Create an online marketplace like eBay in minutes
Have a great idea which involves creating a marketplace between buyers and sellers? Say you want to connect independent chefs & restaurants to people or offer peer-to-peer rentals. The possibilities are endless - think Airbnb, Etsy, Alibaba and Seamless. Marketplaces let your users sell or rent goods, spaces or services online (enabling you to take commission on every order). The tools on this page let you create a marketplace quickly, allowing you focus on getting your buyers and sellers/partners on your platform.
We've also sourced these extremely helpful marketplace guides that give you all the information you need to know about creating and running a marketplace: Marketplace Handbook - Version One VC and a16z's Podcast on why marketplaces are so successful.
Sharetribe is the easiest way to create your own peer-to-peer marketplace website in the spirit of Airbnb, Fiverr or Etsy. In Sharetribe marketplaces, the members can rent or sell products, services or spaces to each other. Our platform enables anyone to create such a site without coding skills. Setting the site up is super easy and only takes a couple of minutes. You don't need a developer. Supports all kinds of marketplaces, ranging from where people can sell their products to facilitating peer-to-peer rentals to booking services. Your merchants and buyers can be individuals or companies.
If you use Wordpress for all your sites, you'd be happy to know that it can even form the basis of your marketplace, thanks to a couple of themes like Marketify or Dokan. Dokan enables you to build multi-seller or multi-vendor e-commerce solution with WordPress.
There are certainly restrictions with using these Wordpress themes, such as a lack of support for renting products. Just something to remember depending on the marketplace you have in mind!