- In the world of e-commerce, where failures are as common as successes,
Andrew Waites has carved out a profitable niche for his Hattiesburg-based
eValueville.com. Waites will share some of his online business expertise
during a lecture at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 in the College of Business and
Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.
"Building an Extraordinary Career: How to Make More, Have More,
and Keep More Than Your Classmates," will be held in Joseph
Greene Hall, Room 116. The public is invited.
Waites is president
and founder of eValueville.com, an Internet auction site that has
been called "the world's largest auction apparel retailer."
The firm sells designer clothing from higher-end department stores
like Macy's and Bloomingdale's directly to customers through eBay.
Since its founding
in 2002, eValueville has become one of the eBay's top auction sites,
garnering the Community Award in 2002 as the largest volume seller
on eBay by closing more than 300,000 auctions.
A former vice
president for Hudson Salvage, Waites also founded Inventory Procurement
Services in 1998. The brokerage company specializes in excess, obsolete
and customer returned merchandise from manufacturers and retailers.
Among the awards
Waites and his company have earned is the 2003 United States Postal
Service Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Innovation in
the mailing industry.
an M.B.A. from Regent University and serves as a member of the university's
board of directors.
For more information
about this or other events in the College of Business and Economic
Development, contact the dean's office at (601) 266-5854.