Starting an online store or marketplace is a very promising type of business. You can work from anywhere in the world with your own schedule, you are your own boss, and you have no limit for your business growth. Moreover, you don’t need to have lots of money for a start. And in a little while you will start making money without hard effort. Sounds easy, but these thing are on the surface. There are much more hidden things you need to know going into ecommerce.
From the previous post you already know the platform type dilemma is coming. Here are some key features of both SaaS and Software platforms. But let us once again sum the things up in one place and give it a little visual order.
Finally! You found a great idea for your ecommerce startup! What’s next? Now you have to build your multi-vendor store. There are plenty of solutions and services that will help you. But this will be a mistake to put a platform capabilities on the first place. Start with your needs. Find an example of design and functionality on the net and ask development companies if it is possible to realise your idea by means of their platform. Maybe they won’t be able to match your entire expectations, but probably they have alternatives for you. There are some key points for you to take into consideration.
Reaching your future vendors is not only about the place to search for them but also about the right way to contact them, how to make a good first impression and how to make the first offer. It’s easy if you are willing to see big players on your storefront. They all have business emails and understand business language. But most of the vendors on successful marketplaces are individuals. That’s the point of any online marketplace—anyone can sell on it. Being the founder of a marketplace, you will have to make an approach to all of them. Sometimes it takes quite an effort to personalize your offer.
If you’ve decided that ecommerce is the perfect kind of business for you, then you’ve already started your exciting journey into sleepless nights of thinking and searching for the niche that is already there and waiting for you.
Want a piece of good advice from ecommerce developers with 15+ years of experience on where you can find a good idea for your online marketplace? Here you go.
Everywhere! That is something everybody keeps talking and writing about and that is not the kind of advice you were looking for but that is true. The best thing we can assist you with is to sort out what is surrounding you.
An online marketplace is an ecommerce website where products or services are provided not by the owner of the marketplace, but by the third parties—vendors or merchants. The site aggregates product listings on a single storefront. An online marketplace can promote products, services or rentals. This is a perfect place for the customers willing to buy everything they need in one place.