Here are a few items that caught my eye:
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Cargoh - A New Social Marketplace
A new marketplace is on the scene hoping to provide a simple e-commerce solution for independent artists, musicians, designers, and other creative types. Sellers of indie products from around the world must submit an application to cargoh before their shop is approved creating a curated marketplace with a more refined aesthetic. Great design and great product shots are a must for a shop to accepted though the definition of great design is open to much interpretation. Interestingly, cargoh may decide not to accept a seller if an existing shop already has similar products stocked. Their goal is to provide buyers an eclectic collection of well designed goods in a balanced marketplace. This is how I think cargoh will set itself apart from etsy where handmade goods sometimes appear in trend waves. The application process will help truly unique independent retailers set themselves apart from the pack. Cargoh is still in beta so keep an eye on them as the community develops.