Tophatter marketplace ‘no risk’ trial for high volume sellers

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On Tophatter, shoppers compete in fleeting, 90-second auctions to win deals of up to 80% off jewelry, electronics, beauty, and fashion.

Tophatter are seller-obsessed! They’re there to help you scale. Every week thousands of marketplace sellers sell over 500,000 products to a community of 10 million shoppers in the US, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere.

To help you get started, Tophatter are running a new trial exclusively for high volume marketplace sellers. If you have the potential to sell over 1 million dollars (or equivalent in GBP or EUR) per year on Tophatter they’d like to hear from you. Tophatter say that it is a fast, risk-free way to add a new marketplace and figure out which of your products perform best on their platform.

The benefits

  • Pay zero fees for first 30 days (after that, pay only when your items sell).
  • Tophatter covers any ‘losses’ incurred through starting your auctions at $1. They take the risk for you.
  • Tophatter boost your account performance to help you scale faster.

How does it work?

Week 1

  • Click to complete New Seller Application – enter ‘Tamebay’ in how you heard about Tophatter.
    Be sure to include a link to your products so Tophatter can review them.
  • Within 24 hours, you are assigned a dedicated Tophatter Account Manager
  • You add 100–1,000 SKUs in first 7 days.

Focus on SKUs that sell in the $10-$25 range. You can add items manually, via CSV, via Merchant API, or via ChannelAdvisor.

Week 2–4:

  • Tophatter boost your account performance.
  • Account Manager checks in with you 1–2x per week to give you specific advice on how to improve revenue/profit.
  • Thereafter, Tophatter continue expand your account.

Apply now to take part in the free no risk trial

If you’re interested in taking part in the trial, click here to fill out the application form.

14 Responses

  1. It sounds like a really good place to sell in volume, that is until you read the information which says they want 25-35% commission after the first 30 days. That is really high compared to other marketplaces (the most expensive I have ever heard of) and it is simply not affordable for many volume sellers, especially in fashion. It is a real shame as it sounded a great place to sell volume until I read that 🙁

  2. Had a look at the products that sells on this platform, looks more like a system for Chinese sellers, looking at the quality vs price point. It’s all got to be suspect stock.

    Also, I watched the items on the main screen, either then have hundreds of people with the same name, or those same people are buying up a hell of a lot of stock, which also raises questions.

  3. From a UK selling point of view, one of my barriers to entry is the enforcement that all items are sent with tracking; most of the site is buyers from USA and with items selling between $10-15, there just isn’t enough money left it in after fees and postage to make any real profit. If international sellers were given the option to post without tracking then I would be keen to continue selling on the platform, even if that meant losing seller protection. Sadly, the requirement for tracking has killed it as an option for me.

  4. This place is a scam, they treat you like dirt as a seller and as a buyer.

  5. After your trial you will pay 50%+ commission. Also they won’t schedule your items unless your shipping is 0.00 – 2.00 and your start price $1. Everything sells for less than $5 so you will end up paying people to buy your items. Don’t waste your time!

  6. If you want to feel violated and cheated on all levels then go right ahead. The people running this company are jokes. If you complain about any issues you may have they will throw you off the site. The
    dumbest people on the web.


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