NOTE: Your mall,
store, or MakeAShop does NOT need to be active on TIAS.com
in order for you to use the auction upload system.
Its easy to move inventory from your online
store to auction! The online auction features allow you
easily to 'upload' items from your store to the major online
auction houses. While your items are at auction, your
items can remain visible in your store, and any shoppers will be
able to view your auction. At the conclusion
of the auction (based on the preferences you've indicated), you
and your buyer will receive automatic notification of the
successful bid and your buyer will be directed via email to your
secure shopping cart so they can complete their purchase.
What will it cost me
to upload to auction?
There is no upload fee (at least from
us!) for sending your item to auction -- you do need to check
with the auction house and see if THEY charge a listing fee,
because many of them do. If your store is on one of the
commission-based plans, when you sell something at auction, you
pay the special, reduced auction commission, rather than
the full sales commission. We charge the auction
commission to cover our cost of image hosting for your auction
(the auction will use the images on your TIAS.com
store.) If the item does not sell, of
course, you pay nothing to us!
Do note, however, that the different auctions
have different fee structures; in addition to the listing fee
there are also charges from the auction house on your sale.
The amount that you'll pay us is shown on the page titled
'Upload to Online Auctions' and there are links to the auction
houses so you can see their current fee structures. During
the upload process, we will attempt to calculate the fees that
are due from the auction house and we will show that amount to
you before you agree to send your item.
Ok, so how DO I
upload to auction?
There are three basic steps to uploading to auction.
You'll need to establish your TIAS.com
auction preferences. This is a one-time exercise
where you determine how you want your items to be
represented at auction for your store in general (you can
change specifics for any given item during upload).
Click here for the tutorial on setting
You'll need to start an account with
the auction house. Once you select an auction
house on the page titled 'Upload to Online Auctions', you'll
find the link to register with the auction house you've
selected. Click here for the tutorial
on registering with the auction houses.
Finally, you'll need to decide which
items you want to list, and pass that information to the
auction house. Click here for
the tutorial on uploading items.
And after the
Once your auction has completed, the order can be
completed through the shopping cart on your store, just like any
order. Click here for the tutorial
on managing completed auctions.
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