CQout Unites With Microformats

CQout, the international online marketplace and auction community site, has joined the microformat trend to help make CQout easier to find and understand for search engines and improve the user’ experience.

CQout Unites With Microformats

Search engines like Google and Yahoo!, which CQout use to market and help users find their online auctions are able to read and understand microformats, which are small pieces of compound HTML that can be used to tag web pages with Metadata. The search engines with their new found knowledge of CQout auctions can then extract and display snippets of auction content within their search results next to listings. This should be able to then help the user to decide whether they want to take their search further or not by confirming that that this is the search they were looking for.

Siamak Bashi, Managing Director at CQout said: “Our Buyers and Sellers are the real power behind CQout. Without them, the website would be redundant. For this reason, we need to make sure we keep ahead of the game and by adopting microformats, I think we have made a step that achieves just that. We can only praise microformats.org, Google and Yahoo! for their great resources that made this happen.”

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CQout Announces Special Deal For Newly Registered Sellers

CQout has announced that it is targeting disaffected Chinese Sellers following unpopular eBay rules changes.

CQout Announces Special Deal For Newly Registered Sellers

In the wake of a raft of changes announced by eBay to its Marketplaces business, and a subsequent feeling of dissatisfaction amongst many of its Sellers at new fees and the new eBay Buyer Protection Plan, CQout has announced that it has these eBay refugees set firmly in its sights.

Siamak Bashi, managing director of CQout, commented: “CQout is aware that many Sellers, and those from China in particular operate at very competitive prices and narrow margins. The price changes at eBay hits those Sellers the hardest, wiping out any meager profits they are making, resulting in some Sellers giving up all together. CQout’s lower fee structure and free listings gives these Sellers a real alternative”.

CQout believes that because Sellers make a huge investment in terms of their time and effort to list a big inventory onto an online auction site, they also need the stability of knowing that the site will not be making policy and prices changes which would make their business unsustainable. The continuous alterations which eBay has made in recent months has lead to huge dissatisfaction amongst many of its Sellers, especially within the Chinese market and provided the ideal opportunity for CQout to highlight that eBay is not the only game in town.

With a track record of not making any changes to its fees over the last five years and a solid history of providing continuity and certainty for sellers who need to plan log term, CQout is in the perfect position to appeal to these disaffected eBay Marketplace customers.

To further entice new customers to add their inventories onto CQout’s listings and take advantage of the various sales opportunities it provides like its Consumer Electronics Auctions, Photographic Equipment, Computer Auctions and Music Auctions, CQout is also offering a new joining bonus for Sellers. As a gesture of good CQout has announced it is offering a cash incentive of £20 credited to all new Sellers’ accounts which are registered during June and who list their entire inventory with the auction service.

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CQout Teams Up With fetchthebest For New Car Insurance Comparison Service

CQout, the international online marketplace and auction community site, has teamed up with fetchthebest to offer a car insurance comparison service with a twist.

CQout Teams Up With fetchthebest For New Car Insurance Comparison Service

As well as finding competitive insurance quotes based on an individual’s details, the new service also allows users to auction off their policy to allow companies the opportunity to gain your business by offering a lower price.

With the help of website mascot Fetch, users answer a few background questions and Fetch will look to find suitable and competitive quotes based on your needs. As an independent service this site favours no company by any feature other than the offer of a low quote.

The site also offers a sign up policy meaning that if you’re not ready to make the purchase then and there you can come back to the site at a later date and rather than enter all your details again you need only put in your e-mail address and password.

Siamak Bashi, managing director of CQout, said: “As of the largest UK online auction sites, CQout users have been benefiting from buying goods at well below high street prices. With the help of fetchthebest.com, we are pleased to able to bring the concept of finding bargains via online auctions to the car insurance market. We are sure that our regular bargain hunting user base, will welcome the ability to find real bargains for their car insurance needs, now that we have introduced this facility.

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CQout Has Announced That It Has Achieved An Important Milestone With Listings Of Well Over Half A Million Books And Comics

CQout which recently broke into the US market to offer its services to disenfranchised eBay users has grown to become eBay’s closest rival in the UK online auction market by establishing a reputation as a safe, secure and trusted auction site and now has almost 2 million current listings.

CQout Has Announced That It Has Achieved An Important Milestone With Listings Of Well Over Half A Million Books And Comics

Despite new electronic gadgets such as the Amazon Kindle and internet downloads, demand for physical books and printed matter remains as strong as ever. The recent news that a first issue Super Man comic sold for over $1m at auction in USA is further testament to the strong if not growing demand in the book auctions sector.

A major factor in CQout’s continued growth in a market that has seen online auctions sites come and go is the company’s dedication to ‘going the extra mile’ to help its users. This has proved to be especially important for sellers of books and comics who often have difficulties cataloguing their sales inventories.

“We had discussions with two other leading online marketplaces about listing our inventory, but they just seemed too big to care: their attitude was that it was up to me to reformat my entire stock control system to match their very inflexible listing requirements,” reported one major CQout bookseller. “What was so refreshing about CQout is that they obviously wanted my business and were prepared to work hard to get it. What we now have is the listing interface we wanted, with the added benefit that CQout doesn’t charge for listing items- so I’m paying commission only on what I sell, which makes it a highly cost effective solution for us.”

That ‘no sale, no fee’ policy on standard listings is one of the things that has always set CQout apart from its better-known rival, as is the one-off registration fee that CQout charges new users as part of their highly regarded security validation process.

“One of the reasons that we’ve survived so long is that we take a rigorous approach to security and the creation of a safe trading environment for all concerned,” said CQout MD Siamak Bashi. “But above all we’ve recognised since day one that most small businesses and sole traders are busy people who want to make their online presence as simple and hassle free as possible- and that’s why we’re prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ rather than expecting them to work it all out themselves.”

With online sales continuing to rise in the UK and USA, it seems that CQout will continue to be a page turner.

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CQout Introduce Auto-Sync To Reduce Auction Administration Burdens

CQout, the UK based international auction company, who recently announced the launch of its services to the USA, has now announced the introduction of its new Auto-Sync technology to help eliminate many of the administrative burdens often experienced by sellers.

Auto-Sync is a new technology introduced by CQout that aims to take away all the administrative chores experienced by sellers, allowing them to devote their time to servicing their sales and their customers.

As the economic gloom continues, many small to medium size businesses who sell on the internet are looking to expand their customer reach and grab every precious buyer they can market their goods to. Some businesses with their own web sites have already expanded into selling on other platforms such as ebay and Amazon. However, CQout has recognised the problems that can occur when using other selling platforms, namely the huge work load and administrative tasks, such as sellers having to list entire inventories manually on other sites even though it is already on their own web site. Sellers may also have to pay a charge for using such platforms.

With Auto-Sync, CQout simply takes data automatically from a seller’s own website to create a professional-looking auction listing on CQout. As a seller updates their own web site with stock movements or price changes, their listings on CQout are updated as well, resulting in sellers now having an additional shop front that reaches a wider audience and doesn’t require a huge amount of time or work to maintain.

Siamak Bashi, CQout co-founder and chief executive, said: “We always strive to help and support our sellers in any way we can. The Auto-Sync is a huge leap forward in eliminating the administrative burden of listings for our sellers and allowing them to reach a wider customer base.”

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