Mpire Kills off Selling Tools
Mpire is to stop providing auction management tools on 31 January 2007, reports AuctionBytes.
Mpire Launcher & Builder were introduced in June 2005, but overshadowed in January this year by their Mpire Shopping and Mpire Researcher tools. Mpire has stopped charging customers for using Builder (Launcher has always been free). Export functions have been added to help users transition to other auction management solutions. The only sign on Mpire's site that the tools have been discontinued is a message shown to visitors who try to sign up for either product.
Mpire has launched a new shopping add-on, called the Mpire Plugin. The toolbar provides price research on the most popular e-commerce sites, featuring Mpire’s price estimator and discount coupons search. The Plugin is available for Firefox and Internet Explorer.