As a maker, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing your product on store shelves. But with expensive slotting fees and increased competition, where you sit is often costly, and less than ideal. Enter: the online marketplace. Having a presence in an online retailer is high on most maker’s lists, for good reason. Thanks to the Amazon-Whole Foods buyout of 2017, demand for niche online shops has increased. Here are five that are on our radar.

Know of any we missed? Let us know!

Bubble

Bubble Goods, Inc.

What it is: A disruptive online marketplace for innovative natural food brands; heavy focus on lifestyles including vegan, raw, keto, paleo, gluten-free and AIP.

Types of products: snacks, sweets, beverage, pantry staples.

Examples of brands featured: Siren Snacks, Watermelon Road, Akua, Kween & Co.

Learn how you can sell with Bubble here.

Thrive Market

What it is: A membership-based natural foods retailer that offers members a variety of high-quality, healthy, sustainable goods at warehouse prices.

Types of products: Snacks, beverages, pantry staples, meat & seafood, personal care, household, baby, pet, wine.

Examples of brands featured: Purely Elizabeth, Hu Kitchen, Simple Mills + variety of Thrive Market exclusives. 

Mouth Inc.

What it is: An online retailer that offers curated gift boxes and subscriptions (in addition to traditional e-commerce) from small-batch, indie makers from across the United States. Mouth’s goal is to bring awareness to indie food makers who are growing their brand.

Types of products: small-batch snacks, sweets, beverages, pantry staples, housewares.

Examples of brands featured: Big Spoon Roasters, Potter’s Crackers, Tia Lupita sauces.

Contact: [email protected]

Mylkguys

What it is: An online vegan marketplace, no membership required.

Types of products: Everything vegan, from snacks, pantry and bakery to meat, seafood and dairy.

Examples of brands featured: Culina Yogurt, Sweet Nothings, The Honest Stand.

Contact: [email protected]

The Feed

What it is: Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, The Feed.com is an online marketplace that sells sports nutrition products from brands both large and small.

Types of products: vitamins & supplements, protein bars & powders, energy gels and chews

Examples of brands featured: Clif Nutrition, Skratch Labs, Vital Proteins 

Contact: [email protected]

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