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List once...Pay Once...Until it sells...

Always choose "Auto-Relist" and keep your auction listing available for FREE until your items sells!  Learn More...

Item Closed?  Manual Relist for FREE from your MyBeads© area.   Learn More...

   

You can have new users note you as a referral and you earn sellers credit every time.  Better yet, sellers credit also counts toward auction closing fees.  Learn More...

 

Any registered user can sell items at AuctionBeads, just follow these simple guidelines:

Register:
To sell at AuctionBeads.com, you'll need to register as a user.  It's fast, easy, and FREE...Click Here.
Add Funds:
To sell at AuctionBeads.com, you simply place funds into your sellers account and draw off those funds.  No surprises, and you can view your sellers account balance at any time.  Just click here to access your account now.  Or enter your MyBeads© area and click on "Sellers Account".
    
Add Your Items:
Once you've registered, simply go to our Sell Your Item area to begin adding your item.  A description of information you will need to provide is below:
Your User Name:
Enter the user name you used to register.
Your Password:
Enter the password you used to register.
Note: If you have already logged in, you will not need to enter your User Name or Password again.
Category:
Select a category from the drop down menu that best fits the item you are selling.  Please be sure to read the entire list to ensure you make the best decision.  We make every effort to provide category selections to fit differing products and sellers needs.  If you feel that we should add a category based on your products, please feel free to use our Suggest a Category form.
Title/Item Name:
Enter a short title name of the item you are selling. Use keywords and descriptive titles.  No HTML.
Gallery: (optional)
This will display your item in the Gallery Auction pages and will include a small thumbnail image of your item in the listings pages. Your item will also be listed in the Category you selected from the drop down menu with a small thumbnail image shown. This feature is optional and will incur a fee.  A great way to get your product noticed.  If desired, a specific thumbnail image may be uploaded for this feature (to show detail) and a different main image may be used for the item description.  This selection requires that you use our picture hosting service.
Spotlight: (optional)
This will display your item randomly in the Home Page, at the very top section of the category listings, and in the Spotlight Auction pages. Our Spotlight Auctions also include gallery images on the homepage and other pages if you've chosen the gallery feature above!  Your item will still also be listed in the Category you selected from the drop down menu. This feature is optional and will incur a fee.
Category Featured: (optional)
Select this if you wish your item to be displayed at the top of all listings in a specific category. As all featured items are listed first in a category, this is a great way to get your listing noticed in a category.  This feature is optional, will incur a fee, and can greatly enhance your listings view rate in a category.
Bold Listing: (optional)
Your item will be listed in a bold font and will stand out against other listings. This feature is optional and will incur a fee.
Highlight Listing: (optional)
Your items listing background will be highlighted in yellow. This feature really stands out against other listings. This feature is optional and will incur a fee.
Attention Grabbers: (optional)
Spinning Star  Spinning Disk  Throbbing Heart  Light Bulb  Spinning Atom  Spinning Dollar  Flashing Jewel  Spinning Cube  Spinning Diamond  Football  Traffic Light  Time is Ticking  Left Arrow
Place an attention grabber next to your listing to make it stand out among the rest.  These fun, dynamic icons can really do just what they are designed to - grab attention.  This feature is optional and will incur a fee.
Image URL: (optional)
You choose the image type and location before you enter your item listing details.  The system will automatically enter the proper filename or image URL at this point based on your earlier selection.
Auction Duration:
Enter the maximum number of days you wish your auction to run.
Auto Relist: (optional)
This fantastic feature allows you to automatically re-list your item if it does not sell.  Enter the maximum number of times you wish your auction item to be re-listed, or choose to re-list it continually (which is until it is sold or you delete the auction). If your item does not sell at auction the first time, the system will automatically re-list the item for FREE.  From your MyBeads© preferences area you can chooes to receive an email letting you know each time an item auto relists.  Better yet, all of the same options chosen including gallery, featured, bold, attention grabbers, etc. will be selected for the re-list at no charge!  A fantastic way to keep your products available to bidders until they sell.  Experienced sellers know that items that may not have sold multiple times in the past can still be great auctions and draw a premium price!  New users sign up every day, and there is no easier way to keep your auction available for them than with our automatic re-list feature.  (Rather than put your item on auction for two weeks, try choosing one week with auto relist!)
Manual Relist: (available after auction close)
