Since this is a new idea in the angling space, we thought a post entirely about what the TackleSpy Fishing Marketplace actually is would be helpful to new visitors. While we are an online tackle store with lots of products, we aren’t your traditional online tackle store.
How is TackleSpy different than other online tackle shops?
A tackle store or shop sources products, buys them at wholesale from manufacturers or distributors, then marks them up to a retail price and sells those products to the public. They probably have a warehouse where the keep inventory and they pack and ship your order.
TackleSpy, on th other hand, is a marketplace made up of many small tackle shops or individual bait & tackle creators. Similar to the latin saying on paper U.S. currency: e pluribus unum: Out of many, one.
What is a fishing marketplace?
To make this simple, we found a great definition of what a “marketplace” is in the business sense. According to this website, a marketplace can be defined as such:
A marketplace is a platform where vendors can come together to sell their products or services to a curated customer base. The role of a marketplace owner is to bring together the right vendors and the right customers to drive sales through an exceptional multi-vendor platform – sellers have a place to gain visibility and sell their products, and the marketplace owner earns a commission from each sale.Source
Apply that definition to TackleSpy and throw in vendors who make excellent tackle, bait, lures and other fishing goods, and you’ve got yourself an online fishing marketplace. We got the name TackleSpy from two areas: Tackle obviously comes from what it is that is for sale on TackleSpy. The second part, Spy, comes from both our sister service called AnglerSpy and the fact that we work hard to seek out incredible tackle makers from all corners of the United States. We dig deep, “spying” around the web so to speak, to find and identify tackle vendors to join our fishing marketplace.
TackleSpy is a Platform
To recap: TackleSpy is an online fishing store. But to go beyond that, we’re an online fishing marketplace where vendors come together with customers to create a single shop made up of many vendors and fueled by customers that we drive to their products.
What are you waiting for? Shop our online fishing marketplace!