Our tech talent network consists of hundreds of on-site talents, off-site collaborators and top software houses. We will pick digital marketplace development superstars perfectly fitted for your company culture, industry and technology.
Our goal is not to simply deliver the project. We will help you build a hypergrowth environment around your technology and your product.
Even the best alghoritms are just a part of success. We will provide you with interdisciplinary team of tech business talents, from project managers and strategy consultants to sales and marketing experts.
We take the best principles of agile approach to software development and expand it to other project's areas, to ensure the highest efficiency and transparency of our expert's work.
You tell us about your challenges and business goals.
Based on that information we provide you with top software talents perfectly matching your needs.
Together we brief the newly created team and kick-off the project
Poof! Your tailor-made squad of experts is ready to work!
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Explore new possibilities and grow your business value. With an online marketplace, you can earn money from different sources, such as premium listings, listing fees, ads, and even selling your own products.
Minimize your role in the shopping process and leave the details to customers. With a marketplace instead of a standard online store, you don't have to worry about manufacturing, storage, or delivery.
Enjoy the snowball effect and grow your business fast. As you don’t have to worry much about logistics when running an online marketplace, you only have to adapt your tech stack as the customer numbers rise.
Focus on technology and deliver a great product with relatively low investment. By minimizing your involvement in the exchange process between your customers, you can focus on hiring experienced staff.
More than 2 trillion dollars were spent by customers in 2019 only on the top 100 online marketplaces. And this number is growing on a year-to-year basis.
There is a problem, however, for new marketplaces — a significant number of customers prefer to buy products using a website they have already used. How can new players overcome this? How can they encourage customers to buy and sell using specifically their marketplace?
The key is technology and a great design. These two combined, if taken care of by true specialists, build the credibility of an online marketplace and initiate word-of-mouth growth that can quickly turn into a snowball effect.
But how to assemble a team that can deliver great marketplace development services and take you to the top? Which IT professionals you need to avoid mistakes and work within an optimized budget? Read our ultimate guide to marketplace development below to find out answers to all the most important questions that you might have.
However, some technologies will make the whole team connected. Many online marketplaces decide to base their product on a pre-built software that makes the development easier. These pre-built solutions include platforms like Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify, Cocorico, or Yo!Kart. Using these platforms allows to deliver a functioning marketplace faster and make the content management system easy to access for anyone in the team. For the best results, if you decide to use any of these systems, you should remember to look for developers who have previously also worked with them.
But many companies decide to build their own marketplace from scratch. It takes more time and it’s most often more costly, but it allows for flexibility that no pre-built software can guarantee. If you decide to move forward with this solution, you should look for developers who have previously worked on a custom marketplace system and are knowledgable in frameworks and libraries that speed up the process.
When you start looking for members of your marketplace development team, the first thing you should focus on is finding the people with previous experience with e-commerce products. This constitutes a product fit that guarantees you have the experts with the knowledge of solutions that already proved to be successful.
But the effectiveness of your team can be improved even more.
First, think about the industry fit. In some cases, it might matter even more than the product fit. Imagine that you’ve just hired a few developers and designers — all from companies working on quite general marketplaces, selling all types of products, from tech gadgets to canned food. You, however, want to focus strictly on healthcare. Or banking. Or education. Or any other industry. In this case, when considering a hire of an IT project manager, it would be wiser to hire someone with previous experience in this specific field. This will provide you will an additional perspective on your product and more in-depth knowledge of the industry you want to innovate with your marketplace.
Additional advantages can be gained from a company culture fit. Consider the values your business is or will be operating on. Think of the approach to diverse and inclusive environments, focus on local/global, the management style. And then, look for people who also share these values to assemble a team of like-minded professionals who can cooperate with each other effectively.
No time to put together a whole marketplace development team? We can help.
At Ideamotive, we run a network of top IT professionals looking for new career opportunities. Whether you are in need of talented developers, creative designers, or experienced IT Project Managers, we can connect you with the best people on the market. We always take into consideration your company profile, product specification, and any other requirements you might have, so the candidates you get connected to are perfectly fitted to your project.
Reach out to us today and start building a great online marketplace with a tailored marketplace development team.
Execute your vision with trusted and battle-tested marketplace developers perfectly suited to your business needs.