Sell on these online marketplaces that are eBay alternatives

Looking for eBay alternatives to sell your products or household goods?

Check out these marketplaces and see if they’re a better fit for your business, or list on these marketplaces to expand your audience and sell your stuff faster.

If you list an item on multiple marketplaces, remember to remove them once they sell or you’ll get a performance hit on your seller metrics.

One benefit of some of these marketplaces is they’ll allow you to connect to Amazon or eBay and import your items. This will save you time and allow you to expand your customer base without putting in that much more effort.

Check out the seller guides for more information.

Bonanza

SimilarWeb estimates the number of visitors to Bonanza at 5.54 million visitors in the previous 6 months, or a little under 1 million visitors per month.

The modern, clean layout, combined with marketing and media coverage means that Bonanza is becoming a recognized marketplace.

The site is growing, and as more sellers sign on and marketing increases, Bonanza looks to be a promising platform and competitor.

Bonanza’s fees start at 3.5% and go up to 30% depending on the type of service you want. Higher rates mean that your products will be advertised through Google.

One benefit of Bonanza is that direct referral links from your blog or social media will have 0 referral fees.

eBid

eBid’s visitors are split between the UK and the US. SimilarWeb estimates the number of visitors at 415,000 in the previous 6 months.

eBid boasts a gross listing value of over 8.7 billion dollars with over 4.2 million listings worldwide.

There’s a 3% fee to sell on eBid. A current lifetime SELLER+ subscription with additional benefits is on sale at $49.99, down from $99.98.

eCrater

SimilarWeb estimates 2.26 million visitors in the previous 6 months. That comes out to over 350,000 visitors per month.

Unlike other marketplaces, eCrater gives you your own free online store. While you’ll get a subdomain, it’s great for small sellers or sellers of handmade goods. As you grow, you may want to consider your own website.

Listings are free on eCrater, and there are no fees unless a purchase was made through eCrater’s marketplace. In cases of referrals, there’s a 2.9% fee.

That means direct links to products in your store will cost you nothing.

Facebook Marketplace

It’s free to list on Facebook Marketplace, but you may have to pay for third-party integrations for services you want, like setting up inventory.

Relatively new, Facebook Marketplace is becoming popular quickly because of the number of users who are on Facebook and the ease with which customers can communicate with sellers.

Facebook Marketplace also allows buyers to check out with shipping. So it’s not necessarily a local marketplace.

Many people use Facebook Messenger, and the ability to communicate with customers in real-time through social media can be a boon for businesses.

But that also means you may need to devote more people to customer service, as customers are more likely to chat with you through Messenger than through email.

Mercari

Most people may know Mercari as an app, but anyone can browse product offerings on any browser.

No traffic data is available on SimilarWeb since many customers interact with Mercari through the app.

Listings are free, and there’s a 10% fee if the item sells.

One unique aspect of Mercari is that buyers and sellers rate each other for the transaction. This helps keep the marketplace more honest, though that doesn’t mean there will be fewer scammers.

Other Marketplaces

These other marketplaces didn’t quite make the list since they specialize in specific categories of goods, but if you so happen to sell these products, then these marketplaces may be a better fit for you.

The more marketplaces you sell on, the broader the audience you’ll reach. But remember too that managing listings from various marketplaces can become tedious since you’ll have to add and remove them individually as products sell.

You’ll also risk running into the issue of selling more than what you have if you’re not careful. This can affect your seller performance metrics if you also sell the same products on Amazon or eBay.

That’s no problem for sellers who stock and sell manufactured goods, but for casual sellers or people selling household items they no longer want, the effort of managing multiple listings may not be worthwhile.

Every seller knows that diversification can help ease account suspensions. Amazon sellers are especially prone to suspensions, as one prolong suspension can easily take down the business.

So take the opportunity to explore other marketplaces and see if they’ll fit your business.

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Etsy Alternatives for Artists to Market their Work

If you’re looking for Etsy alternatives to sell your handmade goods, then check out the sites below. We’ll list some of the most popular Etsy alternatives so that you can grow your business and gain more brand exposure.

Artists today have numerous marketplaces and outlets to gain exposure for the work. But choosing the right one can be a frustrating task since each outlet requires extra management. Most consumers are probably aware of Etsy, so we’ll go through different marketplaces artists can sell on today.

See the fees for 9 other major online marketplaces. Or expand your store and products to Google through Shopping Actions.

These sites are listed below in descending order of website traffic for the past month according to SimilarWeb. We’ll not only list marketplaces but also Print on Demand (POD) and ecommerce websites that are marketed toward artists. If you’re looking to expand beyond creative or artistic works, then check out our article on where you can source products to sell on Amazon and eBay.

Marketplaces

These are marketplaces like Etsy where you can sell your handmade or handcrafted goods. You’ll find print-on-demand websites and other artist-friendly ecommerce websites below. The number next to website is what SimilarWeb shows as total visitors for the previous month.

