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Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Guide to How Different Designer Marketplaces Compare

As a company co-founded by a fashion designer, we pride ourselves on aligning our business and values with the designers who chose to partner with us to operate and launch lean businesses. Our mission at Nineteenth Amendment is to help make brands successful by giving them the tools they need to scale. Selling and distribution is a huge part of that equation, so we did some research to see how different retailers compare. Read on to see how marketplaces compare:

Not Just a Label

  • 30% fee per item sold
  • All items must be exclusive to NJAL
  • 3 week delivery required

Amazon

  • 15% fee per item sold
  • Inventory required
  • Also requires bar code for all products

ASOS

  • 30% fee per item sold
  • $25 monthly seller fee
  • Inventory required

Wolf & Badger

  • 20% fee per item sold
  • $500 monthly seller fee in store

Ebay

  • 11% fee per item sold
  • Monthly seller fee ranges
  • Inventory required

Selling in a brick and mortar retail store? The average fee taken by store retailers is 47.02% of every sale according to the US Census Bureau.

At N.A.bld, we saw this and decided their was another way where independent brands be enabled by technology and acting together to get the best of both worlds - on production and in pre-selling. That's why we built Nineteenth Amendment Marketplace as an add on for our brands. Nineteenth Amendment's Marketplace is different. Brands can opt in to the marketplace as an additional sales channel (or their sole e-commerce site) through the N.A.bld Production Plan.  Here’s the breakdown:

Nineteenth Amendment Marketplace

  • 10% fee per item sold on our optional Marketplace
  • Transaction fees and sales fees included
  • Full management of your e-commorce content including customer service
  • Included free with N.A.bld Production Plan
  • No inventory required so you can run lean and not invest $$ in inventory that doesn't sell
  • Manufacturing network to scale your production as you need it
  • Exclusive designer opportunities
  • Items do not have to be exclusive to Nineteenth Amendment

At N.A.bld, we bring transparency to the fashion industry. We’re helping brands create smart fashion and we want brands to be fully educated about their options so that they can make smart decisions for their business. Curious to see if N.A.bld and the Nineteenth Amendment marketplace is a good fit for you? Try our Production Plan free for 14 days!