Everything But The House: Miami Alumni & Cincinnati Startups

By: Grace Hoffmann

Miami University graduates, Andy and Jon Nielsen, are two brothers who partnered with co-founders of Everything But The House in May of 2012. These two brothers used to go on trips with there mom to antique malls and now they are CEO’s of a very successful online estate sale business! Passion and creativity of the two brothers, as well as the other company leaders, are two forces that have been driving this company.

“Everything But The House” is an online estate sale marketplace that connects buyers to items being sold at estate sales all around the country. Everything But The House (EBTH) could include items from estate sales, businesses, or items from the home. The process of selling on EBTH includes an expert sorting, taking photos of, and writing descriptions for your items and then uploading them to the website. Then, once the sales goes live, the item has 7 days to sell. Each bid starts at $1 and once the item is sold, EBTH manages all payment, pickup, and shipping. Sellers on EBTH are known to make 3-5 times more than they would on a traditional sale.

EBTH has raised over $84.5 million in venture capital and has offices in 27 cities across the United States (CNBC.com). In an article by WCPO, CEO Andy Nielsen explains how technological advances and redesigns of the website into different segments/categories have increased subscribers. He also notes that a future goal of the company is to go global and provide service in Europe and Canada.

Both alum and their families are still very involved with Miami University!

Jon Nielsen’s recent interview for the Miami Alumni Association can be found here.  

EBTH will also be apart of the Cincinnati Immersion Week! If you’re looking for something to do over J-Term and want to visit and learn more about some Fortune 500 companies in the Cincinnati area, apply here.

 

Resources:

https://www.ebth.com

https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-cincinnati-presents-andy-nielsen-everything-but-the-house-1

http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/everything-but-the-house-plots-global-expansion

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/09/everything-but-the-house-helps-auctions-become-less-awkward.html

https://www.miamialum.org/s/916/16/interior.aspx?pgid=7411&gid=1

http://miamioh.edu/fsb/fsbnews/?up=/news/170816161543%20Alumni%20named%20VentureOhio%20Awards%20finalists