I was recently asked by a client whether they should sell thorough eDirectory. eDirectory is a fixed price marketplace which sells across a range of different categories ranging from electronics to flowers. The system is similar to Amazon marketplace in that seller submits details of their products and the whole selling process takes place on the eDirectory site.
I don’t really know what to make of eDirectory. On the plus side it has an Alexa rank of 21,000 which would seem to indicate that it gets around 10,000 unique visitors a day and is also a PR of 5. What does slightly worry me about it is that it has such a low profile, I have never seen any offline or online advertising. Apparently they charge £1000 to sign up for the marketplace which also concerns me as they as this is not a model used by the top marketplaces. Perhaps they are good at selling their service but not delivering much value after that? Commission is 8%.
Does anyone have any experiences to share?