Mirakl is the leading provider of Marketplace Solutions.
Discover new marketplaces to sell on with Mirakl Connect
Finding the main marketplaces to sell on is relatively easy in the UK – there’s eBay and Amazon, some specialist sites like Etsy, NotOnTheHighStreet and Yumbles, and some newcomers such as OnBuy and Flubit and Fruugo. What’s harder is finding marketplaces run by retailers as they are not so highly promoted and in many cases aren’t known for running a marketplace. To solve this problem for the marketplaces that they power, Mirakl have launched Mirakl Connect.
The aim of Mirakl Connect is to be a global marketplace ecosystem bringing together the Marketplace community. It is the first professional networking platform where Marketplaces and Sellers can meet and start doing business together. By joining Mirakl’s global marketplace community, Sellers can quickly search, contact and register on Mirakl-powered Marketplaces. Mirakl Connect is free to join and use for Sellers with three main aims:
- Promote your business to all Mirakl-powered Marketplaces on a global scale
- Engage, from one place, with new Marketplaces that can boost their online business
- Accelerate your sales growth across Mirakl-powered Marketplaces
Since launch in June, 38 registered marketplaces shipping to Europe and North America have signed up with 550 registered sellers looking for new opportunities. This has resulted in 850 connections between Sellers and Marketplaces.
Number opportunities on Mirakl Connect
We’ve taken a look at some of the categories and marketplaces on Mirakl Connect to give you a flavour of the opportunities for your products. The first table shows the number of marketplace opportunities for each category and the second lists some of the marketplaces you may wish to connect with.
|Home & Garden||27||Luggage & Bags||26|
|Toys & Games||24||Furniture||23|
|Electronics||23||Apparel & Accessories||20|
|Health & Beauty||18||Baby & Toddler||18|
|Sporting Goods||16||Cameras & Optics||16|
|Animals & Pet Supplies||13||Arts & Entertainment||12|
|Darty||fonQ||Galeries Lafayette||Go Sport|
|HARVEY NICHOLS||J.Crew||METRO||Nature & Découvertes|
|PcComponentes||Phone House||Urban Outfitters||Worten|
You can sign up for a free seller account on Mirakl Connect here.
They are adding new marketplaces all the time 28 today I think. You can connect into all your sites via Mirkal also. Mirkal run webinars etc also.
Not all will last however. Over the last 4 years we have had ShopTo, Coolshop, and Gameseek all on Mirkal all have either went the way of Gameseek or simply find the marketplace industry to hot to handle and fallen out of it. GAME are the only ones still live and that is limited as they are UK market which is the race to the bottom
You simple send a biz request to the marketplace, some like E-Price straight back to you Carrefour Spain never even heard from.
Disbursement can be an issue( poor rate because of the pound and rip of banks), we have had to get one site to send us once a month instead of every week just cut down on bank rip of charges.
Plus Product creation some of these “retailers” need to start thinking like “marketplaces” and get the stick out their backsides and become more flexible if they want that easy commision.
The only one we have had be proactive and approach us which we go live with on Friday, they are working with us you see.
They can be hard work but if you can get one on a roll they can be very profitable, we did very well with one for a about 3 years…So much so do not even have to have eBay or Amazon anymore for example. We like to make money…