Placing an Ad FAQs

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How much does an ad cost?

The Basic Ad is only $59.95/month (6 month initial term) or $79.95/month (3 month initial term). The Showcase Ad is only $79.95/month (6 month initial term) or $99.95/month 3 month initial term). No additional fees are charged.

Can I buy an ad for one month only?

No, because even in a best-case scenario it can take months to sell a business. By requiring an initial 3 month listing, we ensure you have the minimum time needed to appropriately market your business.

When does my initial term start?

The term of your plan starts one week after you purchase it, but you can publish as soon as you are ready. This gives you extra time to collect and/or edit information in your ad if you need it. It also gives you time to run a free BizBuySell Valuation Report to learn what a fair "asking price" might be for your business.

What do I need to do to place an ad on your website?

The process is very simple and can take less than 5 minutes to complete. First we ask for your contact information if you are new to our system. Next we ask for some very basic information about your business. You then select the type of plan you would like with us and purchase it. Lastly, you fill in any extra detail you want to include for your ad, such as financial information or pictures and publish your ad.

Will my ad automatically renew at the end of my initial term?

Yes, your ad will continue to be viewable on our website until you cancel it and will automatically renew at your current monthly rate. This allows you to pay on a month-to-month basis rather than commit to a new 3 or 6 month plan. However, you can easily turn off ad renewal at any time.

Can I turn off Ad Renewal?

Yes, but your ad will expire at the end of your term and be removed from our website. Once canceled, you will be unable to renew that listing at the same price on a month-to-month basis. To turn off Ad Renewal go to My Listings and select "Change" next to the appropriate ad.

Do I pay a commission when I sell my business?

No! BizBuySell is a marketing platform that enables you to list your business for sale; we are not a brokerage firm. We only request payment for our products and services. You do not need to pay us any commission.

What's the best way to promote my business for sale?

Choose the Showcase Ad option when placing your ad. An email brochure about your business will be sent to all matching prospects, and you will receive a list of matching prospects who have asked to be contacted. Also, you can display up to 6 photos and an optional video! Plus, your Ad will sort above Basic Ads in an enhanced format.

Can I pay by check?

No. We only accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for payment.

How safe is my credit card information?

BizBuySell uses a leading secure transaction provider, to safely encrypt and transmit your credit card and ad information to our servers.

Can I email or fax you my ad?

No. To maintain our low cost structure and ad fees, all ads are placed through the online form. If however you need assistance while completing the application please feel free to contact our customer service department at (888) 777-9893.

Do you sell my email address?

Absolutely not! Your email address will never be intentionally revealed to anyone. All email replies to your ad are done "blindly." This prevents your email address from being "harvested" for spam email.

How can I protect my privacy and my business's identity?

When filling out the form to post your ad, you can reveal as much or as little information about your business as you wish. Some of the ways to keep your business's identity confidential would be to not specify the city, your name or telephone number.

How soon does my Ad go live on your website?

Right away! Ads now go live as soon as you publish them. We do still review all ads just in case there was a mistake or something inappropriate.

I forgot my password to edit my ad. How do I get it?

Contact us stating your name and phone number, as well as your BizBuySell ad number and the title of your ad. We'll send your password by email. (Note: Password requests will only be sent to the email address used in the ad.)