I have been a seller on various marketplaces since the early "good old days" of ecommerce. It seems lately that sellers have nothing positive to say about the sites that host their listings. In the forums I hear grumpy complaints of "too many rules, glitches, scammers, fees, counterfeit products, etc." There are sellers that have become so unhappy that they are either retiring or planning on leaving their venue to sell elsewhere.
Over the years I have found that every site has their share of problems. Where would you go? If you leave or branch out, what marketplace is available where sellers can enjoy selling again? Some sellers are choosing new sites like FB Marketplace, Mercari or Poshmark. As for me, I am happiest selling on eCrater.com, a site that has been around since 2004.
With all the places to sell on since the late 1990's that have come and gone, eCrater is the only one that has remained true to its roots. Dimatar Slavov, the owner of eCrater, was asked by a seller back in 2008 how he came up with the idea of starting eCrater, he replied, "I had a vision of a nice, clean marketplace - a place where buyers could easily buy and sellers would happily sell. I focused on that while building eCrater." All these years later I can say that his words are still true. I am one of those that "easily buy and happily sell" on eCrater.
Selling on eCrater is a pleasure. Dimitar and the rest of the eCrater team actually listen to the seller's suggestions and problems. Categories and subcategories on the Marketplace are well defined. In your store you may create your own categories. No fees except for either PayPal, or Stripe payment processing fees and an advertising fee for my products to be indexed on Google Shopping.
There are no final value fees, no interference on how you run your store, no constant rule changes and very rarely a glitch. I promote my listings on various free sites and when a sale comes in through my own promotion efforts, I do not pay the advertising fee. In return you agree to follow the terms and conditions of eCrater. Ecrater also has a great community forum with helpful members that are happy to answer questions.
There will be sellers that will argue that eCrater does not get the traffic and is not as big as eBay, Amazon or Etsy. You sellers, please stay where you are. You are not going to be happy at eCrater.
But, if you are a seller that is looking for a place to sell where you have a chance to be happy selling your items and to be successful through your own efforts, I invite you to come start your own store at eCrater! You may become as happy as I am.