Compare Sharetribe vs. Mirakl

What is the best marketplace software, Sharetribe or Mirakl? This article helps you compare things like pricing, features, and scalability – and find the best marketplace builder for you.

Mirakl focuses on helping large retailers add a marketplace to their existing e-commerce offering. Its main competitive advantage is the number of integrations it has to existing e-commerce solutions. Mirakl also offers comprehensive tooling for large enterprises. The pricing reflects this: Mirakl's price point makes the solution inaccessible for most startups and small businesses.

For an entrepreneur (or an intrapreneur) looking to launch a new marketplace, Sharetribe is a better option. Sharetribe Go lets you launch your platform quickly and with an extremely low budget. Meanwhile, Sharetribe Flex allows you to scale your marketplace and add an infinite amount of unique features without breaking the bank.

In terms of marketplace type, Mirakl can be a great Sharetribe alternative if you're building the next Amazon or Alibaba – and if you can afford the price. Mirakl focuses heavily on B2C and B2B e-commerce, where physical products are being shipped and sold. If you're building a peer-to-peer product marketplace like Etsy or eBay, a rental platform like Airbnb, or a platform dealing with complex services like Fiverr or Rover, Sharetribe's functionality likely matches your needs better.

The table below helps you compare Mirakl with Sharetribe Go and Sharetribe Flex.


Sharetribe Go

Sharetribe Flex

Dedicated marketplace solution

How to get started
  • Contact Mirakl by filling a form on their site
  • Sign up to Sharetribe Go
  • (Buy a custom domain)
  • (Set up a Custom Landing Page)
  • Sign up to Sharetribe Flex
  • Develop your marketplace front end on top of APIs & website template
  • Buy a domain
  • Buy hosting for your front end
Built-in marketplace features

Time to launch

4 months on average

1 day

1–3 months

  • Not disclosed*

*Pricing based on subscription and a percentage of GMV

  • Plans starting from $79 /mo
  • (Custom Landing Page $99 /mo)
  • Subscription fee $299 /mo
  • (+Transaction fee for transaction volume over $30,000)
Free trial

Demo available upon request

30 days

Free for the duration of development

Technical skills needed

Medium to high

  • Development skills needed to take Mirakl into use
  • Mid- to high-level skills needed for custom-developing features and integrations
  • Backend hosting, performance, maintenance, backups, and updates included at any scale


  • No coding skills needed
  • Easy to customize and setup using Admin panel
  • Hosting, performance, maintenance, backups, and updates included at any scale


  • Some development skills needed to take Flex into use
  • Mid- to high-level skills needed for custom-developing features and integrations
  • Backend hosting, performance, maintenance, backups, and updates included at any scale

Backend hosting included


Backend hosting included

Performance monitoring


Custom development


Not possible


Main programming language

Use the tech stack of your choice

Custom coding not possible

Use the tech stack of your choice

Supports building a mobile app


No information available*

*The help you need can be specified in Mirakl's contact form

  • Sharetribe support
  • Sharetribe support +
  • Flex developer support
Key benefits

+ Advanced features and services for large companies who want to expand their offering to marketplaces

+ Integrations with other eCommerce solutions

+ Modular architecture

+ Very fast to launch

+ Very easy to use

+ Seamless user experience that keeps improving

+ Effortless to maintain

+ Advanced features for rental marketplaces like Airbnb, service marketplaces like Fiverr, and product marketplaces like Etsy

+ Dedicated support for non-technical founders

+ Fully customizable, yet fast to launch

+ Effortless to maintain

+ Unlimited scalability

+ Enjoyable developer experience

+ Easy to build a mobile app

+ Advanced features for rental, service, and product marketplaces

+ Dedicated support for developers

Key drawbacks

- Not aimed at startups or small businesses (focus on enterprise marketplaces)

- Significantly more expensive than Sharetribe Go or Flex

- Not suited for building peer-to-peer marketplaces or rental marketplaces

- No no-code alternative; always requires development work or hiring a developer

- Longer average launch time than with Sharetribe Go or Flex (4 months)

- Lowest customizability

- Not possible to build new features

- Limited functionality for "online mall" marketplace types

- Supports fewer payment gateways and business models

- Requires development skills (or hiring a verified Sharetribe Expert)

- No existing integrations with eCommerce tools

- Requires more customization than Mirakl to suit B2C enterprise product-selling

Always included in both Go & Flex

When you create a marketplace with Sharetribe, here's what you can always count on.

All essential marketplace features


Listings and profiles. Multiple different transaction flows. Search engine. Availability management. Messaging, reviews, email notifications, and a lot more. Because you don’t have to sweat the basics, you can focus on what counts: your brand and your user community.

Secure online payments


Sharetribe’s built-in payment system allows you to process payments between your users, delay payouts, and collect your commission automatically. Without compromising user experience or security compliance.

Powerful admin tools


Have a 360° view of what goes on in your marketplace. User management, content moderation, transaction monitoring, and a lot more – all the tools you need to be in complete control of your platform.

Regular updates & new features


Sharetribe makes your business more powerful every day. In addition to keeping your platform up to speed with the latest security and regulatory advancements, our team adds lots of new functionality to your marketplace every month.

Carefree infrastructure


Wherever your growth takes you, your Sharetribe-powered platform can handle it. You never need to worry about traffic spikes or site performance. Our solutions support your marketplace at any stage of your business lifecycle.

Legal & regulatory compliance


Local payment regulation? Data security protection? Regulatory changes and updates? With Sharetribe, your payment and data processing is always compliant with the latest regulatory standards such as GDPR and PSD2.

Maintenance & backups


Scratch backups off your todo list. Sharetribe keeps your platform and data storage working reliably and securely according to the latest industry best practices. If you ever want to leave, your data is yours to keep.

Expert support 7 days a week


Sharetribe’s support team consists of marketplace business and platform technology experts – all extremely friendly folks to boot. We’ll help you get the most out of our products and share Sharetribe’s decade-long marketplace experience to support your business.

Launch today with no code or build freely on top of marketplace APIs

Starts from $79/mo

Sharetribe Go:
The fastest way to market

  • Set up & launch in one day
  • No coding skills needed
  • Easy to adapt to your marketplace idea
Tablet and smartphone screens showing two Sharetribe Go marketplace home pages.
Laptop and smartphone screens showing Sharetribe Flex web template and code and a marketplace listing page UI.
Starts from $299/mo

Sharetribe Flex:
Custom-building made smarter

  • Design & develop your ideal marketplace
  • Essential features out of the box
  • Unique, headless approach with APIs and templates

Not sure? Compare Go and Flex in more detail or let us help!

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