Chapter 2: Creating your online store Table 2. Popular online marketplaces General marketplaces Name URL eBay http://www.ebay.com Amazon
uBid Webstore.com Atomic Mall Boocoo Auctions Blujay
http://www.ubid.com/ http://www.webstore.com/ http://www.atomicmall.com/ http://www.boocoo.com/ http://www.blujay.com/
OnlineAuction SpecialistAuctions WeBidz ePier Plunderhere CQout Usiff Wensy Taobao
http://www.onlineauction.com/ http://specialistauctions.com/ http://www.webidz.com/ http://www.epier.com http://www.plunderhere.com/ http://www.cqout.com/ http://usiff.com/ http://wensy.com/ http://www.taobao.com/
Yahoo Auctions Japan Bidders Molotok 24au.ru
http://auctions.yahoo.co.jp http://www.bidders.co.jp/ http://www.molotok.ru/ http://www.24au.ru/
Notes Generates a lot of sales and profit but some sellers complain about their high fees. Popular worldwide. Just like eBay, generates high sales and profit but sellers complain about high fees. 100% free marketplace. You do not have to pay any fees on this marketplace. Design is nice and clean. Professional marketplace but some sellers complain about the low volume of sales. Same as eBid. No buying or selling fees, No signup fees 100% free online marketplace but has very low traffic so you will have to do a lot of promotion.
It is available only in Chinese language. If you know Chinese, you may sell on this marketplace. As of March 2012, it is ranked the 14th most popular website on the internet by alexa.com. For comparison, eBay is ranked 21st most popular in the world by the same website. You may hire a Chinesespeaking person to sell on this marketplace. Owned by Taobao. If you know Chinese you may sell on this marketplace, or you may hire a Chinese-speaking person to sell there. Very popular in Japan. You may hire a Japanese-speaking person to sell there. Popular in Japan. Very popular in Russia. Popular in Russia. 6
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