US eBay drop-off store expands to UK and Ireland 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis iSold It, the US eBay drop-off chain which started off as a charity fundraising venture, has begun opening stores in Europe and should have over 200 locations in the UK and Ireland by 2010.iSold It’s first store in Ireland opened in Dublin in November 2005, and the first UK store will open in the Birmingham area in the spring of 2006.Drop-off stores for eBay allow individuals, businesses and charities to sell items easily on eBay. The store photographs the item, uploads details to eBay, and handles the transaction, taking a percentage of each sale achieved. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 January 2006 | News Tagged with: Digital Trading Existing suppliers in the UK such as Auctioning4u are already helping charities fundraise in this way.The concept for iSold It was created by Elise Wetzel as she was helping to fundraise for a new playground at her children’s school. Elise recognised that auctioning donated items on eBay could be a powerful fundraising tool, especially if there were a service that helped make it easy.iSold It works on a franchise basis and currently has 600 stores under contract.“We are thrilled by the items coming through the door,” said Ireland’s master franchisee William Bodenham. “eBay has always been hugely popular in Ireland, and folks here are delighted to finally have a way to sell through this great online marketplace.”The U.K.’s master franchisee is entrepreneur Phillip Molloy. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.