The Marketplaces 2018 series continues this autumn
Marketplaces 2018 is produced in association with Flubit.com The largest UK owned marketplace to sell your inventory on.
To find a full list of marketplaces we’ve written about already, visit our Marketplaces 2018 page here.
The idea is to look overseas, in particular (although some of the services we have featured are UK based), to explore the multitudes of marketplaces that are available. Some are niche and specialist, some a highly selective of the merchants they recruit, others are open to all and sell practically everything under the sun. What has become obvious so far is that there is an astonishing array of options.
And whilst you can read all of this content online, we’ve also boiled some of it down into a useful ebook for your reading pleasure, which you can find here called: 15 European marketplaces you should know about.
It’s not always easy, of course, to plug into new and different marketplaces. There are lots of practical concerns when trading overseas that seem overly troublesome. VAT and sales taxes seem to be the most irritating problem to face but import duties and currency concerns can also be problematic. But there are genuine opportunities to expand your business if you can kibosh the challenges.
That’s why we take an unabashedly practical look at each marketplace to help you assess its suitability. We examine fees, fulfilment, how you create listings and administering your sales.
Over the remainder of September, and through the month of October, we will be broadening our horizons and looking at a whole host more marketplaces and, hopefully, introducing you to new selling opportunities in the run up to Christmas. We start the series again today with a look at Bonanza.
I found the customer service at Flubit.com to be worse than useless, as was there system, so closed my account.
Total waste of time.
We’ve had the complete opposite experience. We’ve been selling DIY tools on there for 5 years or so with little to no problems, and pretty quick response times to any question we had. We also introduced a couple of selling friends who have done well too. It’s not Amazon in volume obviously, but a nice little tidy over. Shame it didn’t work for you like us!
I guess it depends on who you get to deal with, much like customer service on eBay & Amazon.