August 20, 2010
By the ZippyCart Shopping Cart Reviews Content Team
Over the last year there has been substantial buzz on the Internet among merchants about the free shopping cart and online store offering from Alibaba owned Vendio Services. There are a variety of free ecommerce solutions online, but none of them are as easy to use and as feature rich as the free offering from Vendio. Vendio is one of the few places that truly gives you a free online store that includes a store builder and free hosting, whereas most of the other free shopping carts have some limitations, and just provide merchants with a partial free offering. Additionally, Vendio allows you to have an unlimited amount of products in your online store, and there are no transaction fees no matter how many sales you generate. All of the positive aspects have helped Vendio experience rapid growth, as they surpassed 50,000 online stores in just over one year.
In addition to their free online store, they also have a few other affordable options in the Vendio platform to let ecommerce merchants take things to the next level. One of the most popular upgrades that merchants make from their free online store is to tap into the Vendio marketplace so that they can sell their products on eBay and Amazon for only $10 per month. However there are small transaction fees for the sales which occur via your marketplaces accounts at Amazon and eBay. Overall the costs associated for Vendio Marketplaces are very minimal, for what they provide you in return. The other Vendio product which is popular among merchants using their platform, is their eBay research tool. Those merchants who sell on eBay, can pay $20 per month to tap into information that will provide insight on what products are hot sellers, what your competition is doing, and insight into how you can increase sales by listing at the proper times with the right keywords. Overall, Alibaba owned Vendio Services has a lot going for it, and if they continue to offer great free and low-cost tools to merchants, they should continue to succeed.