OpenSky is a wonderful way to reach your customers on a whole new level. OpenSky is a unique marketplace with the twist of a social network in a way. Post, share and 'smile' at products to help increase your visibility and boost your sales. The best part? OpenSky is free. Simply meet the seller requirements and you are on your way to landing unbelievable sales.
Why not five (5) stars? The only two bad parts about OpenSky is you cannot communicate with users/customers directly or privately and you are not paid for your sales promptly. Users can comment on your posts/listings but there is no message center for you to communicate with your customers should an issue arise or for any other reason. Aside from that, any sales posted between the 1st through the 15th of any month will not be paid until the 25th of the month. Orders shipped between the 16th through the 31st will not be paid out until the 10th of the following month.
Most marketplaces will pay their sellers within 3 days of shipment or merely immediately, OpenSky does not. It may be because they want to implement a security system preventing sellers to claim their funds without actually shipping their products. Whatever it may be, there could be a better way to handle it. Especially since some business' priority is to get their funds for their sales promptly.
Would we recommend OpenSky? Of course! It's fun but it's a bit difficult to catch up to the experienced sellers on there. So, make sure you are active and understand how to communicate on social sites - then, you are good to go. Remember though, you have to wait quite some time for your money. That isn't necessarily a good thing.