63 Marketplaces To Help You Grow Your Business in 2018

Written by Jon on 20th May 2018

Whether your site is new or old, one of the most effective ways to grow your revenue is to sell on other marketplaces.

They’ve already got existing audiences ready and waiting to purchase your product (and sometimes on a massive scale). But which ones are right for you? We’ve took the time to look at over 60 marketplaces out there at the moment taking into account their targeted locations, the type of products they’re great for and the fees that they include.

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1. Amazon

Global with marketplaces in:  USA, UK, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Germany, France, Japan, Netherlands, India, Mexico, Canada & China.

Great for:

Everything!

Overview:

The number 1 shopping marketplace (with maybe the exception of AliBaba)  Amazon sells pretty much everything you can think of and enables you to start selling straight away and even manages the fulfilment if required.  Reports suggest that Amazon’s average conversion rate is approx 13% however a Prime member conversion rate is over 70% – perhaps a reason to consider FBA?

Fees:

These vary depending on the type of product that you sell, however fee’s start from 7%.  Payment processing fee’s are also included within this fee.

2.  eBay

Global, with marketplaces in:  Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, USA, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Polish, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Vietnam

Great for:

Everything – You name it, eBay sells it

Overview:

One of the original marketplaces and first launched in 1995.  Ebay provides a great platform to get started on and a wide range of features and functionality to build your own store.

Fees:

These vary depending on if you have a store and how many items you list however you can expect to pay a small listing fee as well as a final value fee which start from 6%.  Payment is processed separately with PayPal being the processor of choice, which of course ebay owns as well!

3.  Rakuten

Global, with marketplaces in: UK, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Japan,  Spain, Taiwan, USA

Great for:

Multi Category

Overview:

One of the largest e commerce platforms in the world, this platform is sometimes forgotten about but is a worthy consideration!

Fees:

There is a monthly and listing fee which varies depending on the country and a sales commission starting from 8% depending on the category.  Fee’s include payment processing fees.

 

4.  Wayfair

UK, USA, Germany, Canada

Great for:

Home & Decor

Overview:

Wayfair will generally contact you to see if you are interested in working with them but there is no harm dropping them an email!  They are a big player in the home furnishing market and is one of the largest retailers in this vertical.

5.  Privalia

Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico

Great for:

Fashion, Home & Decor

Overview:

A great way to sell discounted/end of line goods (minimum discount 30% of RRP) within Spain or Italy without affecting your UK sales channel.  Privalia handle all of the customer service and returns, very similar to the dropship model.

Fees

13% for retailers, 15% for brands.

6.  Laso.jp

Japan

Great for:

Fashion

Overview:

A prominent ecommerce marketplace in Japan. Based in Tokyo they focus on selling high end luxury fashion items.

7.  MarkaVIP

Middle East

Great for:

Fashion, Home & Decor & Electronics

Overview:

The largest fashion and lifestyle website within the Arabic speaking world.  MarkaVIP handles all of the transaction, once goods have been dispatched the rest of the sales process is handled by MarkaVIP including customer service and returns.

Fees:

Agreed on a per seller basis.

8.  Spartoo

UK

Great for:

Fashion

Overview:

A presence in a number of countries and originally setup to sell shoes, Spartoo has grown to stock over 1,000 brands.  Registering to sell on the marketplace is reviewed on a per seller basis with contact details available on the website.

9.  Trade Me

New Zealand

Great for:

Everything!

Overview:

With over 3.6 million members this is New Zealand’s largest marketplace and while that might not sound high, it is worth remembering that the entire population is 4.5 million. If you are looking to sell in this market it is worth investigating.

Fees:

Listing fee’s will vary dependant on the number of listings and success fee is approx 7%, you can use their calculator here.

10.  Xiu.com

China

Great for:

Fashion, Hair & Beauty

Overview:

With 10 million registered users this platform is perfect for those selling luxury to mid to high range fashion products.  A variety of services are offered to assist in the sales process including Customer Service handled by XIU in the local language.

