Storenvy unveiled a redesigned website today with a new emphasis on product discovery and debuted 100 brand pages today that tell the stories of featured brands.
Hucksley features a curated array of products from emerging brands. Each item is offered at a discounted price for a limited amount of time, flash-sale style, and twenty-five percent of every purchase you make goes to a participating charity.
The TOMS marketplace features a curated selection of brands and products that have a social mission behind them.
This ‘Airbnb for dogs’ will continue expanding its marketplace that connects pet owners with local, qualified caregivers who host the dogs in their homes.
By 2020, 40% of labor in the U.S. will be comprised of contingent/independent workers. Elance is making “the most significant shift to our business” to help companies hire, manage, and pay their freelancers on demand.
Venerable venture firm Greylock Partners announced that it is dedicating a $100 million fund to marketplaces. The fund will be managed by new partner Simon Rothman
Yachtico sells itself as the “Airbnb of boat rentals,” and it’s ready to take on the U.S. market of leisure travelers and online rental enthusiasts.
Payments company Braintree released a mobile marketplace API today that simplifies payment processing for marketplace operators, like TaskRabbit.
Storenvy makes it easy for anyone to open an online store. It provides tools for designing a digital storefront, as well as a marketplace filled with quirky items.
The modern work-from-anywhere culture — especially in startups — is creating huge opportunities for online workers — as much as $5 billion over the next five years.
For FlightCar Monthly, which is in beta as of today, car owners don’t need to pay any membership or other fees. FlightCar simply picks up your car and hands you a check for a variable amount based on the make and model.
American women have $50 billion worth of unworn clothing in their closets. Online thrift store Threadflip released a major update today to help put those forsaken garments to use.
Uniiverse released a Direct Payments feature today which helps anyone to set up peer-to-peer payments for activities and services on their personal website or blog.
Stripe already lets devs accept payments from online customers for products in one-off purchases. Now, it can also let developers issue payments en masse — an especially handy feature for marketplaces.
Fiverr “reinvented” itself today, keeping the five but adding two zeroes behind it as the everything-for-five-dollars marketplace goes upscale, seeking to power the emerging “gig economy.”
“If you give tools that allow people to be creative, people get very creative,” said Bondsy’s founder.
Rewarder launched a mobile version of its marketplace today, which matches people with specific, knowledge-based tasks with people to complete them.
The RealReal has raised $14 million to grow its luxury online resale marketplace, which it claims is “second only to eBay.”
Guest Post Getting two sides of a market together requires an initial (preferably face-to-face) spark, followed by a unique combination of hack and hustle.
Balanced, which provides backend payments solutions for online marketplaces, adds $2 million into its seed round after six months of strong momentum.
eBay is partnering with Goodwill to launch a new pilot program. You mail in your stuff, Goodwill tries to sell it for you, and what doesn’t get sold gets donated.
Zaarly’s online marketplace phases out the “Request Anything” feature to focus on Storefronts.
Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Prosper.com raises $20M in new funding to accelerate growth.
Handmade marketplace Etsy has launched a cool new Android app to help connect mobile buyers.
Popular platform-as-a-service Heroku has updated its add-on marketplace with more features to help developers and cloud tool providers get more out of the service.
Guest Post How to get a two-sided marketplace startup like Airbnb, Exec, or eBay up and running — the painless way.
DogVacay is a marketplace where pet owners can find qualified local caregivers. The company has raised $6 million to expand its vibrant community and roster of services nationwide.
Rewarder launches its social marketplace for unique tasks and announces $7 million in funding.
Housetrip, a London-based marketplace for travel accommodation, has raised $40 million from European investors.
On the Flinja marketplace, students can offer services to build professional networks and earn extra cash
Zaarly Anywhere, meet Ubokia Everywhere.
Ubokia, the reverse Craigslist where buyers tell sellers what they want, is releasing new capability called Ubokia Everywhere, which will enable any site on the internet to create its own unique marketplace of wants.
And the new update seems to be a direct response to sort-of-kind-of competitor Zaarly.
Etsy, the uber-cool marketplace for all things handmade and vintage, has put its intricately crocheted foot down: no more selling body parts. Or bodily fluids. Hair and teeth, however, are still allowed.
Guest Post This is a guest post from Dave Lifson, co-founder of Postling, a unified social media dashboard for small businesses. It originally appeared here.
Hipswap, a Craigslist-like marketplace for local items, has launched its service in several cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta.
Even with the advent of online marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist, it’s far too easy to accumulate junk that you’d be better off selling. Now there’s an easier way to sell your aging and neglected collection of vintage records.
An indie developer has created a game satirizing the new look Xbox Live dashboard. Amid concerns that Microsoft is neglecting its indie games channel, ‘Game Type’ has emerged joyfully on the very platform it is sending up.