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February 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Eco Marketplace Ethical Community Gets Funding

Social marketplace aims to be the Etsy of eco-friendly and natural products.

Ethical Community, a marketplace for eco-friendly handmade goods, announced it has secured funding of 200,000 GBP from a group of “angel” investors. The U.K.-based marketplace, which launched in October 2010 and has more than 850 registered sellers, intends to use the funding for technology development and marketing. Read More

September 13, 2011 · No comments

Marketplace Focus: eCrater

Free marketplace and store builder aims to keep selling simple.

This is the third article in a series that explores off-eBay marketplaces. In this article, we introduce eCrater, a free marketplace and online-store builder launched with the aim to make selling online simple. Online marketplace eCrater follows the philosophy of popular search engines: Make things as easy to use as possible—and make them free. Read More

August 25, 2011 · No comments

Amazon, eBay, Top Retail Sites

Marketplaces account for half of online retail traffic in June.

Amazon, eBay and were the top three destinations for online shoppers around the world during the month of June, according to a recent survey. The three sites together accounted for 50 percent of traffic to online retail sites during that month, reports researcher Read More

July 22, 2011 · No comments

Marketplace Focus: Bonanza

Site offers a simpler online alternative with a funky 'street fair' vibe.

This is the second article in a series that explores off-eBay marketplaces. In this article, we introduce Bonanza, a marketplace that aims to make buying and selling everything that isn’t “ordinary” easy. Bonanza is a place for buyers and sellers looking for anything but the ordinary. Read More

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