An American multinational eCommerce company is formerly known as AuctionWeb 1995 by Pierre Omidyar. The headquarters of eBay is located in San Jose, California, and it provides its services in 180 countries till now.

It also is a multibillion-dollar business. The website, eBay is an online auction and shopping website free for every buyer to use but charges to sellers after a few free listings.

Having been launched more than 25 years ago, eBay now has 1.6 billion approximate live listings. 

Ebay’s competitor’s list

Amazon

Launched in the year 1994, Amazon became the iconic example of e-commerce. Amazon was first started as a book-selling company which later became a tech business with the motive of making online transactions easy for the customers.

It sells almost everything that may be required from a customer, food, shoes, books, grocery, whatever is required.

It also provides web services which include renting data storage and cloud computing. 

Etsy

E-commerce based in America focuses on handmade, vintage items, and craft supplies that fall under a lot of categories such as jewelry, bags, clothing, furniture, toys, and many more.

Its headquarters are grounded in Brooklyn, New York, US, and the website was launched in 2005 by a small company named IO space composed of Robert Kalin, Chris Maguire, and Haim Schoppik which later on was joined by Jared Tarbell.

Bonanza

Relatively new on the e-commerce horizon but fast turning to be a giant killer, Bonanza is based in Seattle and was founded when Bill Harding, the CEO was frustrated by the rainy garage sale.

The company was declared, “The best eBay alternative we’ve seen, by an e-commerce guide in 2008. It’s an online business that allows its customers to vend everything from relics to electronics, fastening substantially on electronics.

Ebid

Ebid is a British Company founded in 1998 and operates in 25+ countries as of now including, the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, etc., and is an online auction fixed price marketplace.

It has a low-risk market, takes a comparatively low 3% commission, and a person does not have to pay anything to sell on Ebid.

It also has more than 12000 categories in it to buy or sell and has 3.8+ million live listings on its website.

Ecrater

An online marketplace and eCommerce website, offering tons of ready-made templates to create an online shop and is 100% free but charges only 2.9% when you have made a sale on your online store.

No price for listing, no extra commission whatsoever. It was innovated by Dimitar Slavov in 2004 and is grounded in Irvine, California. It is up to the seller to bring the traffic as if it is the seller’s site. 

Facebook Marketplace

Facebook is the network community that was launched in February 2004, whereas its marketplace was launched in the year 2015.

It is quite new in comparison to other internet markets. The company which is now known as Meta owns Facebook and its marketplace.

It does not charge any fee to buy or sell, anyone can put items for sale at absolutely zero price. It’s driven by the local community having over 2.8 billion users. 

Newegg

Newegg claims to be the number 1 online marketplace for everything tech there is. Fred Chang, a Taiwanese-born American entrepreneur founded Newegg in the year 2001.

The company covers everything from electronic items, smartphones, and computers to all gaming products. It is headquartered in California and has distribution throughout Canada and Northern America, as well as a global reach of more than 50 nations.

It provides multiple membership options, ranging from free to $29.95 a month to $99.95 a month.

Rubylane

Founded by Tom Johnson in 2005, Rubylane is based in San Francisco, California, and is considered one of the biggest vintage online stores.

It has a wide global reach and was created to connect sellers and buyers of art, antiques, vintage collectibles, and jewelry.

It is a fixed marketplace that is most popular in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Australia. Although, it does not charge any commission it does charge per listing, maintenance fee, and set up cost as well. 

Walmart

Walmart is currently the second-largest eCommerce retailer in the United States, accounting for around 13% of total sales.

While Walmart lags far behind Amazon in online sales, it is gaining headway. It is free and simple to start up.

There is no maintenance charge, only an 8-20% referral fee for successful sales. It allows only fixed price listings and does not offer any auction option.

Rakuten

Founded in Japan by Hiroshi in 1997, formerly known as MDM, is an eCommerce and online retailing company.

Its activities include financial services that use financial technology, as well as digital content and communications services including messaging app Viber, e-book distributor Kobo, and Rakuten Mobile, Japan’s fourth mobile carrier.

Rakuten, commonly known as the Amazon of Japan, has over 90 percent of Japan’s internet users registered.

Mercari

Shintaro Yamada, Ryo Ishizuka, and Tommy Tomishima started the Japanese eCommerce startup in 2013. It’s the ideal spot to declutter or find objects that will bring fresh vitality to your area.

It is presently only accessible in the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States. It is popular in Japan and is finding its feet in other countries as well.

The platform claims to be adding 100,000 products each day and charges a selling fee and fee for direct deposit requests.

Wish

A popular place for mobile customers looking to buy apparel, gadgets, accessories, and other items. It was founded in San Francisco in 2010, and Wish is now active in 60+ countries around the world.

Its objective is to provide billions of consumers worldwide with a cheap and fun mobile shopping experience. It does not charge sellers a monthly fee, but rather a 15% share of the sale price including delivery when a seller makes a transaction.

This pricing model relieves the burden on new merchants who may not have a high sales volume at first.

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