Guide to the Vocabulary of the New Economics of Multisided Platforms
Note: This glossary contains terms that are used outside of multisided platforms. We have focused on their meanings as they apply to multisided platforms.
Access fee: The price that customers are charged for obtaining access to the platform. For example, credit card issuers sometimes charge people an annual fee for using the card, thereby obtaining access to the merchants that accept these cards for payment.
Anchor tenant: A significant customer that helps attract other customers to the platform where the customers could be the same type as the anchor tenant, or the customers could be a different type of customer that is attracted to the anchor tenant. For ...