More and more Canadians are taking advantage of shopping from the comfort of their homes with online shopping. In fact, Statistics Canada reported that Canadian e-commerce sales were $19.2 billion in 2016.
Those numbers are staggering and if you’re a seller, you’ll want to get in on all that buying action! Looking toward to the future, financial and business analysts forecast that by 2019, that Canadians will be spending about $39 billion dollars online. That’s almost double the amount spent in 2016.
There are quite a few online marketplaces for sellers to market and sell their products worldwide, however, the list of Canadian marketplaces is just starting to grow. I suspect as more Canadians flock to the Internet to shop, there could be more marketplaces opening to accommodate the need sellers have to get exposure for their products.
I’ll update the list with any new Canadian marketplaces, so bookmark this post for future reference.
10 Canadian Marketplaces for Online Sellers
- Facebook Marketplace makes it easier to buy and sell your items locally and best of all it’s free to use!
- Amazon Marketplace is the giant in the online marketplace offerings, with a huge audience of Amazon customers shopping across North America.
- Best Buy Canada marketplace gives you access to 18 million visitors per month. They offer competitive rates with other marketplaces operating in Canada and there are no setup fees.
- eBay Canada offers a marketplace with exposure to millions of visitors each month. There is no fee to join, however, the fee schedule has several components to it.
- iCraft Gifts is an online community of artists and crafters and a unique marketplace focusing on handmade items. There is a non-refundable registration fee for this venue. Then sellers must choose a subscription package based on the number of items they intend to sell.
- NEW! Amazon Handmade is a marketplace for artisans, crafters and DIYers can sell their unique handmade goods. Fees are simple, their 12% promotional referral fee includes payment processing, marketing, discounted shipping, fraud protection and they’ve waived the monthly fee.
- Made Urban is a Canadian marketplace that is free join for handmade goods and creative services in your neighbourhood. Plus there are no listing fees, no commission fees and no commitment required.
- Newegg Canada marketplace gives you access to 20 million visitors per year. Sell in a wide range of categories, each having it’s own commission fee rates.
- Etsy offers sellers access to millions of buyers in Canada and around the world. Etsy is a creative online marketplace for one of a kind items, crafts and craft supplies. Fees are reasonable. The site has been around more than a decade and is very popular with artisans and those looking for unique or vintage finds.
- Walmart Canada Marketplace recently began accepting third-party sellers and boasts 8 million unique visitors each month. You must email the Marketplace Team for more information about the program and joining.
Are you selling goods online? Which Marketplace do you prefer?