Top ebay Alternatives: The Best Marketplaces to Sell in 2021
Better alternatives to selling on eBay and Amazon? Hey, have you been selling on eBay and Amazon, you just don't want to do it anymore. I mean, maybe the fees are too high, maybe you lost your account. Or maybe you're just tired of competing with people that don't even care if they make a profit. Well, in this video, I'm going to give you the best alternatives to selling on Amazon, eBay. And we're starting right now.
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Okay, the first alternative I'm gonna tell you is Etsy. Now, Etsy started in 2005. And it was more of a artsy kind of crafty website. And they've grown since then. And I mean, they'd grown in a big way to where they have 1.6 million sellers on there. Now all kinds of products, both new and crafted products. They also have 26 point 1 million buyers on there now, which is amazing. So that's a great site for you to try out and sell your products on. There's all kinds of cool gadgets and T shirts, and mugs and all kinds of stuff. And if you use one of those print on demand companies, you can actually sell it on Etsy. Now both Etsy and eBay both have a listing fee that's required. eBay listings last you 10 days unless it's a fixed price, and then the last up to 30 days. When selling on Etsy, your listings last up to four months, which is a lot longer and it's gonna save you some money and listing fees. etsy is also a lot cheaper when you're selling something. It's only a three and a half percent sales fee.
Now, if you've ever tried to contact eBay support, you know that can be a challenge. etsy has much better support much easier to get ahold of somebody and get the help you need. Now Etsy certainly is more geared towards handmade and vintage products. So if you have something that fits in that area, you're going to do really well on Etsy, something that's more unique. Now this next site that I would recommend to you is Bonanza. Now Bonanza even has a catchphrase that says fine everything but the ordinary one Bonanza, you're allowed to sell a much wider variety of wholesale products, which opens up more opportunities for you. The next one that's available is called Ruby lane. Ruby lane is more on the antique side and vintage type items. If you have items that are antiques or that are vintage,
those are really good products for Ruby lane. Okay, here we are at Bonanza, they are headquartered in Seattle, and they're kind of new to the e commerce scene, but they're doing incredibly well. Right now. The marketplace encompasses more than 22 million items ranging from Godzilla garden gnomes to taxidermy alligators, all kinds of crazy stuff. A lot of the sellers are making good money on Bonanza site has merchants and shoppers in nearly every country around the world. And there's more than 40,000 sellers that have already created businesses here. So Bonanza is one of the easiest selling platforms to use, and its popularity is on a rise amongst almost all sellers. Matter of fact, Bonanza has taken out the top rating for communication once again. They were just voted the most recommended selling venue there is on the internet, according to entrepreneurs, 360 Best Companies list now as we compare Bonanza to eBay, Bonanza is similar to eBay and it is a huge range of different products that are being sold on both, but the sky's the limit for what you can sell.
Unlike eBay, however, many items on Bonanza are quirky and unique, extraordinary items that really do well here. Because Bonanza doesn't make money until its sellers do you'll see much higher profit margins, it's absolutely free to list things on Bonanza, which is really cool because they charge a fee on eBay. And the average fee per sale can be as little as three and a half percent, which is considerably less than eBay. Bonanza is also a fixed price marketplace, meaning that buyers pay the listed price as opposed to bidding like eBay's auction style ones are Bonanza also sends every item listing to Google and Bing and sellers have the option to get more exposure by advertising their listings in other channels such as pricegrabber next tag and Bonanzas affiliate advertising programme. Also, many online sellers like to list their items on multiple platforms, which is why Bonanza has easy to use import features for listings on eBay, Etsy and Amazon.
Now although Bonanza is monthly traffic is lower than eBay's the ratio of shoppers to sellers on Bonanza is much higher. It's like 1300 to one on Bonanza versus less than 10 to one on eBay. This means far less competition between sellers and far more chances for buyers to see your products. Now, if you're trying to decide if Bonanza is best for you, it's really for unique products, products that you're not going to find in other places, products that are really kind of out of the ordinary, that's where you'd want to go is Bonanza, some of the top categories would be collectibles, that's a big category on Bonanza, also homerun garden, women's fashion is also very big, and of course health and beauty.
Now the next place that's available is Craigslist, people forget all of the possibilities that you can use Craigslist for you can sell almost anything on Craigslist, well, including yourself in the personal section. It's kind of like a no frills thing that has no listing fees, no selling fees, but it's also super basic and design, you're not going to get a lot of the bells and whistles you'd get with the other sites. You know, after all, it's really just a forum. It looks like something that was written in the 90s. But keep in mind this is free to you in being able to sell on Craigslist for free. Well, it's pretty good deal. How does Craigslist directly compared to something like eBay or Amazon? Well, eBay charges to list and sell items.
