32 Places to Sell Online: eCommerce Marketplaces & Platforms

April 16, 2015 - Holly

This post has been UPDATED!

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Thinking of selling online but not sure where to begin? Interested in selling across multiple platforms and marketplaces but not sure where to go?

There are so many great places to sell online; it’s not easy to know which one is right for you and your eCommerce needs. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of 32 marketplaces and platforms to help you decide!

 

1. eBay

The original online marketplace, eBay is a leader in C2C and B2C eCommerce sales. You can find anything from electronics and cars to handmade goods and used clothing. As a seller, you can ask shoppers to bid on an item or buy it upfront.

2. Amazon

The biggest player in the U.S. online marketplace scene is Amazon, the bookseller turned retail powerhouse. The site offers millions of different products to a massive audience, and it’s the go-to online store for your everyday needs as well as one of the best places to sell online.

3. Etsy

Etsy is a bit like eBay, but is focused mostly handmade or vintage products. Perfect if you’re selling anything arty and crafty. 

Etsy

4. Shopify 

Simple and easy to set up, Shopify lets you build your own eCommerce store from scratch. It has a beautiful admin interface, over a hundred mobile responsive themes and loads of amazing add-on apps for all your eCommerce needs. 

5. Bigcommerce

If you’re after a fully hosted site and are planning to grow big, Bigcommerce is the platform for you!

6. Volusion

Volusion is a great all-in-one solution to building and running an eCommerce store. This platform is no stranger to eCommerce; with over 400,000 stores, over 450 employees and over $18 billion in merchant sales to date, they know eCommerce.

 

7. WooCommerce

WooCommerce is an open-source eCommerce platform. This means you will have a lot of flexibility and access to a lot of plugins, but will have to look after your own security and hosting.

woocommerce

8. Weebly

A simple and affordable way to build your own website, online store or blog. Pick a theme, put your site together using a handy drag-and-drop creator, download the mobile app, and start blogging and selling.

9. Zibbet

If you’re selling handmade goods, give Zibbet a go. It’s the perfect place for artists, crafters and lovers of all things vintage or handmade. There are no transaction fees and Zibbet is free for up to 10 products, so if you’ve just started selling your work and want to see if eCommerce is really for you, you should try this platform.

10. Selz

Selz lets you focus on selling while it takes care of the rest. It’s easy to set up and all payments are managed by the platform. There are no monthly fees, only transaction fees when you make a sale.

11. LemonStand

LemonStand is a platform designed to let you customize and optimize your eCommerce store’s entire shopping experience. It’s all about growth at LemonStand, so if you have a new idea and want to develop it, this service is the platform for you.

12. Tictail

TicTail is a great platform for your first eCommerce store. Start your store for free, set up Facebook campaigns, manage social media channels and craft beautiful newsletters.

tictail

13. Squarespace

There aren’t many websites as beautiful as Squarespace out there. Build your online store from scratch with access to millions of beautiful stock images. You can also design your logo with Squarespace’s icon database. You’ll have access to analytics, mobile apps and a developer platform.

14. Cratejoy

Subscription boxes are an emerging eCommerce trend, so if you have a subscription box idea, CrateJoy is here to make it happen.

15. Symphony Commerce

Commerce as a service and not just as a software; this platform will automatically scale as your business grows so you don’t have to worry about server capabilities and extra costs.

16. Magento

Magento is owned by eBay, so you can trust they know eCommerce. Magento lets you take control of your own sales channel and scale your business with an emphasis on flexibility and functionality. They also have some incredible apps!

magento

17. Alibaba

This Chinese company makes Amazon look tiny, racking up hundreds of billions of dollars in sales every year. Alibaba operates many online marketplaces, the largest being Alibaba and Taobao. These websites allow sellers to list not only goods, but services as well. The company is in the early stages of expanding into the U.S.

 


This post has been UPDATED!

Click here to view our 2017 Ultimate Guide to Places to Sell Online: 50 eCommerce Platforms & Marketplaces


18. Jet

One newcomer to the online marketplace scene is Jet, a startup that launched in the spring of 2015. Jet is aiming at providing a low-cost marketplace using optimized shipping costs and a membership model similar to Costco. The service will carry branded products only, but for certain sellers it can be a great platform to reach consumers.

jet

19. eBid

eBid operates in 23 countries around the world. The free listing service and cheap overall cost (which is based on the final price of an item) makes eBid a great place to list your products.

20. Bonanza

Another great alternative to the big marketplaces is Bonanza, a very shopper-friendly website where low fees are the norm. The site carries a wide variety of products, from fashion and jewelry to art and home furnishings, and offers sellers the ability to market their products via Google Shopping for a slightly higher fee.

21. Depop

If you’re looking for a mobile-optimized marketplace, Depop is a great place to start. All you have to do is use the app to take a photo and share your link on whatever platforms you want. Depop handles the sale itself and takes a small cut, while you can use whatever social platforms you want to spread the word.

