Two names dominate global eCommerce – Amazon and eBay – so it’s no surprise that most people start their journey as an online seller on one or the other. Expanding to new marketplaces continues to be one of the safest and quickest ways to scale your online business and access new international markets.
While most forays into international sales start at these household names, there are further opportunities for growing your international sales volume. Here are some other names that are definitely worth a look, along with the markets they serve:
Cdiscount is France’s largest online retailer. Launched in 2011, its Marketplace has grown remarkably and now has more than 15 million product offerings from over 8,500 vendor partners.
Markets you can access: France, Belgium, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Thailand, Vietnam, Senegal, Brazil, Cameroon, Panama
Founded in 2001, Newegg is an electronics-focused marketplace that caters to savvy customers who know exactly for what they’re looking. With over 28 million registered users, Newegg offers technology products at competitive prices. Newegg is well known for its low rates of commission too, making it a cost-effective market for sellers.
Markets you can access: USA, Canada, China, Taiwan
A subsidiary of Rakuten, PriceMinister.com is the second most-visited eCommerce site in France. It has more than 23 million visitors a month, and is home to a wide variety of products including books, video games, clothing, home and food. A very colorful website, PriceMinister might be the most aesthetically pleasing of these international marketplaces.
Markets you can access: France
Founded in Japan in 1999, Rakuten has expanded at a fast pace. As they are now in major Asian, European and South American countries, Rakuten makes it easy to sell your products internationally through regionally-focused websites.
Markets you can access: France (PriceMinister), UK, Germany, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand (Tarad).
Wish.com is an eCommerce mobile app that has grown rapidly over the last 3 years and claims to have hundreds of millions of users. Wish caters to a younger market, as seen through their motto “Shopping made fun.” The transaction fee for merchants is high, clocking in at 15%, but the large user base offsets the higher cost.
Markets you can access: China, North America, South America, UK, Europe, pretty much anywhere!
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