As 2013 was coming to a close, I started re-reading Seth Godin’s ''Tribes'' weeks ago and I immediately remembered back years ago to when we launched Addoway and began building our ''Addoway tribe.'' Oh what a feeling it was starting something from nothing. The rush was incredible and every day there was something new challenging us that always kept things interesting. As those years have come and gone we have gained and lost members of the tribe. This blog post is dedicated to everyone who came and stayed all these years and you know what, it is even for those who decided to leave.
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Hello Addoway users,
We wanted to remind you, if you didn't know already that Google is shutting down their Checkout product on November 20th, so with this news Google Checkout will be retired as a payment option on November 20th on Addoway as well.
If you are currently offering it as a payment option in your store, you should have received an email reminder of the change from our support team. We encourage those users who are offering it, to setup a PayPal account and that as an option if you haven't done so already, as that will be the only electronic payment method available on Addoway for the time being. You can add new payment options by clicking on Seller Settings/Payment Methods within My Addoway.
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"Congratulations, your marketplace is a finalist in EcommerceBytes' 4th annual Sellers Choice Awards! We're excited to report that nearly fifteen thousand online sellers participated in the nomination process for this year's awards."
Now you have to believe that when we get an email like this we are going to be excited, really really excited. Well we were very excited, because this is the second year in a row that we have received this honor. More and more sellers are hearing about Addoway and telling their friends. More and more buyers are discovering your items and experiencing those one of a kind experiences you deliver to them.
Did you know that over 15,000 online sellers voted this time? Yup! And for Addoway to be one of the Top 16
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We know there are so many marketplaces out there for you to choose from in the limited time you have in your day, but when you think about it this is an incredible time to be involved in eCommerce. However, we also understand that it’s important to not spend too much time in the wrong place. Defining out what the right place is depends on YOU quite frankly, but in this blog post we are going to go over some ways you can make your experience on Addoway memorable, time saving, and fun.
Ask Questions – Addoway has a Sellers Meet N Greet on Facebook where hundreds of sellers are active every week and month; posting great ideas, tips and tricks and even answering each other’s questions way before an Addoway employee can get to them. We have an active Twitter feed where you can ask all types of questions, get links to all types... Read More
It was recently announced to us that Bing Shopping engine (http://shopping.bing.com), in an effort to modify the mix of offerings and merchants listed, has decided to pause Addoway's feed. At this time, we still do not know exactly how long Addoway's Bing Shopping feed will be paused. We do know that Addoway is no longer listed on Bing Shopping, and you will begin to see an impact in your overall traffic.
We will continue to be listed on Bing (organic) search engine, and are continuing our efforts to improve Addoway's SEO, on and off of Bing. We're already beginning to see improved indexing of Addoway's pages on Bing and Yahoo, which have always lagged in comparison to Google. We will remain in contact with the Bing Shopping Team, and will do whatever is necessary to see that feed is restored.
Did you get a chance to enter the "Welcome to Winter" Contest in November? Well we received an incredible amount of entries and we are so excited to announce our 3 VERY LUCKY winners. So without further ado here we go:
The Grand Prize Winner of the $100 "AddoSpree" goes to EastKreek
The 2nd place winner of the $50 "AddoSpree" goes to Rosa Art
The 3rd Place winner of the $25 "AddoSpree" goes to Paparazzi
Congratulations to our Addowayers who won this year and thank you everyone for entering. Our team will be contacting the winners individually to go over what you would like to purchase on Addoway, so keep on the lookout for an email from us.
Please stay tuned for the "Welcome to Spring" Contest. We hope you were excited about the prizes this year and we have every intention of continuing this theme with each contest. Let us know what you think in the comment sections below.
The Addoway Team
Congratulations to the many sellers who received orders on Cyber Monday, and even the days before and after. For Addoway, it is a very special time for us as we approach our 2 year anniversary come next April. We are GROWING, and we are growing faster than we initially expected. Sales are up over 100% this week and this is very encouraging news heading into the last half of the holiday season this year.
Cyber Monday and the days after have been record days for us in terms of sales volume with Cyber Monday leading the way. Traffic was almost our highest (it was very close), but it’s tough to beat out the coverage we received on NBC’s Today Show as the safest shopping site for the holiday season, even though we are quite confident all of it helped our exposure this Thanksgiving weekend.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Addoway was featured on the Today Show last week as the safest shopping site during the holiday season by ShopSmart Magazine? This was a significant mention for us and validates that we are headed in the right direction as the safest shopping destination out there. This incredible mention has boosted traffic and sales in all the right areas and garnered us the attention we have been waiting for all this time. November is set to be our best month ever!!! We hope you are as excited as we are right now to be a part of the Addoway community.
We just finished reading the Auctionbytes Survey on the holiday shopping season today and it looks like 50% of the respondents indicated that their sales were lower in October of 2011 then last year. This is definitely not the news everyone was expecting, but we are glad they gathered... Read More
Addoway is very excited to announce four new additions to its already vast array of tools for Pro Members. The newest additions are going to help members use Addoway more effectively and at the same time, help them sell more. With your support, Addoway will continue to innovate and deliver the best marketplace experience on the web, while also donating 20% of Pro Membership revenues to charities each month.
The newest additions are:
Multi-variation Listing Options – We are very excited about this new addition. With this new tool, you can set up your own variables for your listings right on Addoway. Select variable types like color, size, shade, pattern and style from the appropriate drop down menu or simply create your own variable and then add any applicable values. For more information, please... Read More