11. Allegro

Poland

Great for:

Everything!

Overview:

With more than a million sales per day and based in a growing ecommerce market (22%), Allegro provides a range of selling tools to get you up and running.

Fees:

These vary depending on chosen category however a fee calculator is provided.

12.  Etsy

USA, UK

Great for:

All things handmade

Overview:

A well known and established marketplace for sellers who make their own products.  Etsy has a loyal customer following and a wide range of selling tools to boost your sales.

Fees:

An item listing fee as well as a 7.5% sales commission (including payment processing fee)

13.  Not on the High Street

UK

Great for:

Multi Category focusing on unique gifts

Overview:

Not on the High Street is a growing shopping destination and rated No.1 in the UK for curated marketplaces, it has a global reach, so if you are selling something ‘a little different’ then this is a marketplace for consideration.

Fees:

Pay a one-off joining fee, but then there’s no charges to list your products.

14.  Price Minister

France

Great for:

Multi Category

Overview:

Part of the Rakuten group, and with 9 million unique visitors a month, this marketplace provides a range of tools to start selling.

Fees: 

These can vary but costs start from €39/month subscription fee and 11% + €0.15 fees per item sold.

15.  NewEgg

USA

Great for:

Multi Category but with a focus on computing & electronics

Overview:

With over 30 million customers and a price match guarantee, NewEgg has built a high level of customer loyalty and great tools to start selling on this marketplace.

Fees:

Sales commission from 8% to 15% depending on the selected category.

16.  Spree

South Africa

Great for:

UK Fashion Brands

Overview:

A magazine style format that offers a wide range of UK brands on an existing media audience.  Spree handles first line support, further detailed information is handled by the seller.

Fees:

Negotiated on a per selling basis.

17.  Jet.com

USA

Great for:

Everything

Overview:

Touted as an Amazon competitor, Jet has built a large shopping destination in a relatively short space of time, with a variety of tools and support to get you started, if you sell in the US, this one should be on your list.

Fees:

There’s no fees for joining or listing products on Jet.com, you simply pay a commission which vary depending on the product category starting from 8%.

18.  Ali Baba

Global

Great for:

Everything – You name it, they’ve got it…

Overview:

The biggest marketplace of them all (including Amazon)  sells everything, if not a suitable channel to sell your product it may prove useful when sourcing new products.

Fees: 

Ali Baba does offer a free package for startups and to get trial the marketplaces, with paid memberships offering various levels of customer service and more.

19.  eBid

UK

Great for:

Everything!

Overview:

Over 4 millions items for sale using a mixture of fixed and auction price, it offers some excellent deals on listings making it an attractive proposition.

Fees:

3% commission of sales

20.  Bonanza

USA

Great for:

Everything (but the ordinary)

Overview:

Voted by over 50,000 sellers as the best marketplace in 2016 this is one to watch. With the ability to migrate existing catalogues from other marketplaces i.e. Amazon, eBay, Etsy, you can get setup within a relatively short space of time.

Fees:

A variety of price tiers are available depending on the selling tools required.

21.  Folksy

UK

Great for:

Craft, Gifts

Overview:

A marketplace with over 5,000 sellers of their own unique products, this marketplace fits nicely within the ‘crafty’ market with a strong customer base to help you get noticed.

Fees:

Listing fee applies unless you subscribe to a premium package, commission on sales is 6% (plus tax)

22.  Vide Dressing

International with marketplaces in UK, US, Germany, France, Italy,

Great for:

Fashion

Overview:

A marketplace to sell your used luxury fashion items and accessories.  The platform manages all of the sale process with a flat commission structure.

Fee:

10% + €3 per item sold

23. Flipkart

India

Great for:

Everything!

Overview:

With 40 million products across 80 categories, 75 million registered users and 10 million daily visits, this platform is a powerhouse in India.  If you are looking at selling in this market then Flipkart would be a good place to start.

