With more than 30 million individual searches since the launch in 2011 and 450 auction houses listed on the website, Swedish-born tech start-up Barnebys.com launches in the U.S.
Barnebys brings together all of the world's auctions into one place, delivering users directly to the auction house and cutting out 3rd party bidding platforms. The online platform allows you to search by category or using specific terms and names, so whether you're looking for something specific or just browsing we will help you every step of the way.
Barnebys founder and CEO, Christopher Barnekow says that the search platform was created on the idea that people around the world spend more and more of their time online and this industry has been turning a blind eye to technology.
"We appear to have found a sweet spot. Traffic is growing rapidly and our search engine is proving popular for both the seasoned collector and the burgeoning auction-goer and we're also demonstrating authentic business values to the large brick-and-mortar auction empires", Barnekow continues.
"More than ninety percent of the auction houses in Scandinavia are currently listing their catalogues on Barnebys. We observe the major driver of this growth to be helping buyers discover items, directing traffic to online auctions and lowering barriers to a new type of buyer", according to Barnekow.
With nearly one new auction house a day connecting to Barnebys.com, you can search from more than 300,000 unique objects listed at any single time. Some of the most searched for categories are watches, autos, furniture, antiquities and art, where we list items with a range of prices, brands and designs.
To strengthen the value proposition, Barnebys offer a dedicated editorial section and intimate portraits of industry people, like the founder of online wristwatch publication Hodinkee Ben Clymer and artist Wangechi Mutu, who share their passions and interests from their respective field of expertise.
Barnebys is the largest global search engine for auctions. Frequently referred to as the kayak.com for the auction world; Barnebys.com covers 300,000 lots each week across all categories: watches, autos, furniture, jewellery and of course art.
Barnebys partners with some of the biggest auction houses, including Sotheby's, Antiqourum and Heritage Auctions, to drive highly qualified traffic to their catalogs at scale and on a cost-per-click model. Today, Barnebys service helps 450+ auction and saleroom partners effectively manage lead generation and brand enhancement.
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