How to select an eMarket
Having decided that an e-marketplace may be of interest to your company, we recommend the following steps to find and select the right one:
Use the checklist
To help you select the right e-marketplace, we have developed a checklist to find an e-marketplace that is most suitable for your company. This checklist will lead you through different issues, which will help you make the right decision.
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Search the Directory
What e-marketplaces exist out there? eMarket Services is constantly evaluating existing e-marketplaces and you will find them in our directory. Search the directory for e-marketplaces within your industry and/or region.
Consider the most significant e-marketplaces
There are over hundreds of e-marketplaces in the world today, but only a handful
has the investment backing of the world's biggest companies. Suppliers
interested in exporting should be aware of these e-marketplaces as potential
sources of new customers and as access routes to global supply chains.
We have compiled a list of e-marketplaces (PDF) that are well known globally in
their industries or have significant global traffic. Suppliers should know about
these sites but not rule out others. Small niche e-marketplaces and general
opportunity sites also play an important role in helping companies enter markets
and win business with new customers.
Find one that you can trust
To help you find quality e-marketplaces that you can trust, eMarket Services and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) have developed a freeSelf-Assessment Checklist. It is intended to help e-marketplacess grow trust, improve their business longevity, grow the confidence of e-marketplace users, and promote a healthy e-business environment.
Besides, eMarket Services has developed a list with a number of certification programs, codes of conduct, standards, guidelines and useful information about building trust and improving practice in electronic business-to-business communications and transactions.
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