Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, e-commerce is booming. Online marketplaces for antiques like eBay, Ruby Lane, Etsy, and 1st Dibs have been enjoying healthy and steady growth the past couple of years. And the rising demand of customers looking for antiques and vintage online has continued to fuel the development of e-commerce platforms dedicated to antiques and vintage.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also forever changed the way companies conduct business, with a growing number of brick-and-mortar shops giving way to online business. The last twelve months have been rough on antique stores, flea markets, and antique fairs that did not have a significant online presence. And many of them had no other choice but to scale-down their activity or even permanently shut down their operations.
In this “adapt or perish” environment, having an online presence has never made more sense than today. If you are still thinking about taking the plunge to sell antiques online, you should know that the very survival of your business might depend on it.