News-Antique.com - Jan 21,2011 - Garden City, New York - January 21, 2011 - TIAS.com the Webs largest online antiques & collectibles mall today reported that merchant sales increased by 8% in 2010 vs 2009. The 8% gain in sales was the culmination of an increase in the number of items sold and an increase in the average amount of each sale.
In 2010 TIAS launched a number of changes to their site that were designed to make it easier for customers to find and purchase merchandise from TIAS merchants. 2010 was also the first full year that the "TIAS Trusted Merchant" program was running. The program guarantees every purchase made from a TIAS merchant for up to $500 of the purchase price. Customers want to feel comfortable with their purchases when buying antiques & collectibles online. With the "TIAS Trusted Merchant" program they can buy with the confidence of knowing that their purchase is covered by TIAS.com.
"To see a sales increase like this in the middle of a recession, is just fantastic" said Phillip Davies President of TIAS.com. "These results support our belief that all of the recent changes we've been making to the TIAS system are having a positive affect on our merchants and their customers. We have quite a few more changes planned for this year that should result in even greater sales gains."
Customers want quality merchandise at a great price from merchants they can trust. For 2011 TIAS.com will be launching more new features designed to address these key issues for customers, resulting in increased sales for TIAS merchants. For more information about becoming a TIAS merchant visit http://www.MakeAShop.com
TIAS serves approximately 800,000 unique visitors each month. About 400 merchants sell through the TIAS system, listing well over 630,000 items for sale online. The company has been building e-commerce systems for merchants since 1995.
For more information contact:
Phillip Davies, TIAS.com Inc.