Expanding from a marketplace to an independent ecommerce shop

Here’s a helpful overview from E-Commerce Nation on migrating from a third-party marketplace (i.e. Amazon, Etsy, etc) to an independent ecommerce store using a shopping cart like Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, etc. We’d recommend expanding, rather than replacing, at least to begin.

Marketplaces have their place in the online selling community. They are great for launching a brand. However, there comes a time where being a big fish in a small pond is detrimental to what it is you do. Grow, expand, learn and enjoy the ride!

With all of the resources and benefits, there’s no reason to stay confined on marketplaces if your products are selling well. There are ways to use marketplaces with your independent e-commerce store to drive your traffic and get rid of low-selling merchandise. However, when you have control over your own e-commerce, with your own customer service, branding, and merchandising, you can become even more profitable than you were on a marketplace.

from the post How to Migrate from a Marketplace to an Independent E-Commerce at ECN | E-Commerce Nation

Andrew @ EcomLoop
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