If you’re selling online, then you’ve probably already set up an eBay and Amazon account and sold some stuff. And you’ve probably read or seen a bit about the new kids on the block, Etsy, Flubit and Google Shopping.
But what about beyond this?
We’re obviously massive fans of the Amazon marketplace but to help you sellers looking to expand your horizons, RepricerExpress has compiled a list of new ecommerce sites you may want to investigate if you’re looking to increase your online sales.
Bonanza is big, easy to use and it’s waiting for your listings.
What makes it so downright awesome is you can import your inventory from Amazon, eBay Etsy and your own inventory file, as well as start brand new with your own webstore.
And one of the best parts — it’s free to list your items on Bonanza (goodbye, eBay seller fees) and you only pay if your products sell (although, there are pro options you can take advantage of once your business grows).
Okay, we admit it: part of why we listed Zazzle as one of the best places to sell your products is because of how snazzy and catchy the name is. But dig a little deeper beneath the surface and you’ll find one seriously booming marketplace. It’s an avenue seemingly built for original and creative thinkers, with merchants able to let loose on everything firework-y in their minds. If you’ve got a crazy theme, graphic or design you’d love to put on items, Zazzle is probably a good fit for you.
Just like Bonanza, with Fancy you only pay when someone actually buys your product. It’s a really easy and safe way to see what works and what doesn’t, giving you ample room and time to experiment.
But what sets it apart is your ability to use affiliate links, giving you the double whammy of letting you promote your inventory and allowing your buyers to earn more Fancy money for future buys.
4. Pinterest Buyable Pins
You may have seen the word ‘Pinterest’, yawned, and thought to yourself, “yeah, yeah, I’ve seen that before.”
But have you come across Pinterest Buyable Pins, specifically? How it differs from ‘regular’ Pinterest is its exclusivity: it requires a waiting list, but don’t worry, it’s not long.
There’s a blue buyable pin that’s sort of like the Buy Box on Amazon, where it instantly tells a consumer something’s for sale and it pretty much just takes one click to purchase it.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock since ecommerce was born, you’ve had to have heard of Alibaba.
It’s only one of the biggest online marketplaces ever, with an outreach oodles bigger than both eBay and Amazon.
One of the best things we like about Alibaba is you’re dealing with fellow merchants, so you’ve got people who know what they want and how much of it, instead of buyers potentially changing their minds at the last second.
Fruugo has a straight 15% selling fee, the ability to sell to 23 countries and be able to get paid in your own currency (and sell in 11 different ones).
It’s hard to think of a reason why selling on Fruugo isn’t a good way to go. It’s a fairly new marketplace that’s only in its third year of growth, but it’s posted remarkable numbers each year that speak to just how many fans it has.
Jump on the bandwagon before it becomes mainstream!
Where do we start with the awesome reasons to sell on eCrater?
How about a flat rate for shipping? Or maybe up to 10 images per product? Maybe it’s that they support multiple methods of payment? Or perhaps it’s that you can choose your own eCrater url, pay only 2.9% in commission (nothing if you send customers there directly) and track your metrics with Google Analytics?
Hands up if you’ve ever sold anything on Craigslist or Kijiji? Probably the biggest reason you’ve sold on there is you don’t have to pay a commission or lister fee.
The downside of both of these sites is all the riffraff is allowed on, and there’s absolutely no screening process to keep them out.
When you want a place to sell your products where there’s a certain standard of quality upheld, Newegg is the place to go. You have to pass their selection process before you can take advantage of all their benefits, but the upside is you’ll be facing less competition.
9. Green Head
Remember how we talked about Zazzle being a good place for creative minds?
Well, Green Head was made in the same vein, but you don’t necessarily have to create your own designs or graphics to sell on there.
All you have to do is have an inventory that’s outside the box, a lineup of things that make people go, ‘hmm, I never knew that was totally missing from my life!’
One of the hardest things about selling online is getting a piece of the spotlight, but Outblush makes it easy for sellers to be the star each day.
Its design is very much blog-centred, with a daily post highlight a specific product that links back to that page so interested buyers can purchase it. And on secondary pages are other products so key items don’t totally disappear from the radar.