Year established: 2004
Product types: Fixed price listings, general merchandise
eCRATER is both a free web store builder and an online marketplace based in Irvine, California. If you are a seller, you can create your own free online store in minutes. If you are a buyer you can browse and search among millions of products. All eligible products are submitted to Google Shopping. You can also easily import your eBay products. The development of the eCRATER began in the early spring of 2004, and after many hours of hard work, eCRATER finally went live in the early fall of 2004.
Pros and cons for online sellers
No fees per listing and low fees per sale
Offers social media tools
There are options to promote items on the site
Low monthly traffic
No option for store analytics
Does not offer any information or tools for seller success
There are many different ways to go about selling items online. Here are a couple things to keep in mind when selling items on eCRATER:
Select a store ID that reflects your business and what you’re selling. Your store ID will be part of your eCRATER URL, so make sure it drives home the branding of your business.
Invest time designing your store. Unlike most marketplaces, your eCRATER store is highly customizable. Select a color template that will give your store some individuality. You can also upload a custom logo.
Upload your item photos in a square format. eCRATER crops all item photos into a square images, so avoid unfortunate crops and pre-size your images accordingly.
Every year, eCommerceBytes conducts a survey of thousands of online sellers. The top marketplaces are rated by their users based on several categories. eCRATER’s results from 2016 are as follows:
Profitability: 4.7/10Customer Service: 5.1/10Communication: 4.9/10Ease of Use: 6.2/10Would Recommend: 5/10
Details and features
Refer to the table below to get a sense of the various details and features for sellers on eCRATER.
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eCRATER Fees and Pricing
Fee per month
Fee per sale
2.9% of sale price
Fee per listing
Traffic and Online Engagement
US Site Rank
How many monthly unique visitors?
How many unique visits per seller?
eCrater has declined to provide this data.
What is the site’s bounce rate?
What is the daily time spent on the site?
Store Policies and Customization
Can I customize my storefront?
Can I offer discounted listings?
Can I create featured listings?
Is there a public seller profile?
Is there public buyer feedback?
Tools for Sellers
Does the marketplace provide social media tools?
Does the marketplace provide options for shop analytics?
Does the marketplace provide resources for success?
Are there options to promote my listings or booth on the marketplace?
Is email support available?
Is phone support available?
Is live chat support available?
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