BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 20, 2000 ISSUE
BUSINESS WEEK E.BIZ -- UPSTARTS

Turning Surplus into Sales


In a huge market for surplus goods...
Total value of excess goods (2000): $400 billion Value of excess goods sold online (2000): $16 billion DATA: JUPITER RESEARCH, BAIN CONSULTING GROUP

...TradeOut is building momentum...
1999 2000 Value of available items $600 million $1.1 billion Amount of goods sold $15 million $100 million Items posted for sale 8,400 60,000 Registered users 12,700 51,000 Buyers 350 3,200 Sellers 230 1,400 DATA: TRADEOUT INC.

...but it faces a wealth of rival sites
59 in transportation products, such as TruckCenter.com, Hookup.com, and AutoTradeCenter.com 50 in general surplus inventory, including DoveBid, FreeMarkets, and Rebound.com 23 focused on specific industries, such as RetailExchange.com, Kitchenstuff.com, and Closeoutnow.com

DATA: DELOITTE CONSULTING


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