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Merchant news from TIAS for February 11, 2005
Merchant news from TIAS for February 11, 2005
In this issue ...

1. Reduce your monthly minimum fee
2. Get your Press release on Google News, MSN News for free
3. Newsletter Classifieds

Reduce your monthly minimum fee
Just a reminder that we do offer a one year contract now, that can reduce
your minimum monthly fee from $39.95 to $34.95. For more information
on how to sign up for this contract, go to your members page at
In the left column select "Site Maintenance" then select "Credit card/Billing
info". You can then choose the billing plan.

Get your press release on Google News, MSN News for free at PRLeap.com
This is not like the TIAS home page press releases system, what we are
talking about here are real press releases that are picked up by Google
News, MSN News, Yahoo News and several other venues as well. They
also have the potential to be picked up by TV and newspapers.

Your press release needs to be about a real newsworthy event. Some
examples you may want to consider, include:

1. A rare or unusual item that you recently sold
2. A rare or unusual item that you recently acquired for sale
3. Interesting or unique information that you have in regard
to customer activity on your site. This could be sales trends
or some other information that only you have access to
4. An unusual special event that is taking place at your online
store, such as a donation of a portion of your sales to charity.

There is more information online about how to write a press release
at: http://prleap.com/resources/

I've just done some tests with PRleap.com for TIAS and have been very
happy with the results so far. Give it a try.

Newsletter Classifieds
A good source of locating new merchandise. A "WANTED" ad in the
TIAS Exchange classifieds can bring in quite a bit of new inventory. The
Collectors Newsletter now has over 250,000 active subscribers and they
do read the online classifieds. If you want to place an ad go to

This is also a great resource for selling a specific item or a specific category
of items in your store. Avoid running a general ad for your store, they don't
seem to get the same response as specific ads do.

Comments, Questions? contact support@tias.com for answers.

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