Fees:

The logistics are managed by Flipkart and fee’s account for this, an example provided here shows a 20% sales commission.

24.  eCrater

UK, USA, Australia

Great for:

Multi Category

Overview:

eCRATER is both a free web store builder and an online marketplace. If you are a seller you can create your own free online store in minutes. If you are a buyer you can browse and search among millions of products. All eligible products are submitted to Google Shopping. You can also easily import your eBay products.

Fees:

Free to open a webstore then 2.9% commission on marketplace sales.

25.  Asos Marketplace

UK

Great for:

Fashion

Overview:

ASOS Marketplace is home to the hottest new brands and vintage boutiques from around the world.  You will find the best independent designs alongside quality sourced vintage from hundreds of sellers.

Fees:

20% Commission plus monthly fee

26.  Sears

US

Great for:

Multi Category

Overview:

With one of the fastest growing marketplaces online, selling on Sears provides sellers with a reliable, secure and cost effective way to grow their business quickly. Be found by tens of millions of relevant shoppers who are looking for your products.

Fees:

Monthly Fee with sales commissions ranging from 6% – 17%

27.  CustomMade

US

Great for:

Multi Category Custom/Bespoke Items

Overview:

Combining concierge-style customer service with creative and manufacturing expertise at an affordable price point, CustomMade is making custom goods accessible to everyone and with over 20,000 sellers and 200,000 listings they are making a good start!

Fees:

A flat 10% on all sales excluding payment processing fees.

28.  Pricefalls

US

Great for:

Multi Category with a focus on Computers and Electronics

Overview:

Pricefalls is an online marketplace offering consumers great deals and the ability to efficiently set budgets while shopping online. Pricefalls also offers a number of services including nation-wide Marketplace Listings and Sales.

Fees:

Monthly fee and then sales commissions ranging from 7% to 12%.

29.  Artfire

US

Great for:

Handmade gifts and crafts

Overview:

ArtFire is a marketplace, craft and maker community where people from around the world come together to buy, sell and interact. Located in the heart of the Tucson Arts District, ArtFire partners with Maker House to offer a community creative destination that supports local makers and indie businesses.

Fees:

Structure varies depending on plan with listing fee and sales commissions from 3% to 9%.

30. Made by Hand

UK

Great for:

Handmade Gifts

Overview:

Made By Hand’s collection represents a highly selective mix of the finest makers from UK and Ireland, with an enviable group of jewellers, ceramic artists, furniture makers, textile designers and fashion accessory makers as well as beautiful pieces made from glass, willow, metal and leather. They heavily curate the sellers that apply to the site, with limited spaces in certain categories.

31.  Zibbet

US

Great for:

Handmade Products, Fine Art & Jewellery

Overview:

Zibbet is a marketplace for independent artists, crafters, vintage collectors around the world. We have 4 main categories, including: Handmade, Fine Art, Vintage (items over 20 years old) and Craft Supplies (both handmade and non-handmade).

Fees:

From $4 a month with no listing or transaction fees.

32.  Walmart

USA

Great for:

Everything!

Overview:

With over 80 million unique visitors shop on Walmart.com every month and many of them are looking for just the product you have on offer.  Selling is approved via an application process.

33.  Auravita

UK

Great for:

Multi Category

Overview:

A marketplace selling a wide range of products, limited information available on number of users.

Fees:

No listings fees and commission charges range from 7% to 20% depending on category.

34.  Craigslist

Global

Great for:

Classified Listings

Overview:

One of the original marketplaces, slightly different as focuses more on classified, ideal if only looking to sell small quantities of an item.

Fees:

All postings are free, except for specific categories such as job listing, car sales and more.

35.  Zazzle

UK

Great for:

Personalised & Custom Gifts

Overview:

As a Designer, you can do what you love without any hassle of fulfilling orders or dealing with customer service. Zazzle do that part for you!

