Meet the marketplace: eBUYgumm
The eBUYgumm marketplace is relatively new but with the uniqueness that they are only allowing bona fide UK based retailers to trade and sell. As with all new marketplace it takes time to build traction, but eBUYgumm have made listings and selling totally free.
One of the great things about eBUYgumm is that founder, Darren Swann is remarkably accessible and willing to speak to retailers considering selling on the marketplace. If you’re not sure if it’s for you then get in touch with Darren and ask him your questions directly.
We spoke to Darren and asked him about progress so far:
Who are eBUYgumm?
The founders of eBUYgumm have been in business for over 30 years with many successful businesses standing the test of time.
eBUYgumm has been developed by online sellers that were fed up with the online selling platforms available, they are either too complicated or far to expensive… We were fed up with auction sites and auto bidding that far to was obvious, We were fed up with competing with Chinese sellers that were pretending to be in the UK and we were fed up with not being able to keep in contact with our buyers. We were disappointed with having no control over obvious scams and refunds being made in the buyers favour when they should clearly not have been. And fed up of being dictated to buy company’s that were not even based in the UK.
So we bring you eBUYgumm with a vision of helping UK business sellers and individuals to make more money with a simple and effective platform.
Why start a new marketplace?
As online sellers we decided to build a platform that removed all the unlikeable things from the obvious marketplaces that existed.
This is where we bring you, the sellers, numerous benefits…
- No Listing Fee’s
- No Selling Fee’s
- No Shop Fee’s
Or should we simply say … No Fee’s!
Individual sellers will be FREE Forever… and in turn bringing millions of returning customers to our Marketplace to buy after they have sold their own items.
We want consumers to go around their house and sell unwanted or unused items and make some money.
Currently eBUYgumm is free for business members to encourage the growth of our marketplace and will not change in the foreseeable future until its fully evolved.
With only UK sellers we can now compete with China… while they sell on other platforms and have to pay their fees we gain a huge % advantage having no selling fees at all.
Sellers can either reduce their prices or make more money… the decision is theirs !
With our UK call centre if there’s a problem that is possibly a scam we will deal with each individual claim based on facts… so if you sent an item recorded and its been signed for you will be paid etc… And with PayPal your buyers are safe.
Where you eBUYgumm getting buyers from?
eBUYgumm are currently doing a UK tour in our 15 meter Exhibition Trailer. We are Just launching our latest 6 Month Radio campaign and our Facebook marketing strategy is set for the next 12 months.
- We have Sponsored a Champion Show Jumper to kick start our Equestrian category
- We have Sponsored a Boxer to Kick start our Sportswear category
- We have sponsored a UK Dance tour to Kickstart our Dance wear category
- We are in Talks with Diversity and many big UK names for Promotion category
Our TV Advert is waiting to go…
Currently we are growing at 50 to 100 new users a day and our shops and item listings are growing rapidly.
Our Marketing budget is high … but so are our expectations!
We have all been charged far too much to sell for far to long…
Even in 2019 our well known marketplaces are still increasing there charges! So with a new place to sell that’s FREE You have nothing to lose! But everything to gain!
All we need is your help to spread the news even quicker. If you want to make more money… Spread the News!!
If you’re happy being charged a fortune in selling fees… dont !
How do I get started listing?
To sign up to eBUYgumm it’s easy … go online and sign up. If you want to sell as a business you need to upgrade to a business seller and this opens the Free shop Front and ways to import your items like CSV import.
You can manually list items as its quick and easy and you can list a car in under 60 seconds.
Our UK Call centre are there to help.
How do eBUYgumm payments work?
Currently TrustePay is our recommended payment method powered by Stripe.
You can also make and receive payments using PayPal a payment method you all know and trust, although we are in development to release a major update within the PayPal Marketplace and our own TrustePay in the very near future.
Although Stripe is a Global name and behind some of the worlds largest online retailers such as Apple, Amazon, Boohoo, Facebook and many other online retailers due to its technology, fraud prevention, and banking infrastructure required to operate on-line payment systems it is yet to become popular and more well known throughout the UK.
TrustePay however has been designed to allow the payment to be received in the sellers own account and made available once the buyer receives their item.
This is to prevent scams and fraud by either the buyer or seller and to encourage a better and more trusted market place to buy and sell from.
Tell us more about your proposition?
If you are a business seller and would like to know more about the future of eBUYgumm and the benefits it can bring to your business then you can contact Darren, eBUYgumm’s Managing Director, as he will happily discuss not only the future of eBUYgumm but the future of your online selling business.
We care about what you the sellers and buyers want from an online marketplace and we welcome any feedback as we need to hear your views and to tell us what features you would like to see.
eBUYgumm designed for online sellers by online sellers!
Want to Start Buying & Selling on eBUYgumm?
Click here to sign up and register your free membership.
No Listing Fee’s – No Selling Fee’s – No Monthly Fee’s
Do you have a large Inventory? Need help to upload your bulk listings? Don’t Worry!
Our Help & Support Team are waiting to help & guide you every step of they way!
Listing your items couldn’t be easier.
