Cargoh: Curated Design Marketplace
Cargoh is an online marketplace for designers, artists and photographers. All potential sellers complete an application, which is individually reviewed for acceptance on the website. Through this process, Cargoh is able to offer a unique destination for finding great products from promising artists.
Just by taking a stroll through the marketplace, you can tell Cargoh carefully curated a strong collection of products. Cargoh is still a young website, so sellers are helping drive the site’s direction. Selecting new sellers individually allows them to offer a wide range of products, but it also serves as quality control. Their listings are inspired and lack the kitsch some of us may expect from similar communities.
Cargoh does not charge their sellers listing fees, unlike pay-to-list websites such as eBay or Etsy. Instead, they retain a small percentage of each receipt to cover costs. That’s it; no other fees are involved. Their business model may change in the future, but at this point they only see dollars come in when one of their sellers completes a sale.
The company’s blog regularly boasts just a few of the new additions. If it’s an indication of the calibre of products, we’d say Cargoh succeeded in creating an strong destination.