Making its first appearance in the ForeSee results, Barnes & Noble Marketplace gets great customer service ratings: higher than many other more established marketplaces.
“Marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Sears and now BN.com offer retailers an additional channel where merchants can reach and sell more products to more customers,” Best says. “Barnes & Noble’s new marketplace has the potential to offer a unique marketplace option for the right retailer – particularly niche retailers offering products that directly align to the specific categories BN is offering through BN.com.”
(Reuters) – Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS - News) is adding new categories including home products and consumer electronics to its online marketplace, the latest move by the retailer to rely less on book sales and compete with e-commerce rivals such as Amazon.com Inc (NasdaqGS:AMZN - News) and eBay Inc (NasdaqGS:EBAY - News).
Barnes & Noble, the largest U.S. bookstore chain, has largely focused on books for its marketplace. Members will now also be able to buy and sell items such as rugs, cooking utensils, games and items for babies on its website from some 20 third-party sellers, the company said on Thursday.