E-commerce has really grown exponentially over the years. With how vast it is getting, more people go to online marketplaces not just to make purchases, but to also start their own online businesses.
The coronavirus pandemic also made more people embrace e-commerce and even though the pandemic restrictions are not as strict as they used to be, more people have come to love the ease and convenience that buying and selling online affords them.
In this article, we will be taking a look at the top online marketplaces in the USA.
Top Online Marketplaces in USA
- Ruby Lane
From recent findings, the top online marketplace in the US is eBay. With 7 million sellers in the US carrying out their transactions with it, eBay remains one of the largest online marketplace in the country. It is not just the top online marketplace in the US alone as it is quite popular on the international scene.
You can tell from the large number of visitors that the website gets. When it comes to ease of use, communication, customer service and profitability, eBay scored a 6.48 out of 10.
Next on our list is Bonanza. Bonanza is a Seattle-based online marketplace that is doing remarkably well. Most of the people that visit the website are from the US. It has a rating of 6.39 which is just a little below that of eBay.
There is also Etsy which has grown so much over the past couple of years. It is clearly on its way to becoming a very big shot in the world of online marketplace. For the first quarter of 2020, it recorded 2.65 million sellers. A year later it had a 77.4% increase and recorded 4.7 million sellers. This further increased to 5.23 million by the second quarter of 2021.
And then there is Amazon. You might wonder why it is not way up on our list. Despite the fact that Amazon is a giant in the world of e-commerce, it is not as popular among sellers like some of the e-commerce website we have already discussed. It is rated 5.13 out of 10.
Another top online marketplace in the US is eCrater with a rating of 5.13 out of 10.
Other top online marketplace in the US include; Ruby Lane, Mercari, Craigslist and Facebook.