Fees:

Royalty Fee’s are set between 5% – 99%

36.  Overstock

Global (based in the US)

Great for:

Multi Category

Overview:

A US based marketplace that sells a wide range of products, a similar auction site to eBay.

Fees:

Registration is free and there are a range of ways you can pay to list your items, from individual listing fees ranging from $0.10 to $3.15, and subscription packages for frequent sellers starting from $6.95.

37.  Cafepress

UK, US, AUS, Canada

Great for:

Personalised Gifts

Overview:

CafePress is the world’s best online gift shop. With over one billion items, our purpose is to bring our customers’ passions to life by helping them express themselves and connect with others through unique designs and products.

Cafepress hosts a massive array of designs which are crowdsourced from a global community of more than two million independent designers. The platform also offers the ability for customers to create their own individualized products, providing infinite possibilities.

Fees:

When selling your designs on the marketplace you get 10% royalties.

38.  Ahalife

U.S.A.

Great for:

Multi Category

Overview:

AHAlife is a curated destination for discovering 2,700+ designers & artisans in 45+ countries.

Ahalife have created a community which values creativity, empowering independent designers & artisans to thrive online.

39.  Aftcra

U.S.

Great for:

Handcrafted Products

Overview:

Aftcra is a marketplace for goods handmade in America. There are a number of accepted categories however  your products must be handcrafted by you or your small team and be based in the USA, you are unable to sell your handmade work on aftcra.

Fees:

No listing fee and 7% commission of sale.

40.  Wolf & Badger

U.K.

Great for:

Fashion

Overview:

Fashion accessories made by independent fashion designers can be shopped here directly from the makers.

Fees:

To stock your products online and in their physical retail space, it costs £295/month plus an administration fee of 18% from each sale. Online-only membership options are available.

41.  Brika

Canada

Great for:

Hand Crafted & Artisan Gifts

Overview:

Work from authentic makers, artisans and designers can be found here in a community style marketplace.

42.  Cargoh

U.S.A./Canada

Great for:

Art, Fashion & Accessories

Overview:

Social marketplace for independent art, design and culture.  Cargoh strives to provide buyers with an eclectic collection of well designed goods in a balanced marketplace.

Fees:

No monthly or listing fee and 8% commission of sale.

43.  Coriandr

U.K.

Great for:

Handmade Gifts & Supplies

Overview:

Marketplace for buying and selling handmade gifts.

Fees:

25p listing fee with a 2.5% commission

44.  Crowdyhouse

NL

Great For:

Unique Fashion & Lifestyle shopping

Overview:

Connecting designers and makers directly with design lovers.

Fees:

Between 10% & 30% commission on sale depending on exclusivity agreement.

45.  Dawanda

Germany

Great for:

Fashion & Accessories

Overview:

Marketplace where creatives open up a shop to sell their unique and handmade items.

Fees:

Flat 10% commission on sales

46.  Discovered

NL

Great for:

Handmade Artisan Goods

Overview:

Artisan goods & gifts from makers in developing countries.

Fees:

15% commission on sales

47.  Feria Central

Argentina

Great for:

Gifts, Home Decor & Lifestyle

Overview:

Home decor and all kinds of accessories from a wide range of sellers.

48.  Great.ly

U.S.

Great for:

Lifestyle, Artisan, Gift Ideas

Overview:

Large selection of handmade art, design, jewellery etc, from different makers worldwide.

Fees:

40% Commission on sales

49.  iCraft

Canada

Great for:

All things handmade!

Overview:

Canadian marketplace for handmade gifts, home decor, jewellery and more.

Fees:

iCraft doesn’t charge any commission or listing fees, all you pay is a one off registration fee, and choose from 1 of 3 monthly subscription packages ($5, $10, $15 depending on the number of products you’d like to list).

50.  Luulla

U.S

Great for:

Handmade Gifts & Crafts

Overview

The marketplace for small businesses with a large focus on fashion. Buyers can also organise products they like into collections and boards to share with their friends.

