Have an idea for a peer-to-peer marketplace such as that of Airbnb, Ebay, or Etsy? Sharetribe is your answer. Nearly any service or product can be offered on the platform, even rentals and bookings. You bring the marketplace and your providers will bring the store. Storefronts will showcase the provider’s listings, reviews, and their bio. Share your marketplace on social media and generate interest for both providers and their buyers. As your provider makes a sale, you get paid via a percentage of the transaction. That’s right, you don’t have to buy and sell anything, just build the marketplace where your providers can sell products, services, bookings, or rentals, spread the word, manage it to ensure everything runs smoothly and sit back to watch the money roll in.
Your marketplace is just that: yours, with your logo and branding, your styling, and your concept; the Sharetribe tools make it easy to customize your marketplace to get it up and running quickly, and just the way you like it. As the marketplace owner, you can control who can view, buy and sell on your marketplace. Open the marketplace to everyone, by invitation only, or only users with specific email addresses. Manage everything on the admin dashboard so you can stay in the know about what’s going on. Don’t have time to manage your Sharetribe marketplace by yourself? Easily delegate other users to manage it for you.
Build trust between the buyers and the providers on your marketplace by allowing funds to be held in escrow until the product or service is delivered. Enable reviews from verified buyers which can weed out the providers with bad intentions. Building your marketplace reputation means that more people are likely to recommend it to others and with that there’s potential for it to go viral.
There are online guides to help you understand the basics of setting up your own marketplace with the Sharetribe Marketplace Academy. Read articles about what you need to know about starting a marketplace; how to come up with a great marketplace idea; how to validate your idea; how to find the right business model, and much more.Sharetribe is the easiest way to create your own marketplace. The Sharetribe payments system is supported by over 190-countries and more than 25 different currencies so getting paid is seamless and easy whether you operate a local marketplace, or a multinational one. No programming skills required.
There are neither setup fees nor transaction fees to operate the marketplace on Sharetribe; a subscription fee is charged every 6-months and currently starts at $79 per month, which is a lot cheaper than hiring a full-time IT staff. There is a 30-day free trial so you can see if your marketplace idea is a market maker or a market breaker. If you can dream it, you can probably do it with Sharetribe. Need some examples to get your idea factory going? Studiotime is the largest online marketplace to rent recording studio time. Kinspiring is a marketplace for sharing baby gear. The Quiver is a peer-to-peer marketplace for renting surfboards. What kind of marketplace do you want to create?