The goal of Scott’s Marketplace is to change the mindset of what it means to shop local. Scott Curry, Founder.
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) August 19, 2015
Scott’s Marketplace, an e-commerce marketplace where shoppers can buy unique products from local and independent business owners, has transformed what it means to “shop local.” Local business owners from across the United States have opened their stores on Scott’s Marketplace, giving consumers the opportunity to shop local in a more convenient and less restrictive way: online.
Launched in April 2014 by founder Scott Curry, Scott’s Marketplace is a shopping destination for those who want to buy quality products and gifts while supporting the shop-local movement. Ashleigh Barlow, Scott’s Marketplace’s Vice President of Marketing, states, “Scott’s Marketplace is an online marketplace with a cause. You get to shop local stores online, making it easy to support local business owners nationwide."
As the newest online marketplace, Scott’s Marketplace stands out as the only one to disallow chains, big-box stores, and franchises from selling on the site. Only local business owners in the United States may sell their products on Scott’s Marketplace, and product categories include clothes, beauty, accessories, home décor, jewelry, pets, specialty foods, and more.
Curry explains, “The goal of Scott’s Marketplace is to change the mindset of what it means to ‘shop local.’ With our platform, it is more convenient than ever to support local business owners, not only in your own hometown, but across the United States. I am very proud of the work we’ve done at Scott’s Marketplace. Helping consumers find their favorite local stores online, and, conversely, seeing these local stores increase their sales has been a great accomplishment, but we’re just getting started!”
With no membership or per-item listing fees, there is no risk for sellers who open an online store at Scott’s Marketplace. When an item sells, there is a 4.99% transaction fee.
The launch of a redesigned homepage in July 2015 streamlined the shopping experience for consumers, while Scott’s Marketplace’s sellers receive extensive marketing support at no extra cost, providing them with an outstanding opportunity to increase sales without tapping into their profit.
Janet Tharp, owner of Janny’s Storybeads and seller on Scott’s Marketplace, says,"I have sold more products on Scott's Marketplace in six months than I have in three years on Etsy.”
Scott’s Marketplace provides both shoppers and sellers with an interactive e-commerce marketplace that has the potential to fuel local economies across the nation, keep hard-working local entrepreneurs in business, and make shopping local more accessible on a regular basis for all.
About Scott’s Marketplace
Scott’s Marketplace, an Arizona-based startup, was launched by small business owner Scott Curry in April of 2014. Scott’s Marketplace connects shoppers with local store owners across the United States in an interactive e-commerce marketplace. To learn more, visit http://www.scottsmarketplace.com or call Ashleigh Barlow, Vice President of Marketing at Scott’s Marketplace, at (480) 420-2700.