Friday, October 06, 2006

The first all-mobile auction site

Ebay, watch out, there's a new kid in town. Selling is free at MobMart and you can manage the whole process from your phone.

To sell something, just snap a picture and sent it to 07720 11 00 22 and fill in the simple form with the details. There is no charge for selling an item.

MobMart is the first auction site to let you do everything from your mobile; sell, browse, bid and pay. Because you're using your camera phone, you can post video clips too. This means you can create your own TV ads too which I think is a really nice touch.

It also has online features so you can do all this from the comfort of your desktop or laptop if you wish. You'll get a text message when bids are placed on your items or when you're out-bid. And the team has done their best to keep everything simple so it's really easy for you to sell stuff and find a buyer quickly. And you can pay from your mobile using Luup too. But if you find any glitches or hitches, they'll be all ears I'm sure as they're the kind of folks who actually care about your experience as a customer (after all, one of the team is also behind the wonderful MoblogUK).

And if that's not enough, there's a fab competition starting on Monday 9th October. The MobMart team will be looking for the "best" item posted each day and giving the seller £50. That might be the biggest, the smallest, the craziest, the best video, or just the most well crafted sales pitch. So that's a really nice incentive... not only are there no seller fees, but you might well find a buyer and you're in with a chance of winning 50 quid. Can't be bad.

  • To sell, snap a picture, send it to 07720 11 00 22 and fill in the simple form.
  • To browse and buy just text "MOBMART" to 80988 to get the link to your phone or go straight to on your phone if you want to type in the wapsite URL.

Now, I need to go and find some things to sell and get my creative juices going to create my own TV ad...

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:41 pm BST

    This should rival even the biggest auction sites? I dont know about that but it would be nice to see it try.


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