Letting another website handle your e-commerce features could benefit your organisation.
Online marketplaces are third-party websites that allow you to sell online without investing time and money into creating your own e-commerce website.
Selling your products on an existing online marketplace may be the most straightforward way to start selling online. It is not uncommon for people to start selling through third-party sites and
then establish their own e-commerce website as their operation expands and they want more control and flexibility.
Why do some people use more complex e-commerce solutions?
Selling through online marketplaces may reduce your margins and can limit the terms on which you transact and build lasting relationships with customers. If you make use of more complex
e-commerce solutions, you may avoid these problems.
Online marketplaces can be divided into two types:
Online classifieds listing services
Online classifieds listing services are online marketplaces in their simplest form. They provide basic functionality, like the ability to list your items publicly, along with
information like an item description, item images and your contact details.
Unlike shopping and auction sites, there is typically no inbuilt payment gateway feature. The way in which money is exchanged is left to the discretion of the parties involved in the