Top 5 Online Lighting Stores and Marketplaces

Nowadays everyone is turning to E-Commerce, Online Lighting Stores is the new trend and the future of doing business for both Sellers and Buyers in Lighting Industry. Lately, the Business to Business (B2B) is starting to take its place in the global trade similar to Business to Customer (B2C), and already has proved its success as a reliable way of doing business.

All manufacturers (Sellers) have already started using e-commerce through online sales channel, they are representing their products and services digitally and get their increase in sales. Manufacturers are starting to Sell LED Lighting Online through their own websites or e-marketplaces. The specialized e-marketplaces have proved their value and reliability in sales.

Buyers are using internet these days and spending hours and hours on internet (Business, Social Media, and Online Shopping), with the change and development in our life style the online sales channel became much bigger and grow to become one of the biggest and most important sales channels. By 2020, it is expected to become the main sales channels for many fields and industries and we are here talking about Lighting Industry.

In 90s, online sales channels had many disadvantage but with time and experience all business owners overcame these troubles; not only that, they have now their own unique features and services to satisfy all customers. You can deal with the online sales channel as a Seller or Buyer through E-Marketplaces and get the new selling / buying experience.

Here you can find a small list about top 5 online lighting stores, we will provide a little description and what is good and bad about each one of them in order to be able to choose what suits you and will work fine for you.

Top 5 Online Lighting Stores and Marketplaces:

  1. Alibaba:

Alibaba is one of the most valuable tech companies in the world, a well-known online store for general purposes and leading provider of online marketing services for importers and exporters; but we are talking here about lighting only. It has its reputation for providing many Chinese products with no guarantee of the quality nor insurance for the performance of the products. Also many sellers do not actually update their inventory and may not always match their promise for customers.

  1. 1000Bulbs

1000Bulbs is a lighting company in the United States, providing a good customer service experience, and also providing affordable, and commercial grade products. Although, shipping costs are applied and calculated according to the time of purchasing and product weight and quantity. You must pay attention for heavy and bulky products or you may face high shipping cost. As well as, they have products offered with “Ships Free” but they are limited to United States only, so if you are out of US you won’t be able to benefit from this feature.

  1. Lighting Arena

Lighting Arena is the first B2B Lighting Marketplace. They are still new to the market but they have the potential to do business in professional way. They have a secure and reliable platform with many other features. They are offering free shipping globally and not limited to the United States market only, e-wallet, and cashback. Also, they have a unique service which is a customized structure, where choosing, purchasing, and paying can be done through different people, depending on the permissions given to each profile within the main account. Lighting Arena are focusing on quality, so they won’t enlist any bad products. You will find many lighting manufacturers and many products to be able to choose the best products that satisfy your needs wherever your location is.

  1. Lumens

Lumens was founded in 2006, their aim is to be a top platform for online shopping for lighting, furniture and accessories. Unfortunately shipping is for free in the United States only and for the purchase over 75 USD. You need to pay extra attention for your location or what you are buying and shipping as there may be extra fees. What is great about them is they are focusing on modern designs and innovation and they are applying this prospective to almost everything.

  1. Lamps Plus

Lamp Plus is one of the largest lighting retailers with thousands of exclusive and patented designs in lighting, décor and home furnishings in the United States. They have a lot of store locations throughout the US that can help a range of services, including lighting installation and in-home consultations. As well as, they have experienced lighting consultants who will guide you through the decision making process and offer you some recommendations