This article addresses the possibilities of foregoing the build option for the corporate portal and hosting the corporate portal on an e-marketplace. From the users perspective there is essentially no difference. From an image perspective it may mean an adjustment in culture that is required especially from those organizations who still may not accept outsourcing as an option. From a financial perspective the savings can be considerable as the e-marketplace hosting option provides the required portal infrastructure. Both authors having been involved heavily in e-logistics and e-markets respectively since 1999, discuss the e-marketplace hosting option for potential business advantages and savings.