OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, today announced record online sales and Gross Merchandise Value (GMV), capped by its strongest month and quarter in company history. Online sales increased 37 percent year-over-year for the month of March, and 27 percent year-over-year for the quarter ending March 31, 2018. GMV increased 26 percent year-over-year for the month of March, and 13 percent year-over-year for the first quarter. The number of auctions, which increased more than 20 percent year-over-year for the quarter, as well as dramatic increases in online-only, timed auction participation in Proxibid’s B2B categories have helped to fuel growth in the first quarter.
“Robust results in B2B categories like heavy equipment, industrial machinery, and farm machinery, as well as the sale of collector cars and other high-end goods, were central to Proxibid’s success in the first quarter,” said Ryan Downs, President and CEO of Proxibid. “Proxibid’s online-only, timed auction solution continues to attract new buyers and sellers to the platform, which has pushed online sales and GMV to new heights for the company.”
Key sellers like JJ Kane Auctioneers, J. Stout Auctions, Sullivan Auctioneers, Gerlach Companies, Ron’s Auction, Meares Auction Group, Grafe Auction Co. and more increased the frequency of timed, online-only auctions on Proxibid in the first quarter. Online-only auctions provide a low-cost option for sellers to easily liquidate inventory from across the globe without the overhead and logistics typically associated with moving and storing items. For buyers, online-only auctions offer great convenience as they can simply access items they want to purchase from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
“Working with Proxibid has allowed TNT Auction Inc. to gain international buyers and increase online sales,” said Mike McKee, President of TNT Auction Inc. “Working closely with Proxibid to implement best practices and strategic marketing has enabled TNT to see continued growth in online buyers and sales with each auction. With these results, we are excited to see where our partnership takes us in 2018.”
Proxibid offers the industry’s most trusted online platform, enabling buyers and sellers to transact using four flexible sales methods: live auction, online-only (timed) auction, buy now, or make offer. Proxibid offers inventory across 16 categories, representing all major inventory classes. All purchases on Proxibid are backed by the company’s sophisticated risk management system, designed to ensure buyers and sellers are safe when transacting online.
Proxibid provides auction companies and asset owners with access to the most trusted way to buy and sell highly valued items online. More than $4 billion in inventory passes through the Proxibid platform annually via live and timed auctions, and Buy Now and Make Offer transactions, across 16 categories including: heavy equipment, industrial machinery, real estate, fine art, antiques and collectibles, and more.
Founded in 2001, Proxibid is headquartered in Omaha, NE with offices in London. For more information about Proxibid, please visit www.proxibid.com.