GunBroker.com

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Gunbroker.com
GunBroker.com logo.svg
Type of site
Shopping / Auctions / Specialty
Available in English
Website www.gunbroker.com
Alexa rank Steady 6,665 (Global, 4/2014)
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Users 2.5 million
Launched 19 February 1999; 18 years ago (1999-02-19)
Current status Active
IP address 67.220.119.80

GunBroker.com is an auction website based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States specializing in the sale of firearms and related items.

History[edit]

Established in 1999, GunBroker.com does not sell firearms, but facilitates transactions by bringing buyers and sellers together. Third-party sellers list items on the site, and every buyer or seller must be legally allowed to own firearms. Ownership policies and regulations are followed using licensed firearms dealers (FFLs) as transfer agents.[1] It was founded by Steven F. Urvan, who serves as the CEO and Chief Technology Officer.[2] Its Chief Operating Officer is Donald Hall.[2]

When eBay changed its policies to prohibit the auction of firearms and firearm parts (such as barrels, magazines and trigger assemblies, essentially any part involved in the firing of a gun), thousands of gun and part auctions migrated to GunBroker.com. In 2008, Hitwise, a Web site measurement service, ranked GunBroker.com third in the United States' “Shopping and Classifieds—Auctions” category, exceeded only by eBay and eBay Motors.[3]

According to the Chief Operating Officer Hall, "There has been a solid increase in the number of listings of all types of gun parts on GunBroker.com, especially in the days since the eBay announcement. We've also seen a jump in first-time visitors and buyers recently, and while I don't think the phenomenon is 100-percent attributable to eBay's withdrawal from firearms parts auctions, it certainly has had an impact."

Operations[edit]

An Inc. Top 5000[4] company, GunBroker.com is in the top 400 of all websites as rated by Quantcast.[5] It is the Web's largest hunting and sport shooting auction site. The site currently averages more than 500,000 auction listings for firearms, parts and accessories at any given time.[6]

The site attracts more than four million unique monthly visitors each month and boasts over 2.5 million registered users.[7] The site first reached $1 billion in cumulative merchandise sales 10 years after launch, and reached $2 billion in cumulative merchandise sales on November 10, 2012.[8]

Chief Executive Officer Urvan has stated, “Doubling sales in less than three years to reach the $2 billion mark is an incredible accomplishment and one that we are extremely proud of. We have made significant enhancements to the site over the past couple of years that are proving to be a catalyst for continued success.”

Mobile[edit]

In May 2014 the site announced the addition of an iOS based mobile device application for the Apple iPhone.[9] This joined the sites other mobile offerings of an Android-based application and a mobile device version of the site.[10]

NASCAR sponsorship[edit]

2012 NASCAR truck

GunBroker.com been a sponsor for various NASCAR teams since 2005. GunBroker was the primary sponsor of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jason White,[11] driver of the #23 Truck from 2008 – 2012.[12] In 2013, GunBroker.com sponsored Joey Coulter in select Camping World Truck Series races.[13]

Year Series No. Make Driver Team Schedule Role
2015 Camping World Truck Series 31 Chevrolet Travis Pastrana NTS Motorsports Las Vegas[14] Primary Sponsor
2013 Camping World Truck Series 9 Chevrolet Ron Hornaday, Jr. NTS Motorsports Limited Primary Sponsor
18 Toyota Joey Coulter Kyle Busch Motorsports Limited[13] Primary Sponsor
2012 Camping World Truck Series 23 Ford Jason White GB Racing Full Season[15] Primary Sponsor
2011 Camping World Truck Series 23 Chevrolet Joe Denette Motorsports Full Season[16] Primary Sponsor
2010 Camping World Truck Series 23 Ford SS-Green Light Racing Full Season[17] Primary Sponsor
2009 Camping World Truck Series 23 Dodge GunBroker Racing Full Season[18] Primary Sponsor
2008 Craftsman Truck Series 08 Dodge SS-Green Light Racing Full Season[19] Primary Sponsor
2007 Busch Series 08 Dodge GunBroker.com Racing Limited Primary Sponsor
Craftsman Truck Series 7 Chevrolet MB Motorsports Daytona[20] Primary Sponsor
7 Dodge Pennington Motorsports Limited[21] Primary Sponsor
2006 Busch Series 08 Dodge Ashton Gray Racing Limited[22] Primary Sponsor
2005 Busch Series 71/72 Chevrolet Kevin Lepage MacDonald Motorsports Limited Primary Sponsor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gunbroker Homepage". Gunbroker.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Apps - Access My Library - Gale". Access My Library. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  3. ^ "GunBroker.com Observes 10th Anniversary". Prweb.com. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Gunbroker.com Traffic and Demographic Statistics by Quantcast". Quantcast.com. 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  6. ^ "GunBroker.com Benefits From Changes to eBay(R) Firearms Auction Policy. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  7. ^ "GunBroker.com Records 22.7% Cyber Monday Sales Gain". The Outdoor Wire. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  8. ^ "GunBroker.com Hits the $2 Billion in Sales Mark in Record Time". PR.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  9. ^ "Gunbroker.com iPhone App". American Rifleman. 162 (5): 37. May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Where can I get the iOS, iPhone, Android App or Mobile Web Site for GunBroker.com?". Gunbroker.com. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "TruckSeries.com". TruckSeries.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  12. ^ "TruckSeries.com". TruckSeries.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  13. ^ a b "??". Catchfence.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  14. ^ "2015 Rhino Linings 350". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Jayski's® Camping World Truck Series Silly Season Site - 2012 Truck Drivers/Team Table". Jayski.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  16. ^ "Jayski's® Camping World Truck Series Silly Season Site - 2011 Truck Drivers/Team Table". Jayski.com. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  17. ^ "Jayski's® Camping World Truck Series Silly Season Site - 2010 Truck Drivers/Team Table". Jayski.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  18. ^ "Jayski's® Camping World Truck Series Silly Season Site - 2009 Truck Drivers/Team Table". Jayski.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  19. ^ "Jayski's® Silly Season Site - 2008 Truck Drivers/Team Table". Jayski.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  20. ^ "MB Motorsports". Mbracing.net. 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  21. ^ "GunBroker.com To Sponsor Pennington Motorsports For Remainder Of 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season - The Crittenden Automotive Library". Carsandracingstuff.com. 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  22. ^ "BUSCH: Ashton Gray Racing signs five-race sponsor". Motorsport.com. 2006-04-10. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 

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