Fiverr, the company that matches freelancers to jobs, has announced a new eCommerce-based store with the intention of helping online businesses with services that support all their needs, the company said in a release.
Through the new store, businesses that use platforms like Magento, Shopify and Woocommerce can search for services like SEO, drop shipping, web design and development. And businesses that have a presence on marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon and eBay can search and select services such as photography, photoshop editing, product research and channel advising, among many others.
“The eCommerce industry is a trillion dollar market with consistent and rapid growth,” said Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman. “Yet nearly half of U.S. small businesses don’t have a website, so there is a huge opportunity for many of these businesses to capitalize on the growing eCommerce trend. We have seen rising demand for eCommerce related services on our marketplace and the launch of a dedicated industry store allows us to address this growing market with a more verticalized experience and enable our buyers to bring their eCommerce businesses to the next level.”
Sales from eCommerce are growing and expected to make up 13.7 percent of all global retail sales. Also on the rise are direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands, which have a different set of business needs than traditional retailers.
“As is typical with eCommerce startups, we have a large project pipeline and a very lean development team. Fiverr offers us a cost-effective way to quickly ramp development resources around key projects and initiatives,” said Caitlin Tomey, chief operations officer at Naadam, a direct-to-consumer cashmere brand. “This allows me to continue to operate a lean team without ever having to sacrifice or de-prioritize important projects. Working with Fiverr has also given us the ability to run multiple work streams in tandem, which significantly reduces end-to-end project timelines and allows us to get more done every day.”