Marketplace Overviews

Deciding where to sell products online is a complex decision.  Maybe you have no idea where to get started with your research and would like a broad overview of several marketplaces?  Maybe you have already narrowed your choices down and would like to get a more in-depth look at just a few marketplaces?

Either way, these marketplace overviews will give you insight into the main features each of the top marketplaces has to offer.  Use the “Marketplace Overviews” menu above to view details on each marketplace, or click from the brief synopses below.


Amazon is the biggest marketplace in the USA. While they started life as an online book store, the site now offers millions of products in nearly every category.


ArtFire is a marketplace, craft and maker community where people from around the world come together to buy, sell and interact.


Bonanza is the 4th largest marketplace online in terms of shopper traffic, and publishes your listings to several other popular shopping sites.



CQout is a UK-based auction site where sellers offer products in many categories. Both buyers and sellers pay a fee to transact, which provides a strongly-curated experience.


eBay is one of the original auction sites, and is now the largest. Sellers can allow shoppers to bid as an auction, or to “buy it now” for a fixed price.


eBid has fewer shoppers than eBay, but their international reach plus low fees for buyers and sellers makes it a good option.


eCRATER is both a free web store builder and an online marketplace with free listings and low final value fee


Etsy is the largest and most popular marketplace for buying and selling artsy, craftsy, and handmade goods, with millions of shoppers every month.


iOffer is an auction site that differs from the norm by operating via negotiation between buyers and sellers rather than through bidding, much like a garage sale or flea market.


Storenvy helps sellers build a unique brand using images and stories, and then connects them to shoppers via their online marketplace.