Terapeak has long been a top 3rd Party eBay research tool. It’s been a favorite for eBay home based businesses. Now it seems that Terapeak will actually be integrated directly with eBay. According to a recent Terapeak news release:
Terapeak, an eBay Certified Provider, today announced that Marketplace Research by Terapeak is being offered as an alternative for eBay Marketplace Research, which eBay plans to retire as of September 15th, 2008. Available to all existing eBay Marketplace Research subscribers, and to all eBay users going forward, the tool will be accessible from the eBay website, and Terapeak will provide dedicated customer support.
eBay Market Research is included with Premium and Anchor level stores so presumably that offering will continue with Terapeak. For everyone else, it’s a monthly subscription: $9.99 for Basic and $24.99 for the Pro Level. If you want to save money on Terapeak and don’t mind using it off-eBay, you can still subscribe directly at Terapeak.Com for $119.88 per year – a significant savings.
This is a big change for eBay – throwing out their home-grown application Market Research and integrating Terapeak. With so many good quality eBay Certified Providers like Terapeak, it could indicate a new direction for eBay – away from in house development and moving towards using 3rd party applications directly.
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