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vendor trust in spree commerce and stripe multi-vendor marketplace projects

Spree Commerce and Stripe for marketplace projects: how to build vendor trust and incentivize them to join?

Two-sided or multi-vendor marketplaces face an early chicken and egg problem – without vendors, suppliers or service providers there’s no value for the customers but without the customers, vendors don’t see a point of joining the marketplace. This problem is usually solved by building vendor trust and incentivizing the vendors, as the payout recipients having interest in getting new business, which is the first step to getting market traction. And what do the vendors really want? Stripe says: confidence in getting paid asap. Spree Commerce support that vision with a Stripe Connect integration.

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Building a P2P Marketplace on Spree Commerce for the sharing, renting, swapping economy

An interview with Damian Legawiec, Spree Commerce open source tech lead, who talks about his experiences of building and running a successful P2P marketplace based on Spree Commerce. In the words of its founding father, it was “like a transactional Facebook + Messenger and people were spending quite a lot of time there every single day.” What are the most popular P2P use cases? Sharing, renting, swapping. People want to use everyday items without buying new ones because they only need it for a limited time once in a while. It’s only the beginning of the sharing economy.

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Which marketplace platform should you choose for your online marketplace business?

So you have 10-15 years of experience in your industry, know all about its potential, have contacts to the sellers, know how to reach the buyers, have read books such as “Platform scale” and plenty of blog posts, want to launch your own marketplace already,┬áhope for the first mover advantage and the last missing piece of the puzzle is the marketplace technology. Now, you’re wondering which marketplace platform would be a good fit for your marketplace business. Here’s a quick walkthrough.

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