An NFT marketplace is essentially an Amazon, or Ebay, of NFTs. It is an online website where people publish, buy and sell NFTs with cryptocurrency. Large marketplaces that have lots of traffic are a good way to find buyers where you can sell NFTs, or to find NFTs to buy if you are a consumer. But one of the problems with these marketplaces is that they are a third party website. Meaning any creator who has produced some type of NFT product, doesn’t own the marketplace. It’s a third party between him and the consumer. Not only does that thIrd party need to be paid in fees for their service, it can also distract your potential client by exposing him to your competitors. This is why most brands have their own website where they sell their product, an E-shop. Yes, they may also choose to sell their product on a third party website like Amazon in order to increase their sales and exposure, but a business would prefer to sell directly from their own website. This principle should apply also for NFTs, but because NFTs are still in their infancy and the technology is still confusing for many people, most creators and businesses still sell their product on a third party platform, an NFT marketplace, rather than their own website. Certhis offers a solution to this predicament.
As we just established, any business or artists creating an NFT collection, should aspire to sell those NFTs on their own website. This will help promote other products, not just other NFTs they have to offer. Selling on an NFT marketplace like OpenSea should be a supplementary option, not the main strategy. Certhis offers three ways of doing this, depending on the needs of each creator. This requires first creating an NFT collection using Certhis. You can find more details on how to do this here.
This is the perfect option for beginners who still don’t have a website with lots of traffic or products. Certhis enables users to build their own custom page with the certhis platform, from which they can sell their NFTs and promote their work. Inserting their own business name into the address like this: www.certhis.io/JonDoesBusiness. The user still owns the page and the contracts of all NFTs on this page, and can even sell other products from here if they wish.
This is the ultimate solution for any business that already has an active website. Certhis integration tools enable creators to publish their collection on their own website, enable cryptocurrency purchases, and also analytics to monitor NFT sales. Once again anyone using this option has complete ownership over the smart contract. What’s great about this is that it enables NFTs to be part of other aspects of your business. Say a gaming company sells video games from their website. Using Certhis integration tools they can now also sell NFTs from the same site. Then those NFTs can offer various benefits on the website, or perhaps even in the games themselves. Maybe you can buy one and receive the other as a bonus, the options are endless. We will explore how businesses can use NFTs to promote their other products in a future article. For now the main point is that any creator who also sells other products, should have the option of selling his NFTs alongside them, not on a separate platform.
Some businesses have an online shop on another platform, just not one that sells NFTs. Some of these platforms have begun enabling NFTs as well, such as Shopify, but some don’t. Certhis add-ons allow you to add NFTs to any website you have using Shopify or other platforms. This way if you have a successful E-shop on one of these platform, there is no need to create a new page to sell NFTs. Simply add NFTs to your existing platform, and continue to monitor and manage your collection with analytics tools provided by Certhis
As you can see, creating an NFT collection is only half the battle. Where to sell NFTs, and how to integrate those sales as part of a business that also sells other products, is just as important. Certhis offers a variety of solutions enabling you to sell your NFTs from your website, to your customers, with your data, to expand your brand. As NFTs go more and more mainstream, more and more businesses and creators should come to the realization that selling them from their own website alongside other products is the best way to sell NFTs.