14 May 2008
Biritzs at its core is a general auction site, with a great value for money ethos.
Gone are the days of a totally free to list approach by alternative sites, No fees generally mean no exposure to the world. The reality is none of us get something for nothing, and for Biritzs to get out into the market place means that we have to advertise, and that advertising costs money.
To this end we have introduced a penny listing format for those that do not want to open a shop on our site.
These low price listings also come with low price FVFs, meaning that we will be able to get your items out there for the world to see. Those fees, along with our Store fees, will generate an income which will not only cover the costs of running the site but will cover the all important Marketing needed to make the site a success.
The site owners have also pledged a percentage of any site profits will go to two great causes.
Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund
We also acknowledge the value of a well-developed niche site, which is why we intend to gradually introduce these as additional subsections.
First to be developed will be Arts & Crafts - it will reside on its own Biritzs subdomain as a virtual marketplace, where members can stage their own exhibitions and community events. Members of the Arts & Crafts community would help us to develop the site into something tailor-made for their needs.
During this process, we will also be selecting other categories to receive the same treatment. Suggestions are welcome from the members and it would help us to prioritise which ones should be dealt with first.
Over time, we hope to create a virtual shopping mall, with each market being specifically designed to its own unique requirements. General auctions will always remain at our core, but our hope is that the shopping mall will prove to be the most popular feature.