Until Friday 1 May, OnBuy, one of the world’s fastest growing online marketplaces, is offering new sellers a special deal when they sign up.
As part of the company’s pledge to protect its sellers and support small businesses, OnBuy made a commitment at the beginning of April to waive its normal monthly standard subscription fee, for three months. The offer is open to any seller that has experienced disruption due to Amazon's decision to stop third-party sellers of 'non-essential products' from shipping to its warehouses.
Recognising that these are testing times, both personally and professionally, with the pandemic creating a level of disruption that generations of people won't have experienced before, OnBuy said it was keen to do what it could to help all businesses that find themselves cut off, albeit temporarily, from any of their revenue streams.
Cas Paton, OnBuy.com founder and CEO, said: “A large number of independent sellers and small businesses are facing huge financial losses due to Amazon's recent ban on its warehouse distribution. In these cases, we have committed to waiving subscription fees so they can continue to operate online. This coronavirus has unexpectedly upset the once even playing field of online marketplaces, but we're working hard to ensure everyone, both buyers and sellers, are treated fairly."
New sellers can join OnBuy with the code OB2020 to receive a 100 per cent discount on Standard subscription fees for three months, as long as they sign up and use the code by Friday 1 May 2020. Click here for more information.
After the three months have passed, new sellers will also benefit from OnBuy’s Sales Guarantee, where for any month they make under £500 in sales, the next month's subscription fee is waived. OnBuy’s Transparent Fee Guarantee will also apply, whereby all of its sellers pay the same selling fees, regardless of size or how much they sell.
The online marketplace says this it is passionate about helping independent sellers grow and thrive in a fairer eCommerce world.
The OnBuy team is working hard to ensure that its IT team is fully operational to ensure its website can handle the increased load, enabling the company to stay online for customers and sellers who can still trade. Plus, its Customer Care team is on hand to help answer any questions; and its Support team is helping current sellers manage their accounts.