Antiques PR Publicity Announcements News and Information
Antiques PR Publicity Announcements News and Information

Antiques & Collectibles Dealers at See 32.6% Increase the Webs largest online antiques and collectibles mall reported that merchant sales at were up 32.6% in December of 2009 when compared to December of 2008. The antiques and collectibles mall hosts just over 400 online merchants who list 630,000 items for sale online.

Just prior to the December 2009 sales increase, TIAS had launched a number of initiatives that were designed to make buyers more comfortable purchasing from TIAS merchants. The company had found one of the biggest obstacles customers had when buying antiques and collectibles online was the lack of “trust” when buying items from independent online merchants . To address this issue, in November of 2009 TIAS launched the “TIAS Trusted Merchant” program. When a customer buys from a “TIAS Trusted Merchant” their purchase is guaranteed by for up to $500 of the purchase price and they may return the item for any reason within a minimum of 7 days of their purchase (program details are available online).

“I spoke to a merchant last week who has been selling on TIAS since 1997. She mentioned that her sales this past December were probably the highest she has seen since she first opened her online shop.” said Phillip Davies President of “The dramatic increase in sales that many TIAS dealers saw during the Holiday shopping rush, just reaffirms our belief that customers are ready to buy, they just want to trust the vendor they are buying from.”

During the first quarter of 2010 will be launching a number of new features and services that are designed to make buying easier for shoppers and selling easier for their merchants. For more information about becoming a TIAS merchant visit

–About TIAS–
TIAS serves approximately 800,000 unique visitors each month. About 400 merchants sell through the TIAS system, listing well over 630,000 items for sale online. The company has been building e-commerce systems for merchants since 1995.

For more information contact:
Phillip Davies, Inc.
[email protected]