The TIAS.com antiques & collectibles mall closes deal with LiveAuctioneers New agreement with LiveAuctioneers allows online merchants at TIAS.com to offer their antique and collectible items for sale at "Live" auctions on eBay.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Garden City, New York - 5/20/06 TIAS.com Inc. (http://www.tias.com) the Internet's largest online antiques and collectibles mall today announced that they have partnered with Manhattan based LiveAuctioneers to provide TIAS dealers with the ability to sell their merchandise on eBay's "Live" auctions. The first auction of this new partnership is tentatively scheduled to take place in late June of 2006.
Unlike standard online auctions, "Live" online auctions take place in real time, similar to auctions at traditional brick and mortar auction houses. LiveAuctioneers is that largest and fastest growing provider of "Live" auction technology to the antiques and collectibles trade. TIAS has provided online storefront technology to online antiques and collectibles merchants for over 11 years. The TIAS site is Web's that largest antiques & collectibles mall, with well over half a million items available for sale online. The depth of TIAS's available online inventory and the technology proved by LiveAuctioneers will create a unique opportunity for both buyers and sellers of art, antiques and collectibles.
"We are very excited to be working with LiveAuctioneers on this project." said Phillip Davies President of TIAS.com "We chose LiveAuctioneers as our technology parter for eBay's "Live" auctions because of the tremendous growth in customers they have achieved over the past year and the technological innovations that they currently offer."
The TIAS Web site serves approximately 170,000 unique customers a day. About 650 merchants sell through the TIAS system, listing well over half a million antiques and collectibles for sale online. The company has been building Internet e-commerce systems for merchants for over 11 years. TIAS provides full-service, outsourced e-commerce solutions including commerce site development and hosting, online catalog systems, order management, inventory management, shipping, costing, system integration, fulfillment, e-marketing and customer service.
TIAS entered the Internet-based commerce solutions market in April of 1995. Initially focused on the $16 billion antiques and collectibles market, the company’s software offerings were expanded over the next 11 years to support the volume and recurring sales markets. The company currently serves customers in markets as diverse as software, textile products, antiques, art, collectibles, jewelry and crafts.
Using LiveAuctioneers’ proprietary technology, it is not unusual for auction companies to attract more than 25,000 people to their Internet catalogs, as well as 300+ registered bidders from around the world. Many auction houses say it is the most effective form of marketing and advertising they employ and that, typically, 17-30% of their auction lots sell to Internet bidders. Often the percentage is much higher.
LiveAuctioneers is a safe and secure Web site that couldn’t be easier to use. Its suite of user-friendly auction management tools enables an auction house of any size, selling any type of item from antiques to real estate to commodities, to reach an international audience of millions. Using LiveAuctioneers in association with eBay Live Auctions is not only the most powerful feature an auction house can add to its marketing strategy, it is also the most cost effective.