Learn how to create an online marketplace on Blipteam and start an online venture with multiple users. You can set up a ecommerce retail business or build an accomodations, travel or automotive website with multiple suppliers. All you need to do is sign up, enter your payment details and then ask your sellers to create their accounts on your Blipteam marketplace. You can have individuals putting up household items for sale. Or you can have small businesses putting up large inventories of products up for sale on your marketplace website.
Your listings can be items for sale or rent. Or they could be information listings if you want to build a classifieds service. Our calendar functionality lets you set up rental listings for anything from industrial equipment to hotel rooms. You can create an online marketplace from scratch within a few minutes on Blipteam. You can build your own Amazon or your own version of AirBnB or Etsy.
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You can also learn how to create an online marketplace with multiple small businesses, all with their own individual stores. Your business sellers can run these web stores independently of your marketplace, and use their own domain names if they like. This gives them the flexibility to build their own brands while supplying to your marketplace at the same time.
All payments are enabled by Stripe, which ensures that customer payments are paid directly into your seller accounts, while your commission is automatically deducted from the transaction and paid into your marketplace account. You can set your commissions rate in your payments dashboard and Blipteam will do the rest.
We take care of all the marketplace tech, leaving you free to concentrate on marketing and building your online brand. You have a number of helpful how-to articles and guides in our Mag section that will show you how to create a brand identity and give you tips on online marketing including SEO and content marketing.
You could be a fitness expert. You could actually get all the gyms, fitness trainers, Karate pros, Kick-boxing dojos and yoga instructors in your area to sign up for your Blipteam marketplace. It will take you forever to get all their information into a single website through other means, but if they all built their own websites on Blipteam and gave you permission to resell their products and services, you can just build a marketplace where you add all their products and services with a single click.
Our app takes care of the tech and you can then concentrate on the task of finding customers for all these fitness programmes. Get in all the health food stores too and add more value to your ecommerce marketplace business.
You might want to build an automotive marketplace where you can list products from all the custom auto part builders and accessory sellers in your town (or country...). Start with a smaller area and get all the custom car builders, paint shops, performance parts manufacturers, mechanics, welders and engine tuners to come and build their car and motor web stores on Blipteam. Our ecommerce platform makes it easy for them to start selling online. Then start adding their products and services and other info into your automotive marketplace.
You can add value to your Blipteam auto mart by including local 4x4 clubs, motorsport enthusiasts and event organisers. Try to add more automotive content as you go along - car maintenance tips, articles on new vehicles, trouble-shooting guides, industry news. Very soon you'll be attracting attention from car manufacturers and all the engine oil companies. Time to turbo-charge your auto mart and go national...
Get in 200 fashion designers and build a fashion marketplace. All of them create their online clothing stores on your marketplace and maintain their collections on their own websites. You pull all their clothes into your own categorization system on your Blipteam marketplace and are responsible for all sales. The individual designers can sell directly from their own webstores but they benefit from the higher traffic that you get on your online marketplace. You get higher traffic because you have a much bigger collection than any individual designer.
You can further increase your website traffic by including information on fashion events and news. Get in some jewellery webstores and clothing accessories as well while you're at it. Learn how to start an online clothing store >
There's a number of different travel marketplaces you can build on Blipteam. You could start with a small resort town and get in all the tourism-related businesses onto your travel marketplace. You could invite all the hotels, guesthouses, outdoor recreation providers, restaurants, bars, night clubs and eating places, holiday equipment, vehicle rental and all other activity providers to come and build their websites and online stores on Blipteam. You can then pull up products and other info pages from all these 'sellers' to build a comprehensive marketplace for your entire resort town. Everyone gets their own online store plus they all get to be a part of something big. That's one idea.
Another would be to build a 'thematic' travel marketplace - you could get all the wildlife safari operators in Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana into a single wildlife safari marketplace. Or you could build something around the demand side of the business by building a custom NY marketplace that handles meetings, incentives and other MICE related travel for, say, financial industry professionals to different parts of the world. You can build a travel marketplace on your area of expertise or your geographical area - a marketplace for US-based family holiday packages or a travel marketplace based solely on travel destinations in Europe.
You can start pretty much any kind of marketplace business on Blipteam - build a service market place, build a health care marketplace or build an online food marketplace. Build the world's biggest internet marketplace for bee-keeping supplies. Or fishing tackle. The list goes on. Think of ways to crack the demand problem before you start roping in sellers - this will help you to get the right kind of merchants onto your online marketplace.
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Blipteam is free to try. Just dive in and start building - we have a checklist inside the app that will help you complete your online marketplace and start driving some sales: