On Tuesday this week we officially launched the Mighty Ape Marketplace, an
incredible new way to sell your pre-loved games, movies, books and music.
In the first two days we've seen over 2,000 products listed for
sale by eager customers up and down the country, and we couldn't be
happier with how things are going.
We built the Marketplace primarily as a venue to sell stuff you've
bought on Mighty Ape that you no longer want. Up until now you've been
restricted to clunky online auction sites or trading games at retail stores for
a tiny fraction of what you paid for them.
When we built the Marketplace we were determined to make it
super-easy to list items for sale. Mighty Ape already has all
the product data including descriptions and photos…so all we needed to do was
create a form that lets you add a price, condition and an optional comment.
Listing an item takes about 30 seconds and can be done in half
that time once you get into the swing of things. We're really happy with how
that turned out.
Another area we wanted to smooth out was payment and delivery. When you sell an
item on the Marketplace, the customer buys your items through the Mighty Ape
checkout and makes payment with our familiar and secure payment
methods such as credit card or bank
deposit. When payment has been confirmed, we just send you the
buyer's delivery address and you can get on and send the item. No shagging
around with emailing the buyer your payment instructions and requesting a
delivery address. We handle all that for you.
We also simplified the fee structure. You pay nothing to list your
item and there are no hidden extras like Gallery of
Feature. We don't charge you extra to use our credit card facility and we don't
charge for phone support! You only pay Mighty Ape a 9% success
fee when your item sells. That's it. For a $20 DVD that's just
$1.80. Because Marketplace items are all “Buy Now” you'll never be hit with
any surprising fees, plus because you're selling on one of NZ's biggest web
sites for these kinds of products…we think you'll probably secure a
great price too.
If you have stuff lying around the house that you'd like to convert into cash
we hope you'll give the Marketplace a whirl. What you see at the moment is phase
one and we'll be adding many more great features throughout the
year. High up on the priority list is the ability to sell items not
already listed on Mighty Ape, plus the ability to tell sellers about items not
currently listed that you'd really like to buy.
Stay tuned and feel free to ask any questions in the comments!
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