Taking EBay local, classified publishers be warned

25 Mar 2010
It's about as simple as it gets, but the new Flippity site might just pose a real threat to local publishers of classified verticals whose competitive advantage over EBay is the lower cost of buying from your neighbor. It's one of those "why didn't I think of that?" innovations.To search EBay for local merchants, and save yourself some big


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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.