Comparison of Arcadier vs Yelo vs Sharetribe – Alternatives

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 all. There are platforms which are rigid and hard to customise.  Indeed, all the ready made platforms mentioned are easy to start but may be hard on the long run because when there is no flexibility, there is adaptability issue to the situation of your startup or enterprise. We kept all this in consideration as we were in the situation like you. We wanted to build different marketplace platform 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 customisation according to their strategy. No one size for all. 

List of SAAS Marketplace website builders (some provides app)

  • Arcadier
  • Kreezalid
  • Kazadu
  • Sharetribe
  • Tradly Platform
  • Near-me
  • Nabooki
  • Izberg
  • Yelo

Comparison by extension to different environment

Platforms Tradly Platform Yelo Sharetribe Arcadier
Web App Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android App Yes Yes No No
iOS App Yes Yes No No
Admin Dashboard Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supply App(Driver, Restaurant) Yes No No No

Comparison by tech scalability and customisation

Tradly Platform Yelo Sharetribe Arcadier
API driven* Yes No Yes Yes
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 YesNot 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
GraphQL Yes No No Not sure
Front end agnostic Yes No Yes Yes

Comparison by Design customisation

Tradly Platform Yelo Sharetribe
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 is 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 an API driven architecture, it allows you to build one backend system (like a switch box) where you can fit any sort of apps with Internet like iOS, Android phone, iOT display devices, smart watch, etc.

How do you say it’s proven technology stack?

Our backend is built on top of Nodejs. Companies who is using these technologies are Uber, Netflix, Wallmart, 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 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

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