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OnBuy launches scheme to support smaller retailers

Laura  Barnes
OnBuy launches scheme to support smaller retailers

UK Amazon rival OnBuy has introduced a new service tier to support smaller retailers.

The marketplace, which launched in November, says its new OnBuy Basic Seller tier is in response to feedback from customers.

OnBuy basic sellers pay no subscription fee at all, and OnBuy charges a selling fee of just 6% on products sold – far cheaper than rivals such as Amazon, claims the firm.

OnBuy is continuing to offer its unique no commission £49-a-month subscription for the majority of sellers, as well as its premium no commission £89-a-month subscription for managed sellers.
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Sellers that join before February 1st will receive £500 credit to have their products featured as boosted products.

Cas Paton, managing director of OnBuy, is urging sellers to get on board now before the offer ends and an ITV marketing push begins next month.

“Our commission-free model is working brilliantly for many retailers who are benefiting from the fact they don’t have to pay selling fees,” said Paton.

“We have listened carefully to feedback from some of the smaller sellers who don’t want a monthly fee that may absorb a large portion of their profits.

“We have decided to add an extra tier for a limited time to help support these smaller sellers so they can get their products online quickly without a monthly commitment.

“While they don’t have all the benefits that come with the subscription offer, such as API access, advertising and account management, they will still be paying the lowest commission fees online among our competitors.”

The OnBuy Basic Seller package is available until June, after which OnBuy will introduce a monthly fee to the Basic Seller account at £25 per month with a commission rate of 3%.

For more information about OnBuy go to and for specific information for sellers see

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