THE SELLERVISION APP PRESS RELEASE
CEO AT BREAKING POINT AT APP LAUNCH
New app aims to take on eBay - and guess what the first item listed is…
An app that bills itself as ‘eBay meets YouTube’ is aiming to take on established giants like Craigslist, Etsy and Amazon. ‘Sellervision’, which allows anyone to buy or sell any product or service using a video shot on a phone, is launched today on iOs.
The app’s CEO, London entrepreneur Sheridan Simove, says the idea for the app was born from the problems he encountered selling online.
“I built the app after getting frustrated with the time it takes to list anything on eBay, Amazon or Etsy. It’s such a chore, even using their mobile apps. I saw an opportunity to fix this and offer a better service to people who wanted to sell anything – be it a product or a service. With Sellervision, you simply use your phone to shoot a short video, fill out a few details and you’re immediately selling. Plus, eBay is far too expensive too - our fees are half theirs...”
In a cheeky homage to the history of the first item sold on eBay (a broken laser pointer), Simove listed his own laser pointer as the first official item on Sellervision. His pointer wasn’t broken, so in order to make the homage pure, he can be seen breaking it during his Sellervision video listing. You can view Shed’s launch video here: https://youtu.be/6CjqskUf2Fk or and view a demo of the app here: http://youtu.be/lmmiU39qO9M. (A broken laser pointer was the very first item listed on eBay when it launched in 1995. When it sold for $14.83, astonished eBay founder Pierre Omidyar was convinced he had a viable business).
As well as claiming to offer a faster listing experience, Sellervision competes with the established online selling stores on price too. Ebay currently takes 10% of a sale price, plus Paypal fees, whilst Sellervision charges sellers exactly half that - 5% plus PayPal fees.
There won’t be any auctions on the new app, though, as founder Simove explains. “We’re living in a ‘I want it now!’ world, so everything on Sellervision is sold at a fixed price, because people need to be able to make a quick decision and buy an item immediately - or sell one rapidly and make cash fast”.
The entrepreneur says he has many plans for his new app. ‘I’ve got lots of exciting ideas up my sleeve that I hope the members of Sellervision will adore. For example, I’m going to sell some Sellervision stock on the app itself and price it incredibly cheaply…so if you keep an eye out for that listing, you could snap up a piece of a growing company for a rock bottom price…’.
He says the app is a natural amalgamation of his past: “My first career was in Television for fifteen years (working as a Producer and Commissioning Editor on shows such as ‘Big Breakfast’, ‘Space Cadets’ and ‘Big Brother’) and after moving into the gift market, I’ve now created and sold over 1.5 million products around the world. So, Sellervision is the perfect mix of my expertise in both areas – entertainment and selling.”.
Simove also plans to take his app to Silicon Valley with the aim of growing his team and raising investment. He spent the last two years applying for residency in the States and was recently granted a Green Card for having ‘extraordinary ability’. Simove explains: “Once I get an idea into my head, I go all out to make it happen… And right now, internet video is the most popular medium around, with many Americans spending around five hours a day watching videos through their phones or tablets. So, with Sellervision, I’ve aimed to create a platform where anyone can instantly become a shopping channel presenter by creating their own thirty second infomercial. It’s less QVC and more ‘YouVC’…”.
Simove has also just negotiated a deal to be able to use the melody from the Chuckle Brothers series Chucklevision (https://youtu.be/FXCi2-6Wwo8) for Sellervision... The creator Dave Cooke (information here: http://www.davecooke.com/kids/ & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChuckleVision) granted the usage after Simove thought the Chucklevision theme tune would make a catchy jingle for Sellervision.
Download the app here: http://bit.ly/sellervisionapp
Press images: http://sellervision.net/press
- SELLERVISION: ‘EBAY MEETS YOUTUBE’
- FAST TO POST A LISTING: shoot a video via your phone
- CHEAP TO LIST: 5% v 10% for eBay (+ PayPal fees for both)
- EASY PURCHASING – one tap PayPal transactions
- SELLS SERVICES AS WELL AS PRODUCTS
- FIXED PRICES FOR EVERYTHING
- EVERYONE IS NOW A SHOPPING CHANNEL SALESPERSON NOW - ‘YouVC’
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Shed Simove, CEO Sellervision: +44 7929 922871 / [email protected]
Steve McComish – http://londonpragency.com/ 020 7193 0566
Press Images: http://sellervision.net/press_images.php