Leosghost - 1:57 am on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sorry :) not being "on the left side of the pond"..I've never actually used it..just heard the "myth" so to speak..:) as a sort of Shangri-la of sales where everything except "human trafficking" and kilos of "class A" substances was allowed advertised and bought and sold..
But the inadvertent "bump" may attract a passing "guru":)..
One thing it may be necessary to take into account..if it is like Amazon ? You'll need bar codes for everything.. new ones come in blocks of 100,000.oo , old ones ( that don't incorporate your company name and ID ) can be had from "brokers" in smaller quantities ..and without recurring yearly costs..
New ones are actually quite cheap at around $250.oo ( joining fee ) and $250.oo per year ( first year is on top of the "joining fee"...and then $250.oo per year after..but you do get a block of 100,000.oo unique "standard type" barcodes..
Amazon insist on these for business sellers ..Don't know if Craiglist do or not ? ..
Rumour is that Ebay will insist on them soon for pro sellers..
( "write off" expense ..but there nevertheless )
I have stuff at full price ( slightly less because of Amazon TOS ) on Amazon ..it is a good traffic driver to the "mother sites" for each niche..Tangential info ..but may be of use to you .. ?
The $250.oo is approximate ..it is all paid to the same organisation ..but the fees vary slightly from country to country ..although in theory you can register with the cheapest country ..even if your business is not registered there ..I'm registered in more than one for business, but I "buy" my bar codes in France..$250.oo per annum per 100 thou' is about what I pay in dollar terms..plus the first year "joining fee" which was about the same ..