Headquartered in Chico, CA, Auctiva was founded in 1998 by Jeff Schlicht to help expedite the eBay listing process.
The first version of Auctiva desktop software was called Auctiva Poster, which helped cut the time of posting items in half. Once small businesses expressed interest, Schlicht established an engineering team. In the spring of 2000, Auctiva acquired eBud, the leading application in auction management at the time.
In order to reach the entire eBay market worldwide, Auctiva changed from desktop software to a Web-based auction management environment. The first phase of this new version was released to the public on June 23, 2005.
Auctiva was acquired in June 2015 by OpenSky, a marketplace shopping platform helping shoppers and brands connect to buy and sell unique goods.
Auctiva is continually adding features to its suite of products that make the eBay listing process easier, faster and most certainly better!
OpenSky's mission is to give everyone a shopping experience that is as unique as they are. The OpenSky experience is the most affordable, convenient, personal and fun shopping mall in the world. OpenSky empowers product entrepreneurs to connect directly with shoppers, and gives each individual an experience that champions the pursuit of individual taste. To learn more, visit