Sell on these online marketplaces that are eBay alternatives
Looking for eBay alternatives to sell your products or household goods?
Check out these marketplaces and see if they’re a better fit for your business, or list on these marketplaces to expand your audience and sell your stuff faster.
If you list an item on multiple marketplaces, remember to remove them once they sell or you’ll get a performance hit on your seller metrics.
One benefit of some of these marketplaces is they’ll allow you to connect to Amazon or eBay and import your items. This will save you time and allow you to expand your customer base without putting in that much more effort.
Check out the seller guides for more information.
SimilarWeb estimates the number of visitors to Bonanza at 5.54 million visitors in the previous 6 months, or a little under 1 million visitors per month.
The modern, clean layout, combined with marketing and media coverage means that Bonanza is becoming a recognized marketplace.
The site is growing, and as more sellers sign on and marketing increases, Bonanza looks to be a promising platform and competitor.
Bonanza’s fees start at 3.5% and go up to 30% depending on the type of service you want. Higher rates mean that your products will be advertised through Google.
One benefit of Bonanza is that direct referral links from your blog or social media will have 0 referral fees.
eBid’s visitors are split between the UK and the US. SimilarWeb estimates the number of visitors at 415,000 in the previous 6 months.
eBid boasts a gross listing value of over 8.7 billion dollars with over 4.2 million listings worldwide.
There’s a 3% fee to sell on eBid. A current lifetime SELLER+ subscription with additional benefits is on sale at $49.99, down from $99.98.
SimilarWeb estimates 2.26 million visitors in the previous 6 months. That comes out to over 350,000 visitors per month.
Unlike other marketplaces, eCrater gives you your own free online store. While you’ll get a subdomain, it’s great for small sellers or sellers of handmade goods. As you grow, you may want to consider your own website.
Listings are free on eCrater, and there are no fees unless a purchase was made through eCrater’s marketplace. In cases of referrals, there’s a 2.9% fee.
That means direct links to products in your store will cost you nothing.
It’s free to list on Facebook Marketplace, but you may have to pay for third-party integrations for services you want, like setting up inventory.
Relatively new, Facebook Marketplace is becoming popular quickly because of the number of users who are on Facebook and the ease with which customers can communicate with sellers.
Facebook Marketplace also allows buyers to check out with shipping. So it’s not necessarily a local marketplace.
Many people use Facebook Messenger, and the ability to communicate with customers in real-time through social media can be a boon for businesses.
But that also means you may need to devote more people to customer service, as customers are more likely to chat with you through Messenger than through email.
Most people may know Mercari as an app, but anyone can browse product offerings on any browser.
No traffic data is available on SimilarWeb since many customers interact with Mercari through the app.
Listings are free, and there’s a 10% fee if the item sells.
One unique aspect of Mercari is that buyers and sellers rate each other for the transaction. This helps keep the marketplace more honest, though that doesn’t mean there will be fewer scammers.
These other marketplaces didn’t quite make the list since they specialize in specific categories of goods, but if you so happen to sell these products, then these marketplaces may be a better fit for you.
- Craigslist – anything
- Etsy – handmade and vintage products
- Poshmark – fashion
- Ruby Lane – vintage products
The more marketplaces you sell on, the broader the audience you’ll reach. But remember too that managing listings from various marketplaces can become tedious since you’ll have to add and remove them individually as products sell.
You’ll also risk running into the issue of selling more than what you have if you’re not careful. This can affect your seller performance metrics if you also sell the same products on Amazon or eBay.
That’s no problem for sellers who stock and sell manufactured goods, but for casual sellers or people selling household items they no longer want, the effort of managing multiple listings may not be worthwhile.
Every seller knows that diversification can help ease account suspensions. Amazon sellers are especially prone to suspensions, as one prolong suspension can easily take down the business.
So take the opportunity to explore other marketplaces and see if they’ll fit your business.
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