I am in the early stage of creating an online marketplace website. I know that, obliviously I have to face the chicken and egg problem with this. I want to tackle one after another. How I could get some sellers to sign up and list their products in my site. Is it enough to give free listing, lower commission on sales?
- Is it a good idea to email bunch of sellers and try to convince them to sign up?
- Where I can get list of sellers (books, electronics, games ... etc) or is it a good idea to pick sellers from various current marketplace sites?
I think I do have few good ideas to attract buyers to the site. But before that I need to establish the site with some products to offer.
BTW, this is my first entrepreneurial attempt.
Any help is appreciated.