bidorbuy's Road Show Teaches How to 'Click and Make Money'

(8 March 2006) bidorbuy, South Africa's largest online marketplace, is undertaking a national road show to inform potential and existing traders of the myriad opportunities made available through trading on the bidorbuy site. The road show, which kicks off on 7 March in Pietermaritzburg, will visit various cities throughout South Africa, ending in Cape Town at the end of March.

"There are an increasing number of individuals who want to trade on the bidorbuy site, but do not know where to start," says Andy Higgins, managing director at bidorbuy. "It is for this reason that we decided to undertake a national road show to provide people with basic information on how to trade on our site, as well as educate the market on the benefits of trading online."

"When looking at international trends, more than half a million people drive their primary source of income from trading on eBay in America alone each month. Although South African is not on par with its international counterparts as far as Internet uptake and usage is concerned, this figure demonstrates the possibilities that exist for individuals locally," says Higgins.

During the road show, bidorbuy will conduct regular seminars to educate individuals on how to trade online. The seminars provide basic information on how to get started as a trader, how to source and list products on the site, as well as how the payment and shipping solutions work. These seminars can also be customised according to the audience's requirements. The biggest success factors for trading on the bidorbuy site is getting the right products to sell online and selling those at good prices - issues that the road show aims to address.

"We are very excited to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills required to trade online, in particular on the site. bidorbuy is committed to educating the local marketplace on the benefits and opportunities involved in online trading, to allow people to take full advantage of these possibilities. As such, we believe this road show is an excellent stepping-stone in the growth and development of the local e-commerce industry," concludes Higgins. For more information on the road show, or to find out when bidorbuy will visit your city, please visit: //jsp/seller/seminar/SellingSeminar.jsp

About bidorbuy

bidorbuy is South Africa's largest online marketplace. Established in 1999, the company has created a safe and convenient way for people to buy and sell goods online. As a virtual trading place that brings buyers and sellers together and allows them to buy and sell virtually anything at a fixed price or in an exciting auction format, bidorbuy has created a thriving online marketplace.