Scott’s Marketplace is an e-commerce website that connects online shoppers with local store owners across the United States. Launched by small business owner Scott Curry in 2014, Scott’s Marketplace is transforming what it means to “shop local.”
Scott’s Marketplace has the potential to fuel local economies across the nation, keep hard-working local entrepreneurs in business, and make shopping local more accessible on a regular basis for all.
Through the interactive e-commerce marketplace, shoppers from all 50 states can buy unique products from owners of local and independent businesses throughout the United States.
Chains, big-box stores, and franchises are not allowed to sell on the site. Products available through the online stores include clothes, beauty, accessories, home décor, jewelry, pets, sports and leisure, and specialty foods.
“The goal of Scott’s Marketplace is to change the mindset of what it means to ‘shop local.’ With our platform, it is more convenient than ever to support local business owners, not only in your own hometown, but across the United States,” explains Scott Curry. “Helping consumers find their favorite local stores online, and seeing local stores increase their sales has been a great accomplishment.”
With no membership or per-item listing fees, there is no risk for sellers who open an online store at Scott’s Marketplace. When an item sells, there is a 4.99% transaction fee.
To enable sellers to increase sales without decreasing profits, Scott’s Marketplace provides sellers with extensive marketing support at no extra cost. According to one store owner, “I have sold more products on Scott’s Marketplace in six months than I have in three years on Etsy.”
You don’t have to operate a brick-and-mortar store to open a store on Scott’s Marketplace. The marketplace is also open to owners of home-based or hobby-based businesses, and local online retailers,