The Online Marketplace Ecommerce Blog

We cover everything you need to know about building, launching and running online marketplaces

Choosing a Platform Payment Provider

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At Payment Rails, I have daily conversations with marketplace founders, executives, and employees at all stages of building their marketplace to learn about the challenges that are top of mind for them.

Since we deal with designing and implementing scalable marketplace payment solutions, I've decided to team up with MultiMerch share what I've learned in hopes that other marketplace founders and executives can learn from my unique position of being able to talk to and explore the challenges of so many others in the industry.

This is a guest post by Myles Foster from Payment Rails.

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96 Fashion Marketplaces & Second Hand Luxury Consignment Platforms


The modern drive for sustainability has made pre-loved, second hand fashion "fashionable" again.

Why invest a whole lot of money in a brand new Gucci, Chanel or Louis Vuitton when you can find second hand designer clothes that are authenticated and in excellent condition on a resale platform at half the price?

If you're an eco-conscious consumer, it's a great opportunity not just to save money, but also to make a tiny difference for the environment.

In this article, I'll look at almost 100 fashion marketplace and consignment platforms for buying, selling and trading authenticated, used fashion and luxury clothing and accessories.

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Handmade Marketplaces for Artisans to Sell Crafts, Art, Gifts Online


If you're an artisan or a craftsperson and aren't selling your crafts online, you might be doing it wrong.

Selling art, crafts and handmade items online is the primary source of income for hundreds of thousands of independent small businesses.

It's also becoming easier – there are plenty of marketplace platforms for artisans and crafters to promote and sell their products.

In this post, I've gathered over 60+ handmade marketplaces, artisan communities, directories and showcases for everything hand-crafted.

Here it is:

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The Basics of Marketplace Content Moderation

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As with everything, creating an efficient content moderation strategy starts with defining what the goals and framework for the operations are.

Content moderation needs may vary wildly from marketplace to marketplace depending on audience, maturity, geolocation and a lot of other factors.

To make sure you design a content moderation strategy that fits your marketplace, here are 3 core things you should consider.

This is a guest post by Emil Andersson from Besedo.

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27 Marketplace Payment Solutions for Two-Sided Platforms


If your marketplace platform can't process payments safely, securely and reliably, you don't have a sustainable ecommerce business, period.

And when it comes to payment processing, marketplaces have it more difficult than your regular online shops: payments to and from vendors, split and chained payments, subscriptions, selling fee collection are just a few challenges that are unique to marketplaces.

This means the payment processor you select can easily make or break your marketplace business.

In this roundup, we look at 27 different payment solutions for two-sided marketplace platforms.

Let's get started.
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