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Decentralized Marketplaces: The Best Alternative to eBay & Amazon
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(2018-05-02, 11:09 AM)BobBobert Wrote: I often complain about ebay, but there is not a well known alternative other than amazon.  I have been using aliexpress, not blockchain of course, but a reasonable alternative for buying anyway.  I have not tired it for selling.

Finding a god reliable blockchain based company would be good but I think a lot of non-crypto people would be put off before even starting.  A good market leader is needed that can be publicised and trusted.  That will take time and people like us using it to iron out issues and bugs.

Unfortunately, AliExpress don't allow sellers from outside Mainland China to sell on there.

http://activities.aliexpress.com/adcms/h...xpress.php

I believe it is only a matter of time until Alibaba Group expand and take over a large part of the eCommerce market-share in the West.
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(2018-05-07, 12:09 PM)Jacob Wrote:
(2018-05-02, 11:09 AM)BobBobert Wrote: I often complain about ebay, but there is not a well known alternative other than amazon.  I have been using aliexpress, not blockchain of course, but a reasonable alternative for buying anyway.  I have not tired it for selling.

Finding a god reliable blockchain based company would be good but I think a lot of non-crypto people would be put off before even starting.  A good market leader is needed that can be publicised and trusted.  That will take time and people like us using it to iron out issues and bugs.

Unfortunately, AliExpress don't allow sellers from outside Mainland China to sell on there.

http://activities.aliexpress.com/adcms/h...xpress.php

I believe it is only a matter of time until Alibaba Group expand and take over a large part of the eCommerce market-share  in the West.

This seems not to be correct. A did trades with aliexpress in the past. My company ordered several parcels of led lights for my customers.
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I was referring to being able to sell if you are from outside Mainland China. They don't allow that yet.

Aliexpress is something for exclusively Chinese sellers to sell from Mainland China to the rest of the world.

At least that is the case for the moment. Hopefully that situation changes.

I am a big fan of Aliexpress and have ordered there many times. It's a good system.
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I have had a few things not turn up, but nothing expensive. There are some great prices but slow delivery. Problems have always been solved, not quickly necessarily, but always sorted.
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Improving Trust And Transparency: A Look At 7 Decentralized Marketplaces


For one reason or another, decentralized marketplaces aren’t currently a well-known or commonly discussed application for blockchain technology. But when you consider some of the things that make blockchain useful — namely trustlessness and transparency — blockchain-based marketplaces begin to seem practically inevitable.

Centralized online marketplaces like eBay, AliExpress, and Craigslist require strangers from all over the globe to trust each other with what can sometimes be very large sums of money. Opportunistic scammers and fraudsters have, unsurprisingly, found a myriad of different ways to make a quick dollar at the expense of other users on the platforms, and customer support services commonly fail to make things right.

Still, these platforms have worked surprisingly well. Most people are trustworthy, and most transactions are successful. In fact, things have gone so well for eBay in the past couple of decades that it is now a ~$35 billion company.

Ultimately, however, eBay and other online marketplaces of today will eventually struggle to compete with the blockchain-based marketplaces of tomorrow.

You may not have heard of any (it could be I discussed some in previous posts) of them yet, but here are 7 decentralized marketplaces that already exist and might someday become the leaders in P2P (peer-to-peer) exchanges of goods and services.


Origami Network
FundRequest
Ink Protocol (Listia Marketplace)
Bounty0x
ModulTrade
OpenBazaar
Blockmarket (Syscoin)

The question to ask in terms of decentralized marketplaces becoming the default platforms for exchanges of goods and services online is not if it will happen, but rather when it will happen. The economic inefficiency of middleman services will make it impossible for centralized marketplaces to compete in the long-term as blockchain infrastructure develops and connects the world with global currencies.

For ecommerce marketplaces, the road ahead is full of obstacles and fierce competition. It will be interesting to see what substantial progress, if any, can be made during this infrastructure and early adoption phase for the blockchain industry.
On the other hand, the 2 more blockchain-focused projects from this post — FundRequest and Bounty0x — are already well on their way to achieving significant adoption for their marketplaces in the years to come, as they can play integral parts in achieving mainstream adoption for the industry as a whole.
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