One of the things that makes the marketplace unique is the fact that you have no idea who you are buying from when you make a purchase. You have no idea what corp or player you are supporting by buying their products. This seems odd to me from the marketing angle. It seems like you would want people to buy your products and support you or your corp, but how can they do that if they don’t know who they are buying from. The only thing that drives sales on the marketplace is who has to lowest price, but as real life has shown us, some people are willing to pay more for the same thing, just because of brand loyalty.
I think it would be helpful to have the seller name and the sellers corp listed in the marketplace when they place sell orders, and same for buy orders.
I know there’s no difference in a item manufactured by one corp or another, so one corp isn’t going to make better Inferno Rockets than another, but the money they earn does support their activities and knowing who you are giving your ISK to is important when making those purchases if you plan on supporting certain corps in their growth.