Award-winning solution for creating an online marketplace
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor has been the leading marketplace website builder on G2 and SourceForge for the last three years. It has been included in Capterra Shortlist of eCommerce Software twice in in 2021 and 2022 as the leading marketplace platform.
What our customers say
"After a thorough research for more than 3 months we were confident that CS-Cart Multi-Vendor had the most features for the price compared to any of its competitors."
"There are detailed manuals and video instructions, not only for beginners, a large forum and active community, developers, marketplace, and a good help desk."
"CS-Cart was so easy to install and configure, and great value for money without compromising on any of the key functionality, quality and reliability we needed."
Founder and CEO
"I really like scalability of CS-Cart. It was not overwhelming for me to use when I started few years ago, and now as we grow, we are still able to utilise its advanced features."
Who's behind CS-Cart
Who's behind CS-Cart
17 years in eCommerce software market
Our customers' success is our success. We give businesses a ready platform to launch an eCommerce website in days and help them increase audience reach, enter new regions, grow product ranges, take over new niches, and penetrate new markets.
To offer the best experience and lighting-fast reaction, we are located worldwide: USA, UK, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Georgia, and other countries.
We develop our marketplace software with popular technologies such as PHP, MySQL, and React Native. So you can easily find a developer to customize your project, should you wish.
Need help? Here are the top questions asked by our Subscribers
Marketplace software is a platform for starting a multi-vendor website. This software can be on-premise or cloud. On-premise marketplace platforms usually have a lifetime license with one-time payment. Cloud platforms are subscription-based.
Marketplace software has a backend, a storefront, and a vendor panel. An admin manages the marketplace in the admin panel: manages sellers, helps them upload products, set up promotions, payment options, and logistics. Customers shop on the marketplace storefront by browsing the catalog and adding products to the cart from different sellers. Once the order is placed, a marketplace seller sees it in the vendor panel and starts to process it.
The most known eCommerce marketplace is Amazon. It's a marketplace with a long history. It's the biggest marketplace in the world. eBay is another example of an all-in-one marketplace. Etsy is a marketplace for handmade products. See more examples of online marketplaces in our Customers section.
You basically have two options: develop an eCommerce marketplace platform from scratch or build a marketplace on a ready-made platform. There are pros and cons of both options. For example, the development of an eCommerce marketplace from scratch can cost you a lot of money. But in this case, you can tailor it perfectly to your business processes. Building the business on a ready platform is way more affordable and quicker but you can face some limitations, which you will have to overcome with custom development.
You only need an eCommerce marketplace platform if you plan to cooperate with third-party sellers and sell a large number of products. If you don't want to work with sellers and want to sell only your own products, it is better to start a conventional online shop.
There are two ways to sell through multiple channels. The first way is to start your own eCommerce marketplace or shop and export your products to other large marketplaces such as Amazon. This way, you will have the main sales channel (your marketplace) and auxiliary channels (Amazon, eBay, etc.). The second way is to start an online marketplace with multiple storefronts. You open many storefronts in different countries and for different products and audiences.