18 October, 2011
London, UK – Toy Collector, the new online marketplace for collectable toys and models, is now fully operational after its successful Beta launch and has partnered with Skrill (Moneybookers), Europe’s leading online payment provider to operate its online payment options.
The partnership with Toy Collector provides collectors, hobbyists and merchants the ultimate online global market to buy and sell their collections. It currently has several hundred rare and collectable items for sale on the site with more being added every day.
The new Toy Collector platform has been specially tailored to this market, catering to both antique and modern items and offers a host of features designed to benefit both buyers and sellers.
Laurent Luong, Toy Collector’s Marketplace Director says “Choosing Skrill to manage our online payment services, we have opened up our marketplace to the 20 million global Skrill account holders, offering more than 100 payment options in over 200 countries and territories and online payment processing in over 41 different currencies.”
Commenting on the partnership, Martin Ott, Skrill’s Co-CEO said: “We are very proud to be part of Toy Collectors success story, supplying its online payment options. We believe in specialist marketplaces like these to be growing in popularity and value.”
“For new online marketplaces to realize their true potential and generate maximum revenues, it’s vital they offer a truly reliable and secure payment option in multiple languages with local currency options. Our partnership with Toy Collector offers a highly cost effective, one stop shop payment solution allowing them to optimize their revenue streams and market to new and existing users.”
With the success of Etsy, the specialist marketplace for handmade goods, and eBay’s move towards a more mainstream retail model focussed on consumer goods, it has become apparent that smaller, specialist marketplaces are the future for antiques and collectables online. Toy Collector and Skrill are looking forward to the new platform becoming the natural go-to place for buyers and sellers in this area.