Technologies to power your platform

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

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 payment service providers for online marketplaces.

by Juho Makkonen


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.

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.

by Sjoerd Handgraaf

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.

by Juho Makkonen

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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.

by Cristóbal Gracia


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.

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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.

by Fiona MacDougall

Four eggs in different stages from raw to fried sunny side up.
Platform technology

How to design your marketplace transaction flow

The science behind minimal abandoned carts for marketplace platforms.

by Juho Makkonen

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.

by Juho Makkonen


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.

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.

by Juho Makkonen

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.

by Juho Makkonen

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 payment service providers for online marketplaces.

by Juho Makkonen


More on marketplace technologies

More insights on building powerful online marketplace platforms.

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.

by Mira Muurinen

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?

by Danielle Herndon

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