Online Marketplace Software: Multi-Vendor Platforms

Note: We've updated this article in March 2023!

Multi-vendor marketplaces have been gaining popularity for a decade as a business model that provides customers with a wide range of products or services from multiple vendors.

However, running a successful multi-vendor marketplace requires not just careful planning and the right revenue model, but also the right software platform.

In this article, we have compiled a list of top multi-vendor marketplace software platforms that can help you get started with your own marketplace business.

This article is part of our series on starting an online marketplace business. If you want a spreadsheet version of this article with additional information, please contact us.

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To make it easier for you, we've split the list into a few different categories:


Whether you're a small business or an enterprise company, you'll generally want to go through the most popular marketplace platforms first. These may be pricier than some of the less popular alternatives, but they're great at getting your marketplace up and running quickly.



Pricing: Sharetribe offers two plans: Go and Flex.

  • Sharetribe Go comes with four pricing plans ranging from $79/month for up to 100 users to $239/month (billed semi-annually) for up to 100,000 users, with custom landing pages being offered for additional $99/month.
  • Sharetribe Flex's fee consists of a subscription fee of $299/mo (billed semi-annually) and a transaction fee based on transaction volume ranging from $0/mo + 0% to $299,910/mo + 0.3%.

Started in 2011, Sharetribe is one of the most popular two-sided marketplace software companies that aims to make marketplace technology more accessible. It allows individuals and small organizations to create marketplaces to sell or rent products, services, or spaces, without requiring programming knowledge.



Pricing: Not publicly available

Marketplacer is a global marketplace company that helps businesses build and deploy successful online marketplaces with over 100 marketplaces and 16,000 businesses worldwide. The platform provides tools and functionality to help businesses grow beyond the constraints of capital inventory.

Near Me


Pricing: Near Me offers three pricing plans ranging from $500 to $9,900 per month, additional fees may apply for setup and integration services, as well as service and booking transactions beyond a certain limit.

Near Me is a marketplace solution that enables entrepreneurs to create their own branded sites for sharing, trading, swapping, reselling or renting items, with a powerful dashboard, account management, built-in SEO, and multilingual support.



Pricing: Not publicly available

Arcadier is a marketplace software company that powers product, service, and B2B marketplaces for businesses in more than 100 countries.



Pricing: The product comes in two varieties: no-code and on-premises.

  • The no-code version has three pricing plans ranging from $75/mo to $235/mo (billed annually).
  • The on-premises version has three subscription plans ranging from $1,450/year to $7,500/year, as well as a separate Unlimited lifetime license.

CS-Cart is a software development company that specializes in building ecommerce and marketplace platforms for SMBs and enterprises. CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is an on-premise marketplace solution that offers hundreds of built-in features for retail businesses, service, digital, booking, and B2B and C2C businesses, and can be customized to meet specific business needs.



Pricing: Yo!Kart offers three pricing plans ranging from $999 or $6,499 for its v9.3 platform, and a single $1,499 plan for v10.

Yo!Kart is a multi-vendor ecommerce platform that offers self-hosted marketplace solutions for startups and custom ecommerce systems for enterprises. The company offers solutions for various niches including fashion, electronics, jewelry, furniture, rental (Yo!Rent), grocery (Growcer), and marketplaces.


Top alternative platforms

If none of the most popular marketplace platforms work for you for one reason or another, you might want to consider going with one of the alternative ones. Most of these are either self-hosted or cloud platforms, and some offer both versions.

OroMarketplace by OroCommerce


Pricing: Not publicly available

OroMarketplace by OroCommerce is a marketplace software suite aimed at the creation of various types of marketplaces, including product, service, and bookings, that offers not just the marketplace engine itself, but also various other features a marketplace platform may need.

Virto Marketplace by Virto Commerce


Pricing: Not publicly available

Virto Marketplace is a marketplace solution by Virto Commerce that’s designed for B2B and B2C enterprises that are looking for complex multi-channel ecommerce scenarios and offers features like digital catalog management, order and stock management, merchandising, and others.



Pricing: Not publicly available

Vendo (ex Spree) is a marketplace platform solution that’s aimed at B2C dropshipping and B2B businesses and automates the vendor onboarding process, product syncing, payments, as well as offers other features.

Jungleworks Yelo


Pricing: Yelo Marketplace is offered starting at $208/mo (billed annually), additional features are available in higher-priced plans and bundles.

Yelo by Jungleworks is an ecommerce platform that can power regular stores, D2C stores, and multi-vendor marketplaces, and offers features like customer and merchant apps, delivery management, and various integrations, and can power grocery, pharmacy, service marketplaces, and other platforms.

Spryker Marketplace


Pricing: Not publicly available

Spryker’s Enterprise Marketplace product makes it possible for companies to build a scalable marketplace from scratch or turn an existing ecommerce platform into a marketplace.

ZielMart by ZielCommerce


Pricing: Not publicly available

ZielMart by ZielCommerce is a customizable headless ecommerce solution for launching B2C, B2B, and C2C multi-vendor marketplace platforms that offers features like reporting, analytics, commission management, and tax reporting.

IXXO Multi-Vendor


Pricing: IXXO Multi-Vendor is offered in two plans: Classic at $1,495 and Business at $2,795.

IXXO Multi-Vendor is a marketplace platform for various types of digital and physical marketplaces that offers hundreds of features and mobile-ready themes.

Second by Cocolabs

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Pricing: Not publicly available

Second by Cocolabs (ex Cocorico) is a marketplace solution that offers a range of tools and features for streamlining marketplace operations and providing vendors with marketing, customer, and order management capabilities.

Multi-vendor extensions and plugins

Finally, there's one more way to build a marketplace: by using a multi-vendor extension or a plugin for a regular ecommerce platform or a CMS. This approach combines the popularity of free and open source ecommerce software with the features of third party extensions.

Here are some of the more popular multi-vendor extensions for various ecommerce and content management systems.

WordPress isn't tailored to ecommerce by default, but you can build a WordPress marketplace using WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads multi-vendor plugins:

Magento (now Adobe Commerce) is one of the most popular open-source ecommerce platforms and has a number of multi-vendor extensions available:

PrestaShop is another popular open-source ecommerce systems that you can build a marketplace with using one of these modules:

OpenCart is less popular than PrestaShop or Magento, but it's known for its simplicity - it also has a few marketplace extensions available:

Joomla is primarily a CMS, not an ecommerce solution, so it's closer to WordPress in that regard, but you can also find multi-vendor extensions for it:

Choosing the right platform

How do you choose the right software to power your marketplace?

First, you'll want to consider these three factors:

  1. Ease of use. Do you have a technical team to build and manage your marketplace? If not, you'll want to go with the simplest possible managed solution.
  2. Features, scalability and reliability. Can the platform handle your marketplace business as it grows? This is particularly important for enterprise marketplaces.
  3. Customization opportunities. If the platform you go with doesn't offer enough customization, you might be stuck being unable to implement some of the features your marketplace needs to stand out.

Ideally, you want a platform that is powerful enough to handle everything your business may need, flexible enough to adapt to your specific business and marketing needs and support your business model, as well as reliable enough so you can focus on running your business, not dealing with issues.

For more information on starting your own marketplace, check out our Guide to Building an Online Marketplace Business.

Martin Boss

Martin Boss

I'm the founder of MultiMerch and a marketplace ecommerce enthusiast.