Auctiva, one of the main image hosting and auction template services, has announced that their services will no longer be free, beginning in July. Unfortunately, this change may affect your bottom line if you have been using Auctiva's free plan. The new pricing structure is a bit confusing, to say the least.
Seller Sourcebook is stepping up to the plate to help Auctiva customers. In a letter to Auctiva customers on the SSB site, founder and CEO Kristen Rice writes,
"SSB has been and remains a flat fee service with no listing fees, insertion fees or transaction fees. To help ease the financial transition from a free service to a flat fee service we are offering a 10% discount on our subscription rates to former Auctiva Members. Please contact our support staff who will be happy to provide a coupon code you may use at the time of your sign-up."
As a current SSB customer and partner, I am thrilled to see SSB making this generous offer. SSB has also developed an Auctiva integration tool to "import your actual listings and to convert (Revise) them at eBay to contain URLs to SSB instead of Auctiva. This way you won't have to recreate them. We estimate this function will be available within several days. We are also planning to give the ability to Relist your items."
I have been a SSB customer for years and cannot rave enough about their exceptional customer service, huge template selection, and their user friendly site. If you are an Auctiva customer looking for an auction template or image hosting service, I absolutely recommed SSB. They will more than meet your needs, they will exceed your expectations. Click here to get started with SSB and find out what you have been missing.