• Mark Jacobs

How to build a B2B marketplace in 5 steps?

Are you planning to start an online business? Are you planning to create your own marketplace, like Amazon, Flipkart, Alibaba, Indiamart and other such websites? Do you have multiple vendors and need to target a particular niche category?


If yes, then you have come to the right place. This blog will give you a short understanding of how you can build a B2B marketplace and launch in 1 day.



Example: Launch Perfume B2B Marketplace


Let's build a B2B marketplace, in 5 steps:-


Step 1: Planning

Planning is a very important part of launching a successful B2B marketplace. Start your business plan by understanding your target audience, niche and what categories do you want to launch first. E.g. Marketplace for musical instruments, Marketplace for school furniture, Marketplace for fashion products and so on. This step is one of the most important steps to build a B2B marketplace.


Step 2: Understanding Flow & User Experience

How do you want your user to experience your marketplace? Do you want to give an option of buying and selling on the website or do you want to focus on generating leads? What will be the relationship between buyers and sellers on your B2B marketplace that you are building? How building a marketplace will solve essential problem of your user, buyer or seller? The effective marketplace is one where there is a win - win relationship between buyer and seller. Buyer is looking to buy product or service and seller is looking to sell. Can the right buyer meet right seller? What are the problems that you are solving in user experience and flow.


Some key features that FQZEE solves and creates a unique flow for your buyers and sellers are:-

RFQ

Messaging Service

Support

Free website for every seller

Tokens

Advertisement

Buying online - e-commerce ready

Build marketplace for your multi vendors, sellers easily and add customised features with FQZEE.

Step 3: Talk to your customers

Once you are ready with your blueprint, talk to people who can become your potential customers. What are payment solutions, taxes, do your customers need an invoicing system, perhaps some other tool that can help buyer and seller both on your marketplace platform that you are building.


Often people get confused with B2B, and B2C - where do you fit in. Build B2B Marketplace with complete end to end research. Talking to a few customers will give you insight on what are key pain points of your customers and how you can create a solution that are meaningful for both buyers and sellers.


Step 4: Refine

After completing all of the above steps and talking to your potential customers, you can now refine your idea and see what can work as an MVP, and how soon can you launch MVP? Why launching MVP soon helps (read more on this on YCombinator Link here).


Can your new ideas and your customers' requirement be met by FQZEE platform? Build marketplace by refining your ideas, and create a solution that is simple enough to launch MVP.


At FQZEE, we offer customisation services for your B2B Marketplace features e.g. SMS OTP verification, Facebook, Google login and many other features.


Step 5: Launch

FQZEE platform is ready for launch from day 1. When you are building your B2B marketplace, you can rely on FQZEE because it is flexible and easy to customise.


Choose any theme, and our designers will help you integrate it within a few working hours. Launching B2B marketplace requires you to focus on SEO, Newsletter, Blog and communication with your first 100 customers. You can easily get valuable feedback and take necessary actions as soon as you get the feedback. Easy guide to building B2B Marketplace from scratch, if you still need help - contact us today


Few links that can help you to dig deeper:

Blog: Are you looking for some niche ideas for your B2B Marketplace?

Home Page: www.fqzee.com

Pricing: https://www.fqzee.com/pricing




4 views0 comments