Fees:

To sell on Luulla, you pay a monthly subscription (from $15 for 100 products to $49 for unlimited) and an 8% selling fee.

51.  Madesmith

USA

Great for:

Fashion

Overview

Sustainable handmade limited edition products can be found at this marketplace. Madesmith also runs their own business academy to help designers and makers become more business savvy.

52.  Markita

NL

Great for:

Fashion & Lifestyle

Overview

Online marketplace for creative, often sustainably made goods. (in Dutch)

53.  Met de hand

NL

Great for:

Handcrafted & Vintage Products

Overview

Marketplace for all kinds of handmade goods. (in Dutch)

54.  Misi

U.K, US

Great for:

Handmade gifts and crafts

Overview:

A place for British and American crafters to sell handmade or vintage items, as well as craft supplies.

Fees:

Misi charges 20p/c to list and item and then 3% commission on the total sale price.

55.  Pinklion

U.S.

Great for:

Unique and curated products

Overview:

Where artists and artisans open up a shop to sell their work to the modern, discerning consumer.

Fees:

Pinklion charges 4.9% (less taxes) for each total sale on their site.

56.  Selekkt

Germany

Great for:

Custom Products & Gift Ideas

Overview:

Marketplace where you can buy directly from product designers (in German).

Fees:

One off €99 set up fee, €0.90 transaction fee and 25% sales commission.

57.  Spoonflower

U.S

Great for:

Interior Design & Home Decor

Overview:

Spoonflower is the largest collection of independent designers in the world. If you’re a designer looking to get your work out there, simply upload your designs and customers are able to buy it on fabric or paper!

Fees:

Designers receive a commission of the sale, typically commission starts from 10% but can be up to 15% depending on the total sales each month.

58.  Store Envy

U.S

Great for:

Multi Category, Authentic Goods & Emerging Brands

Overview:

Storenvy is home to emerging indie brands and inspired goods. Not only can you create and launch a custom store in a matter of minutes but like other sites on this list, they have their own marketplace to help you get discovered.

Fees:

10% commission on sales within the marketplace

59.  Supermarket

U.S.

Great for:

Custom, Bespoke Products & Gifts

Overview:

Supermarket call itself the ‘designer marketplace’ and is home to a design-inspired community. It’s home to all kinds of products but all of which have been crafted or uniquely created by artisan designers. Unique, one-of-a-kind and fully handmade items are on sale here.

Fees:

15% commission on sales including payment processing.

60.  Mercado Libre

Latin America

Great for:

Everything

Overview:

The most popular ecommerce site in Latin America, operating in 13 countries; according to Practical Ecommerce Mexico and Brazil comprise 60 percent of its total merchandise value.

Mercado Libre provides a Cross Border Trade program for sellers not located in Latin America. It currently covers Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile, with plans to expand the program to all the countries it operates in.

Fees:

When selling through the Cross Border Trade program, there are no fees for listing products. When you sell an item via Mercado Libre, they add 15% on to the price that your list the product for.

61.  Fleabay

US

Great for:

Everything

Overview:

Styling itself as the online version of the flea market, you’d probably class Fleabay as more akin to eBay than Amazon. Much like a traditional flea market, you put your goods on the table (in this case Fleasbay) and customers can ask more about it and negotiate a price. A very laid back, personable atmosphere.

62.  Cdiscount.com

France

Great for:

Everything

Overview:

The number one ecommerce platform in France that boasts over 16 million members, similar to Amazon in that they offer fulfilment services.  The seller determines the price and shipping options.

Fees:

A flat monthly fee of €45 and a sales commission between 4.5% and 14%

63.  Lazada.com

Marketplaces in Malaysia, Indonesia, Phillipines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam

Great for:

Everything!

Overview:

An excellent route to the South East Asian market with a combined 40 million uniques and minimal requirements to set up an account.  The seller remains responsible for shipment using a pre-agreed logistics company, and Lazada handles all first line customer support.

Fees:

It’s free to set up an account and commissions range from 3% to 12%.

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