This will further cement its position as the UK’s first and fastest growing chain of eBay® drop off stores.
The stores are part of the company’s shop-in-shop concept and will operate within The Storage Depot’s four locations in London and the South East. Following the same principles as Auctioing4u’s four existing drop shops, customers will be able to drop off their unwanted items to sell on eBay and the company will do the rest.
Lots Road Chelsea was the first store to open its doors on the 13th November and has already attracted a huge response. Brent will be the next store to open in December followed by West Molesey in January and Beckenham in February.
Retail & Marketing Manager, Dominique Radclyffe said: ‘Auctioning4u at The Storage Depot is really the start of our major push into the shop in shop concept. We plan to roll out the scheme over a variety of locations and businesses in the UK within the next two years.’
Chris Lee, Finance and Operations Manager of The Storage Depot said: ‘This partnership means our customers have the added convenience of bringing unwanted items they want to sell along with the items they want to hang on to and store in one journey. It makes sense to have an Auctioning4u eBay drop shop within our type of business.’
The four new stores bring the total number of dedicated Auctioning4u drop shops to eight with four new shops planned for the first quarter of the New Year. Auctioning4u’s other current London drop-shop locations are in Fulham, Notting Hill, Islington and North Acton
Auctioning4u at The Storage Depot Chelsea opens 13th November
65-69 Lots Road (right next to Lots Road Auctions)
T: 0870 06 10000
Auctioning4u is the UK’s leading chain of eBay drop-off shops, created to help people sell via this popular auction site which currently attracts over 192 million customers from around the world each year. Through Auctioning4u, customers can sell items via eBay without the hassle of writing descriptions, monitoring the auction process or dealing with payments and shipping. Auctioning4u will set everything up on eBay - customers just have to clean out their cupboards and decide what to sell. Auctioning4u does the rest - if you can’t make it to the shop with your load, the company can even arrange to pick items up for a small fee. Once an item is accepted and registered, you can just go home, put your feet up and wait for the cheque to arrive six weeks later. Auctioning4u also offers its service to charities and companies.
Why use Auctioning4u?
• Auctioning4u’s sale-through rate has been above 95%, compared to eBay’s average of 40%
• No hassles with complicated listing issues, monitoring auctions or posting items. The latter is especially useful as at least one third of Auctioning4u’s buyers to date have been overseas, with a significant component from North America
• Auctioning4u can maximise sales prices through the combination of expert staff using the latest technology, two photographic stations and the variety of payment methods offered to buyers (credit cards through PayPal®, sterling, a variety of international currencies and transfers, cash at their processing centre)
• Using Auctioning4u means customers won’t need to disclose personal details on the net and there is the added security of physical shops.
• Auctioning4u has a high “trust rating”. Recognised as an eBay ‘PowerSeller’, one of eBay’s most successful sellers in terms of product sales and customer satisfaction, Auctioning4u has a positive feedback rating of 99%, which gives both buyers and sellers confidence.
Saleable items include mobile phones, cameras, laptops, designer clothing and accessories, sports equipment, all sorts of collectibles from vintage toys to china and figurines, some antique and branded furniture, American fridges, cars, other vehicles and much, much more.
Our Drop Off Shops:
We have an expanding network of drop-off shops based in: Chelsea, Fulham, Islington, Manchester, Notting Hill, North Acton (caters for larger items and also main processing centre). They are open Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00 and on Saturdays 10:00 – 17:00. Opening early 2007: Brent, Beckenham, Brighton, Richmond, Putney and West Molesley.
Home Collection Service:
If you live within Greater London and have a van load of items worth a total of £300 or more for a small fee we can come and pick them up for you.
DHL Special Rate Delivery:
For those that are a bit further a field we have set up a special rate with DHL. For £6.50 you can send up to 31.5kg from anywhere in the UK to us.
If the item sells for over £30, you get two-thirds of the final sale price. If the item sells for less than £30, we take £10 or the final sale price, whichever is less, to cover our processing costs. You never have to pay us upfront and we won’t charge you anything if your item doesn’t sell based on an auction without reserve price.
As well as general consumers, charities, churches, schools and sports clubs can also approach Auctioning4u’s fundraising desk, Auctioning4good, to discuss how the company can support fundraising efforts. Please contact Isabella Pawlowski, fundraising director, T: 020 8896 3844 x504 or email: fundraising[.]auctioning4u.co.uk.
Businesses or government agencies interested in selling excess stock, returns or slow moving lines or simply exploring eBay as a new distribution channel should contact Auctioning4u’s business desk. Please contact Marcus Stone, Business 2 Consumer Director, T: 020 8896 3844 x103 or email business[.]auctioning4u.co.uk.
Auctioning4u also offers a consulting service on how to best sell on eBay and other online auctions, please contact Trevor Ginn, Head of Consulting at T: 020 8896 3844 x210 or consulting[.]auctioning4u.co.uk.
Retailers and those interested in franchising please contact Christian Braun, CEO or email franchising[.]auctioning4u.co.uk