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Frequently Asked Questions

Marketplaces

> How do I start building an online marketplace on Blipteam?

> How do I set up payments on my marketplace?

> How do I charge a commission on my marketplace?

> What is an individual seller?

> What is a business seller?

> What kind of marketplaces can I build on Blipteam?

> Can I use my own domain name?

> How will sellers sign up to my marketplace?

> How do my sellers create listings?

> Do I have to sell physical products on my online marketplace?

> Can my sellers create text-based or rental listings?

> How do I view my sellers' orders?

> Can I charge my sellers an annual or monthly subscription fee?

> Why would any seller want to be a part of my marketplace?

> How will I find customers for my marketplace?

> I have a fantastic idea for a marketplace. Can you sign an NDA?

> Can I get a custom solution?

How do I start building an online marketplace on Blipteam?

 

Here is a 10-step checklist on how to set up your marketplace on Blipteam >

 

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How do I set up payments on my marketplace?

 

We use Stripe to enable split payments on our marketplaces. Sign up for a Stripe account and then enter your details in the 'Payments' page. You can also specify your commission percentage here. Your sellers also need to sign up for their own Stripe accounts. After that when a payment is made on your marketplace site, your seller will get paid directly into their Stripe account and you will get your commission in your own Stripe account. Both of you can view the order and see the buyers contact details and an itemised purchase order.

 

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How do I charge a commission on my marketplace?

 

You can charge a percentage commission on each listing price in your marketplace This will be charged on the basic listing price and not on shipping. At the moment you can only specify a site-wide percentage amount. Get in touch if you have custom requirements around payments on your marketplace.

 

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What is an individual seller?

 

Individual sellers get a simplified set up procedure that lets them sign up to your marketplace and quickly put up a listing for sale. They can leave out the price for text-only or pure information-based listings. The individual sellers workflow is ideal for sellers who want to create a listing fast. They can create as many listings as they want and get paid into their own Stripe accounts.

 

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What is a business seller?

 

Business sellers can create more advanced accounts where they can manage large product databases and set up complex shipping profiles according to item size and shipping region. They can create as many listings as they want and get paid into their own Stripe accounts. Your business sellers can use their marketplace accounts to create their own web stores with their own domain names and sell directly. This feature saves them the headache of maintaining separate marketplace and web store accounts.

 

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What kind of marketplaces can I build on Blipteam?

 

You can use the 2 seller workflows mentioned above to create a multi-vendor website that sells just about anything - clothing, electronics, toys, furniture, handicrafts and more. You can also build a peer-to-peer marketplace for people who want to sell household goods or just put up information listings.

 

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Can I use my own domain name?

 

Yes, you can.

 

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How will sellers sign up to my marketplace?

 

A seller sign-up listing is automatically inserted into your top navigation and your footer navigation. Sellers can sign up and create listings. You can then administer them via your marketplace manager, block them if required and edit their listings before you publish them to your website.

 

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How do my sellers create listings?

 

Sellers can sign up using the links mentioned above. The button to create a 'listing' or a new 'product' is prominently displayed in all seller accounts. You sellers can simply enter the listing name, load an image, enter some details and a price and click 'Save'. That's it, the listing then appears in your marketplace manager for review before you add it to your site.

 

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Do I have to sell physical products on my online marketplace?

 

No, your individual sellers have the ability to create text-based listings too - just leave out the price. Business sellers have to add a price to each listing or 'product' that they create.

 

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Can my sellers create text-based or rental listings?

 

Your individual sellers have the ability to create text-based listings like mentioned above. We will soon add workflows for creating rental listings or time-based listings for accommodations or fitness classes or equipment rental. Get in touch if you like our interface and need this feature sooner.

 

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How do I view my sellers' orders?

 

You can view all of your seller orders in your 'Orders' tab. Each order contains an itemised list of purchases, with your commission and buyer details.

 

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Can I charge my sellers an annual or monthly subscription fee?

 

Right now we do not have this feature, but get in touch if you really need this.

 

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Why would any seller want to be a part of my marketplace?

 

There are many incentives for sellers to join marketplaces - access to customers, ease-of-use, order-fulfillment options and your brand value. Learn more about building 2-sided (supply and demand) marketplaces - how to create an online marketplace - and how to attract sellers to your online marketplace. Also take a look at our guide on how to build an online brand.

 

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How will I find customers for my marketplace?

 

Finding sellers is only half the problem. You also have to figure out how to set your online marketing machine into operation. Learn more here: 7 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Online Store; 5 Tips For Bringing In Customers With Content Marketing; and What Is SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?

 

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I have a fantastic idea for a marketplace. Can you sign an NDA?

 

Sorry, we are unable to sign any NDAs.

 

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Can I get a custom solution?

 

We are developing new solutions all the time. Do let us know if you need a particular feature or workflow and if we find it interesting we will work double-time to add it to Blipteam superfast.

 

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Learn More About Building Your Own Online Store:

> Create An Online Store

> How To Create An Online Store | A Step-By-Step Guide

> Build An Ecommerce Website

 

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> How To Start An Online Clothing Store

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