Pros / You only have to pay a one-time verification fee to sell products on the site.
Cons / WeBidz has a small membership base, limiting your sales potential.
Verdict / This online auction site offers a safe selling platform that lets you keep all your profits, but its small membership base and some missing features make it less likely you'll make a sale compared to other sites.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
WeBidz provides a safe platform for sellers and buyers to make transactions. While the site has a small membership base, it confirms the identity of each member, which results in less fraud for both buyers and sellers. You can promote your items on and off the site using the various selling features WeBidz offers. Unlike other online auction sites, WeBidz charges a one-time verification fee to ensure your identity and no other upfront or final value fees for a basic seller. You can pay for listing enhancements or a monthly fee to open a store, but the service does not charge listing, relisting or final value fees. This means that you keep all of your profit from an item, but the small user base reduces your chances of selling compared to other sites.
WeBidz has just over 66,000 users, making this one of the smaller bidding sites we evaluated. While the small membership base limits the amount of traffic to your items and reduces your selling potential, the auction website has several selling features that promote your products both on and off the site. WeBidz submits its items to various search engines so people looking for that type of item can find it. You can also pay for listing enhancements that help your product stand out or feature it on the WeBidz homepage.
In addition to the advertising features, buyers can offer feedback on sellers. After doing business with you, buyers can rate the experience, and it goes into your reputation score. This promotes positive experiences between sellers and buyers and helps with consumer confidence.
The bidding site does lack several selling features that the top-rated auction sites have. For example, your buyers cannot search by seller for you or even save your seller information to easily find you again. The service also lacks a resolution center to handle disputes between buyers and sellers, so you're on your own to resolve those conflicts. However, it does feature automatic bidding and buy-now buttons to attract buyers by saving them a little time.
This auction site allows you to choose which payment options you accept for your sales. As such, you can determine if you have a return policy. You can use direct payment options such as PayPal, which is the most common payment option, as well as credit and debit cards.
WeBidz does not offer live support. You cannot contact representatives by phone or live chat. Instead, you can email them with questions or search the FAQs page for answers. The site does have a community forum where other users can answer your questions.
WeBidz offers a safe platform for you to sell your items. While the service lacks in members and selling features, it does offer advertising to promote your items both on and off the site, and you only have to pay a small flat fee to verify your identity. Otherwise, you keep all of the profits you make from the site, which gives it one advantage among online auction sites.