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A Marketplace Launch Guide: How To Kickstart Your Business For Success

The marketplace industry is expected to grow from its current $15 billion estimated overall value to $335 billion by 2025. That makes now a great time to invest in a new marketplace business.  However, for many, launching a marketplace can feel like a daunting task. The back office, vendors and buyers are all separate facets that must be carefully considered pre-launch. All of this can make launching your marketplace seem a stressful, almost overwhelming, undertaking. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be.

What Is A Marketplace? Our understanding of multi-seller businesses

According to Lengow, over 60% of sales already happen through marketplaces, and some of the most successful companies worldwide (Airbnb, Amazon, Uber) operate under this model.

 

On the surface, it may seem like marketplaces are much more complex than other, similar businesses, due to their nature as multi-vendor platforms. The truth is the marketplace model is surprisingly lean and scalable for new startups. So how do we really define a marketplace, and how does it differ from online stores and classifieds businesses?

 

How To Structure Your Marketplace Team To Ensure Success

In 2019, building a marketplace business is an attractive proposition. In fact, online marketplace revenue is expected to double by 2022. Furthermore, more specialised, niche marketplace businesses are increasingly cornering their respective markets with great success. In addition to that, the rising prevalence of ready-made marketplace SaaS solutions makes it easier than ever to get started and launch a new marketplace.

A Marketplace Software Guide: Why Choose SaaS Over Open Source

The marketplace industry is currently going from strength to strength. 60% of digital sales are carried out through online marketplaces already and the number of new marketplaces is growing rapidly. With the sector becoming increasingly competitive and customers placing high demands on UX, the importance of technology to the success of a marketplace has never been bigger. As a result, choosing the right software to power an online marketplace has become a space all of its own. With so many different options available, it can be challenging to select the right marketplace technology for a particular business. To help marketplace owners decide on the type of platform for them, in this article we have focused particularly on why Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are the way to go for new marketplaces.

How To Implement A Smart Commission Pricing Model for Marketplace Businesses

Commissions are by far the most popular revenue model for digital marketplaces. Although they might come under different names by different marketplaces - Amazon calls them referral fee, eBay has final value fees and Etsy refers to them as transaction fees - they are all the same thing: a percentage or fixed amount that a marketplace chargers a vendor for each sale they make on its platform.

5 Marketplace Trends To Watch

Marketplaces have become a cornerstone of innovation, digital transformation and development within e-commerce. Indeed, many of the world's most successful and dynamic companies are marketplaces - platforms that connect two or more parties to enable a transaction. AirBnB, Uber, Etsy, Glovo. In the last few years, the most exciting emerging brands have been marketplaces.

The Relevance Of Marketplaces: Our Interview With Ecommerce Foundation

Original content published by Ecommerce Foundation: Article

Many of the world's most successful companies operate under marketplace models: Airbnb, Amazon, Uber, Etsy. Indeed. With the constant evolution of marketplaces, Ecommerce Foundation decided to interview Eduardo Aznar, Chief Growth Officer at Shopery. Together, we discussed the relevance and impact of marketplaces in today’s ecommerce society. Shopery empowers leading ventures and brands to build and scale their marketplace businesses through a SaaS solution.

The Four-Step Formula To Effective Marketplace Branding

Branding is just as vital to a marketplace as finding the right sellers, measuring the right metrics, or choosing the right revenue model. Whilst there is no single consensus on the definition of marketplace branding, a marketplace’s brand can be thought of as the personality that identifies the business.

A Guide To Marketplace Revenue Models

Choosing which revenue model to implement may be the most relevant business decision marketplace owners need to address before launching, and one that must be reviewed continuously. Indeed, the chosen revenue model has a strong impact across the business, from the capacity to onboard sellers and convert visitors into paying customers, to supporting the business' cash flow.

How To Measure Your Success: 5 Key Marketplace Metrics

Measuring and assessing metrics is key to success of any digital business. While metrics for traditional single-vendor online store models are well known to the public, marketplace models require a new set of KPIs.

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Insights by Shopery provides curated leading advice for marketplace owners.

Our content focuses on helping brands and ventures

  • define a winning marketplace strategy
  • prepare a successful launch
  • execute solid growth initiatives