World’s first subscription marketplace goes live


World’s first subscription based marketplace OnBuy now live offering incentives for early-adopters

OnBuy offers subscription based marketplace taking a monthly payment of £49 instead of commission per product sold.

Early-adopters will gain £500 in credit for ‘boosting’, which works similarly to Facebook post boosting.

Other benefits include ‘stickiness’ a rating that values age of membership gaining seniority over sellers selling similar products looking to undercut.

A “high-profile” marketing campaign across online, print ,TV, radio and social media, in early 2017.

OnBuy managing director Cas Paton, who was previously MD for Visor Limited, worked in the refurbished smartphone segment, establishing relationships with the likes of Bamboo Distribution, Mazuma Mobile and Envirofone. He also runs phone recycling comparison site OnRecycle.

“For too long sellers have had a raw deal, with their profit margins squeezed by having to pay commission on every product they sell.

“OnBuy is different – there are no selling fees. We want to work with sellers, not against them to in competition with them, We are here to help them grow their business and customer base.”

“We’re very excited to to be at this crucial stage in the development of a marketplace which we believe will shake up online shopping and offer both sellers and shoppers the deals they deserve.”

Talks are currently ongoing to sign up mobile phone resellers.