Do you have a offline business and are looking to sell online? Have you tried Ebay and other auction website and found their fees too prohibitive? You could start your own e-commerce website, but it takes time and money to build a website and get enough traffic to it in order to make sales.
The great thing about established online marketplaces is they already have traffic, they employ the best SEO experts, they often have affiliates who promote their website and your products and they use paid advertising to get traffic too.
The disadvantages to using established online marketplaces are they charge a fee either for listing your items or for selling them or even for both; the webste can put it's fees up or change their policies in such a way that it is no longer feasible to trade there; if you hav your own website you have complete control, unless your hosting company lets you down.
Although online marketplaces charge fees, you have to remember that self hosting your business isn't free, then there are the costs of advertising and the need for either employing SEO experts and people to maintain your website or learning to do it all yourself. When you look at it from this perspective using a online marketplace might be a good option.
TripleClicks sets itself apart from many online marketplaces by not charging listing fees, you only pay them when you sell an item. In this article we will take a look at TripleClicks and see why they might be the right place for you to sell your products.
Interesting. I have an online store that is not working well and I need to read things like this to improve it.
I'm wondering how much of a cut they take and how successful you have been selling things there.
I've never heard of them. Thanks for the article. I'll check them out.