Archive for the 'Vendio Applications' Category

With King of Pop Passed Michael Memorabilia Moves

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Sales of Michael’s Memorabilia Exploded – Did you get your piece of Jacko? In a week where Michael Jackson became the number one search term on Google, held the top five album spots on iTunes and captured the top honors on Amazon’s MP3 store; it’s no surprise that there has been a flood of Michael [...]

Vendio Press Release: 2009 eBay Star Developer Awards

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Vendio Research Claims “First Loser” Prize at 2009 eBay Star Developer Awards

Employees Found Muttering and Twittering

Sad Mateo, California. June 17, 2009. Vendio Services, Inc. today learned of their shocking defeat at eBay’s Developer Conference, being named “Runner-Up” in the Most Innovative Application category. While acknowledging their appreciation for this prestigious honor, it didn’t take their ridiculously awesome Vendio eBay Market Research to identify the sadness behind their bold public faces.

Adorned in his “Second Place is the First Loser” t-shirt, EVP Mike Effle humbly accepted the award and vowed to drive on toward 2010. He was later caught in the hallway of eBay’s Developer’s Conference muttering something about Vendio’s previous victories in this competition, being the only ones with eBay Motors data, and having started Research years ago even before eBay knew such analytics were useful to the Marketplace.

Back at the office, Vendio employees had to stop themselves from methodically chanting, “We’re Number Two!!!” when their confusing peace signs attracted an enormous hippie following and the ensuing drum circle disrupted the workplace environment. Most sheepishly admitted it was “fun while it lasted” despite their affinity for South Park’s Cartman.

Ardent race fan and Account Manager Chris was the first to post on Twitter that Bobby Unser eloquently said, “Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second.” He later realized that it was no time for elocution and simply quoted Stroker Ace’s “Second sucks.” Unfortunately, he lost followers when trying to describe the confusion around Ricky Bobby’s “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” And “last” just sounded worse than “first loser” anyway.

Upon hearing the news, the office Top Gun fans immediately began constructing the mantle in the ladies bathroom as the rightful place for the alternate’s plaque while noting that there indeed are “no points for second place.” Tom Cruise could not be reached for comment.

Finally, office marathon runner Tim recalled Carlos Lopes saying: “Second place is not a defeat. It is a stimulation to get better. It makes you even more determined.” With that, the team huddled in the ladies bathroom, gazed upon the mantle that would hold their prize and vowed not to rest until 2010, when they fully expect to capture the First Winner prize.

Vendio Research is NOT Search – It is Results

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

I have an unproven suspicion that most folks think of research in the same way they think of eBay search – you type in a few keywords and hope you get “close”. For a research product, this is just not an accurate method. Vendio Research offers the unique ability to create two completely different search [...]

Vendio on eBay Radio

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

We wanted to share a segment with our own Michael Levit. Michael discusses Vendio Research, the Vendio Platform, the economy and shares some general Vendio information with eBay Radio. Please take a moment and listen in!! Enjoy!!

With Vendio FREE Stores – Gallery Style Widget Now Available

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

The first widget for the FREE Vendio Store has arrived! (and yes, the Widget is FREE too) Like the Vendio Store, its customizable and can be easily pasted on your blog or website. As you can see in the below image – I’ve selected the pretty Vendio colors for my widget, but choose what suits [...]

New Vendio Research Features and Enhancements

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Support for 30-Day FP In this release, we’ve added support for the 30-day Fixed Price options. These new features and enhancements should make it easier for you to determine exactly how to list your items. In the price summary view, we’ve added Total Sales Volume, and added Average Auction Price and Average Fixed Price. Additionally, [...]

eBay Featured Sellers – Keywords in your title count

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

When using eBay’s Home Page Featured option, it pays to understand that eBay displays only a fraction of your title on their home page. Sellers who opt to pay the home page featured fee ($59.95 for 3, 5, 7, or 10 days or $179.95 for 30 days), may have their items displayed in a small [...]