MarketPlace is MarketPad’s online virtual mall where we combine the best of local classified ads with national online products.
How is this different than regular classifieds?
For the most part when you search your local classifieds whether online or in print, your search is limited to products in your area that are available to be picked up in person — whether at a local store or a local neighborhood. That’s the way classifieds have always worked and there are some great garage sale deals to be found in your own backyard. What’s missing from that scenario? There are literally thousands of online sellers and stores that may not be located in your zip code, or even within 1000 miles of your zip that may also offer some great deals on similar products that might interest you.
Search Local – Find Global
Our MarketPlace allows users to search locally but include in their search any seller with a matching product ANYWHERE in the world who is willing to ship that product to you AND who provides buyers the ability to purchase online at MarketPad by credit card! So we leave the choice up to you — local pickup or national delivery.
For Online Sellers
With MarketPad’s easy credit card payment option, we allow neighborhood sellers the opportunity to become national merchants by providing a quick and easy way to accept credit cards online at MarketPad for your shippable products. Imagine the extra exposure your leftover garage sale items will receive when you have the ability offer your item to be paid for and shipped nationally! Of course sellers who agree to ship their items can choose to take advantage of our “Search Local – Find Global” MarketPlace without choosing to accept credit cards, but with our super-simple sign-up process, why would they! And with our free hosted subdomain site at MarketPad, online merchants can take advantage of all our great features with their very own online store!
- Accept Credit Cards at your MarketPad MarketPlace Store if you are offering products that are shippable!
- Our credit card payment option is free to add to any BUSINESS profile – you don’t have to upgrade to a premium package (though it’s a good idea!)
- Our payment option is free to set up and you make no additional payments to MarketPad — only a small percentage to our credit card processing affiliate ©Stripe.