We’ve all thought about selling something online at some point in time. Whether we’ve followed through with it is another thing. There are many places to sell things online, such as Azure Marketplace. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of selling on Azure Marketplace.
For me, the biggest benefit is that it’s a Microsoft product. To me, this means quality and a business I can trust. Microsoft has long been a trusted company in the business and online world. I remember back when I first started getting onto the internet years ago. One of the first internet providers I ever used was MSN. If you look at all of the products that Microsoft has developed over the years, it’s no surprise they are such a great company. We use a lot of Microsoft products in our home. They range from software to game systems, and everything in between. For their reputation alone, they are a great company to have dealings with.
You have a lot of options when it comes to selling on Azure Marketplace. One option is that you can sell one service or many services, all simultaneously. You can sell apps, software, or specific web services. There are different pricing plans, as well, to meet your needs. You can choose to be a seller on the marketplace, or you can be a buyer.
There are fees associated with selling, but they aren’t astronomical at all. Again, this goes back to Microsoft being a reputable company. Microsoft wants to see you succeed, so they aren’t going to charge so much that you don’t even want to list on there.
A big advantage is the fact that there is no contract requiring you to commit to a specific number of sales in a certain amount of time.
Great For Beginners
If you are just starting out with developing an app, or creating software, then Azure Marketplace is great to get started on. With it’s ease of use, and options available, you will be selling in no time at all! You can even sell services on the marketplace, if that’s what you are offering. Either way, it’s going to give you a wonderful start and help you boost your sales.
They have a fantastic Q&A section that helps to answer any questions you might have about buying or selling.
Still Need Help?
There are plenty of websites and companies that can help you in your journey to selling on Azure Marketplace. These companies can help you step-by-step, and show you how to sell.
I know from personal experience that selling on any marketplace platform can be overwhelming when you first start, but once you get the hang of it, it can be fun and profitable. Obviously, creating listings can also be time consuming, but once you know what you are doing, and how you want it, you will be able to zip right through.
Really, you have nothing to lose by giving it a shot. If you list one or two items and don’t think it’s for you, then you aren’t stuck in a long-term commitment or anything. You are never locked into anything, and you have all the control.
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