Fees waived for new online auction service in WNC, Upstate

Iwanna will affiliate with Boocoo Auctions when it launches  across the country on Monday, June 21st, bringing a more affordable, local online auction solution for buyers and sellers in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.

Boocoo AuctionsCurrently in beta, Boocoo will waive all auction transaction fees for at least two weeks when it makes its public debut on Monday.

Local users can access the site at https://iwanna.boocoo.com.  Iwanna Blog readers can get early access this weekend by using the login: IWANNA and password: boocoorocks.

“With sellers’ fees that work out to be about 25% below the current major e-commerce sites, this should be a strong motivator to try Boocoo.com because these sellers are extremely sensitive to their own profit margins,” said Kip Knight, a marketing consultant and former executive for Ebay North America.

“Boocoo’s emphasis on local services is smart because it is a large and growing part of e-commerce,” Knight said.

Soon after the June 21st launch, Boocoo will offer local companies the opportunity to bid for jobs placed by consumers and businesses in the community.  The service providers, (painters, carpenters, landscapers, etc.) will be able to respond to proposals from local consumers and businesses that have placed a “request for quote” on Boocoo for the service they need.

“It’s an exciting concept and one that will capitalize on the local media partners long standing relationship with service providers through their classified pages and service directories” said Tony Marsella, president of Ranger Data Technologies which owns Boocoo.

David White, a seller of over 20,000 internet auction items and a podcast talk show host, says Boocoo Auctions is  positioned for success.

“Many e-commerce sites fail due to lack of exposure and advertising. With the model Boocoo.com has in place, this barrier to expansion, exposure and growth has been eliminated,” White said.

Boocoo.com will be offering more local auction transactions through the use of its 300 media partner’s websites, where users can easily access the auction site. According to a study for the Newspaper Association of America, newspaper websites attract more than one third of all internet users.

“The reach of newspapers and television in their market combined with their respective website audiences will provide the most powerful promotional platform available,” said George Willard Sr., founder and chairman of Ranger Data.

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