Do you want to have your own online marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy or eBay but don’t know how? Marketplaces or multi-vendor stores are gold mines if you do them right.
Marketplace allows different sellers to sell their products or services through your store. This makes your customers happy because they get a wide range of products in a single store to choose from. And you make big bucks by charging a commission to your vendors.
But multi-vendor sites require some unique functionality for which you need special software to create a marketplace.
Below are the 3 best marketplace software of 2019.
CS-Cart is one of the most popular standalone marketplace software powering more than 1300 marketplaces all over the world. It provides an all-in-one multi-vendor solution with feature-packed admin panel, mobile app, order, product management features, video tutorials, and documentation.
- Set commission on product categories to attract more vendors to sell on lower commission categories.
- You can set a different level of admin and give access to different employees based on their work responsibilities.
- Your customers can buy multiple products from various vendors by placing one order and by making a single payment.
- You can make your marketplace catalog clean by forbidding your vendors to create common products. Also, you can allow the vendors to use the product listings created by admin only.
- The software is integrated with Google Analytics to give you insights about your website traffic. The in-build sales reports tool gives you a detailed report on sales.
CS-Cart provides 3 packages with a one-time payment. Also, it offers a free trial of 15 days.
- Multi-Vendor: It is available at the price of $1450 with a separate vendor panel, configurable vendor plans, bulk product editing, etc.
- Plus: With this plan, you'll get design editor for vendors, separate checkouts, advanced vendor restrictions and much more at $3500.
- Enterprise: To know the pricing of this pack you need to request for quotes.
Arcadier is an easy to use marketplace software that supports different types of marketplace models such as retail, space rental, and services. It’s easy to set up and comes with professionally designed templates that are easy to customize with no coding knowledge. The mobile responsive design looks great on mobile, desktop, or tablet. Moreover, the fully hosted and the managed platform is powerful enough for high-volume stores.
- Users can register and login to your marketplace using their Facebook or Gmail accounts.
- It supports 92 languages, allowing you to create a marketplace in multiple languages.
- Get more than 8 payment gateways such as PayPal, Stripe, Omise, etc. that are pre-integrated into your marketplace. Also, you can deactivate them and integrate different payment providers.
- With this software, you can make your private marketplace and invite selected sellers/buyers in your marketplace.
- The sellers/merchant can add new listings and manage orders through the powerful seller dashboard.
- The users can contact the sellers through the chat option. Also, the buyers can check their conversation with the seller in their inbox.
Arcadier has 4 different pricing plans on monthly, half-yearly and yearly basis. The prices given below are for 6 months billing.
- Starter: Buy now this plan at the cost of $199/month that includes unlimited users/listings, 200 transactions per month without fees, custom domain sub-accounts for admin & seller and a lot more.
- Basic: With this plan, you get custom code input, customizable homepage with all the features of the Starter plan at $403/month.
- Growth: Its pricing is $1015/month with 2,500 transactions/month, API access, multilanguage support, etc.
- Sale: You get 10,000 transactions per month and all the above-mentioned features with this plan at $2035/month.
IXXO is a feature-rich multi-vendor software developed for high-volume online stores and entrepreneurs. This marketplace software comes with out-of-the-box vendor features like mobile-responsive themes, latest SEO standards, marketing tools and reporting system to help you grow your online business. It is available as both multi-vendor standalone software as well as WordPress plugin to start your marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon or AliExpress.
- With Powerful admin panel, you get complete control on all the storefront and backend features. The marketplace allows you to create an unlimited number of vendors, products, and categories. Also, the admin can create multiple users with different permissions and roles to manage different tasks.
- Admin can set up the vendor commission rate as fixed rate, percentage or both. The accounting feature records every sale, vendor payments, and admin commission.
- Stripe connect or PayPal for marketplaces handle the automated payment to the vendors. The payment is split between vendors and admin by the payment processors.
- Every vendor gets a dedicated vendor dashboard to manage and sell their products through mini-store. Further, the vendors can customize the design of their mini-store by changing the fonts, colors, templates and many more.
- The buyers can rate their buying experience by providing ratings and feedbacks to vendors. This is a powerful tool for buyers as ratings indicate seller reputation.
- Vendors can create sub-accounts users with different roles and permissions for better management of their store.
- Allow vendors to easily sync their products with your sales channels like Amazon, Facebook, eBay, and more.
IXXO offers 4 plans with a one-time payment. Thus, you can pick any package from the given list that suits your business needs:
- Solo: It cost $149 includes unlimited number of admin, staff, vendor, products, 24*7*365 support, and responsive design.
- Classic: Buy now at $895 with all the features of Solo plan and WordPress plugins.
- Business: With this plan, you get customizable branding with all the above-mentioned features of Solo and Classic package at price $2795.
- Enterprise: You get several features of all package in this plan. To know the pricing of Enterprise pack you can request for request.