GoVets vs. Amazon

Comparing GoVets and Amazon Features and Pricing

Amazon's Broad Stroke Approach to E-Commerce Creates Opportunities for GoVets to Thrive!


This blog post was written to help our readers understand the differences between GoVets.com and Amazon.com.  Amazon is an amazing company with very grandiose aspirations in all markets.  They are the global standard in e-commerce and understand what’s important to their customer base.  Their site is tailored to optimize the consumer's workflow to make purchases for almost any type of product available on the Internet.  Amazon’s platform has hundreds of millions of products across millions of vendors worldwide. 

Amazon’s broad-stroke approach to e-commerce opens up opportunities for other marketplaces, such as GoVets.com to thrive.  GoVets caters to consumers and organizations that are price conscious, have custom buying workflows and have a social and patriotic awareness to help U.S. small businesses and thank veterans for their service.   At GoVets, our mission is to provide a price competitive marketplace with rich content that allows an intimate buying experience directly between buyers and our SDVOSB sellers.  We expect prices in our marketplace to compete and/or beat prices that you’ll see on other Marketplaces, such as Amazon.  The values of such a competitive environment is enhanced when buyers know that they’re purchasing products and services from U.S. based companies and interfacing directly with U.S. personnel.  Another benefit that GoVets shoppers benefit from is the opportunity to pay tribute to hardworking Veteran Entrepreneurs, specifically Service-Disabled Veterans, many of which have gone to war and have sacrificed so much for our great country.

 

Custom Features

The following table provides a summary of the differences between GoVets and Amazon:

 

Requested Features

GoVets.com

Amazon.com

Buyers pay Vendors Directly

GoVets Supports our Customer Requests.

Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests

U.S. Based Customer Service

GoVets Supports our Customer Requests.

Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests

All GoVets Vendors are U.S. companies 

GoVets Supports our Customer Requests.

Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests

Request for Quote (RFQ) portal for Buyers & Sellers

GoVets Supports our Customer Requests.

Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests

Buyers can pay via Credit Card, Paypal, or PO/Invoice

GoVets Supports our Customer Requests. Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests 
Vendor Vendorization details available for Government Buyers GoVets Supports our Customer Requests. Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests 
Vendor Vendorization details available for Government Buyers GoVets Supports our Customer Requests. Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests 

Government Pricing (GSA, FSS) available for Government Buyers

GoVets Supports our Customer Requests.

Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests

Simple, Consistent, Predictable and Low-Cost Marketplace Fees for Vendors

GoVets Supports our Customer Requests. Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests

All Vendors are Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs)

GoVets Supports our Customer Requests. Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests 

Socially Responsible Marketplace - Significant Proceeds Benefit Non-Profit Causes of National Significance

GoVets Supports our Customer Requests. Amazon does not satisfy all GoVets customer requests 
 

Competitive Pricing

Govets vendors offer competitive pricing due to the simple, industry-low platform fees that we offer versus Amazon’s complex structure that includes monthly fees, per item fees, referral fees, and other fees that all vary based on product category and range from 15% to 50% (yes, 50%) based on category. 

  

Summary

We realize that GoVets may not be the marketplace of choice for certain consumers, but for those who want to save money, support U.S. business, thank our Veterans and support Supplier Diversity, we believe that GoVets is the place for you.

 

 

SHOP GoVets TODAY

 

 

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