More and more companies, SMEs or freelancers attract their customers and sell their products on the Internet, through electronic commerce. Of course, everyone is faced with a fundamental decision: What online sales page do I use? What are the best?
We are going to try to put some order among all the online sales pages with a well-founded list of which are the best platforms. How much they cost? What kind of sales are they useful for? How are they used? How do they work? Here you have all its characteristics and differences so that you can choose one or more than one, in case you want to make multi-channel sales.
Mircari is a trusted site to sell items online. They offer a safe and secure environment for buyers and sellers to transact business. Their customer service is excellent, and they are always available to help with any questions or concerns you may have. They have a wide variety of items for sale, and you can be sure to find what you're looking for at a great price.
Sellers have the final say on whether or not a sale is completed. It operates on a "buy it here" basis. Buyers are responsible for contacting sellers to arrange a transaction.
You can buy and/or sell used items using this site without paying any commissions. Instead, all sales proceeds go directly to your PayPal account. It is primarily used by hobbyists and collectors. If your product falls into one of these categories, you can find buyers.
You can use many different marketing methods to sell things you don't use or want.
Bonanza is an online sales page that is present in some countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, Australia, Brazil and India. Bonanza is known primarily in the US market, although it is expanding rapidly elsewhere.
If we compare it with giants like eBay and Amazon, it is surely another niche platform, but among its advantages is the easy customization of the store (which is called a stand), the absence of fixed commissions and low sales commissions.
At Bonanza you can sell products from many categories online (here is the complete list), but it is true that it is often used to sell handicrafts, designer products, jewelry, cosmetics and toys. It can be used for occasional sales or as an e-commerce for craft or design products.
The page does not charge commission for creating a product catalog or monthly commissions to online stores, but it does apply a commission per sale (although it is slightly lower than average: around 3.5%).
Ruby Lane is the most important online sales page when it comes to antiques and vintage products. It was founded in 1998 and is dedicated to the mother of the founder (who was called Ruby). Ruby Lane is an online marketplace for antiques and collectibles, fine art, and jewelry.
If we compare it with more well-known platforms such as Etsy or eBay, Ruby Lane is undoubtedly one more niche platform, but with a well-defined audience: Wealthy people, including collectors. Its main markets are the US, Canada, England, Germany and Australia.
Due to how the commissions applied by the page are structured, this could be the ideal place to set up an online store and for occasional sellers who sell antiques or valuables.
Chairish is an online sales page for furniture, works of art and design objects. On this page you can sell both new objects (but that are handmade or of an artistic nature), as well as vintage or antiques. It is a very careful platform with quite rigid rules when it comes to accepting products for sale. It has almost 4 million users: basically furniture and interior design professionals.
Here are other features of this online sales page: Ad posting is free, but the minimum value of the products for sale is $25. Sales commissions are quite high, 20% or 30%, depending on the type of seller: casual or professional. Digital stores can be customized to develop the brand. Businesses can activate specific subscriptions with added services, such as the ability to choose the order in which their products are displayed.
Vinted is a page to sell clothing or accessories online, whether new or used. The platform has 45 million users in 13 countries, although most of them are located in France and Germany.
One of the most important features of the online sales page is the fact that it is totally free. There are no sales commissions or costs for publishing ads. The only commission they charge is applied to the final price paid by the buyer. However, sellers can hire additional services to give their ads greater visibility.
Because of how it is structured, the page can be used both for occasional sales and to set up an online sales channel. If you have a clothing store (new or second hand) and you want to target a very young clientele, you should evaluate this option.