Amazon is one of the largest online marketplaces today. The products are sold from their independent vendors as well as their own warehouse.
Recently they launched the Amazon marketplace where they offer products from third-party vendors which can be fulfilled by either Amazon or the vendors themselves.
Our Amazon clone script, iScripts Multicart will help you build your own online marketplace. It is an open-source multi-vendor shopping cart software that supports a single storefront with multiple sellers.
Customers in today’s world are on the move, everyone is using the mobile application to get there. Whatever be the devices customers are using, they will get the information on time. That’s why mobile apps are critical in today’s business environment and Mobile apps can bring more customers to your online shop.
Amazon clone script business model supports a number of online marketplace websites like Etsy, and Artfire.
Check the iScripts Multicart Live Demo which will help you create a multi-vendor marketplace just like Amazon.
Amazon Marketplace allows sellers to list their items for sale through amazon.com. It offers credibility and brand recognition of Amazon.com to the smaller merchants with their own products. It was a decent alternative to creating own store and spend money on marketing, maintaining the online store.
Amazon had a monopoly in the marketplace for a few years. But now more players are entering the market due to the success of this business model. Recently Sears.com, Buy.com, and Walmart.com announced they will be entering into online marketplace business. Some of these providers are offering product fulfillment services in addition to marketplace list and payment transaction management.
|Commission range||7-20%||8-15% + $.99 per transaction||8-15%, plus $1.35 per transaction||Do not disclose|
|Other Fees||$39.95 per month||None||$39.99 per month||Do not disclose|
|Seller options||Sellers can fulfill their own orders or pay $.45 per cubic foot storage for Sears to do product fulfillment. Also, there is $3.00 handling fee per order.||Sellers fulfill their own orders.||Sellers can fulfill their own orders or pay $.45 per cubic foot storage for Amazon to do product fulfillment. Also, there is $3.00 handling fee per order.||Sellers fulfill their own orders or ask Walmart to do the fulfillment.|
Overall this is a great opportunity for independent retailers who do not have the expertise to market their own products. This is also an opportunity for savvy marketers to create their own marketplace in niche markets.
You can create a multi-vendor marketplace using this Amazon clone script. Recently we created a few other variations of a multi-seller marketplace with slightly different models. They include an original multi-vendor shopping cart, multi-seller platform for dropshippers , multi-vendor multi-seller platform. In addition, we created an online store builder and a standard shopping cart platform for retail merchants.
Here is the comparison of all these shopping carts, supply chain platforms for distributed ecommerce.
Lately, it seems most of the heavyweights in retail and manufacturing is slowly moving into the distributed eCommerce space.