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Why High Quality Images Matter to Your Marketplace


In a marketplace, a product or service listing will only be as good as its photo...

24 Apr 2017

The Total Cost of Building a SaaS Marketplace


Do you know how much it costs to build an online marketplace platform? Building ...

05 Apr 2017

3 Things Marketplaces Can Learn from Airbnb’s Trips P


Airbnb never ceases to amaze. Last November, the short-term home rental marketpl...

03 Apr 2017

The Latest Buzz: 7 Used Goods Marketplace Platforms in


In Asia, we have successful ecommerce marketplace platforms like Carousell, Trez...

20 Mar 2017

Challenges in Adapting Traditional Business to an E-Com


So you have a brick-and-mortar business going on for a while. But you’ve been ...

06 Mar 2017

9 Must-Reads for Marketplaces


With the wealth of technology available, it is now more easy and affordable than...

27 Feb 2017

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Bonnie Sherman, Upwork’s VP, Product

The Growing Pains of a Recruitment Marketplace, Part 2Hiring the right person for your business used to take weeks. It’s a process that involves a lot of effort and red


Matt Marino, Global Head of Sales for WePay

What Marketplace Operators Need to Know about Integrated Payments and Fraud ManagementMatt Marino, the Global Head of Sales for WePay lends his thoughts on what marketpla


Jim Tan, President of the Sharing Economy Association o

How the Sharing Economy Gives This Young Leader an Adrenaline Rush Like No OtherIt’s no secret that the sharing economy is redefining the way we solve problems, offerin


Warren Hayashi, President, Asia-Pacific at Adyen

Payments as a Strategic AdvantageThe world is changing fast and with it, the needs of customers. While some struggle to keep up and view the rapidly changing landscape as


Gotrainer Founder, Gavin Loh

This online marketplace for personal trainers changes the way you find a fitness instructorGavin Loh, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of, flash


Alan Tien, Visa’s VP for Innovations, APAC

Staying Ahead of the Curve in the Sharing EconomyAn interview with Alan Tien, Visa’s VP for Innovations, APACEnter into a world of imaginative ideas as you step into th

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Things You Ought to Know Before Building a Marketplace

What comes to mind when you hear the word “marketplace”? Perhaps you would imagine your local market where artisans and farmers come together to sell their goods and



A Guide to an Awesome Marketplace Idea

At the core of every awesome marketplace lies a viable idea. But viability alone does not cut it. Your marketplace needs to solve a tangible problem, which your users cur



4 Simple Ways to Monetise Your Marketplace

Every marketplace needs money to operate. Even if you’re not doing it for a profit, you still need some cash flow to maintain and develop your website. There are many d



Unique Business Models for Your Marketplace

Having covered some of the more conventional methods of monetising your marketplace business in the previous chapter, it is time to explore more unique business models. T



Building Your Marketplace Community

Community is the heart and soul of a marketplace, even though it’s probably not the first thing that comes to people’s heads when starting a marketplace. In the early



How Much Should You Charge?

Back in the late 1990s, Expedia and Travelocity, which were the online travel leaders in Europe, would charge over 30% for certain travel packages. But, now o