The May 2013 bidorbuy figures

Last month (May 2013), the top 10 best selling categories on the site were:graph

  1. Jewellery & Watches
  2. Computers
  3. Coins & Notes
  4. Home & Living
  5. Cell Phones & PDAs
  6. Electronics
  7. Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
  8. Antiques & Collectables
  9. Sports
  10. Toys & Hobbies

Compare that with top 10 categories from a year ago (May 2012):

  1. Coins & Notesgraph2
  2. Jewellery & Watches
  3. Computers & Networking
  4. Electronics
  5. Cell Phones & PDAs
  6. Home & Living
  7. Antiques & Collectables
  8. Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
  9. Gemstones & Rocks
  10. Photography

Let’s crunch some more numbers to get a snap-shot of items offered on bidorbuy at the end of May 2013, as well as the items sold during one week of May 2013:

Items listed

  • 1.5 million items
  • 69.70% buy nows, 16.50% auctions and 13.80% classifieds
  • 75% new, 25% second-hand.
  • 86% offered by verified sellers
  • 21% covered with a warranty

Items bought during one week (classifieds not included)

  • 27,000 items
  • 70% won on auction, 30% purchased at a fixed price
  • 65% new, 35% second-hand. (Compare that with numbers from one week in June 2009, when, out of 13,633 sold, 57% were new, and 43% second-
  • hand).
  • 87% sold by verified seller
  • 30% covered with a warranty

If you sell on bidorbuy, you can take these lessons from the figures above:

  • Get verified. Shoppers prefer to buy from verified sellers.
  • Offer a warranty or a money back guarantee. Shoppers will be more likely to buy your items.