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Ruby on Rails powering 4 out of 5 top multi-vendor marketplace platforms in the world

4 Ruby on Rails powered marketplace businesses – Airbnb, Doordash, Instacart, Postmates – gross 76% of all merchandise sold (GMV) by all top 100 marketplace platforms on the Andreessen Horowitz “Marketplace 100”, a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing multi-vendor marketplace E-Commerce websites.

2 out of 10 fastest-growing marketplace platforms in the Andreessen Horowitz Marketplace 100 ranking were built using Ruby on Rails.

The most popular JavaScript framework among the top 100 marketplaces is React used for frontend app development.

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CBD E-Commerce marketplace compliant with FDA interstate regulations

FDA’s jurisdiction over interstate CBD sales could be possibly avoided with a CBD E-Commerce multi-vendor marketplace offering hemp products in each state separately. Customers living in a particular state could only purchase CBD products from merchants based in their own state. Spree Commerce can help to make that happen.

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P2P or C2C rental marketplace development using Spree Commerce

A rental marketplace is a multi-vendor E-commerce platform connecting people or parties who want to use the equipment, sports gear, vehicles or real estate owned by some other people. Sometimes called a P2P or a C2C marketplace, it allows for renting, loaning, sharing, swapping. Spree Commerce may be customized for such a purpose.

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Spree 4.0 for Rails 6 released 

Spree Commerce in 2019

Spree Commerce is the most complete and up to date E-Commerce framework with Rails 6 support, modern REST API V2 for any headless implementation with a React or PWA frontend, GraphQL support coming soon, API v2 JavaScript / TypeScript SDK, newest Boostrap 4 and a new customizable UX templates on the way.

Spree also has the most up to date 3rd party integrations bulletproofed by high-volume retailers. Spree integrations range from marketing automation solutions (Mailchimp E-Commerce), analytics (hundreds of integrations available through Segment.com), taxation (upgraded Avalara AvaTax extension) to payments (Stripe for online stores and marketplaces, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, AfterPay and many more).

Finally, Spree has the biggest community of users and developers on Slack and the most active community of contributors on Github among Rails based E-Commerce frameworks. Continue reading

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Stripe Connect and Spree Commerce for marketplace development 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 to join the marketplace, 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 / C2C 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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