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When people think about classical marketplace model, they think about ebay, Amazon marketplace, where there is natural supply & demand & transaction.

Nowadays the marketplace model is expanding into different areas: exchange of information, goods/services, money, and the definition of transaction/interaction and the way to monetization has changed as well. There also comes many hybrid type of marketplaces where marketplace is combined with SaaS, or marketplace is become part of product feature (the goal of marketplace changes) etc.

What are some interesting marketplace models you see? How are they different from classical marketplace model?

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    Drew Moffitt

    over 4 years ago #

    Hila, her is a definition of platform businesses. This will help share your thinking and the way you define the question. Hope this helps.
    http://silicon.nyc/how-to-identify-my-startups-business-model/

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      Hila Qu

      over 4 years ago #

      This is great, thanks for sharing! This post looks like a start, so are you going to write more posts around platforms?

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    Hila Qu

    over 5 years ago #

    To start the conversation, one model I have been reading is SaaS + Marketplace:

    Udemy is used as an example to provide both online courses & SaaS tool for people to create courses.

    The users can subscribe to content only, or content & SaaS.

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