eBid is a generalist, listing-driven marketplace, where sellers can offer their products in auctions, or using a fixed-price format. The marketplace centers around the Buddy Points system, which rewards buyers for purchases they make, and sellers for receiving good feedback. With a SELLER+ account, sellers can run up to five stores and import their existing listings from Amazon, eBay and Etsy.
Bonanza is a listing-driven marketplace, where 15 million products are currently being sold, across a range of different product categories. Bonanza offers a number of features for current eBay sellers, including the ability to import their products and also their feedback. The number of positive, negative and neutral reviews is then shown on their Bonanza seller profile. Sellers can also converse with potential buyers through the live chat feature.
eBay is a global marketplace allowing businesses and consumers to sell virtually any new or used item by fixed price or auction. eBay has more than 183 million active buyers in 190 countries. eBay is a listing-driven marketplace where every seller creates their own unique product page, although eBay are starting to introduce a hybrid approach which combines this with catalog-driven features.
Amazon is a global marketplace, where sellers can offer products in over 20 categories. Amazon uses a catalog-driven approach, with just one listing for each product. Sellers simply connect to existing listings then add their price and quantity available. Sellers can choose whether to fulfill orders themselves or use Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA). This is where a seller ships stock to Amazon's Fulfillment Centers and they fulfill orders on the seller's behalf.
ArtFire is a marketplace for handmade, artisan and vintage products, as well as craft supplies. Each seller on ArtFire has their own listing. They also have the option to customize their store, by featuring products, including a bio about their business or adding blog articles. ArtFire offers a number of tools to help sellers, including a bulk editing feature, options for creating sales, and a remote checkout widget which can be added to the seller's blog or website.
eCRATER is a listing-driven marketplace, where sellers can offer products across a range of categories. All eCRATER sellers get their own store, which they are able to customize. They can choose the layout from a number of templates, personalize the URL and add their own branding. To sell on eCRATER U.S., you must be able to ship your products throughout the country.
Etsy is a global marketplace for unique and handmade products, vintage items and craft supplies.The site currently has over 30 million active buyers, and nearly two million active sellers. Etsy is a listing-driven marketplace, where sellers get their own listing and their own shop, which can be personalized.
Fruugo is a listing-driven marketplace, where each seller provides a full title, description and images for their products. However, listings are not branded and sellers are not named. Sellers have the option to list their products on all 23 of Fruugo's global sites and their software can automatically translate listings into 11 different languages. Fruugo also handles overseas customer service.
GunBroker.com is the largest online auction site dedicated to firearms, hunting and shooting. It receives around seven million monthly visitors and has over four million registered users. GunBroker.com is a listing-driven marketplace, with a mix of auctions and fixed priced listings. To sell on GunBroker.com, sellers must register an account and be legally allowed to own firearms, ammunition, knives and gun accessories.
Jet.com is a retailer and catalog-driven marketplace which aims to provide customers with big discounts. As they add more products to their cart, or take actions like waiving their right to free returns, their discount increases. Sellers wishing to sell on Jet.com have to apply via their website. If accepted, sellers need to integrate with Jet.com's API. This means they will either need to use a third-party inventory management system, or create their own.
Newegg is a retailer and marketplace best-known for selling electronics, gaming equipment, computer parts and laptops. It is catalog-based and businesses have to apply to sell. Newegg is a global marketplace, and through its Newegg Global program, sellers have the opportunity to sell their products in more than 50 countries. Their fulfillment service, Shipped by Newegg, can handle the picking, packing and shipping of orders.
Notonthehighstreet is the biggest marketplace in the UK for gifts, personalized products and handmade items, with 39 million people visiting the site annually. Access to Notonthehighstreet is restricted, so sellers have to apply and be approved before they are allowed to sell on there. Currently, only UK-based businesses can apply.
OnBuy is a UK-founded marketplace with millions of buyers and over 15 million products. OnBuy has a catalogue-driven system, with delivery to over 50 countries, a UK-based support team and dedicated account management team for sellers. Sales proceeds are released via PayPal upon item dispatch.
Pricesearcher is a free product search engine available to shoppers and sellers around the world. Retailers, online sellers, brands, deal sites, classified sites, marketplaces and price comparison sites can list their products and receive organic search traffic for free. A range of product feed formats are available, including integrations with popular shopping carts and inventory management systems.
Reverb is the world's largest site for music gear, where you can sell new, used or vintage instruments and equipment. Reverb currently has 1.7 million registered users, and gets over 80 million visitors annually. Listings on the site are in a fixed-price format, but sellers do have the option to allow buyers to make offers. Reverb is listing-driven, so sellers get their own listings. They also get their own store, which they can use to promote their stock.
Ruby Lane is a marketplace for vintage fashion, vintage collectibles and high-end antiques. Access is vetted, so sellers are pre-screened by Ruby Lane's in-house experts before they are allowed to sell on the site. All listings on Ruby Lane are in a fixed price format, but sellers can choose to allow offers. Sellers on Ruby Lane must have at least ten items for sale at all times.
Walmart is a U.S.-based retailer and marketplace offering a large range of different products. There is one listing for each product, so sellers compete directly with other third-party sellers and Walmart themselves. Access to Walmart's marketplace is by application. Sellers are responsible for handling the order process, customer service, and after-sales issues such as returns.