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Best Marketplace Script Similar to eBay, Etsy?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Bupler, Jul 30, 2013.

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  1. Bupler

    Bupler Regular Member

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    This was originally posted in the eBay subforum, but I think I got it wrong, so here it goes:


    I'm helping out a friend on his project and he's trying to create a marketplace website with multivendor support. What I mean is users are able to signup and post items up for sale, just like eBay or Etsy. Not sure how it happened or if it was a great idea, but he went on and bought WP MuDev's (maker of BuddyPress) MarketPress -- a Wordpress-based multivendor plugin. The thing is there seems to be only one theme available, and it is a parent theme with a very basic and not very aesthetically-pleasing child theme. A very hot mess to customize from the ground up. My friend is an electrical engineer, no rocket scientist or web designer. It also isn't the easiest to use for the end user.


    Do you guys have any experiences on using scripts that perform these functions? I've looked at SiteMile, WPMuDev, Magento's multivendor script, some more, and this $900 script that is very good, but way too expensive. Do you guys have any experiences on creating sites such as this, or familiar with multivendor scripts? I think the only reason he choose Wordpress was because he can't really create themes and Wordpress already has an amazing bank of templates and themes.
     
  2. Bupler

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    I guess there aren't many options other than AJ, ProBid, and WeBid.

    WeBid is an open source freeware, but the community and support does not seem that up to par with the others. AJ, on the other hand, seems like the best auction script as of now, but requires a hefty down payment of $350. ProBid is the intermediate at almost $170.

    Are there any people here with any experiences of the three scripts above and MarketPress or SiteMile?
     
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    I'm also quite interested in hearing what people have to say abt this topic cus I'm working on something similar on my own
     
  4. Jaeger

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    Currently in market creating daily deals website is the very much popular way to earn money. Because trend are changing in world. People's become more aware about internet and online purchasing. So according to me creating clone of eBay and Etsy is the best business to gain money. If you research in market then you can get many readymade script providers of daily deals website but I have checked good reviews of NCrypted which is providing eBay Clone script and daily deals aggregator clone with full support and affordable cost.
     
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    TheFancy is a marketplace where multiple sellers can sell their products with a touch of social commerce. The eBay or any marketplace script is just a multivendor script, but when it comes to fancy - the buying happens with heavy influence of social media. Its all in all a social networking happening inside an ecommerce store creating perfect shopping experience.

    I suggest you to try some fancy clone scripts in the market and setup your niche on it. Search for fancy clone script, its purely a marketplace buy sell script.

    LMGTFY, I found few fancy clone vendors like Ecommercemix.com. These guys are the best in the market when compared to other vendors.

    Expert growth hacking strategy. Along with the fancy clone script, you get iOS / Android mobile app for each seller opening store inside your site. When a user browse through the products inside the app, when they click on the product they like - it will open up the page in your site and they will purchase it there.

    Can you visualize the virality your site will be getting? this is pure GROWTH HACKING !

    Also Googling, found this digital deal site -http://gentleninja.com/thefancyclonescript they are selling the script on 85% discount.
     
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    Dibbler Newbie

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    Hi there

    I am very interested in this topic too. I have a client wishing to set up an online marketplace.

    I am seeking a script with an active support community and with the ability to be customized. Ideally, there would be a free trial version available because I am a bit hesitant shelling out my money (or my client's money) on a script that I can't test first for -

    a) Functionality - I want to ensure it can satisfy at least a basic set of use cases
    b) Presentation - my client is very particular about the look of the site having spent a lot of time on design. I need to test replicating his Illustrator files as best as possible within the framework.

    I would describe myself as an intermediate developer so am not averse to a little coding to customize. But I will need that essential developer's community to help me out.

    Any suggestions?

    Many thanks
     
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    vishnukumar Newbie

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    themeforestclone.sangvish

    marketplace.sangvish
     
  8. CPAENGINE

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    I found several scripts while back, i know there is a site selling this type of scritps and you can go on fiverr too
     
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    stevejoys29 Newbie

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    Start your own marketplace using our Etsy Clone script, and start selling. Start Making Money using our Etsy Clone.
     
  10. Truncho

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    I am using getsy for one of my clients with a local business with cakes and it is working fine and people are opening stores there. The reason we took it, is that WP is cheap, but known to be unsecured in many ways, so we wanted to use something custom and secured :cool:
     
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    Guys I bought admire, ecommercemix - here is my impression


    script little reliable for the purpose.
    They have addons without a demo, with very high prices.
    Prepayment for changes, if not go well, and is your problem


    Not recommended
     
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    anyone have more info on the gentle ninja script how good it is? they seem like pretty decent guys and not a bad price, how would this compare to say probid
     
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    Triocommerce script comes deals, auction and product providing a better platform to buy and sell the product.
     
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    eBay & Etsy means you need a multi-vendor eCommerce script. As you have also given a rough idea about your budget, I think Yo!Kart would be a perfect choice for you. It's an off-the-shelf script and costs only $250.
     
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