SOURCE: Vendio

December 15, 2005 09:00 ET

Vendio™ Launches Service to Help eBay® Merchants Revise Live Listings

Helps Sellers Make Both Automatic and Bulk Revisions to Live eBay® Listings

SAN BRUNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 15, 2005 -- Vendio™, a leading provider of services that empower merchants to reach consumers and manage online transactions, today launched Vendio Reviser, the only service of its kind that helps eBay® sellers make fully automated or manual revisions to their live listings.

"Historically, eBay Developers have focused their attention on automating processes before and after an eBay sale, with little attention to live listings. Similarly, the majority of eBay sellers put most of their focus on listings before they launch and after their products sell," said Mike Effle, Vendio's Executive Vice President, Sales Management. "Based upon user surveys and our work with large volume sellers, we developed Vendio Reviser to give sellers a new opportunity to make bulk and even automatic revisions to their listings on eBay. For sellers currently revising items individually on eBay, Vendio Reviser will help them revise hundreds of items in the time it used to take to revise just one."

With Vendio Reviser, eBay sellers can automatically:

--  Lower reserve or Buy it Now prices as items with few or no bids get
    close to ending
--  Create declining price auctions that engage buyers waiting for the
    next price reduction
--  Edit titles, categories, or activate eBay marketing features on the
    fly in bulk
--  Extend shorter duration listings to the next longer duration if there
    are no bids
    
Vendio Reviser offers three convenient ways to revise live eBay listings. The Auto-Revise feature enables sellers to perform continuous and automatic revisions to their live items with no ongoing manual effort. Once the seller sets up simple rules, Auto-Revise automatically finds live items meeting the seller's revise criteria and makes the requested revisions. Some Auto-Revise capabilities include the ability to:
--  Decrease items' price 10 times by 1% each time with revisions
    occurring every 3 hours
--  Find items ending soon with no bids and extend them to next longest
    duration
--  Find items ending soon that have not met reserve and lower the reserve
    price by 10%
--  Rotate categories for items throughout their durations
    
eBay sellers can also make one-time bulk revisions using the Find & Revise feature, which helps them find all the live items meeting certain criteria and make the appropriate revisions to the group of items at once. Finally, the Bulk Reviser leverages Vendio's award-winning Bulk Editor to make multiple revisions to up to 50 items on a single web page. The live items are organized in a spreadsheet like format, making it easy to tab across fields and make edits across the items quickly. An additional time-saving feature allows sellers to copy values from one item to multiple items to make bulk edits fast.

Vendio Reviser can be used in conjunction with any other service or eBay listing method. There are three pricing plans available, all including unlimited revisions per item and free unlimited revisions to eBay Store items. More information is available at www.vendio.com.

About Vendio

Vendio enables merchants to reach consumers, manage transactions, and profitably grow their businesses. Dealio, Vendio's new comparison shopping service, empowers consumers to find the best deals quickly and easily from respected merchants while shopping online. Vendio's award winning sales management services include Sales Manager Inventory Edition (named by eBay as the most innovative application for the eBay platform in 2005), Vendio Gallery, Vendio Image Hosting, and several other applications that save merchants time and increase their sales.

Vendio was founded in January 1999 and is the independent leader in online sales management. Each month, tens of thousands of small businesses utilize Vendio's sales management and merchandising services to sell over $50MM of products on both their own branded stores as well as the Web's leading marketplaces. The company is privately held, recently celebrated their third year of profitable growth, and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Eastern Europe.

Vendio, Dealio and Dealio Toolbar are trademarks of Vendio Services, Inc. eBay is a registered trademark of eBay, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners, without intent to infringe.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Renn Ortenburger
    Marketing Manager
    Vendio
    650.293.3530