Looking for alternatives to a marketplace platform like Arcadier or Yelo or Sharetribe? Building a marketplace is not an easy task and, especially, if your idea is not a typical model. There is no one size fit. There are platforms that are rigid and hard to customize. Indeed, all the ready-made platforms mentioned are easy to start but may be hard in the long run. Because when there is no flexibility, there is an adaptability issue to the situation of your startup or enterprise. We kept all this in consideration as we were in a situation like you. We wanted to build different marketplace platforms at a different part of our growth.
With all this experience, we built Tradly platform (Signup for a free account and experience yourself). We want to give founders the scale and customization according to their strategy. No one size for all.
List of SAAS Marketplace website builders (some provides app)
- Tradly Platform
Launch your own marketplace with no code solution in 10days with marketing tools integrated
Comparison by extension to different environment
|Supply App(Driver, Restaurant)||Yes||No||No||No|
Comparison by tech scalability and customisation
|Can mount any sort of apps (mobile or IOT)||Yes||No||Partially||Yes|
|Mobile app first focused||Yes||No||No||No|
|Proven technology stack(NodeJS)||Yes||Not sure||Yes||Not sure|
|App can be expanded into super app like multiple categories (From Fashion buy/sell to rental or recycle)(Fashion to Finance)||Yes||No||No||No|
|UI Library complex customisations||Yes||Not Sure||Yes||Not sure|
|Front end agnostic||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
Comparison by Design customisation
|Android App UI||Yes||Not sure||No|
|iOS App UI||Yes||Not sure||No|
|Web App UI||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Admin App (supply)||Yes||No||No|
What is API Driven?
- Simply, API-driven development is the practice of designing and building APIs first, then creating the rest of an application around them. In this way, API-driven development is different from traditional development strategies. Those usually include API design and implementation as one point on the development timeline, but that does not make it the first step in the application production.
- Benefits - Making everything accessible via APIs, encouraging distributed and modular architectures, allowing to build Cloud-friendly apps, etc.
What are Application Programming interfaces(API)?
API is the acronym for the Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Each time you use an app like Facebook, send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you are using an API.
What is “Mount any sort of apps”?
If you are aware of the benefits of API-driven architecture, it allows you to build one backend system (like a switch box) where you can fit any sort of apps with the Internet like iOS, Android phone, IoT display devices, smartwatch, etc.
How do you say it’s a proven technology stack?
Our backend is built on top of Nodejs. Companies that are using these technologies are Uber, Netflix, Walmart, Paypal, eBay, Linkedin, GoDaddy, Groupon, NASA, etc.
What is “Super app” and why it might be important for you?
Imagine when you launched your app with the Tradly platform in 2019 with a fashion marketplace where you allow people to buy and sell fashion products. In 2020, your business grows faster and you want to build an ecosystem where you allow people to rent fashion items. Our tech stack allows you to easily add those modules under the existing app. Just to be clear, based on the exact requirement you have, we can confirm the timeline.
Resources to build, launch and grow marketplaces
- More about Headless Commerce API
- Open source Repositories - iOS, Android, Web App
- Youtube Video series on how to build a marketplace
- VIDEO: Choosing the right stack and how to approach different solution
- Read: Why it’s better to use pre-built solution like Tradly
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