eSnipe Company Profile: Auction Sniper
A Pioneering For-Pay Service
eSnipe places bids for eBay users during the last few seconds of the
auction, a practice called "sniping" in online auction parlance. eSnipe
launched in 1999 as one of the early eBay sniper services run on high-speed dedicated
servers. eSnipe's multiple servers placed over $350 million worth of bids on
eBay in 2009 alone. eSnipe is privately held.
- eSnipe has been profitable longer than Amazon
- eSnipe’s micropayment service is the oldest on the
web and has been in continual operation since June, 2001
- eSnipe was purchased by its present owner in December 2000-on eBay, using
eSnipe to place the bid!
- RovatronTM, eSnipe's automated bid-placing engine, places
more than 300 bids per second at peak times.
eSnipe’s users typically save over $4 million per month (winning price vs.
maximum bid price submitted)
eSnipe CEO Tom Campbell
Former Microsoft program manager Campbell made eSnipe one of the first
pay sites on the Internet in June, 2001. To keep merchant account charges low he
was forced to devise the first profitable micropayment system on the web. It has
been in unbroken operation since. Campbell was the architect of the computer language
Builder and CEO of hyperkinetix in the pre-Web era.
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