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What are the Pros and Cons of Running a Marketplace vs. Pure Ecommerce Site?

Whether you are looking at marketplace platforms for your business or you want a straight ecommerce operation, there are pros and cons to consider. Naturally, you want to get the best option for your type of business, and you also want to make sure you understand that option well enough and thoroughly enough to use it successfully.

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Topics: eCommerce, Marketplace, Start-ups

Top 10 Must Follow Ecommerce Experts

Entering the ecommerce community is like going through a maze. You don’t know which direction is going to lead to the right path or what’s going to be a dead end. One effective way to gather resources and information would be to follow experts in ecommerce and online marketplaces.

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Topics: eCommerce, Sharing Economy

Difference Between Ecommerce Models and Marketplaces

In the world of online sales, not all business models are created equally. Two of the most popular across the Internet today are the e-commerce model versus marketplaces. In an e-commerce situation, you have a site like Amazon - a company that purchases products from companies and then sells them directly to users through its website.

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Topics: eCommerce, Marketplace, Start-ups

3 Ecommerce Trends Your Marketplace Should Adapt

The generations being born now and the ones to come will not know a world without the internet. Children are running around with tablets and people are communicating through their watches. It’s safe to say that the internet and technology are not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Topics: eCommerce, Marketplace

The Shift from Traditional Ecommerce to Marketplace Platforms

The ecommerce industry has grown rapidly over the years and many have questioned what’s next? With top industry leaders such as Amazon and Ebay, what benefit do sellers and users have to stay on that platform when seller fees and privileges are being removed? The answer is companies are making the shift to running their own branded marketplace platform.

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Topics: eCommerce, Marketplace Platforms, Marketplace

4 Marketplace Blunders to Avoid

Starting an ecommerce marketplace may sound pretty straightforward but actually is quite difficult. Understanding and monitoring listings, handling payment gateways, secure shopping carts, and the list can go on and on.

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Topics: Marketplace, Entrepreneur, eCommerce

The Buyer’s Journey to Making A Purchase

Understanding the path a consumer follows when it comes to buying a product or service is not an A to B situation. There are many factors that are constantly changing the way consumers are spending their money.

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Topics: eCommerce, Business, Entrepreneur

The State of the Sharing Economy

We took a look at the state of the sharing economy last year, but things change quickly. What's new and need to know for the sharing economy in 2017?

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Topics: Sharing Economy, eCommerce, Start-ups

10 Ways To Improve Customer Experience For Online Shoppers

When it comes to online shopping, the competition has never been fiercer. That's why you need to be on your toes and keep improving the shopping experience for your customers. If you're looking for an edge, read this guide. There's ten tricks that will help you keep them coming back.

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Topics: eCommerce, Customer Experience


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