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Building the Next Amazon or Etsy: Years of Work or Just a Few Clicks?

The chances of anyone becoming the next Jeff Bezos are slim. He’s now almost worth $80B more than Bill Gates — the second-richest person alive

Building the Next Amazon or Etsy: Years of Work or Just a Few Clicks?

The chances of anyone becoming the next Jeff Bezos are slim. He’s now almost worth $80B more than Bill Gates — the second-richest person alive.
Bezos famously started Amazon by selling books out of his garage. Fast forward ~25 years and his value now surpasses that of Qatar.

His story is incredible, and for the entrepreneurial spirited out there, inspiring.
What’s more remarkable, in the mid-90s, Bezos was setting up business with limited tech tools at his disposal. Yes, he was also launching into a barely inhabited space back then, but as the e-commerce space has grown, so too have the services, vendors and marketplaces available to those with an idea and a desire to see it flourish.
Some businesses exist to sell their own products and services. Others are born to support those brands. The success of either relies on the growth of the other. It’s a symbiotic and mutually beneficial relationship.

Access to modern technological solutions is equipping people the world over with the ability to easily launch their own e-commerce brands. These sophisticated software as a service (SaaS) products are light years from their now-antiquated 20th-century counterparts. Business owners with even a small amount of computer literacy can achieve outstanding growth without relying on others to make that happen.

That autonomy is empowering.

This success can begin to present a new challenge to entrepreneurs though, as they attempt to keep a growing number of plates spinning at the same time. As you sell on new marketplaces, in additional countries, using new partners, it can begin to feel as though you’re losing control of your business...

But as you might have guessed by now, there is a solution to this headache.
We launched Marketcube in 2016 as a response to a lack of services that provided seamless e-commerce integration, full customisable control and, perhaps most importantly, the ability to effortlessly scale in parallel with a client’s business.

Without a marketing budget to speak of, we enjoyed remarkable growth, helping over 1200 marketplaces launch within a year of going into business.
And as that number keeps growing, we continue to add features that make starting up, expanding and profiting from an e-commerce venture as "frictionless" and intuitive as possible.

The Marketcube offering allows e-commerce entrepreneurs to quickly and easily set up and launch their marketplace. In fact, you can go live within as little as 15 minutes.

All you need to do is identify the vendors and suppliers best suited to building out your e-commerce real estate and connect them to Marketcube.
With deep integrations into Shopify, Woo-commerce, Big-commerce and Magento, we’ve got you covered. And if you need even more flexibility, our API is open for integrating into even more platforms.

We’ve got an article explainer in the works that’ll show you how to connect your store and vendors to Marketcube with ease, allowing inventories, invoices, supplier payments and more to be taken care of directly on the platform. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn so you don’t miss it.

One Marketplace for Everything You Need to Flourish
You can take a deep dive into the full list of features on our website, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Fully customisable e-commerce integrations — no code required
  • Unlimited traffic, order volumes and customers
  • Guaranteed marketplace speed, uptime and security
  • Vendor Live ConnectTM — sync your inventory across multiple stores
  • Fulfilment and shipping handling
  • Automatically accept orders and manage returns

And that’s just for starters...
Not only is the headache of maintaining an overview of your entire business dealt with, as your business grows, the Marketcube platform flexes with you. Scalability has been baked in from the beginning.

  • Unlimited order volumes mean you can grow as large as you like, without worrying about increased platform costs
  • Vendor Live ConnectTM means when your customers see an ‘in stock’ item, it really is available
  • And with fulfilment and orders both automated, you can run all this without needing to employ an army of staff in the process
    We believe control is key to gaining valuable insights that lead to strong decision making.

Open and Transparent
There are no additional set up or transaction fees to speak of. Just one, simple monthly price and you can cancel any time (yes, really).
From the very start, we wanted to help e-commerce entrepreneurs start, grow and succeed in online retail.

We’re confident Marketcube is the best home for your e-commerce empire, but we want you to be sure too, so you’ll also get a free trial of the service — it’s only right. You can sign up using this link.

Co-founder & CEO