The social commerce platform for small business owners, creative entrepreneurs, and designers is going strong on its second year
After only one year, ezebee.com is a marketplace and community functioning in seven languages, with more than 100,000 products provided by over 15,000 vendors from 87 countries. ezebee.com provides free online shops for small business owners and entrepreneurs. At the start of the new year, the company launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, so that they can guarantee free service for its users and the user base can expand.
As of the end of February 2013, ezebee.com boldly went online in a beta version, and no one really knew how fast the platform would develop. Today, one year later, the founders, Frank de Vries and Ossian Vogel, look back on a successful first stage. The idea to build a free, online, marketing base for small business owners and freelancers around the world where unique handmade items or freelancing services can be offered and purchased, has attracted much attention and has already shown great effect.
So far, the platform has been entirely self-financed. Kicking off the new year with a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, ezebee.com will be able to generate additional funds to add useful features to make running an online shop even easier. "With the donations we receive from the Indiegogo campaign, we want to continue offering this service free of charge, and to improve it with more functions, to give people around the world the chance to run their own online business, easily. By the end of March 2014, we also want to implement a mobile app version and will focus on the theme of shopping local and local search functions. The language extension will continue to lead the way and we are developing a range of exciting value-added services for our users, such as a simple but comprehensive supply billing module and a targeted search for suppliers and partners." said Ossian Vogel, founder and CEO.
Brief Information on the Company
ezebee.com is more than a social e-commerce platform where vendor and consumer can communicate more personally during the ordering process and entrepreneurs can offer their products or services free of charge. Here you can meet, exchange ideas, and make connections with other creatives. The interactive qualities of ezebee.com offer a live community wall feed, a built-in blog in every shop, forums, and groups, perfect for promoting communication within the international entrepreneurial community.