This fantastic feature allows you to re-list your item if it does not sell.  Simply log into your MyBeads© area and click on the "Unsold" tab.    Better yet, all of the same options chosen including gallery, featured, bold, attention grabbers, etc. will be selected for the re-list at no charge!  You can also add features if you'd like.  A fantastic way to keep your products available to bidders until they sell.  Experienced sellers know that items that may not have sold multiple times in the past can still be great auctions and draw a premium price!  New users sign up every day, and there is no easier way to keep your auction available for them than with our re-list feature.
Dutch Auction: (optional)
Our system supports Single Auctions and Dutch Auctions. Choose Dutch Auctions if you have more than one of the same item for auction.
Quantity for sale:
Used for Dutch Auctions, simply enter the quantity of items you wish to offer for auction. Leave set at 1 unless this is a Dutch Auction.
Payment Methods:
You may select one or multiple payment methods. An option for letting you describe special payment terms can also be selected and then add the special instructions in the Description field.
Where will you ship?
Simply choose whether you will ship in the United States only or Internationally.
Who pays for shipping?
Select who pays for shipping. An option for letting you describe special shipping arrangements can also be selected and then add the special instructions in the Description field.
Auction Ad Builder or Auction Ad Builder Pro: (optional)
In just minutes you can create a professional looking ad for your Auction listing. All fields are optional and can be left blank. You can make different looking ads by selecting only a few options or by selecting them all. Feel free to experiment with all the combination. Colors listed are just a few, any color will work in the color fields.  Try it!  Most of all have fun!
Description:
This is probably the most important part of making a good sale. This is where you need to type a complete description of your item. The more information that you put in here the better the buyer will know what to expect of the item. It is important that you be honest in your description so you will avoid negative feedback. To make your description stand-out more you may use HTML in the description field or use our Ad Builder or Ad Builder Pro above to compose the description.
Your Starting Bid:
If you want the bidding to start at a certain price you need to put it in here. This will set the Starting bid at the price you specify. 
Your Reserve Price: (optional)
Setting a price in this box gives you the option of not selling the item if the bids do not reach your reserve price.  If this is not set then you are required to carry out the transaction with the highest bidder no matter what the bid is.  If you have concerns about the market value of your item, protect yourself by setting a reserve sale price.
Buy-It Now: (optional)
Sell your item instantly to the first buyer who meets your specified price.The Buy-It Now price is only available before bids appear. Buy-It Now is not currently available for multiple item auctions.
Bid Increment:
This is the amount you want the auction to increase after each bid is placed. Required on Single Auctions, the increment will default to 25 cents if not entered.  On Dutch Auctions, this amount will be the required bid increment once all quantity of items listed for sale is reached.
Custom Email Message to Winning Bidder: (optional)
NO HTML - Sellers may use this area to compose a custom message that will be sent to the winning bidder(s) in their winning notification email from AuctionBeads. Use this area to provide payment instructions, payment links (such as a paypal link), or whatever other information you may wish to provide to the winner(s).  A great way to reduce the need for multiple back-and-forth emails following an auction close.  You can enter a personalized message and instructions just for the winning bidder(s), and they will receive this message automatically at the auction close inside their winners notice.  This field is optional and may be left blank.
Custom Checkout Buttons for Winning Bidders: (optional)
Sellers may use this area to insert html or links for custom checkout options.  Make the process easier for your customers - give them a payment link or button right on the screen!  Note:  To use this features you must first activate it by selecting "Yes" to the custom checkout question in the "Preferences" area of your MyBeads area.  Once activated, the custom checkout button field will appear on the add item form.  This field is optional and may be left blank.
 Auction Tips For Sellers!

Hot Tip - Direct buyers to your other listings with a "More Items" showcase inside your listings detail page.  Best of all this feature is currently FREE!  To qualify you must:

  • Have your auction images hosted with AuctionBeads.com
  • Have a minimum of 20 current open auctions running

That's it!  If you meet the requirements, your listings will automatically include the "More Items" showcase!

Please read our Terms & Conditions statement which outlines our site policies and terms of use.

 Link to your items!
Selling items?  Click here for information on how to link to your items.
 How To Post An Item For Auction!

In order to sell your items in this auction you must be a registered user and you must agree to our terms and conditions.  After you have registered, just follow these simple steps.
  1. Visit the Accounting Section to deposit funds to your account if necessary.
  2. After depositing funds, click on the "Sell Your Item" link on any page.
  3. Complete and submit the "Sell Your Item" form.
  4. That's It!

Please Note:  We require each seller to deposit funds to cover posting charges prior to posting an item.  This can be done using a major credit card or a check.  If you try to post an item and your account does not have a positive balance, the transaction will be rejected.



 



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