Current marketplaces are biased both by the charging of tariffs, and by the influence peddling within them. Since these marketplaces are expected to make a profit, rather than just provide the service of facilitating exchange, they often recur to practices that go in detriment of both the producers and the final consumers.
By offering marketplaces as a service in which you simply pay a fee for maintenance of the space itself, and eliminating the for-profit aspect of them, you reduce the cost of transaction, thus either reducing prices for the final consumer or increasing the benefits received by the producers, all while greatly limiting the chances of unfair competition within the markets.
Presently, it is easy for big producers to use their leverage in order to reduce the chances of smaller competitors to be successful within a given market. Either by publicity, occupation of spaces, or marketing schemes, they are able to limit the amount of competition they face. This a worrisome tendency observed in many product categories in which an ever diminishing number of competitors control a larger portion of the market.
In order to resolve this situation, one of the first tasks of the World Wide Republic will be to create exchange spaces, designed and built by the community, which will not generate profit, nor will be subject to outer influences since its administration and supervision will be in the hands of all members, with some responsibilities delegated to an executive unit.