Blipteam lets you start a marketplace website with multiple individual sellers or multiple businesses. Your individual sellers can simply sign up to your marketplace and create a single listing. Your business sellers can create entire web stores with dozens of products and sell them (i) via your marketplace, and (ii) through their own domain names. Lets say you have 5 friends:
Friend #1: Sells shoes
Friend #2: Sells jeans
Friend #3: Sells jackets
Friend #4: Sells t-shirts
Friend #5: Sells goggles
All of them create individual webstores on Blipteam for their products. Then you pull up all your friends' products into your Blipteam marketplace - with a single click. This way you start your very own clothing superstore and set up a marketplace for clothing products.
In the same way you can set up a marketplace website for just about any kind of product or service out there. You can set up a marketplace website for electronics, or interior decoration or carpentry supplies or professional services. Your sellers handle all product information - images, text, inventory, pricing. You handle marketing and sales for all these products via your online e-commerce marketplace on Blipteam.
And you get a much simpler workflow for your individual sellers. They just sign up and create one or more listings. Then you can review these listings and add them to your marketplace website with a single click. You can set up your own listing categories and filters so that your customers can browse through hundreds of listings on your website.
You can create a number of different types of listings on your marketplace, from physical products with shipping rates to doctor appointments. Your business sellers can create product listings with multiple variants and set shipping rates for different regions and offer discounts on bulk purchases.
Your individual sellers can set flat shipping rate for domestic or international deliveries. And they both have access to calendar functionalities that can help them create listings for travel-based listings, rent out holiday homes, villas, cars, household goods or industrial equipment or set up daily appointments for gyms and professional services.
Most small businesses have to manage a large number of tasks with precious few resources. Marketing and distribution are areas that many production-oriented businesses struggle with. These companies are so busy producing a good quality product that they are not left with much time to spend developing marketing leads.
Look around within your own industry or within your own community. You will find many small businesses struggling to market and generate sales online. See if you can find opportunities in your geographical area - maybe there are lots of fashion designers in your area. Or automobile businesses. Or furniture makers. Or potato farmers. All of these people can benefit from an online marketplace. A single online marketplace is then easier to market to potential customers. Shipping and sales become more streamlined.
Learn how to set up a marketplace, take a look at our Online Marketplace Builder infographic >