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Paid Promotions - Crazy Auctions and Special Promotions
Posted by bidorbuy Admin, Last modified by bidorbuy Marketing on 25 August 2014 11:20 AM

Currently bidorbuy has the following promotional pages available to sellers:

  1. Crazy Auctions
  2. Crazy Wednesday Paid Promotion
  3. Snap Friday Paid Promotion
  4. Weekend Special Paid Promotion
  5. Valentines Day Catalogue
  6. Mothers Day Catalogue
  7. Fathers Day Catalogue
  8. Spring Sale Catalogue
  9. Christmas Catalogue
  10. Back to School Catalogue

1. Crazy Auction Promotion

What is a Crazy Auction?

Crazy Auctions are Auction items that start at R1, with no reserve set and not in the eBook category. This tends to create hype and interest around your items, while allowing the system to dynamically determine the market value of your item.

To Have Your Items Appear on the Crazy Auction Page You Will Need to Ensure:

  • Your item must be a Crazy Auction (starting at R1 with No Reserve).

View the Crazy Auction Page, note that your items may not appear right away on this page, but should do so after five minutes as this page gets regenerated by the system.

2. Crazy Wednesday Paid Promotion

What Is a Crazy Wednesday Paid Promotion?

A Crazy Wednesday Paid Promotion is an Auction item charged at R5 per listing that opens between noon Tuesday and closes before midnight Wednesday for all items that start with R1 no reserve and for items not listed in the X- Rated Adult Material category. bidorbuy will then promote your item on a Wednesday through the Home Page, Crazy Wednesday Page and may appear in newsletters sent to thousands of subscribers to ensure traffic and better sales prices for items listed as Crazy Wednesday Paid Promotions.

To Have Your Items Appear on the Crazy Wednesday Page You Will Need to Ensure:

  • A Paid Promotional Listing must be selected (R5 per Listing).
  • Your item must start and end between noon on a Tuesday and midnight on a Wednesday.
  • Your item must be a Crazy Auction (starting at R1 with No Reserve).

View the Crazy Wednesday Paid Promotion Page, note that your items may not appear right away on this page, but should do so after five minutes as this page gets regenerated by the system.

 

3. Snap Friday Paid Promotion

What Is a Snap Friday Paid Promotion?

A Snap Friday Paid Promotion is an Auction item charged at R5 per listing that opens between 9am and closes on or before 2pm on a Friday for all items that start with R1 no reserve and for items not listed in the X- Rated Adult Material category. bidorbuy will then promote your item on a Friday through the Home Page, Snap Friday Page and may also appear in newsletters sent to thousands of subscribers to ensure traffic and better sales prices for items listed as Snap Friday Paid Promotions.

To Have Your Items Appear on the Snap Friday Page You Will Need to Ensure:

  • A Paid Promotional Listing must be selected (R5 per Listing).
  • Your item must start and end between 9am and 2pm on a Friday.
  • Your item must be a Crazy Auction (starting at R1 with No Reserve).

View the Snap Friday Paid Promotion Page, note that your items may not appear right away on this page, but should do so after five minutes as this page gets regenerated by the system.

 

4. Weekend Special Paid Promotion

What Is a Weekend Special Paid Promotion?

A Weekend Special Paid Promotion is a Buy Now or Auction item charged at R5 per listing that opens at or after 3pm on a Friday and closes at or before midnight on the following Sunday (auctions do not necessarily have to start at R1 with No Reserve). bidorbuy will then promote your items during the weekend on the Weekend Specials Page, which in turn will be promoted on the bidorbuy home page.

Please note any items may be listed on the Weekend Specials except for items in the X-Rated Adult Material category.

To Have Your Items Appear on the Weekend Specials You Will Need to Ensure:

  • A Paid Promotional Listing must be selected (R5 per Listing).
  • Your item must start and end between 3pm on a Friday and midnight the following Sunday.

View the Weekend Specials Paid Promotion Page, note that your items may not appear right away on this page, but should do so after five minutes as this page gets regenerated by the system.

 

5. Valentines Day Catalogue

What Is a Valentines Day Catalogue Promotional Category Listing?

A Valentines Day Promotional Category Listing is a Buy Now or Auction item, charged at R10 per listing.

The Valentines Day Catalogue items will feature in their regular category spots as well as in the bidorbuy Valentines Day Catalogue.

Please note any items may be listed in the Valentines Day Catalogue except for items in the X-Rated Adult Material category.

How to List an Item in the Valentines Day Catalogue:

  1. List your "Auction" or "Buy Now" item as normal.
  2. Under "Enhance Your Listing", select the "Promotional Category Listing" tick box.
  3. Click on the drop down menu that has now become enabled.
  4. Select the "Promotion" option.
  5. Next, click on the button to the left that reads "Click to Select".
  6. A pop up pane will open up requesting you to select a category.
  7. Click on the plus sign next to "Valentines Day Folder".
  8. Select the corresponding category to classify your item.
  9. Save your category by clicking on the button at the bottom of the pop up pane to complete this selection.
  10. Proceed by completing the remaining details of your listing.

Please note that there is a R10 listing fee to feature in the Valentines Catalogue. Other enhanced and special promotional fees apply as per Special Listing Fees Rate Card.

 

6. Mothers Day Catalogue

What Is a Mothers Day Catalogue Promotional Category Listing?

A Mothers Day Promotional Category Listing is a Buy Now or Auction item, charged at R10 per listing.

The Mothers Day Catalogue items will feature in their regular category spots as well as in the bidorbuy Mothers Day Catalogue.

Please note any items may be listed in the Mothers Day Catalogue except for items in the X-Rated Adult Material category.

How to List an Item in the Mothers Day Catalogue:

  1. List your "Auction" or "Buy Now" item as normal.
  2. Under "Enhance Your Listing", select the "Promotional Category Listing" tick box.
  3. Click on the drop down menu that has now become enabled.
  4. Select the "Promotion" option.
  5. Next, click on the button to the left that reads "Click to Select".
  6. A pop up pane will open up requesting you to select a category.
  7. Click on the plus sign next to the "Mothers Day Folder"
  8. Now select, Mothers Day Gifts.
  9. Save your category by clicking on the button at the bottom of the pop up pane to complete this selection.
  10. Proceed by completing the remaining details of your listing.

Please note that there is a R10 listing fee to feature in the Mothers Day Catalogue. Other enhanced and special promotional fees apply as per Special Listing Fees Rate Card.

 

7. Fathers Day Catalogue

What Is a Fathers Day Catalogue Promotional Category Listing?

A Fathers Day Promotional Category Listing is a Buy Now or Auction item, charged at R10 per listing.

The Fathers Day Catalogue items will feature in their regular category spots as well as in the bidorbuy Fathers Day Catalogue.

Please note any items may be listed in the Fathers Day Catalogue except for items in the X-Rated Adult Material category.

How to List an Item in the Fathers Day Catalogue:

  1. List your "Auction" or "Buy Now" item as normal.
  2. Under "Enhance Your Listing", select the "Promotional Category Listing" tick box.
  3. Click on the drop down menu that has now become enabled.
  4. Select the "Promotion" option.
  5. Next, click on the button to the left that reads "Click to Select".
  6. A pop up pane will open up requesting you to select a category.
  7. Click on the plus sign next to the "Fathers Day Folder"
  8. Now select, Fathers Day Gifts.
  9. Save your category by clicking on the button at the bottom of the pop up pane to complete this selection.
  10. Proceed by completing the remaining details of your listing.

Please note that there is a R10 listing fee to feature in the Fathers Day Catalogue. Other enhanced and special promotional fees apply as per Special Listing Fees Rate Card.

 

8. Spring Sale Catalogue

What Is a Spring Sale Promotional Category Listing?

A Spring Sale Promotional Category Listing is a Buy Now or Auction item. Sellers can list in this category by invitation only. Currently, this promotional option is free of charge.

The Spring Sale items will feature in their regular category spots as well as in the bidorbuy Spring Sale Catalogue.

How to List an Item in the Spring Sale Catalogue:

  1. List your item as normal.
  2. Under "Enhance Your Listing", select the "Promotional Category Listing" tick box.
  3. Click on the drop down menu that has now become enabled.
  4. Select the "Promotion" option.
  5. Click on the arrow next to the "Select Promotional Sub Category".
  6. Select "Spring Sale" from the drop down menu.
  7. Proceed by completing the remaining details of your listing.

 

9. Christmas Catalogue

What Is a Christmas Catalogue Category Listing?

A Christmas Catalogue Promotional Category Listing is a Buy Now or Auction item, charged at R10 per listing.

The Christmas Catalogue items will feature in their regular category spots as well as in the bidorbuy Christmas Catalogue.

Please note any items may be listed in the Christmas Catalogue except for items in the X-Rated Adult Material category.

How to List an Item in the Christmas Catalogue Catalogue:

  1. Select your main category and sub-category.
  2. Proceed to complete the details of your listing as usually.
  3. List your item as "Auction" or "Buy Now".
  4. Under "Enhance Your Listing", select the "Promotional Category Listing" tick box.
  5. Select the "Promotion" option from the drop-down menu.
  6. Select the "Christmas" option.
  7. Select the corresponding category for your item, namely:
    • Books, Music & Movies 
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Fashion & Beauty    
    • Home & Garden    
    • Jewellery & Gems
    • Toys & Baby 
    • Other Gifts
  8. Complete other details of your listing.
  9. Remember to tick the "I accept the T&C" box.
  10. Click on the green "Save listing" button.

 

10. Back to School Catalogue

What Is Back to School Catalogue Category Listing?


A Back to School Catalogue Promotional Category Listing is a Buy Now or Auction item, charged at R10 per listing.

The Back to School Catalogue items will feature in their regular category spots as well as in the bidorbuy Back to School Catalogue.

Please note that only back to school related items may be listed in the Back to School Catalogue.

How to List an Item in the Back to School Catalogue Catalogue:

  1. Select your main category and sub-category.
  2. Proceed to complete the details of your listing as usually.
  3. List your item as "Auction" or "Buy Now".
  4. Under "Enhance Your Listing", select the "Promotional Category Listing" tick box.
  5. Select the "Promotion" option from the drop-down menu.
  6. Select the "Back to School" option.
  7. Select the corresponding Back to School category for your item.
  8. Complete other details of your listing.
  9. Remember to tick the "I accept the T&C" box.
  10. Click on the green "Save listing" button.

Note that there is a R10 listing fee to feature in the Back to School Catalogue. Other enhanced and special promotional fees apply as per Special Listing Fees Rate Card.

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