Where do you sell and on which marketplaces?

By Chris Dawson March 10, 2016 - 2:12 pm

Following Tamebay’s Winter Survey, we’ve been collating the results and can now share a picture of which key marketplaces you use and which emerging territories you aim to focus on in the future.

Marketplace Tamebay Readers Use

It’s very clear that eBay and Amazon are still the dominant forces. What is a surprise is that Google Shopping (23% of readers) and Rakuten (27%) are roughly on a par with Facebook Ads (22%). Facebook is fast becoming an important channel for Tamebay readers.

18% of Tamebay readers only sell on one marketplace and a further 23% sell on two but 13% of readers sell on more than five different marketplaces around the world.

The marketplaces you use also reveal that there’s a lot of interest in emerging territories and some of you are already targeting new countries.

TerritoriesTamebay Readers Target

Whilst there’s most interest in China, it’s South East Aisa where the highest number (29%) of sellers are already active and almost as many readers currently sell in Brazil (21%) as do in China (23%).

India is just as appealing a territory as China with Africa close behind, but most sellers are yet to start marketing to these countries with just 17% of you currently selling to India and 14% to Africa.

Prize Draw Winner

Finally congratulations to Steve of MadMolly Trading who won the Winter Survey draw for the Apple Watch, which is winging it’s way to him as we speak.

  • Steve
    6 years ago

    Its quite surprising the number of people considering selling on eBay is one of the smallest groups yet is one of the biggest marketplaces.

    This graph clearly shows how potential customers of eBay feel about using the platform and the confidence they have in selling on eBay will eBay take any notice doubt it they seem set in their ways of upsetting their customers and ignoring the real problems with the venue the result will be the decline in confidence in selling on eBay continue.

    • 6 years ago

      Hi Steve, It’s about 85% already sell on eBay and an additional 6% are considering selling on eBay….

      It’s not really surprising more aren’t considering selling on eBay because practically everyone already does 😉

  • 6 years ago

    I would love to know what the main factors are for companies considering new marketplaces?

    I would think it is whether their existing tools and services can handle the new marketplace along with marketplace specific factors such as types of products sold, country/ countries you would be selling into and the financials. Is there anything else people factor in when deciding their next big marketplace move?

  • Steve
    6 years ago

    Here is why eBay is struggling to get new sellers have a look at the feedback left for others of the poster in this chat room message its quite shocking how nothing has been done.

    It looks like the user was a seller got bitten by another scammer then decided to do it him self very worrying and quite sad.

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