Marketplace Overview: CQout

Year established: 1990
Product types: Auction-style listings, general merchandise

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CQout is a UK based International auction company, with users in more than 80 countries around the world, conducting person-to-person and business to consumer auctions.  CQout’s online auction facilities enable buyers once registered to bid on a wide selection of merchandise, from computer software and hardware, consumer electronics, household appliances and collectibles to toys and sports equipment, which are sold by other individuals and merchants.

CQout offers sellers the opportunity to buy or sell items, via auction, to the largest audience available – the Internet Community. CQout is committed to ensuring that its internet auction site is a secure, reliable and easy place to trade on the Internet.

Pros and cons for online sellers

CQout pros

  • No listing or membership fees
  • Negative feedback is strictly managed so unsatisfactory sellers are removed from the site
  • Support team available via email or phone

CQout cons

  • Very little monthly traffic to site
  • All users – buyers and sellers – must pay a fee to use the site
  • Many additional features such as social media tools and shop analytics are unavailable

Selling Tips

There are many different ways to go about selling items online. Here are a couple things to keep in mind when selling items on CQout:

  • Make sure you’re ready to sell an item when you list it. Once an item listing has been bid on, you can’t change your mind and remove the item. If an item doesn’t have any bids, you can close the auction early.
  • Contact the winning bidder as soon as possible. You risk receiving a negative rating if it takes longer than one week, so don’t delay – reach out to your buyers as soon as an item is sold.
  • Use the item description space provided to be as precise as possible. This helps you eliminate the chance of false buyer expectations.

Details and features

Refer to the table below to get a sense of the various details and features for sellers on CQout.

SELL ON CQOUT

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Standard
CQout Fees and Pricing
Fee per month $3.05 one time
Fee per sale 3-6% depending on transaction amount
Fee per listing $0
Traffic and Online Engagement
UK Site Rank 54,777 (this site is based in the UK)
How many monthly unique visitors? CQout has declined to provide this data.
How many unique visits per seller? CQout has declined to provide this data.
What is the site’s bounce rate? 37.1%
What is the daily time spent on the site? 3:02
Store Policies and Customization
Can I customize my storefront? no1
Can I offer discounted listings? no1
Can I create featured listings? no1
Is there a public seller profile? yes1
Is there public buyer feedback? yes1
Tools for Sellers
Does the marketplace provide social media tools? no1
Does the marketplace provide options for shop analytics? no1
Does the marketplace provide resources for success? yes1
Marketplace Support
Are there options to promote my listings or booth on the marketplace? yes1
Is email support available? yes1
Is phone support available? yes1
Is live chat support available? no1
Most similar to: eBay eBid iOffer

SELL ON CQOUT

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References
1. CQout. “CQout – one of the largest online auctions.CQout Online Auctions. 24 Aug. 1999. Web. 15 June 2015.
2. CQout. “CQout Online Auctions – Fees.CQout Online Auctions. 24 Aug. 1999. Web. 15 June 2015.

Last updated on: Jul 12, 2016 @ 10:49 am.