22. Folksy

Folksy is a great platform for artistic and creative products, especially handmade items. It’s a low-cost alternative for high-volume sellers and it has a great, growing user base. Unfortunately, you can only sell on Folksy if you’re living in the U.K. (although products are shipped internationally).

folksy

23. Rakuten

Rakuten carries a huge range of products with a strong emphasis on electronics. Rakuten emphasizes shopping as a form of entertainment, as well as the concept of buying from other people and not from the internet. You can also collect Rakuten reward points.

24. Vide Dressing

If you’re selling high-end fashion, Vide Dressing is a great site for your products, and the site makes things easy for low-volume sellers.

25. Move Loot

If you have furniture to sell online, Move Loot is the place to go. Submit your items via the website, and the company will pick it up and sell the items for you. It’s a low-key, simple way to get rid of extra household items, and since the company lists the products for you, the process is as easy as it gets. Move Loot is only available in a few U.S. cities at the moment.

move loot

26. Flipkart

Flipkart is India’s leading marketplace. If reaching rapidly developing markets is something that’s in your business plan, you should definitely consider this platform.

27. eCRATER

eCRATER offers a somewhat unique take on the eCommerce marketplace. It’s a company that both helps you build a free online store and curates an online marketplace of millions of products on Google Shopping.

28. Sears

Sears offers a marketplace for sellers to list their products and expose themselves to a very large audience. The program requires a monthly fee but can be a great option for volume sellers.

29. Big Cartel

The place for any artist/designer/maker/hipster to start their creative business. It’s a pay-per-month platform (with a free option if you’re starting out). You’ll get a lot of freedom in terms of designing your store, but unless you’re featured on Big Cartel’s main site, you might have trouble getting traffic. Big Cartel is for people with a large social media following or offline presence.

big cartel

30. Craigslist

Not exactly an eCommerce platform, but you can still sell on Craigslist pretty easily because it’s been around for ages and everyone knows it’s a place to look. Just list an item, choose a price and upload photos. It’s not the most efficient for bulk selling, but rather for one-off sales.

31. Style Lend

If you have a closet full of designer dresses, Style Lend is a great way to make some money. The service allows you to rent out your designer dresses for around 10% of the retail price. It’s a great way for users to try out the latest styles without breaking the budget, and lenders can make some extra cash without too much work.

32. CustomMade

If you create high-end custom products like jewelry or woodworking, you should definitely check out CustomMade, an online marketplace with nearly 200,000 listings from artisans around the world.

 

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  • Its a great informative blog for the people of this present time. Now most of the people like to use online marketplace to serve their purposes. 99artisans is another online marketplace for the local service and professional service.

  • Ashley Becky

    You can also create sevice plans to sell micro servcies https://99artisans.com/create-service-plans/

  • Tara Deihm

    I recommend trying Pahdah’s Online Flea market. They have categories for everything from Books to vehicles to industrial equipment. They have no registration, monthly, or even listing fees. They charge a very low commission (something like 7% I think or less). They actively promote their vendor products through social media, feature videos, weekly member emails, and other ad campaigns. They also have these great free resources for the online vendor, which include a free blog space, seller’s library, and discussion forums. You don’t even have to be registered on the marketplace to use these resources.

  • jonathan acosto

    3DPrintNerd.com is a 3D printing comparison shopping engine. With a commitment of
    delivering consumers a shopping experience, 3dprintnerd.com offers
    users easy to use search tools that will enable them to make educated
    decisions when making 3D printing purchases. 3Dprintnerd.com
    partnered with major shopping marketplaces and e-commerce sites
    committed in selling consumer and professional 3D printing products.

  • Lyon Leshley

    There is a brand new online marketplace for local shops, suppliers, wholesalers, etc to sell to their local shoppers. It is at http://www.citify.ca/

  • disqus_ZbIlkxExNo

    For jewelry and watches as well as repair of Jewelry the marketplace is http://www.Hazrati.com

  • erin

    For a marketplace dedicated to only handmade goods that are made in the USA, you can buy and sell with aftcra (http://www.aftcra.com)!

  • Heres a free site that just like craigslist but goes worldwide http://www.ebayclassifieds.com… and this one too http://www.adhuntr.com/ and http://www.discoverstuff.com/ and https://claz.org/

  • Ryan

    You forgot BriskSale.com !!

  • OwN -3m-All

    There’s also Sellzum https://www.sellzum.com – It allows you to create
    an online store and sell items within a few minutes. You can embed your
    products on an existing website or use your Sellzum store page to sell items
    directly.

    Sellzum charges a 3% commission fee on sold items. If you don’t sell anything, there are no fees.

  • Hi Holly,
    These are the amazing list of popule ecommerc builder. you could have consider ading about webnexs in this list. webnexs wcomm is ian instant ecommerce platform with 310+ features and 150+ themes

  • Mally

    I would add http://www.jooraccess.com if you want to sell wholesale. They received tons of VC funding. The WunderSpot Project http://www.wunderspot.com If you want to set aside a part of proceeds to change the world.

