What kind of marketplaces
can you build with Softr?
Beautiful, feature-rich templates do the heavy technical lifting for you, so you can focus on your business.
Build your own Airbnb clone using only Softr and your database.
No need to stitch five tools together to get a beautiful, functional web app.
Make it easy to buy and sell goods and products online.
Connect supply and demand in any industry.
Play matchmaker for nannies and families, candidates and companies, and more.
Create an online marketplace for any business model
Set up a B2B marketplace to unite bands, manufacturers, suppliers, and wholesalers.
Connect businesses to suppliers, like construction companies and materials suppliers.
Connect service-based businesses to each other. For example, by providing temporary staff to a private daycare.
Create a one-stop online store that offers products and services.
Create a B2C e-commerce site to showcase your products. No minimum orders, no commissions.
How Nanny Network turned their service business into a digital platform for parents.
“As a small business, we needed to use a tool that could grow with us, which Softr offers. After wasting time and money on other marketplace builders, Softr saved the day. What stood out for me was that they had a real startup mentality. We could learn along the way and adapt when we need to. It's perfect - easy to use even for a non-technical person like me.”
Allow users to easily and securely pay for goods and services with our native Stripe integration. No transaction fees. Softr never takes a cut of your sales.
Don’t be stuck with a single operating system. With Softr's PWA feature, your web app is accessible to your users across IOS and Android.
The apps will adapt and look great on every screen without any extra design or resources.
Availability & bookings
Make it easy for customers to check schedules and book sessions by embedding Calendly, Google Calendar, and other scheduling and booking solutions in your marketplace website.
Simple, yet powerful
Rich user profiles
Let users easily create and customize their own accounts and profile pages with out-of-the-box authentication.
All Softr’s 70+ pre-built blocks are designed to look great on any device, so users can still access your marketplace business when they’re on the go.
Custom product pages
Easily display your data with a variety of pre-built layouts and customize which information you want to share with buyers or sellers.
Integrate with the tools you love
Seamlessly integrate your Softr app with popular workflow tools like Zapier, Google Analytics, Stripe, Hotjar, Mailchimp, and more.
Frequently asked questions about marketplace website builders
What is a marketplace builder?
A marketplace builder is software that allows you to create an online marketplace, like eBay, to connect buyers and sellers in one place. The best online marketplace builders are no-code, so anyone can use them. The backend is already created, and the front-end is customized with templates and pre-built design elements. Marketplace software may also include payment gateway integrations and automations.
What is the difference between eCommerce and the marketplace?
An e-commerce website normally offers products from a single vendor, whereas a marketplace (like Amazon) offers products and services from multiple vendors. The marketplace owner typically provides and manages the platform, but does not sell products themself. However, e-commerce is often understood as a subset of the marketplace so the terms may be used interchangeably.
What is a multi-vendor website?
A multi-vendor website is an online marketplace platform where different vendors sell products and services to buyers, like Etsy. Multi-vendor websites can also be B2C, like Amazon, or B2B. For example, a marketplace that connects workers with companies that want to hire them.
How to build an online marketplace?
To easily build your online marketplace with Softr begin to
1. Duplicate the Softr template,
2. Review the page settings and user groups. 3. Connect your marketplace to Airtable,
4. Adjust your Airtable list block settings,
5. Set up Airtable list blocks on additional pages,
6. Add a form to allow users to become service providers.
7. Finally, review sign-in and sign-up and finalize settings.
Now your online marketplace is ready to be published.
How do online marketplaces make money?
Online marketplaces make money in several ways. For example, they may charge a seller when a buyer views, clicks on or purchases their item, or charge for new or featured listings, ads, paid account subscriptions, and freemium models.