Online marketplaces have taken off with platforms such as Amazon, Taobao and Tmall comprising 65% of the entire Top 100 Online Marketplaces sales in 2019. While these sites are commonly known for propelling B2C eCommerce forward, they have also accelerated B2B eProcurement.

According to Statista, the global B2B eCommerce gross merchandise volume totalled 12.2 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019, a marked increase from approximately 5.83 trillion U.S. dollars in 2013. A growing number of B2B buyers are likely to turn to eProcurement first through online B2B marketplaces. Currently, 75% of B2B product purchases are already made online, but this number…


SINGAPORE, 28 May 2021 — Arcadier, the world’s fastest-growing marketplace builder is pleased to welcome five new platform development partners to its growing Expert Partner ecosystem. The newest additions to the global programme, Altrocks (Singapore), Cnetric (India/USA), Prototypical (USA), TechSeria (India/UK) and Idid.it (Serbia), will join the community of expert development partners who support Arcadier’s growing pipeline of customers with unique and complex marketplace customisation, integration and configuration requirements. Arcadier’s Expert Partner Programme allows development agencies and service providers to work together with Arcadier to create bespoke marketplaces for an array of client projects, ranging from B2C, B2B and service…


One year into the Covid-19 pandemic, many countries around the world have gone back into their 2nd or even 3rd lockdown as they see a surge in Covid-19 cases. Hitting an average of over 500,000 cases worldwide a day, the need for medical supplies and equipment to be readily available on a global scale for frontline workers to effectively combat this virus has become glaringly apparent. Responding to the increased demand for medical goods in the past year, the healthcare ecommerce market has experienced a sudden surge, jumping from US$181 billion in 2019 to US$352 billion in 2020. However, was…


Singapore, 14th May 2021 — As the digitalisation of businesses and creation of bespoke online marketplaces becomes ever more common, making smart decisions, building streamlined solutions, and ensuring user security is essential. For the benefit of marketplace owners who are looking to improve their offerings to users, Arcadier has signed Affiliate Partnership agreements with identity trust specialist Acuant, integration platform provider Celigo, and business analytics expert Sisense in an effort to strengthen its Affiliate Partner ecosystem further.

Arcadier’s Affiliate Partnership Programme allows complementary service providers to work together with Arcadier to create a progressive and dynamic ecosystem in which Arcadier…


Startups need a steady flow of funds to turn their ideas into reality. Failure to raise enough funds can hinder your innovations from reaching the market at all. Hence, it is important to be aware of the various funding challenges for startups to overcome them.

According to the 2020 Global Startup Outlook, 41% of startups say it is getting harder to raise funding in today’s economic climate. Moreover, only 11% were actually successful in hitting their target in the last year. Nonetheless, it is not an altogether impossible feat. …


Online B2B marketplaces are up and coming, and that is an undeniable truth. While only 11% of B2B businesses had a marketplace in 2019, this number is growing rapidly. Before the pandemic, payments research firm iBe TSD already predicted B2B marketplaces to generate $3.6 trillion in sales by 2024. With the pandemic driving digitisation for survival, this number is likely to be an extreme underestimation. This is a view shared by many, as Divante’s survey last year showed that 52% of survey respondents, who were business executives, predicted marketplaces to be the most significant area of B2B growth in 2021.


Arcadier has been asked often about the differences between our product features and other marketplace solution providers, especially in comparison to that of Sharetribe’s product offerings. This document designed by Arcadier serves to identify the key differences between features offered by Sharetribe Go and Arcadier DIY SaaS. Sharetribe and Arcadier provide both DIY SaaS and Enterprise solutions.

Under DIY SaaS, Sharetribe offers four plans (Hobby, Pro, Growth, Scale) while Arcadier offers three plans (Basic, Growth, Scale). We will make the comparisons on a plan-by-plan basis (eg. Sharetribe Go’s Hobby package vs Arcadier’s Basic package etc.)

This comparison between Arcadier and…


Over the past year, there has been a growing interest in the use of Marketplace technology by businesses as part of their digital transformation strategies. Arcadier has been often asked how we are different from other platform companies offering similar marketplace software.

This article serves to highlight the five multi-vendor marketplace software companies in the market that we are frequently asked about and provides our own views of how they are different.


Starting any business is hard and comes with many challenges, but growing is even harder. In building a marketplace, one of the most difficult tasks is to maintain the balance in supply and demand. You want to make sure you have enough buyers and sellers to keep the business running. Problems in scaling a marketplace are unavoidable, and they can take many forms. It could be an angry customer that received a wrong order, or a clash with the local government and traditional industries in operational regulations. …


So you are planning on starting an online business? Great. And you have considered whether you should be starting an e-commerce website or a marketplace. If that’s the case, excellent you are reading the right article.

Well then, what is the difference? Traditional e-commerce websites are usually storefronts letting a person sell their wares. Marketplaces on the other hand are different, letting a lot of people sell their goods side by side.

Here are my thoughts to help make your choice clearer.

1. Branding: A singular focus vs strength in numbers.

Traditional storefront e-commerce solutions have the advantage of focusing on a single brand or business. This both relies…

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