Amazon Handmade

Amazon really needs no introduction. This is by far the largest marketplace with the broadest reach and best brand recognition for online shoppers. One unique aspect of Handmade is that Amazon waived the Professional Selling Account fee of $39.99 per month. Instead, Amazon takes only its 15% commission on every sale.

Zazzle – 7.92M

Zazzle takes 30% commission of net sales (after taxes and shipping). There are some shipping fees as well if you use their shipping option. Both artists and designers as well as creators can list products on this marketplace.

Bonanza – 6.27M

One of the more popular handmade and crafts marketplaces after Etsy. Bonanza has a free 14-day trial and its fees are 3.5% up to $500 and a flat 1.5% for anything over $500. The Final Offer Value includes a 3.5% commission on any shipping amount over the first $10, so for an item with $15 shipping, you’d pay 3.5% on $5.

Storenvy – 4.64M

Storenvy’s fees are much like eCRATER’s fees in that both charge a flat referral fee for any purchases that are referred to your store. Storenvy takes a flat 10% referral fee for referrals. If customers buy directly from your Storenvy shop, then there are no fees.

Tictail – 3.68M

Tictail has no fees, commissions, or subscriptions. Sellers pay a transaction fee of 3.5% plus an additional 30¢ for each sale.

eCRATER – 1.74M

eCRATER advertises itself as both a marketplace and a free website/store builder. eCRATER has a slightly different approach to billing. The store is free, and there are no commissions unless the buyer is referred to your product through its main marketplace. Even then, the referral fees are only 2.9% when buyers purchase your product.

Ruby Lane – 1.16M

Ruby Lane specializes in vintage goods, so it’s more of a niche market for buyers. It’s also part of the Ruby Lane Group, which includes websites like RubyLUX and RealorRepro. Unlike other marketplaces that take a commission of the sale price, Ruby Lane charges a monthly subscription fee of $69 and a listing fee based on the number of products you list.

ArtFire – 487K

ArtFire has three subscription plans from $4.95 per month to $40.00 per month. Like eBay, ArtFire also has additional final valuation fees and listing fees. Sellers can also have their own shops.

Rebelsmarket – 482K

Rebelsmarket markets itself as the “#1 counterculture megastore.” If you’re selling niche items that appeal to this audience, then Rebelsmarket may be a good marketplace for your products. This marketplace has a simple pricing of 15% of sales, with no other listing or monthly fees.

Zibbet – 250K

Zibbet has a subscription plan starting at $4 a month if you pay annually. No listing or transaction fees are added, nor are there any commissions on the sale.

Artful Home – 184K

This website is more catered to artists who design home goods. There’s a review process for artists who join, and there’s a one-time onboarding fee of $300. If you’re accepted, Artful Home takes a 50% commission on all sales. There are no other subscriptions or fees.

Chictopia – 173K

Chictopia is an invitation-only marketplace that focuses on fashion trends. You’ll have to fill out their application before you can sell. Fans of Instagram will find the layout familiar. There are no listing or transactions fees. The monthly subscription is $24.99.

Aftcra – None Available

Aftcra limits its sellers to selling only handmade or handcrafted in the US products. Its commission is 7% of the sale, with no other fees.

Cargoh – None Available

Cargoh markets itself as a curated marketplace for independent designers. It has a simple flat commission rate of 10% of sales. The store is free and there aren’t any additional listing fees or subscriptions.

iCraftGifts – None Available

SimilarWeb does not have enough data available. Fees for selling on this marketplace aren’t as transparent as well.

Print on Demand

Merch by Amazon

Merch by Amazon works like any other Print on Demand website. It’s invite-only, but artists can request an invitation. Like Amazon Handmade, Merch by Amazon gives artists the broadest exposure since products are available on Amazon’s marketplace. Artists earn a flat royalty rate based on the product sold. For a t-shirt with a listing price of $15.99, artists receive $2.36 in royalties.

Redbubble – 23.91M

Redbubble is a website for independent artists. The default margin for artists is 20% of the base price, the cost of Redbubble’s fees for materials. But you can adjust the margin. For calendars, Redbubble’s base price is $20. With the default margin of 20%, you’d get $4 USD for every calendar sale with your images.

Society6 – 5.32M

Society6 is a little more unique in that it offers iPhone cases and laptop skins. Sellers set the retail price and profit level. The difference between the retail price and the base product price is what sellers get to keep. For example, if the base price for a shirt is $20 and a shirt is $25, sellers keep the $5 difference.

Cafe Press – 4.05M

Cafe Press has 3 additional international marketplaces along with the USA. This marketplace has a base price for its products, and sellers determine the retail price. Sellers get to keep the difference between the retail price and the base price. For instance, if the seller sets the retail price of a mug at $15.99 and the base price is $10.99, the seller keeps $5.00. There aren’t any other fees, commissions, or subscriptions.

