the-saleroom.com, the UK’s leading live online bidding site, recorded a 120 per cent year-on-year increase in bidder numbers in 2009, revealing growing buyer confidence in purchasing art and antiques online.
In a year when recession and credit issues dominated the headlines, the-saleroom.com bucked the trend with revenues generated by the site increasing by 55 per cent year-on-year.
With a growing International presence, the-saleroom.com appears to have a winning formula.
The value of lots sold on the site has also grown by 87 per cent with the highest price paid online for a single lot sold being £88,000 for a collection of war medals.
49 per cent more sales were connected up to ATG Media’s live bidding platform in 2009 and the percentage of lots sold over the Internet increased from 9 to 15 per cent.
the-saleroom.com has succeeded in building a world-class live antiques bidding platform and has attracted auctioneers all over the world, with sales in China, New York, Rome and Paris coming online through the platform in the last 12 months.
Anne Somers, Chief Executive of ATG Media, commented: “the-saleroom.com opens up the world of Antiques to a much larger population and is a fast, simple, reliable way of purchasing something timeless and valuable.”
Launched in 2006 by ATG the-saleroom.com, is an online service, where bidders can view hundreds of catalogues and participate in live auctions using live audio and video links.
The website provides a complete range of online services for buyers and sellers of art and antiques at auction, including a leading UK facility for live online bidding.
The site publishes a wide range of catalogues for upcoming sales, giving full details of the sale contents and highlighting star lots in each catalogue.
Visit www.the-saleroom.com to browse and bid.