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Primary Marketplaces


Primary NFT marketplaces differ in certain respects to secondary marketplaces. 

These type of platforms typically assist artists in digitizing their traditional artwork to sell directly on their platform, and artists that sell first and foremost on their own websites can also be seen as a primary marketplace.

Another key difference is that collectors usually list NFTs they bought on primary marketplaces on a secondary marketplace to resell it for a higher price.

Overall both types of marketplaces have their place in the NFT minting and buying ecosystem.

Key Takeaways For Creators

For creators, primary marketplaces can be utilized for a number of reasons that benefit them by being able to:

Explore our resources page for reviews on all the primary marketplaces that matter.

Key Takeaways For Collectors

NFT minting sites help creators bring NFT projects to life by creating or “minting” their collection to live on Cardano’s blockchain and expose your digital artwork to a worldwide audience. Create a collection with options for single NFT and bulk NFT mints for a fee, customize unique NFT metadata to match your collection’s traits and rarity, and list your NFTs for sale to be bought and traded by interested collectors using these tools.

5 Key Takeaways For Creators

CNFT minting sites are not created equal and the platform you decide to go with will depend on the size of your collection, the level of control you’re looking to have when minting your own project, and user-friendliness.

That being said, these service providers help creators benefit by being able to:

  • Mint as many of your own NFT collections at a fraction of the cost of other blockchains with lower minting and network fees
  • Create verifiable ownership of your own collection with your unique policy ID and safeguard your artwork
  • Leverage robust APIs and tutorials to streamline your workflow and launch your project faster
  • Easily add metadata to help educate buyers on the unique traits each piece in your collection possesses
  • Gain access to thousands of prospective buyers on the most well-established marketplaces on Cardano

Visit our comprehensive resources page to find the most suitable service provider for you.

For collectors, primary marketplaces present a few key advantages to those who get in early on a project such as:

Browse existing primary marketplaces and grow your portfolio with our complete guide on Cardano primary marketplaces.