Discover SwedeMom’s fave online markets

Ever heard of eBay? Of course you have, you-fabulous-SwedeMom-customer-you!

It’s a well known fact that many e-tailers (online retailers) started out using eBay as their main selling platform.. many finding much success and turning their brick-in-mortar business into a fully virtual store.  It has impacted the way we shop, and introduced a new way of making extra income.

One might even say eBay has been the catalyst for e-commerce.

And the popularity is still rising, although there have been many more internet marketplaces popping up these last few years.

So, whether you have been selling on eBay and are looking for a new alternative, or you don’t know where to start when it comes to selling your vintage items, know that there ARE plenty of options, and it is very easy to get started.

If you are looking to sell your own vintage collectibles on a platform that isn’t eBay, here are our very own.. 

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Ruby Lane has a decent following among the buyers and sellers of high-end antiques, collectibles, and vintage items. Though many of the site’s users consider it to be a worthwhile and profitable venue, some users, however, may find their fee structure to be a bit expensive (and even prohibitive in some cases). It really depends on what is being sold and how much the sellers build up their storefronts.

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Bonanza is a non-auction general online marketplace offering fixed price listings on general merchandise, including collectibles.  They have some of the lowest fees around, making this a great alternative.

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TIAS offers fixed prices in antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, and jewelry.  A notable service of Tias is the automatic submission of auctions to eBay and sending listings to over 2000 classified ad networks.  This platform also provides sellers with various store formats.

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Delcampe is an online auction specializing in antiques and collectibles- particularly stamps, coins, and postcards.  The fees are reasonable and there are a variety of payment options available.

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Bidstart is an online auction specializing in collectibles, with fees that are about half that of eBay’s, so it’s a great idea to check this site if you are dealing collectibles and are dissatisfied with the high fees on eBay or other selling sites.
If you are just getting started with the world of online retail (e-tail, as we like to call it) check out  “5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Become An e-tailor”.