Gartner’s 2022 Market Guide for Marketplace Operation Applications is out, and for the second time in a row, OroMarketplace was recognized as one of the Representative Vendors in the research.
Gartner’s Marketplace Operations Applications (MOA) report is a market overview publication designed for businesses considering a marketplace. The report also highlights 20 marketplace vendors for a better understanding of the market and its offerings.
Why Gartner’s Market Guide Matters
Gartner is the world’s premier independent research firm, helping IT professionals and business leaders around the world make the best technology decisions.
Their second annual Market Guide for Marketplace Operation Applications offers thought leadership and exclusive insights helping readers make sense of the rapidly changing marketplace applications market.
According to Gartner, only the vendors that offer the functionality to enable the setup, operation, and ongoing maintenance of an enterprise marketplace were selected. These vendors sell this functionality as a product to be used during and after implementation, as opposed to offering marketplace tools as a service.
What’s Changing For Marketplaces In 2022?
Last year, we stated that B2B marketplaces are a natural evolution of eCommerce. That is still true today, as eCommerce businesses continue evolving toward more complex buying-selling scenarios.
In our enterprise marketplace guide, we said that the right strategy and marketplace platform can accommodate diverse marketplace scenarios, from multi-vendor, procurement, to branded marketplaces.
For example, an eCommerce machinery parts distributor can also offer add-ons and accessories to parts it sells, along with local installation services. Looking ahead, we see increased interest for both vendors and end-users to support the marketplace business model.
Furthermore, the report observed the following developments in the industry:
- B2B marketplaces saw sustained growth across 2020 and 2021, and this will likely continue in 2022.
- Enterprise marketplaces proved capable to withstand pandemic and post-pandemic business disruptions.
- Some consumer-oriented organizations with large seller networks have also embraced enterprise marketplaces.
- Marketplaces proved popular among drop-ship vendors, as it allows them to leverage drop-ship solutions.
What Was OroMarketplace Recognized For?
Gartner’s report noted that Oro’s marketplace product, OroMarketplace, offers flexible deployment options. OroMarketplace also excelled in the following areas:
Strong B2B focus
Oro, the company behind OroMarketplace, offers a suite of B2B products including a B2B eCommerce platform, B2B CRM, and an enterprise-grade application development platform.
OroMarketplace leverages Oro’s workflow engine enabling marketplace operators to create a seller onboarding structure. They can also set pricing, ordering, approval, checkout, and shipping rules.
Successful marketplaces can only be built with strong relationships. That’s why OroMarketplace comes integrated with an enterprise CRM for better sales enablement, marketing, and customer support.
OroMarketplace customers span diverse industries and business models. They run marketplaces in industries like aviation, chemicals distribution, and fast-moving consumer goods.
Considering a Marketplace? Oro Can Help.
If you are considering expanding your product offering, building new relationships, or expanding your product offering, we’d like to hear from you.
Our marketplace experts can explore your needs and discuss how OroMarketplace can meet them. We’ve built and helped grow many successful marketplaces across diverse verticals and business models. We have the vision, expertise, and resources needed to implement a marketplace solution that will work for your business.