There are two types of buyers on Flippa: those who are looking for brand-new websites they can develop into money-making sites, and those who want to find already-established web businesses to make their own.
In order to make it easier for sellers to reach the right buyer audience, we’re introducing a new type of listing today: in addition to being able to sell an established website or as a domain, sellers can now list their site as a new website.
With this change, we’re making the distinction between new sites and established web businesses even clearer. Long-time Flippa users will remember that while we once asked sellers to describe their site as either new or established, sellers could still describe a new site as having existing traffic and revenue.
This new listing type is different: new website listings can no longer claim traffic, revenue, or site age. After all, isn’t that what makes it a new website?
Buyers who are looking for an established website can easily sort out brand-new sites by selecting “At least 3 months old” in the left-hand sidebar to refine their search results. As always, the best way to find websites you’ll be interested in buying is by using our Advanced Search.
Something for sellers
Regular sellers may now be asking themselves why they would ever choose to list their sites as new websites. Since sellers of turnkey sites tend to list at higher volumes, we think they’ll be interested in this: listing a new website is now only $9 instead of our standard $29 listing fee. Meanwhile, the success fee for this type of listing has been adjusted to 15% instead of the usual 5%, still with a $10 minimum.
When creating your listing, you’ll be asked whether you’re listing an established website, a domain, or a new website. If you’re selling a turnkey, startup or template website, choose the third option. You’ll then be able to skip the Traffic and Revenue steps of the listing creation process.
We still expect that most sellers on Flippa will want to show off their site’s traffic and revenue stats, and will thus list established websites. This is just one new way for us to meet the needs of our diverse groups of sellers.