The Marketplaces 2018 series continues this autumn

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Marketplaces 2018 is produced in association with The largest UK owned marketplace to sell your inventory on.

To find a full list of marketplaces we’ve written about already, visit our Marketplaces 2018 page here.

This year we’ve made a point of writing more about marketplaces beyond eBay and Amazon and it has proved popular so we’re going to expand the Marketplaces 2018 series over the next few weeks.

The idea is to look overseas, in particular (although some of the services we have featured are UK based), to explore the multitudes of marketplaces that are available. Some are niche and specialist, some a highly selective of the merchants they recruit, others are open to all and sell practically everything under the sun. What has become obvious so far is that there is an astonishing array of options.

And whilst you can read all of this content online, we’ve also boiled some of it down into a useful ebook for your reading pleasure, which you can find here called: 15 European marketplaces you should know about.

It’s not always easy, of course, to plug into new and different marketplaces. There are lots of practical concerns when trading overseas that seem overly troublesome. VAT and sales taxes seem to be the most irritating problem to face but import duties and currency concerns can also be problematic. But there are genuine opportunities to expand your business if you can kibosh the challenges.

That’s why we take an unabashedly practical look at each marketplace to help you assess its suitability. We examine fees, fulfilment, how you create listings and administering your sales.

Over the remainder of September, and through the month of October, we will be broadening our horizons and looking at a whole host more marketplaces and, hopefully, introducing you to new selling opportunities in the run up to Christmas. We start the series again today with a look at Bonanza.

3 Responses

  1. Here we go again!
    EBay trying to fix something that is not broken.
    And guess who gains the most!
    Bad move in a bad way ebay.

  2. The best way to educate buyers is to make them pay for the returns. If it is buyers remorse as they have not read the listing then they should be made to pay for the return, get so many returns where they have not read the listing and clicked not as described only for their reason to match the item condition or description.
    ebay keep telling us that buyers are using the app more and more yet the app does not display a lot of the important information as they have to click to see more information.
    When returning an item there are 11 different reasons they can choose, yet could be condensed down to 5 or 6.
    Had a return the other day where buyer had clearly not read the listing and then opens not as described case. Have to the contact ebay twice to get things sorted and wait 24 hours between the returning closing and then appealing to get the return postage back.
    No wonder they are trying to hit sellers with an extra 4% fee for very high service metrics to pay for all the return postage. With the buyers ebay has can see them increasing it to 10% soon as ebay seem to encourage this type of behaviour



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