CINCINNATI - At a time when estate sales are more challenging to shop than ever before, Caring Transitions underwent a recent re-launch of its online estate sale platform – CTBIDS.
Despite having competition from more than 300 online bidding sites and local competitors, CTBIDS is off to a strong start, even during the COVID-19 Crisis. The newly redesigned site has attracted a vastly growing number of new weekly registrations with the numbers exceeding 300 percent over last year since the new launch in March alone.
“Because we are always looking to offer the best shopping experience, combined with treasures looking for a new home, we were ready for this and continue to offer solutions to meet our customer’s needs,” Caring Transitions President Ray Fabik said. “We broke the Million Dollar barrier for the first time on CTBIDS with total gross sales of $1,083,000 for March. This is the most Caring Transitions has ever done in on-line sales for a month. Last year’s March (2019) was $671,980, so we are at a 61 percent increase over last year.”
CTBIDS is powered by Caring Transitions, a Cincinnati-based franchise, and populated with estate sale and auction items from around the country through the company’s more than 200 local franchises. Caring Transitions specializes in managing senior relocations, but the services are also perfect for busy families and individuals in need of assistance, so items for sale on CTBIDS reflect all walks of life. CTBIDS has something for everyone and more than one million users visited the site in the first quarter of 2020.
“CTBIDS is unique because of its connection to the Caring Transitions franchise. No other retail estate sale site has the deep, personal reach of our more than 220 Caring Transitions’ franchisees, who are each working hard to take care of their clients and their clients’ unique and everyday treasures,” Fabik said. “CTBIDS truly brings the estate sale experience to an online auction setting, in the comfort of your own home.”
“CTBIDS allows us to serve our clients, their families, our franchisees and our customers in a better, more engaging way. Similar to traditional estate sales, our online bidders may find anything from precious jewels to fine artwork, from copper pots to dorm room furniture, from rare books to common shop tools as they look through each online estate sale. From unique treasures to everyday items, you will always find something interesting on CTBIDS! CTBIDS gives us the ability to connect family heirlooms made with yesterday’s craftsmanship with new owners who will give them new life. In a sea of online retail, CTBIDS is more than just another estate sale auction site,” Fabik added.
Caring Transitions’ services – including CTBIDS and their many other relocation services – are perfect for seniors moving in with family or into a safer living situation, as well as busy families and people clearing out the home of a loved one who has passed. All of Caring Transitions’ services are customizable, so clients only pay for the services they need – whether that means managing the entire move and estate-clearing or just getting someone resettled into their new place.
To learn more about Caring Transitions and CTBIDS, visit www.CaringTransitions.com.
About Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions, founded in 2006, is the first national franchising concept specializing in senior relocation and transition services. With more than 200 locations throughout the United States all owned and operated by Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists, Caring Transitions provides clients with supportive moves, auctions, rightsizing and transitions. This includes expert advice plus a well-executed transition plan beginning with the initial sorting of personal belongings through packing, shipping and selling of items to the final clearing and cleaning of the property. For more information, visit https://www.caringtransitions.com or visit us on Facebook.