What is a C2C marketplace ?

A C2C Marketplace, or customer to customer platform is connecting peers together. In the past 20 years this kind of platform have been rising, with Craiglist, Ebay or Airbnb for the service selling.

1 offeror = 1 asker?

The fact that a platform can be switch is the essence of C2C marketplaces: each person can be a seller, but also a buyer. This typology facilitates the on-boarding of users and reduces acquisition costs by two.

Other typology of marketplaces exist like BtoB marketplace and BtoC marketplace.

C2C marketplaces in the marketplace landscape

C2C marketplaces are a model that the consumers tend to like more and more. Indeed, the selling of services between customers has a major advantage: a constant reutilization of products and services. This is specifically the case for circular economy’s marketplaces, where the main element is hand-me-down.

For example, you can find a marketplace to rent tools or even cars between customers: and if the client is satisfied he can even buy the new version! The goal is to accompany the client during the life cycle of its product.

The circular economy model multiplied itself during the coronavirus pandemic, where the actors tried everything to increase their sales.

If this topic interests you, don’t hesitate to take a look at the article dedicated to circular economies.

Cocolabs accompany you during all stages of your marketplace project following the Agile methodology

Conception : Adopt a top-notch user experience

Cocolabs UX team expertise will provide you with a constante support during the creation of your wireframes, to give you a platform endowed with an optimized user experience.

Design : Connect value proposition and optimized interface

After that your wireframes are defined by the Conception, the UI team will observe them to convert them into an interface that correspond to your ideas and the clientele desired.

Development: A marketplace achieved in 90 days

Improvement increases every day at Cocolabs and our expertise allows us to put marketplaces online in only 90 days. Our development team is in constant monitoring for future trends and regulation changes, to offer the most competitive platform.

Hosting: Lend us the hosting of your e-commerce platform and concentrate on its success

Our hosting service ensures an uninterrupted management of your marketplace for constante high performances. Security policy, updates or even backups, concentrate on the success of your C2C marketplace and we will handle the technical part.

Constant improvement: a platform in continuous growth

Third-party Application Management is a constant improvement process of your platform. Thanks to a gathering of clients’ demands and comments, we can establish changes, improvements and developments necessary to the success of your C2C marketplace.

Training: Help your team being operational

Our training programs help acquire the necessary skills for the understanding of C2C’s marketplace functioning. Thanks to these, your team will be way more effective and will master the tools of your e-commerce website.

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A C2C marketplace solution with over 1700 features to manage your platform


The dashboard centralizes many of the interactions of suppliers and customers with your marketplace. The interface provided by our dashboard focuses on simplicity, but continues to expand as suppliers and customers become advanced users.

Geolocation tools

The geolocation features provided by Cocorico enables vendors to manage service locations, starting points, area coverage, mobile costs, travel time, and at the same time obfuscate the location accuracy of each vendor to reduce platform leakage.

Calendar management

While product buying relies on the product stock, service buying relies on the availability: calendar management is essential on a service marketplace. It enables vendors to set when the service, and whether the price varies over time. Our marketplaces also enable vendors to synchronize their calendars across multiple software providers.

Business models

Marketplaces business models are diverse and can add up. Our C2C marketplaces provide various business model solutions, such as collecting trading commissions, subscribing to suppliers and customers, incurring fees for potential customers, and so on.

Payment solutions

Cocolabs has certifications for international and regional payment service providers. This allows your marketplace to operate in multiple currencies within a regulatory framework enforced globally.

Over 80 marketplaces were made over a large variety of sectors

DXRX: the platform setting a new paradigm for Precision Medicine

DXRX enables a vibrant marketplace where all stakeholders in Precision Medicine come to find trusted partners for collaborating on Precision Medicine diagnostics in a secure, standardized way. A DXRX collaboration is an opportunity for multiple stakeholders, including pharmaceutical companies, laboratories, and diagnostic testing providers to work together to solve real-world testing challenges while also ensuring every patient gets the treatment they deserve. Users can work on any aspect of diagnostic development and commercialization, by joining sponsored collaborations or creating their own on the marketplace. This is setting a new industry standard for the launch of precision medicine therapies.

WeChair: the B2B ecommerce platform helping hairdressers find hair salons

WeChair allows hairdressers without a fixed workplace to book a seat in hairdressing salons which allows them to work in a professional setting. This also benefits hairdressing salons, who make part of their premises available to other professionals. This turns their unoccupied space profitable. The host salon can update its availability instantly, which allows clients to make last-minute bookings. Available in numerous cities in France, seats are available from just €5 per hour.

  • #beautytech
  • #BtoB
  • #freelancers

Spacefy: a rental marketplace dedicated to finding spaces for projects, productions, and events

Spacefy is a marketplace network that provides creative professionals with rental spaces for their projects, productions, or events. Offering the largest network of commercial spaces available in North America and Europe, this marketplace facilitates the discovery of unique spaces for the entire creative industry. Spacefy also presents a powerful search engine that enables you to find the right space, at the right location, for the right price.

Spacefy is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange and boasts over 10,000 exclusive spaces for rent.

  • #BtoB
  • #escrowing
  • #rentals

Connecting Freelance: the B2B service marketplace for SAP consultants

Connecting Freelance is a B2B service marketplace that specializes in connecting SAP engineers with companies looking for this type of expertise. This marketplace allows companies to publish their specific SAP sourcing needs. SAP consultants can then find and contact the companies needing their expertise. Additionally, companies can search for experts and offer them assignments. This approach allows both parties to be proactive in their efforts.

Connecting Freelance thus facilitates the commercial work of SAP consultants, while ensuring maximum availability of these resources for companies looking for expertise.

  • #BtoB
  • #freelancers
  • #SAP

Labtoo: the B2B marketplace dedicated to biotech R&D

Labtoo is the pinnacle of scientific collaboration, allowing researchers to propose and order experiments from their colleagues. This platform allows labs to capitalize on the knowledge and materials of other laboratories to carry out experiments for which they would not previously have the equipment or know-how. At the same time, a laboratory can also offer to carry out experiments for others to generate revenue or credit that they can use towards experiments of their own from other third parties.

  • #BtoB
  • #medtech
  • biotech

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