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Selling on the OnBuy online marketplace

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Selling on the OnBuy online marketplace

Getting started on OnBuy

OnBuy is a UK marketplace, covering multiple categories. It launched in 2016.

You need to be a registered business to sell on the site. OnBuy has 2 subscription options and competitive commission rates.

It's achieved rapid growth in recent years, with growth of 608% of all transactions. It plans to roll out to 42 different countries in 2021.

Although this marketplace is still in early stages, it’s one to watch, given its international expansion ambitions.

Find out more on the OnBuy website


OnBuy is a business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) market place, selling to customers in the UK.


You can sell on OnBuy if your business is in one or more of the following sectors:

  • Electronics
  • Technology
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Health and beauty
  • DIY and building materials
  • Vehicles and parts

Subscriptions and fees

As a seller on OnBuy, you'll pay a monthly subscription (from £19) plus a percentage commission on sales of 5% to 9%. 

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