Spoonflower – 1.12M

Spoonflower has a slightly different model than other POD websites. Unlike other POD marketplaces, Spoonflower sets the price of the product. It then pays you a 10% commission based on total sales, with additional percentages if sales meet certain goals. No other fees, subscriptions, or costs are required.

Ecommerce Websites

Below are some ecommerce website and hosting platforms for artists who want to create their own store. This requires a lot more effort, but artists will ultimately control their work and pricing. Read our article on other ecommerce platforms to launch your business. If you don’t want to pay at first, then try one of these free ecommerce store options!

Big Cartel

IndieMade

Shopify

Use these Etsy alternatives to expand your brand and name recognition. As you develop a following, you’ll eventually want to create your own store since that will give you complete control over the prices. Use one or more of these marketplaces to broaden your audience and display your work!

Compare 9 Online Marketplace Fees

Marketplace fees from various online marketplaces can sometimes be tricky to find. We’ve collected 9 marketplaces and their fees in this article to help you decide where to sell. If you’re already selling on one of these marketplaces, consider expanding your store and inventory to these others. Expand your store name and brand recognition and capture more sales.

Want to learn where sellers get their inventory from? Check out our article on sourcing.

Amazon

Amazon has both a free individual plan and a $39.99 monthly professional selling plan. This is the largest marketplace with worldwide distribution and reach. While the prices may be competitive, you’ll have access to more customers and more sales.

If you’re a new seller, many of the categories may be gated, while some brands are restricted. Certain categories require approval and sometimes a one-time fee of a few thousand dollars. Amazon fees are 15%.

Amazon Fee Table

eBay

After Amazon, eBay is probably the most recognized online marketplace. Like Amazon, there’s a basic fee structure and different Store levels that take slightly lower fees for selling. We’ve included the starter fee table below. The Store subscriptions take roughly 9% instead of 10%. This marketplace is very popular for used merchandise, whereas Amazon customers expect new products.

eBay fees are 10% plus an additional 2.9% Paypal fee, though this may be changing once eBay starts accepting payments. There are additional listing fees and promotional fees that will increase your total marketplace expense.

Ebay Starter Fees

Etsy

If you’re selling handmade or crafty products, then Etsy is a great marketplace to sell your products. Many customers come to Etsy wanting something unique and with a personal touch. These handmade products don’t necessarily do well on Amazon since these small batches mean that products will never make it to the front page.

Etsy takes 5% and an additional 3% if you use Etsy’s payment system. These fees are in addition to listing and other fees.

Etsy Fee Table

Google

Read our article on Shopping Actions to learn more about listing across Google Products. Google is a major new contender for online shopping. With more than 3 billion searches every day, you’re bound to get impressions and clicks for your products.

Google takes 12%.

Commission Table Shopping Actions

Jet

Walmart purchased Jet in 2016. While Jet may not have the traffic of its competitors, it still has the brand recognition that other marketplaces listed here may not have.

Jet’s fees are 15% for most categories, putting it on par with Amazon fees.

Jet.com Fees

Newegg

Most tech-savvy customers will recognize Newegg. But what most people may not know is that Newegg has expanded its inventory (and marketplace) beyond computer and electronic components. Newegg and its vendors now sell products ranging from fashion accessories to automotive parts.

Newegg’s fees range from 10% (computer hardware) to 14% (apparel and accessories). Newegg also has three subscription levels that offer different features. The most basic subscription is free for vendors starting out. One unique feature Newegg offers is the ability to sell products in China, greatly expanding your audience.

Newegg Fee Table

Rakuten

SimilarWeb puts the number of Rakuten’s visitors on par with Jet.com.

Like Amazon, Rakuten charges a monthly fee and takes 12-15% commission in addition to a per-item fee of 99¢.

Rakuten Fee Table

Tictail

This is another alternative to Etsy. If you’re looking to develop your brand, Tictail may be a great additional marketplace to sell your products and gain exposure. Because it’s aimed at small businesses, there are no commissions except for payment processing fees of 3.5% and 30¢ per order.

Tictail Fees

Walmart

Walmart is one of the largest online retailers with a physical presence across the country. Walmart’s purchase of Jet.com in 2016 means shows that it’s serious about growing its online operations and sales. While there are some issues being worked out, Walmart has the potential to capture more of the online shopping market share.

Walmart takes a fee of 15% for most categories.

Walmart Fees

Below are a few other marketplaces you can look into. Finding the fees for these may require registration and a little more effort. For example, Best Buy requires Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Other marketplaces, like Zibbet, may be too small for larger business to spend time setting up.

  • Best Buy
  • Zibbet
  • Alibaba for USA sellers

If you’re looking to start your own store, then there are numerous options. As an online merchant, selling on these marketplaces will expand your sales and get your brand and store out there. Just starting your own Shopify site won’t give you the same traffic and exposure as selling on Amazon or eBay.  But you’ll eventually want to set up your own ecommerce store, and there are options out there to get started immediately.