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Short Description

Web Retailer is a community site for businesses who sell through online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, with over 12,000 members worldwide.

Medium Description

Web Retailer is a community site for businesses who sell through online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, with over 12,000 members worldwide. It helps them find the best software for their needs, discuss the latest issues and trends, build their knowledge of the industry, and learn to become more effective sellers.

Long Description

Web Retailer is a community site for businesses who sell through online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, with over 12,000 members worldwide. It helps them find the best software for their needs, discuss the latest issues and trends, build their knowledge of the industry, and learn to become more effective sellers.

Members receive a weekly newsletter covering the latest ecommerce news, discussions and reviews, and profiles of innovative new software.

Web Retailer's unique Data and Statistics series of blog posts has covered topics including the world's biggest sellers on eBay and Amazon. The World's Top eBay Sellers has been read more than 200,000 times.

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Story

Back in 2003, software developer Andy Geldman turned to eBay to clear his London flat of junk. He quickly caught the trading bug and tried his hand at selling a variety of products, including hundreds of CDs of vacuum cleaner noise – it works a treat for calming grouchy babies!

Andy soon discovered that there's a lot of admin involved in selling on eBay: listing, shipping, customer emails, returns and more. So as a programmer, he planned to create his own software to help manage and automate all the grunt-work. Every eBay seller he spoke to had the same headaches, so it seemed like a great idea.

Just before getting into the coding, Andy spent a lot of time looking for any competitors already out there. To his surprise, there were several companies already producing software for eBay sellers. He logged all the tools he found, tried them out, and wrote reviews. When Andy shared his list with other sellers, they were surprised at all the great software available, and relieved that someone had already researched and reviewed them all – so they wouldn't have to!

That's when Andy realised just how much value there was in a carefully researched, categorized and reviewed directory of software for eBay sellers. He put his research online, made it easy to browse, and The eBay Software Review was born. Soon after, he received an email from eBay's lawyers objecting to his choice of name, and the site was swiftly changed to The Auction Software Review.

Ecommerce has come a long way since 2003, and The Auction Software Review evolved with it. The range of software quickly expanded to include sellers on other marketplaces such as Amazon, and articles were added to help sellers choose between all the different tools.

The site has always recognised the value of user contributions, starting with reviews and then evolving into a true community with the discussion forum. It has also always been global, highlighting software which works internationally from the very start, and attracting members from across the English-speaking world.

In time, the Auction Software Review name became outdated – the site was about much more than just eBay, and even there auctions had become less important, especially for business sellers. So in 2013 the site was rebranded as Web Retailer, reflecting the whole world of selling products through online marketplaces.

There's still a big commitment to covering software, and the focus remains on businesses selling through online marketplaces. But there's also a lot more that Web Retailer can do to help sellers learn and grow their businesses. The first major new feature was the blog, launched at the start of 2014 to provide a wide range of educational and thought-provoking content. In only a year, it has become one of the world's leading ecommerce blogs.

But it's still just the beginning. Andy is still passionate about selling through online marketplaces, and is always looking for more that Web Retailer can do to help sellers grow and prosper.

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Andy Geldman

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Web Retailer is owned and operated by Angel Internet Ltd.

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