News-Antique.com - Apr 24,2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Janna Erickson, Artfact
AuctionZip Live Turns Two
World’s Largest Online Auction Marketplace Celebrates Anniversary With Record Live Auction Growth
BOSTON, April 24, 2012—AuctionZip.com, the world’s largest online auction marketplace, celebrated the second anniversary of its live auction website with record year-over-year live auction growth. Since simulcasting its first auction in April 2010, AuctionZip Live (www.auctionziplive.com) has hosted more than 6,000 live auctions showcasing millions of items, including antiques, collectibles, coins, firearms, real estate, estate auctions, dolls, machinery, and new merchandise.
AuctionZip Live’s growth highlights the surging popularity of auctions and interest in bidding for items anytime, anywhere. In the last 12 months, the number of auctions held on AuctionZip Live and the number of lots listed have increased more than three times. Buyers have been more active too, with bidding and purchases also tripling in the same timeframe.
AuctionZip Vice President of Global Sales and Support David Perry hailed the three customers that started with AuctionZip Live and continue to use the website to simulcast their local auctions. “We’re delighted to celebrate this milestone by acknowledging Estate Road Show, Bright Star Antiques and RM Sales Auction & Pawn. They are all pioneers, and we’re proud to continue working with them as they expand their businesses to bidders in other states and around the world.”
Michael Whelchel, co-founder of Estate Road Show, said the live auction market has changed dramatically in two short years. “Today’s bidders have less time, and less gas money, to travel for the items they’re interested in. On AuctionZip Live, we can give them the detailed descriptions and multiple pictures they need to really see an item so that they can make more confident bidding decisions. AuctionZip Live has been the key to attracting more bidders from around the world, and to our increased sales in the last two years.”
Perry added that AuctionZip.com is the only web destination with a powerful search tool for both local and online auctions. “We feature more than 250,000 auction listings every year, making it easy for bidders to find exactly what they want. We’re also the only platform that delivers both local and online bidders to auctions. That’s highly valuable to our auctioneer partners.”
AuctionZip.com is the world’s largest online auction marketplace and the only platform that delivers both local and online bidders to auctions. Each year, more than 25,000 professional auctioneers and 14 million bidders use the website to promote and find everything at auction, including collectibles, art, antiques, real estate, equipment and estate merchandise. AuctionZip Live is the online bidding destination that allows auctioneers to easily simulcast their local auctions and maximize bidding with online bidders, who use the website to search and bid for items live. AuctionZip.com is part of the Artfact family of auction websites, which includes Artfact.com, AuctionZip.com and Invaluable.com. For more information visit www.auctionzip.com, our AuctionZip Facebook page, or chat with us @auctionzip on Twitter.