Technologies to power your platform

Marketplaces are technically complex websites. Here’s what to consider when choosing your approach to building a marketplace platform.


Building a Minimum Viable Platform

Don’t invest your time and money in building a marketplace website nobody uses. Here’s how you can mitigate the risks, save thousands of dollars, and build a lovable marketplace platform iteratively.

Author
Sjoerd Handgraaf
Sep 5, 2018
How to Choose the Right Marketplace Software
Starting a marketplace
Platform technology

Marketplace software: How to compare and choose the best solution

There are dozens of online marketplace software alternatives to choose from. Learn how to make the right choice for your marketplace idea.

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Author: Juho Makkonen
Juho Makkonen
May 15, 2017
How to design the booking flow of your service marketplace
Platform technology

How to design the booking flow of your service marketplace

How ten well-known marketplaces match supply and demand, and how to pick the right approach for you.

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Cristobal
Cristóbal Gracia
Feb 20, 2016
Minimum Viable Platform
Starting a marketplace
Platform technology

Your marketplace MVP – How to build a Minimum Viable Platform

What you should focus on when you’re creating the first version of your marketplace platform.

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Marketplace UX principles

The marketplace user experience differs from traditional eCommerce websites in many ways. In a competitive landscape, users are quick to abandon platforms where they can’t find what they’re looking for or have a hard time navigating the booking flow. Here are the most important principles of designing lovable marketplace websites.

Fiona MacDougall
Fiona MacDougall
Jun 29, 2021
Yellow rubber duck surrounded by a symmetrical ellipsis of foam against a bright blue background.
Platform technology

Online marketplace design: the 5 principles of a great marketplace UX

Five key online marketplace design principles and tons of practical tips and examples. Courtesy of marketplace UX designer Fiona MacDougall.

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Author: Juho Makkonen
Juho Makkonen
Apr 8, 2016
How to design the transaction flow of your marketplace
Platform technology

How to design your marketplace transaction flow

The science behind minimal abandoned carts for marketplace platforms.

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Author: Juho Makkonen
Juho Makkonen
Mar 23, 2016
How to help your customers find the right product or service
Platform technology

The marketplace search engine: How to help your customers find what they’re looking for

Your success depends on demand finding its way to supply. Here’s how to make it happen.

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Navigating marketplace payments

Transactions on a marketplace are about as difficult as online payments get. In addition to questions about payment security and user experience, you’ll face a legal jungle that keeps changing as online payment regulation evolves. Luckily, a marketplace founder no longer needs to deal with building a marketplace payment feature from scratch. Here’s a complete guide to navigating marketplace payments.

Author: Juho Makkonen
Juho Makkonen
Nov 9, 2019
Marketplaces payment costs & more
Platform technology

Part 2 – What are the key features of marketplace payment solutions?

There are a number of specific payment features marketplaces need from a payment service provider. This article compares the key features from four prominent PSPs: PayPal, Stripe, Adyen, and MANGOPAY.

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Author: Juho Makkonen
Juho Makkonen
Nov 23, 2018
Marketplaces payment costs & more
Platform technology

Marketplace payments – Costs, integration, and more things to consider

When you are choosing a payment service provider, payment costs, ease of integration, and quality of customer service are important things to consider. In this article, we discuss how PayPal, Stripe, Adyen, and MANGOPAY compare in these aspects.

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Author: Juho Makkonen
Juho Makkonen
Oct 26, 2018
Payment service providers marketplaces
Platform technology

Marketplace payments – Compare payment providers

What are the best payment service providers for online marketplaces? In this article, we identify the most relevant PSPs for online marketplaces.

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More on marketplace technologies

More insights on building powerful online marketplace platforms.

Author
Mira Muurinen
Aug 29, 2019
Prepare your marketplace for SCA by September 2019
Platform technology

What do PSD2 and SCA mean for marketplaces?

Prepare your marketplace for Strong customer authentication (SCA). Here's what you should know about implementing 3D Secure 2 to comply with European payment regulation in 2019.

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Author
Danielle Herndon
Apr 10, 2019
Marketplaces financial crime
Platform technology

Marketplace financial crime – how to avoid the risks

Marketplaces can find themselves particularly at risk of financial crime. What specifically can happen on a marketplace – and how to avoid it?

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