Sellbox – Start selling your digital stuff from Google Drive and Dropbox

SellBox

The growth of the internet and telecommunication has lead to a variety of options to make money online. The selling of digital products has also gained widespread popularity. It is an undeniable fact that there is often a point in life when a freelance designer feels that the client work is inadequate in providing sufficient income. The best solution to such hazards is grabbing some passive income, which enables you to sell your services or products in place of selling your valuable time. The most popular way to ensure passive income is by selling non-physical goods, such as WordPress themes, PDF files, eBooks, PSD templates, icon sets and much more.

Even though there are numerous marketplaces for selling digital goods online, many people find the entire process extremely hectic, and confusing. Moreover, they often cut a big amount of the profits as their share. If you want to make real business online, which will actually bring in money, then here is your best possible solution: Sellbox.

In the present scenario, when the freelance professionals and small business organizations desperately hunts for an effective platform for their digital files to bring in money, Sellbox app for Android pops in to fill up the gap. The online tool is basically an easy-to-use platform to sell your digital files using Dropbox or Google Drive.

Sellbox functions in a similar fashion like Artery, with an added extension by selling files stored on your Google Drive (the former uses only Dropbox). In order to begin, you need to authorize your Dropbox account with Sellbox application. Then you can select any file from your Dropbox folder which you want to sell. Once you create a name and decide the price for the item, you’re done. Beano! Now you can simply share these individual file links to your social networks and get ready to celebrate. As soon as the buyer decides to purchase the file, transaction is immediately initiated via PayPal. With a low commission of about 9% per transaction, the platform is designed to support the small time business owners, and amateur designers, freelance professionals who want to start risk-free.

Launched very recently in 2012, by Piotr Machowski and Daniel Mendalka, Sellbox intends to encourage people, who always wanted to pursue their dreams, and work in their area of interests. Thus, making your business successful online is no more a dream! Some of the highlighting features of Sellbox are as follows:

  • It is very simple, and user-friendly.
  • You can start selling the files in just a few moments.
  • You do not have to pay a single penny for the app and it’s very encouraging for a beginner who doesn’t have much financial backing to start off his business.

So what are you waiting for? Start selling your digital stuff – in seconds!

Shopigram – A new trend of retail therapy

Shopigram - Your local stores always open

Online shopping and mushrooming chain retail stores have brought a ever greater variety in goods and pricing for consumers but really hurt our friendly neighborhood local shop owners. Most of us consciously try to shop locally either to help the local businesses or simply for the joy of it but can’t fully commit to it owing to lack of convenience akin to online stores or lack of knowledge about the local stores in the neighborhood. Shopigram comes to your rescue by bringing you best of both the worlds.

Shopigram is an online shop where you can discover and buy from local and independent stores from major European cities. Every seller is selected and you will find not any big or International retailers. Currently you will only find stores from Brussels. London and Paris stores are soon to be launched.

The products categorized into four universes cater to online products as well as products which can be picked up from the stores. As a customer, you can locate these stores on map and find their contact details, opening hours, promotions etc and explore the best products based on store or category. As a retailer, you get online publicity, a marketplace to showcase your best products, a personalized shop page and a way to share your products on the social media. With the Shopigram iPhone app, putting up anything for sale is as easy as click and upload. If you are a premium customer, you get your own iPhone app for the store.

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The transaction fee is 8% for a free plan and the pricing details for premium accounts available only on contact. The features that set it apart from a yellow pages online with a sell option is its own mobile app for a store, Windows sticker(QR Code + Download app), detailed statistics and newsletters for your followers. There are similar stores but they cater to a small audience like marketing farm produce and are quite popular in the US but not so much in the European markets. So Shopigram is a pioneer in its own right.

Shopping from a variety of hand-picked products while helping your friendly neighbor is great form of retail therapy. Try it out!

Shoplocket – Sell easily by embedding your product anywhere on the web

Shoplocket

E-Commerce sites revolutionized the way we buy and sell by moving shops from brick-n-mortar to websites on the Internet. It really opened up avenues, but for a seller there still is a need to set up a website. Sites like eBay and Shopify solve this problem either by providing a ready online market place or setting up a site for you. In either of these cases, there is a need to drive traffic to your site for a successful sale. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could sell not from these online storefronts but simply publish and sell at places where you already get visitors like your blog, Facebook page, Pinterest board or Twitter deck. That is what Shoplocket intends to do.

Shoplocket helps decentralize online sales by helping you sell individual products from any website. Thus making it as easy as embedding a YouTube video. Customers can buy directly from the place where your product is embedded. Add to that, no upfront fees or monthly fees so it is risk-free and no commitment required.  You pay only on a sale. Signing up takes only a click. There are seven different templates for displaying the product. The only drawback is the payment options. The only ones available are Paypal and Stripe (only for US and Canada).

Katherine Hague, is the founder and Andrew Louis, the tech brain behind this Toronto based startup. While this may be all that is needed to sell their products for small players, it may serve as a customer-funnel for the bigger ones with offerings on their own sites.

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This effort has further lowered the barrier to entry into e-commerce, thereby making selling possible for anybody and ensuring an ever-greater variety of products for buyers. This is a quite unique concept. But now with latest developments, you can embed your entire Shopify storefront into pretty much any page on the web! How things work out and in whose favor? Let’s wait and watch.

Artery – A better place to sell your digital content

Artery

You’ve just returned from Africa with a bunch of amazing high resolution photos. You think your photos are worth getting paid for but how do you sell them? A site of your own to sell a few photos? Nah, that would be an overkill. Worry not! You do have a marketplace – Artery.io.

Artery is designed to be your canvas to sell downloads, no matter what you create. Digital Art, E-books, music videos, WordPress templates, high resolution photos, recipes, music chords and tutorials are a few examples.

What makes this marketplace really appealing is there’s no fee for free downloads, they don’t require exclusivity, the fee sharing is simple, you can split the payments with others automatically every time your content sells and what’s more it is synced with Dropbox. So anything you put on Dropbox can be sold. Also, you get a short link for your content which you can share on the social media to get the word out. With Artery’s neat interface, your work looks appealing.

Artery - Sell or share anything digital

Co-founded by Matt and Bryan, Artery is a great marketplace for both buyers and sellers. Though, what I would have liked to see is a chat option for help or feedback. The current options only include an e-mail and a twitter handle.

It’s time you make some money for your cool digital work. Sign-up now and make the most of this digital marketplace.