Create A Buy/Sell/Trade Marketplace In WordPress

March 1, 2013 · 7 comments

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This great question comes from Just-Ask-Kim.com reader: Bonnie Brown

“I was wondering if it’s possible to have a buy/sell marketplace on a WordPress website and if you have any suggestions about it. Thanks very much!” 

A little investigating (since I haven’t built one of these in a while) turned up these alternatives: 

1) WPMU MarketPress (with or without BuddyPress)

2) Easy Digital Downloads with the Commissions extension.

3) WPMU Classifieds 

4) Create a directory style site using Gravity Forms

5) Directory Press

Between this combination, you should be able to set up classified sites, directory sites, buy/sell/trade sites, and even Etsy or Ebay-esque style sites. 

Thanks to Molly Ogren,  Adam Warner, Nile Flores and Mark Smallman for contributing feedback to assist in answering this one :)

~ Kim ~
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7 comments
Lei Broch
Lei Broch

Thank for sharing this great list. I find it really helpful!

Prince Ramgarhia
Prince Ramgarhia

This is just a great i also want to add marketplace to by WordPress blog. i was just finding something like this thanx rely helping

Violeta
Violeta

This is great! I wanted to add a marketplace to one of my WordPress websites and I wondered what I could possible use. The variants you list look interesting, I'm going to try them.

Adam Connell
Adam Connell

Kim, this is a great list thank you.

I've been considering doing something like this for a while now. My only problem is having too many projects that I want to do, I'll bookmark this for the future.

Thanks!

Beverly Knox
Beverly Knox

We parish for lack of knowledge. A tool that will be use in my future business.

Donna Merrill
Donna Merrill

Hi Kim,

I often thought of the same question in the back of my mind. Not that I'm ready to do anything like this, but it is just good to know.

Thanks so much for the links! Another great bookmark for me to have in case someone asks the question to me. Of course I always tell them "Just Ask Kim!"

Donna

Shitij
Shitij

I was looking for such a list and finally found one...thanks for the recommendation