Guide to B2B e-Marketplaces. A brave new world of B2B online marketplaces has emerged with dozens of portals, ranging from Amazon Business to and, for buying and selling goods ranging from industrial equipment and supplies to apparel to business software applications. Online business-to-business marketplaces keep popping up and growing like sudden rushes of spring and summer flowers. In a report on marketplaces B2BecNews is soon publishing, we’ll list at least 60—up from fewer than 50 in last year’s report. From apparel, textiles, automotive, craft, and consumer products to general business, industrial and scientific products. You can find all the B2B marketplaces here.

Guide to Online B2B Marketplaces

guide-to-online-b2b-marketplacesGuide to B2B e-Marketplaces. From small start-ups to established B2B e-marketplaces like Amazon Business and many companies in between, it’s clear that B2B companies are leveraging e-commerce tools and techniques in order to better reach, sell to and take care of customers—all while boosting their operating efficiency and growth prospects. Emerging B2B E-Commerce Trends. Industry insiders projects that B2B e-commerce will hit $12 trillion in sales worldwide by 2020, up from $5.5 trillion in 2012. With over $600B in non-EDI B2B e-commerce transactions in 2013, we can expect major growth into the trillions over the next couple of years. There is an increasing pressure on companies to sell online to other companies. The main drivers for migration to B2B are the pressure from industry leaders to move to online platforms.

Business-to-Business e-Marketplaces Category

Building out from scratch a customer-friendly and useful B2B e-commerce site can and will take months or even years. Some B2B platforms make it in the long-term and others survive only short time. We will TRY to keep this list updated:

Apparel and Textiles – 7 Marketplaces – Bamboo Rose, Fibre2Fashion, Joor Access, NuORDER, ORDRE, Retail Universe and Tradegood.
Automotive – 3 Marketplaces – AutoWurld, Arval MotorTrade and RevolutionParts
Business and Software Services – 4 Marketplaces – 99Designs, Salesforce AppExchange, blur Group and DiscoverCloud.
Craft and Products from Independent Artisans – 3 Marketplaces – American Made Show, GoCoop and The Grommet Wholesale.
Consumer Products including Excess Merchandise – 4 Marketplaces – DHGate, GENCO Marketplace, GROUPON Goods Liquidation Auctions (Europe) and Via Trading.
General Business Industrial, Scientific Products – 28 Marketplaces – Amazon Business, Alibaba, AllActionTrade, B2Buy, Bizbilla, Cogobuy, eBay, EC21, FedBid (Government and Commercial), Global Sources, GSA Advantage (Government and Commercial), IndiaMART, Indiabizsource, Kinnek, MarketplaceB2B, Mercatrade (Latin America),, MyTradeZone, NeweggBusiness, Surplus Record, ThomasNet, Toboc, TradeBoss, TradeBanq, Tradeindia, TradeKey, Tradescraper, Tradezone and UpStored.