eBay and Amazon
Thumly Services Used:
Both Basic optimization & Premium picture background removal plans
Overstock Xpress is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of east Texas. They began selling on eBay in 2007, specializing in heavily discounted, name brand clothing and general merchandise.
In fall of 2013, Overstock Xpress had over 6,000 active listings on eBay and was seeking to expand their business to Amazon. However, many of their clothing pictures had a neutral color background, and while their images were in compliance with eBay’s picture policies, they were not in compliance with Amazon policies, which requires the product to be on solid white background. Hopes of expanding to Amazon slowly began to fade away.
After reaching out to Nathan and the team at Thumly, Thumly was able to extract pictures that did not meet Amazon’s standards from Overstock Xpress’s eBay store, removing the backgrounds and optimizing the images to meet Amazon’s standards. The partnership with Thumly reignited Overstock Xpress’s game plan to expand, and enabled them to finish migrating all of their desired listings to the Amazon seller marketplace before the holiday season.
The results of the expansion to Amazon were staggering, and along with the new high quality pictures also on eBay, Overstock Xpress began experiencing a 125% increase in total revenue within a month.
In the months after, Thumly has continued working with Overstock Xpress, removing picture backgrounds from over 1,000 new pictures every month.
“Outsourcing our picture background removal to Thumly has eliminated nearly a full time employee position, saving costs and allowing our staff to run other aspects of the business.”