A new forum has been launched at the online auction site, boocoo.com
Whether you are looking to brand yourself as an expert in your field, or you have a specific problem you need help with, a forum board can be a very effective tool.
- Don’t know the first thing about selling online? Post your concerns in the “Getting Started” area.
- Want to learn how to pack and ship a violin? Ask for help in the shipping thread.
- Have a question about auctions or antiques? See the Ask an Auctioneer thread.
Although the paint isn’t dry yet, the conversation is already buzzing with helpful advice, questions on selling and shipping.
As of now, the categories include:
- Getting to Know You
- Buyers & Bidding
- Found on boocoo
- Getting Started
- Suggestions and Feedback
- Ask an Auctioneer
- Packing and Shipping
- Scams & Prevention
True to it’s philosophy that it’s a good idea to listen to it’s users, the team at boocoo hopes that the “Suggestions and Feedback” category is widely used and eagerly awaits entries in this area.
Even though the forum is hosted on boocoo, everyone that has questions or commentary about ecommerce, auctions, antiques or just about anything else, is welcome to take part in the conversation.
Being a member of a forum can have immediate, solid rewards. For example, most good forum boards allow those that contribute to link back to their own sites. Therefore, if you post quality content, you’re going to get fans who want to know more about your business. It’s like social networking on steroids.
A graphic signature, which can function as a sort of banner ad, can be made and set to link back to your site.
Imagine having your ad seen EVERY TIME you post a comment, give advice, make an entry.
Another very useful option, is to get an email reply notifying you that someone has responded to your question or comment. Users are encouraged to set up profiles which can include a bio and other important information.
A diverse spectrum of conversation is encouraged on the board, but don’t expect to snark and spite to be the dominant flavors. Toxic comments that have made other forum boards undesirable, won’t be tolerated on the boocoo.com board. The theme here is productivity, to help out, to get help from other users and to have fun.
These days, it takes diligence to keep up with the news in any industry. Keeping abreast of a forum conversation ensures you’ll be informed in your industry.
You are invited to take part in the conversation at:
The author is a paid consultant for Ranger Data, parent co. of boocoo.com
He can be found on the forum as a moderator.