besides the web hosting and any
merchant fees from the payment processor. A few "turnkey" ecommerce
site providers are listed below, and in
practice it is no more difficult than
setting up an eBay store, but
Why choose eBid to use for your online auctions? eBid
don�t charge listing fees and you're only charged a small final
value fee when your item sells. 5 Free photos are included in every eBid
listing, and for a flat fee of �49.99, sellers can enjoy free
listings and no final value fees for the life of their account! Up
to 5 stores can be opened and operated for sellers, and a bulk
upload facility is offered to enable fast import of inventory. With
over 3 million listings on eBid,
there is plenty of choice for buyers, and nearly 10,000 categories
gives sellers plenty of choice. Secure payments are made and
received through either Paypal, PPPay or Google Checkout.
Preloved is the
for people that love some of the older things in life. Preloved was
started in 1998 and has grown to become one of the largest
classified advertising sites in the UK with hundreds of thousands of
adverts in over 500 categories. If you are buying or selling second
hand, Preloved offers a
great alternative to the hassle and expense
of auction sites, and a fun and friendly alternative to other more
anonymous classifieds. This is because it's Fast, Free, Friendly,
Local, and it's even Kind To Kittens! If you are buying or selling
second hand, Preloved
offers a great alternative to the hassle and
expense of auction sites, and a friendly alternative to other more
is the #1 website in the UK for free classified advertising.
Standard adverts are free to place, and there are no fees to pay
upon the completion of the sale. This is essentially the same as
advertising in your local newspaper, all transactions are completed
between the buyer and seller, with no intervention from
Gumtree. Sellers can advertise on their local city network, and
with 50 major UK cities and counties listed, Gumtree has full UK
coverage. And it is not just for selling your unwanted goods, or
browsing for bargains,
Gumtree also lists homes for sales, job opportunities, local
businesses and even lonely hearts!
an International online market place and auction community, where
we'll help to "Seek You Out" a real bargain! CQout
was launched in Dec 1999 and has since gained the
reputation of the "Most Trusted Online Auction Site". CQout
claims to be the "2nd biggest auction site" based on the
number of active listings, and reaching into 80 countries around the
globe. A �2 membership fee is required for all buyers and sellers,
but standard listings are free, and final value fees are
competitive. As all members are individually verified, CQout
is one of the most trustworthy online selling sites to use, and
incorporates its own secure payment handling system with 100% buyer
and seller protection. CQout
also offer one to one customer service helpline.
PlayTrade is the new way to make money selling your DVDs, CDs,
Books, Games and more to the millions of customers who shop at Play.com. As a PlayTrade seller, your products
will appear for sale on the Play.com web site, giving you the benefits that only the UK's largest entertainment
online retailer can offer. We do all the advertising and merchandising, credit card processing and first-line
customer care. All you need to do is decide on your price and send the products to the customers promptly.
PlayTrade also offer ProTrader accounts where sellers can list
gadgets, electronics and PC items on top of the usual media
products, have access to our API plus a number of other benefits all
for only �19.99 a month. More info can be found by
Vivastreet is the 2nd largest classified advertising website in
the UK, and is 100% free to post an advert, and to contact the
Vivastreet covers more than 70 selling categories, from Cars and
bikes, to jobs, property and household goods for sale, as well as
local services and educational classes. Buyers and sellers can deal
direct with each other via email, chat or
Vivastreet secure messaging. Sellers can post one advert every 2
minutes, and the same ad in the same category every 48 hours.
Our brand new
e-commerce package has been
designed to offer everything for your online business included in
the price. We're so confident you'll be a success we're also
offering 6 months for free if you haven't made a sale in the first 6
months! With stunning templates, e-mail, SSL and expert support you
can have a secure, professional shop live and earning money
extremely quickly and easily. So that you can concentrate on your
shop and not on being a techy we offer free e-mail support answered
24 / 7 / 365. The UK2
e-commerce cart comes with easy to use administration options,
including an editor on the actual page you are looking at (when
logged in as the administrator). Also included are many configurable
options to make managing your online shop simple and trouble-free.
Click here to find out more how the
UK2 e-commerce cart can
work for you.
Etsy UK is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. Our mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world.
Etsy is a vibrant community of 30 million global buyers and creative businesses, with no membership fees and cost effective selling fees.
Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items under
Etsy's new guidelines, released in October 2013. These items cover a wide range, including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. Many sellers also sell craft supplies such as beads, wire and jewelry-making tools.
Bid - Whether you are looking to buy, sell
or post an add for something you are looking for - you can Make It
Happen right here on 121Bid !
We started 121Bid for those looking for a new venue to sell their
merchandise & services and for buyers to have more options.
Amazon UK &
Amazon USA -
When you sell in the Amazon Marketplace you place your items in
front of millions of customers-- your items are displayed right
alongside those carried by Amazon.com! There are no fees unless you
Amazon also offers a wide range of programmes to help you sell and
organise your inventory.
is an online Market
place where you can Buy and Sell
virtually anything! Backed by an online commerce veteran of 20+
years in the e-tail trenches, and a team of skilled programmers and
network security gurus, and is a feature-rich e-commerce
gathering place where Sellers and Buyers from around the globe can
meet and interact.
was launched in 2002, and has steadily grown as
we�ve helped to foster the relationships between Sellers and Buyers
in a venue based on honest negotiations between individuals. Our goal has remained the same: to
people together to buy and sell, to exchange ideas and information
in an engaging and entertaining manner within a safe and secure
- The whole concept of Vujoo & therefore
based around communities.
The concept revolves around leveraging support within
these communities and creating a safe & cost effective environment
where communities can interact.
- is an online classified advertising website, covering the whole of
the UK & Ireland. It was founded in 1998 and has many thousands of
second hand items for sale in over 500 categories. What makes
unique is the opportunity it provides for enthusiasts and
collectors to gather together as a community.
- This is a relatively new and still has a lot of work to do in
order to be unique, the layout is the standard auction site template
and the owners don't seem to have ironed out all the flaws, one to
watch for the future!
- We think our system is like reintroducing the Souk as a 21st
century selling system. When you barter in a Souk, the price you end
up paying is the one you are happy with. It is not the same as the
price the next person pays. Our system is designed to be a similar,
personal one-to-one system, rather than using the one-to-many
structure of the conventional retail price.
- have adopted various policies aimed to make the use of this site
more Buyer Friendly. We have limited the ownership of onsite stores
to a maximum of 4 per category and the restriction of duplicate
listings of items by sellers. We also operate a stringent user
- is the place to swap anything in the United Kingdom and worldwide.
At this convenient swap shop you can search for almost anything you
need, and, when you come here, you can count on having a successful
swap meet - whatever it is you are trying to swap!
- is the UK’s completely FREE online auction site where you can sign
up, buy, sell and even open a shop for free. We don’t charge any
fees for registration, buying, listing or selling.
- "In order to sell on the WeBidz site, users must first become
verified. There is a one time fee of $5.00", in my experience this
is never a great start!
Swiftsaves is the UK�s FREE online
auction site where you can sign up, buy, sell and even open a shop for free.
Swiftsaves don�t charge any fees for registration, buying,or listing .
So if you�ve always wanted to try selling online now is your chance! what are you waiting for? Sign up
now and start making money!
brings traders, collectors and users together - we
have added a wiki to each category to provide background information
on the items which may be listed . The wiki can be edited by webstore owners.
The fees are a lot cheaper than on ebay, and we are working towards
two types of webstore - a free webstore linked to a category, so
that traders can let people know where else that they can try, or a
paid for webstore (�5 per month) with 50% off all fees on the
- We have NO FVF's! We only charge $2.00 per month for sellers to
advertise their goods. This is a small advertising fee for less than
the price of a cup of coffee. We also have a classified ads section
if you wish to submit a classified ad.
We support and raise funds for medical aids and supplies for the
- is both a free web store builder and a free online marketplace.
Sellers can easily create their own free online store in minutes.
Buyers can easily browse and compare between thousands of products.
It By Text
- Is a new way for you to sell your unwanted items to members of the
general public. Almost every one now owns or has access to a mobile
phone with text or multimedia messaging facilities and if you are
one of these people then you could soon be selling your items on our
- Launched in 2008
Tompee.com is an online market place that operates in the format of
a classified listing which offers simplicity, control and increased
likelihood of a successful sale.
If you own an auction site or
know any good venues that you think we should add to the list,
please email us using the contact email link below.