Craigslist only charges for a small handful of post types. So like if you're listing a job, or vehicles, something like that they are going to charge a fee for those products are actually free to list. Now, e Bay will get involved in disputes if necessary, while you're on your own on Craigslist. So there's kind of a higher risk there. Craigslist requires you to sell locally. And often you arrange for pickup or drop off of the items so you're not shipping them out.
There's also limits your marketplace compared to eBay, which usually involves shipping to a wider market area. I like eBay, Craigslist has a free section where people aren't looking to make money. Yep, that's right. They just are trying to get rid of things they don't want. A lot of this will be junk. But you can keep an eye out for anything that you can get maybe resell for decent profit, especially if you're skilled at fixing things up.
Now the next place I want to look at is eBay. That's number four is he bid he bid is like another sell anything marketplace. It's similar to eBay and Amazon in his platform for selling is almost anything still. But it's not as well known. You're going to be selling to a smaller pool of buyers. There's not quite as many people you could sell to. But it's definitely a lower cost option than eBay or Amazon. But the probability rating is also a lot lower the absence of listing fees and a low 3% commission charge per sale does make this a low risk marketplace to test out.
So if you're looking for a change, and you've got little or nothing to lose by putting them there. Now keep in mind Ebid is similar to eBay, in that they both have an auction style format for product listings. eBay is a larger platform than E bid and receives more traffic. eBay is a much cheaper alternative than eBay. And it's a lower risk option. But they're both trusted marketplaces with a wide variety of product categories. Next up on the list number five is racket, Tim. Now they're doing a lot of advertising on TV. Now they're getting a lot of press racket Tim was formerly known as by.com. And they were considered the Amazon of Japan.
Now Japan is not the first country that comes to mind when you're thinking about e commerce but get this Japan's population is more than 126 million. And more than 90% of Japan's internet users are registered at racker time. So that tells you something right there. That's a big marketplace. One benefit of Rakuten is that you're not competing with the website itself. Now that's really different, unlike Amazon, which sells dozens of its own brands on the site. And if you're selling really well in a particular area, they'll probably come up with their own brand. racker 10 does not compete with sellers, you also have more power to customise your store within the platform. And something that other e commerce websites don't allow is that customization that you're going to get over there.
There are some really big names like Dell, Lenovo, Office Depot, air, weed and dice and that use racket. Whakatane is more like Amazon and eBay. It's more of a traditional online retail site, not an auction type platform. Now, believe it or not, the fees on records are actually higher than eBay. And they're calculated a different way you're gonna pay a $33 a month fee just to be able to sell on the site. And then on top of that, you're gonna pay between eight and 15% for a category fee and a 99 cent fee every time you sell something.
Our next site we want to look at is new a new egg is an online marketplace that really claims to be number one in a marketplace for everything technology. So if you're in a technology based type thing, new egg is going to be the site you're gonna want to be on. Now a new egg sellers can list products on the marketplace with reaches up to get this 36 million customers. New egg is based in California and has distribution facilities all across North America and also in Canada is a global reach of more than 50 countries at this point, but you're going to be a lot more restricted in terms of what products you can sell new AIDS is really for tech products.
So if you're not in tech products, you're not gonna be able to do it. Now the flip side is if you're going to sell on Newegg understand that everybody coming to New egg is looking for tech products so you've got a much more defined and targeted audience. New Age also does offer fulfilment service and they're going to be shipped by new egg similar to Amazon's FDA new egg also offers a fulfilment service called sbn shipped by Newegg. It's similar to Amazon's FBA which is fulfilment by Amazon. But eBay doesn't do any fulfilment at all. So you couldn't do that on that site.
Now Newegg provides account managers who can help you set up your business and guide you along the journey. Newegg offers tiered membership options, so they've got a free one. They've got a 2995 a month and they've got a 9995 a month. The more you pay, the more support tools flexibility and listings that you're going to get. They also take a commission and don't forget that that's a rate of between eight and 15%.
The next site I want to talk about is e crater.com. And e crater is 100%. free online marketplace. The main appeal of E crater is that it's free to set up a store. And it even has templates that you can use to easily create an attractive store, it is possible to import your listings from eBay, which is good if you're looking for a transition entirely.
