Vzaar provides video to eBay sellers, giving them both a video for their eBay listings and an embedable video with links to the sellers eBay page for other sites.
The London, UK based startup was founded by Ken Moss in April 2007 with “the ambition of unleashing the power of video for enterprises large and small, all over the world.” To use, users record a video of their item, upload it to Vzaar, then add it to their eBay listing of choice. The service is free for up to 30 videos per months, with up to 1GB of total video. Videos are capped at 2 minutes max and video storage is for 90 days.
The company makes money from charging high volume users, with a particular target towards eBay Power Sellers. Vzaar’s Plus service costs $10 per month and gives subscribers up to 300 videos a month, and the Pro service at $20 per month delivers up to 3000 videos a month (max all up of 2GB), and video storage for one year.
At the time of writing there’s a demo video of one video top right (I presume this will disappear with time).
It’s a decent idea, particularly with the inclusion of relevant links with the video. I can’t see casual users flocking to use this en-masse (YouTube would do the job in most cases) but that’s not the target audience for Vzaar, and serious eBay sellers may well find the service useful.