News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - During 2006 CollectFair ran a survey to learn about the needs of online antiques and collectables sellers. An important finding was that many dealers and collectors would like their own website in addition to being part of an on-line auction site, or a stallholder in an on-line centre.
To address this need CollectFair has developed a new way to run individual websites under their own names, in parallel with its on-line 'stalls' in the CollectFair on-line antiques & collectables centre.
David Fletcher, developer of the CollectFair said: "Managing two sites simultaneously would be a nightmare, but now sellers can have their own website, and the increased exposure of being part of an on-line centre, without any extra work. The items for sale can catch the buyers' eyes in two places at once!"
The individual sites are carefully designed to be fully functional stand-alone sites, while displaying the same items as are shown in the grouped and categorised pages of CollectFair. This can help buyers and search engines find the items, which is especially difficult when starting your own website.
Fletcher added "The CollectFair system makes it easy to upload pictures to your website, and to add things like Buy Now buttons for items you are selling. CollectFair hosts the site, and handles domain name registration, so you can concentrate on describing your items and dealing with enquiries. It's a great way to get started with your own website."
Find out more at www.collectfair.co.uk
Further information: CollectFair is a part of PicoPages Ltd, and was established in 2004 to develop a community of on-line 'stalls' for people collecting, buying or selling antiques and collectables.
CollectFair has no joining fee, and is free to visit and browse. Free advertising supported stalls are available, with paid options starting from £19.99 per year. There are no fees to pay for buying or selling items. It provides a simple and powerful way to put information and photographs onto the web, and is focused entirely on antiques and collectables.