There's not a lot of information on ecrater. online but It's said to be at least 65,000 active stores on the site and the number of customers than the amount of traffic pales in comparison to the larger e commerce platform. So it's probably best to use as a complimentary marketplace, we could sell a little bit more extra goods rather than one that you solely rely on to run your business. So how does ecrater work? Well, it's 100% free to open and run a store and he crater However, if a creator brings you a sale, it takes 2.9% of the total sale, you keep 100% of the sales that you bring to your store through your own SEO and marketing offers. While there's no recent data available, the number of users and visitors on E crater will be much fewer than eBay's numbers.
The ecrater provides online store templates, which does help you out but you can also customise your store to include your own branding. The next one we're going to talk about and we mentioned a little bit was Ruby lane now what's Ruby Lane? Well Ruby lane is really a legitimate alternative to selling on eBay. It's been designed to bring buyers and sellers of antiques, art, vintage collectibles, and all kinds of different jewellery together. It's similar to one's on Bonanza and Etsy. Ruby lane currently has 1.1 million unique visitors per month, which is impressive really for a niche marketplace. The majority of the people who are on the site are either from the UK, Australia, Canada, and the USA, some also in Germany, but it has a global reach of 85% of women users aged over 40 which is pretty darn good.
Almost all describe themselves as collecting enthusiasts. So if your product is something that people can collect, and they can buy more of it would be a great product on Ruby lane. It seems to attract more purposeful educated buyers who may be willing to spend more money so your profits could be much higher there. Ruby lane is a fixed price marketplace. It has no bidding on it. It's much more nice than eBay, focusing only on antiques, arts, collectibles, jewellery, that type of thing, which means your visitors to your store are more targeted, that's a good thing if you have those products. While there's no commission Ruby lane charges 19 cents per listing in a tiered maintenance fee that ranges from $69 a month for smaller sellers. 2.01 cents per item for major sellers. There's also a one off $100 setup costs that you're going to have to incur when you start your store there.
There's also greater quality control and Ruby lane and sellers are much more vetted. The next one I want to talk about is Walmart, Walmart. Can you sell your products on Walmart? You sure can we have our products listed on Walmart. It's not widely known that Walmart, one of the largest retail corporations on the planet has entered into e commerce marketplace world. See Walmart marketplace is a platform where select sellers can list and sell their products. It's very similar to Amazon, because you're going to be competing with Walmart. That's just the way it is. It's definitely worth considering though, as an alternative to selling on eBay. You get to take advantage of Walmart's massive reach and customer base and it's free and easy to get the set up. Walmart seems to be taking the e commerce space more seriously lately.
So it's likely to be investing heavily in this area, which who knows maybe we'll bring you more business there are no Setup or maintenance fees, merchants just pay a referral fee of between eight and 20% for successful sales. Now that's a pretty high percentage. There's no auction option. It's just fixed price listings. Depending on your product and niche, you could be competing against some Walmart known brands, which may be given priority on the platform. Of course, it's their website, Walmart, online sales are lagging behind eBay and Amazon, but it's in the early days and they're just getting started, you're going to have to expect lower margins there because of their fees,
Walmart prioritises competitively priced products, which means you might get caught up in a race to the bottom, which is never good. And the last place I want to talk about Yep, your online store. That's right your store, you can sell stuff on your store, you can have your own website, hey, the cool thing is there's no competition, you can sell on your very own website, you can set up some type of e commerce plugin if you have a WordPress website. And it's really one of the easiest ways to go.
When selling on your own website, you know, you've got to establish your own traffic, people aren't going to just becoming there, you're going to have to drive traffic through ads, social media, or by some other means maybe email marketing. But once you're set up and running, you don't have to compete with anybody, you don't have to worry about cost of fees, you don't have to worry about listing fees, you have your own site. So how does your own site compared to these other sites? Well, if you were selling on eBay, you know, you would have to be competing, you'd be building your own brand. If you're selling on your own site, you can choose things like which payment forms to
accept, or you can tweak the design of your store to see your own preferences. You're not competing with anybody if you're on your own site. And that's a pretty cool thing. This means you don't have to lose sales to other people. It also means you don't have to compete on your pricing, because Yours is the only price on the site.
Okay, so there's 10 top alternatives to selling on Amazon and eBay. They're all great alternatives, and they fit different people based on their products. So you kind of got to look at your product, what they offer, I would suggest you do a little bit more research on each one of them before you actually invest your time and money in putting your products there. Now, if you enjoyed this video, guys, do me a favour, you're gonna join the Fisher family.
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