Over Etsy? Here’s an Online Marketplace for Local Business Owners

Etsy fees alternative

If Etsy fees are killing your revenue, we’ve got the remedy. Open a store on Scott’s Marketplace on ‘The Boss’ plan, and you’ll keep more of the money you’ve worked so hard to earn.

Deciding where to sell — or how many places to sell — can be a tough decision. But once you reach a certain level of ballin’ in your business, Etsy fees simply no longer make sense.

That’s why The Boss plan was created for #bossbabes and #bossbros like you, so you can get a professional online store to sell your products without losing money every single time you make a sale.

No listing fees + no relisting fees + no hidden fees = mo’ money, less problems.

Keep reading for a breakdown of Etsy’s fees vs. Scott’s Marketplace’s fees so you can make an educated decision based on what’s right for you!

Scott’s Marketplace vs. Etsy: A Price-Comparison Showdown 

The Boss was designed to maximize your revenue.

How, you ask?

This chart details how The Boss fees stack up against Etsy fees below!

Scott’s Marketplace
‘The Boss’
Membership Fee
$30 None
Transaction Fee
5% 3.5%
Listing Fee
None $0.20 per item
Re-listing Fee
None $0.20 per item

Basically, if your sales are skyrocketing ($400+ per month), The Boss’s fee of $30 a month will keep more money in your pocket than the multiple listing and relisting fees Etsy charges, in addition to the 3.5% transaction fee you’ll pay per sale.

In fact, check out what Scott’s Marketplace seller, Kevin Smith, of Bulbsnblooms, had to say about The Boss plan vs. Etsy:

With Etsy, the listing fee was 20 cents per item along with a re-listing fee of 20 cents monthly. They also had a fee when an item sold. My fees would top $300 per month, or more. The Boss plan works best for our business and we are getting a lot of sales from Scott’s Marketplace at the start. I thought I’d get a couple — to my surprise we got a few each day.

But… What About the Features? 

OK… now that we’ve compared Etsy fees with The Boss’s fees — what do you think?

Whether you drop your Etsy shop like it’s hot or decide to keep it and open a store on Scott’s Marketplace, you’re making a great financial move for yourself.

Scott’s Marketplace is all about Main Street, not Wall Street.

Which is why pricing was designed to give local business owners a professional way to sell online. No chains or big-box stores are allowed to sell on the site either, helping to give local businesses like yours a chance to shine.

Here are just a few of the bells and whistles you’ll get with your web store:

  • Upload unlimited products for no additional fees
  • Bulk upload tool to instantly import thousands of products from Etsy or a CSV file (Click here for instructions on how to use this tool)
  • Bulk edit tool to quickly make edits to multiple products at once
  • Image-editing tool
  • Shipping and tracking tools
  • Inventory tracking
  • Order management
  • Discount codes/sale feature
  • Social media shoutouts
  • Abandoned cart remarketing
  • Store feature on homepage
  • Featured products listing on homepage
  • Feature on The Local Lifestyle, Scott’s Marketplace’s consumer blog
  • And more!

You’re Selling Like a Boss — It’s Time Your Bank Account Showed It

Ready to open your store and start sellin’ for a flat fee of $30 per month (plus a 5% transaction fee)? Head over to Scott’s Marketplace and select The Boss.

If you have any questions about the plan or getting started, feel free to ask below in comments!

Check out these posts for a little more help too:

Done with Etsy fees? The Boss has your back. 

About the Author

Shannon Willoby

Shannon is the director of content marketing for Scott's Marketplace and has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. (Or crayon.) When she's not blogging, you can find her daydreaming that she's Khaleesi from Game of Thrones.


  1. Laurie says

    I don’t understand why your fee comparison example says .20 cents monthly to relist an item. A .20 cent listing on Etsy lasts for four months.

    • Shannon Willoby says

      Hey Laurie — the listing/relisting fees are mentioned in comparison to The Boss’s monthly fee, but doesn’t state the relisting fees are monthly. Hope that helps!

  2. Tracy says

    That sounds great but there is one problem, I have never heard of Scott’s Marketplace. Further, when I do a search for various items there are no results that link to Scott’s Marketplace. If I am paying a fee, I would expect SEO to be more visible.

    • Shannon Willoby says

      Hi Tracy — thanks for your comment. We’re one of the newer marketplaces but we’re working diligently to get our name out there. As far as the search issue — our customer experience team is going to reach out to you via email for more clarification so we can understand the issue you saw and address it with you. Thank you!

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