  • Hecto

    Also, you forgot to add Ordersfly.com Marketpale that allows FREE store set up with unlimited listings. Most items you can buy 2 pack, 3 pack, 5 pack, 10 pack, 20 pack and 30 pack. The more items you buy, the more you SAVE!!! Check Ordersfly.com NOW!

  • Bonny

    You can also sell on http://www.shopmovies.co.uk

  • Thomas

    Thank you for this

  • ProductDesign479

    No commitment and zero selling fees…where have you been? I’m in

    Thanks Ryan

    • SupremeBoi

      Agreed. Grabbed a pair of Supreme/Nike shoes on the site. Good stuff. Posting up soon.

  • Ram Prawesh

    thnx for the article and You can add http://www.gocrafti.com selling online is free no charges 🙂

  • Riley Davis

    Hi Holly
    Take a look at http://www.rebesmarket.com – RebelsMarket is an online, curated marketplace of unique, edgy and rebellious products. We have over 5k indie brands and stores

    • Pixc

      We’ll have a look. Thanks!

  • Smriti Wangnoo

    Thanks for providing the amazing list of web sites for eCommerce platforms. Like, all websites you mentioned. There is one more eCommerce platform that deserves to get added into the list of incredible eCommerce platforms that is Yo!Kart which is especially used to build multi-vendor websites like Amazon or Etsy). It is a multi vendor eCommerce system that offers hosted and self hosted solution. Yo!Kart offers a startup friendly price and free one year technical support.

    • Pixc

      Thanks for your tip!

    • Thanks for sharing with us!

  • DeAngelis Marshall

    Good Stuff can’t wait to dig in i’m highly interested in E-marketplaces

    • Pixc

      Thanks. Best of luck!

    • Thanks. It’s certainly the a good time to get into eCommerce. Best of luck!

  • Jimmy P

    I use instamal.com all the time. Its a new company but very easy to use. And it is free to sell on, with some paid options.

    • Pixc

      We’ll have a look at this one. Thanks for your recommendation!

  • cadndygirl

    I am using TrueGether – http://www.truegether.com – with some success. It is a free marketplace and probably the only one. I suggest giving it a shot.

    • Pixc

      We’ll have a look at this one. Thanks!

  • julia

    soukii.com is also a great handmade and vintage marketplace too. It just started but it is promising.

    • Pixc

      Thanks for the input Julia!

    • Thanks for sharing Julia!

  • Tom Nguyen

    You can try to contact them http://autoexcited.com to sell Automotive product, they approve a lot of sellers

    • Pixc

      Thanks for the input Tom!

  • bharat tenani

    Great article.I would recommend add one more website and that is shoppingnu.com
    its very totally free, reliable and scam free.

    • Pixc

      Thanks for your feedback!

    • Pixc

      Thanks for your input!

  • Max Carter

    I just sold a pair of sneakers on HypeTrader.com it’s awesome

    • Pixc

      Congratulations!

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  • tripstinct

    Great list Holly! BallerShoes.com too – it’s the marketplace where you can buy, sell, trade, & talk basketball shoes. 🙂

    • Pixc

      Thank you! Appreciate your feedback.

  • Stained Glass and Silk Flowers

    AMAZON- The best site to shop online. Great service. Great replacement service. Everything about it is GREAT

    • Pixc

      I’m sure many will agree 🙂

    • Barry Chenkin

      Hate Amazon – new policy of unauthorized returns by buyer. More returns in the past 4 months then in 10 years. Unable to communicate with customer prior to returns now. If you have the wrong weight on your item you get slammed on the return fgt fee.
      Customers package goes to wrong address via post office? Amazon says just ship another one and eat it. The last three orders USPS GPS says exactly where the package was delivered to but try to get USPS, Amazon or customer to assist – not going to happen.

  • erozen100

    I would also recommend trying out an application called ADYOYO. It is a simple easy to use buy and sell application for both IOS and ANDRIOD. Zero selling fees and it’s different than other selling websites and applications because you use Video instead of Photos.

    • Pixc

      Thanks for the input!

  • Farrina

    My sister is keen on crafts and sells her handmade toys on http://www.livemaster.com. It reaches buyers of handmade things mostly in Russia, the CIS and Europe. Any new and working shop is rent-free here — a good bonus!!

    • Pixc

      Thanks for your input!

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  • Mike Appleton

    Free! Online Marketplace with quick social share – http://www.flipbell com it will help to grow quick

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  • Sharon Smith

    I am an entrepreneur doing handicrafts. When I was searching for marketplace management services, I came across Springbord which provides these services at affordable prices. They helped me out in product listing optimization, product image optimization, inventory management and much more..Check this out https://www.springbord.com/services-marketplaceservices

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  • Antzelina Loli

    Hi. I wanted to know which of these are worldwide. I mean, I live in Albania and I want to sell some stuff. Which one do you suggest me to use and sell my items worldwide?

  • thanks for the great list,I am looking forward to sell products online,I find difficulties in create a blog for selling products,I think this will be useful for me to sell products,keep doing this great work.

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