AuctionBytes recently conducted their 2nd Annual Seller’s Choice Marketplace Ratings. Over 4,000 sellers were surveyed to rate the web’s most popular marketplaces and there were some surprising results!
The top five marketplaces, as voted by sellers, are (by rank):
1. Artfire.com 8.2/10
2. Webstore.com 8.1/10
3. RubyLane.com 7.4/10
4. Bonanza.com 7.0/10 (a big favorite among SaleHoo members!)
5. eBid.net 6.8/10
Each of the sites in the survey were rated on 5 different metrics: Profitability, customer service, communication, ease of use, and whether you would recommend the site.
See the full results below:
Some other interesting statistics that emerged from the survey:
Which marketplace is right for you?
If you’re looking for a new marketplace, use these statistics carefully: You shouldn’t just go for Artfire, Rubylane or Webstore because they were voted as most profitable, as these sites are unique and work best for specific items including antiques and collectibles. Therefore, if you are selling T-shirts, you might not find these sites very profitable for your product line. Remember that market research is imperative!
How do these statistics match up with your experiences?
Have you tried any of these sites? We would love to hear from you!