The Online Marketplace Ecommerce Blog

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

What features exactly does your marketplace platform need?

features blog post header

You've just spent a year of your life and a whole lot of your (or other people's) money building an online marketplace platform.

It looks perfect and offers hundreds of custom-built features for your vendors and customers.

Then, you launch – and they don't come. A few sellers that join hardly use any of your beautiful features.

What a waste, right? You wish you'd started with a simpler setup and less features. Well, read on:

Read more

How shipping cost and speed affects conversions across marketplaces

shipping cost deliverr blog post header

Today’s e-commerce has changed dramatically from even a few years ago. Modern customers aren’t delighted by fast or free shipping – they expect it.

This is a shift largely driven by Amazon and its huge pushes to deliver products more quickly and cheaply, but it impacts e-commerce as an industry.

Understanding how shipping costs for the customer and total fulfillment speed affects conversion and sales across marketplaces will give you a better basis to understand how, where, and why you should be investing in faster and cheaper shipping.

Read more