Email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in selling on eBUYgumm? Call us on 0333 370 5000 and let’s talk.
this free thing is not so daft
when ebay uk first launched we got 6 months free final value listing fees
and allsorts of other upgrade perks
though ebay have recovered that a thousand times over and more now
I’m on the site, no sales yet but that’s to be expected
I do believe they have money to spend as they run competitions often to get likes and shares and we not talking bars of chocolate bars either we are talking concert tickets etc, quad bikes you name it
I often see them appearing on Facebook
Hopefully the money they are spending will pay off
Did Chris not give this site a bit of a drubbing a few months ago when another poster made a comment.???
Uk call centre ??? No fees etc where is the money coming from.
What is the difference with eBuygumm and say likes of On Buy Buuy For the little guys etc…CAN they market the site??? Break into the minds of the Amazon for everything types…
I don’t want to list with Fleece you Bay or Amazon anymore they are now all just take take take and bring no value anymore.
Where we are working right now is niche sites like GAME CS etc where we are getting traffic and decent value and most important margin sales and no scammers…
There is no doubt many merchants want something new and fresh and somewhere to promote their own brand. I wasted time and money before on New UK marketplaces so what is the difference here???
I have to admit I did… and whilst there have been many marketplaces pop up over the years, few have done what Darren did which was to pick up the phone and answer my questions.
Would recommend doing the same while eBUYgumm is still small enough to speak directly to the founder – nothing to lose if you decide it’s not for you but no harm in finding out if it could work for you.
What Chris pointed out before was that as the MD of eBUYgumm why wasn’t i selling my goods on the site , which to be fair was a good question ! ( i still owe him a clip round the ear ! )
But as i explained we are growing so fast … my own online selling had to take a back seat and still has at this present time.
Like most we were fed up with what’s out there so we wanted to bring something different to the table … ( The Swann Group of Companies have been around 30 years ) so no beginners and class ourselves as innovators as we have been in many other business sectors.
It’s no point us bringing what’s already out there … so here is eBUYgumm with many benefits …
We decided it’s time to get rid of scammers … and concentrate on the UK only, with Brexit fast approaching it was time to look after our own.
We decided to give individuals a place to sell for FREE for ever !! as the UK public have just stopped bothering to sell due to the cost and how long it takes …
We decided to strip out all the complicated things and make it easier …
We decided to make it FREE for the business sellers until such time that it’s really working and everyone is making money , only then we will implement a very small fee for selling and a fee that works for sellers … you won’t want to go off site and we are so confident we have made contacting buyer to seller mandatory as we want buyer and seller to be in touch ! as you should be able to ask each other questions etc …
We all know other sites block you as they know deals will be done off site to save fees as they are SO expensive .. with eBUYgumm you will prefer to stay on the site for protection as the fee will be minimal.
The benefits go on and on … but we are here to make a better place … all we need is everyone’s help to share the news !
The big difference here is, the site has been built by online sellers ….for online sellers and we will work with you guys to give you the Marketplace you want and deserve, we are confident you will love it and to prove it we are FREE …
So you have nothing to lose but everything to gain !
If you want to discuss further im here to answer all your questions …
“online Selling can be Fun ! “
It would seem that they’ve got some work to do on the design (banners) there. But what a fantastic name.
Given how eBay have slowly and methodically discarded all but the big businesses we’d be more than happy to join a genuine UK competitor providing that they gain some traction in the refurbished server and refurbished PC markets.
I’ve checked out their site, but in all honesty I can’t see anything different here from other attempted start ups.
No fees “currently” is the traditional form of words to get sellers in, but what about buyers?
People like it simple and heading to Amazon and Ebay is the easiest way to find stuff.
If you are one of a host of alternative sites, why should people bother?
You need to be big in order to attract customers and you only attract customers if you are big. Catch 22.
There’s also a problem for sellers. It takes a lot of effort to transfer a large inventory across and with the best will in the world, the no fees model will be replaced by a paying system.
I genuinely wish Ebuygum well. (might not appeal to customers outside Yorkshire!)
Chances of breaking through based on what I’ve seen so far: 2/10
As Andy R said….
I have said before about the need for new market places to make it easy for sellers to onboard, sure there is the mention of an assist from the technical side of the site but that just means having thousands of pounds worth of stock listed with maybe no sales.
The syncing of sales across your inventory is one of the crucial tasks, I can not afford to sell more stock than I have if there was a rush f sales for a product.
I also can not see much information about selling on the site, there is a video, which I have not watched, but where is the written info I can read?
I guess as there are no fees so if your not paying anything don’t expect anything….
Having had a quick look the main thing (apart from the banners) is the lack of reassurance for the buyer. Under FAQs, as a buyer I want to see that my purchase will be guaranteed and the site will protect me – I’m not seeing that anywhere.
This is a big challenge for new marketplaces, there is no shortage of sellers large and small, the competition is for the buyers.
I wish eBuyGum well but can’t see why buyers would choose them first.
Hi Laura , for the Buyer we have created trustePay , so the buyer pays but the seller doesn’t receive the money until the buyer confirms safe receipt of the item, So any Seller with the TrustePay logo is a good seller thats happy to send you the item in confidence and for you to receive the item first.
So bad sellers selling unfit goods etc need bother as they just won’t get paid…
And then there is always the security of paypal too.
We decided we want better sellers etc …
Hope that helps.
And if the buyer does not confirm receipt? Too busy, forgets etc… seller does not get paid?????
The seller is then protected as 48 Hours after the predicted delivery date the Seller automatically gets paid if the buyer has done nothing.
Been a Yorkshire based ebayer the name caught my attention.
I immediately pu t’whippet in back yard, threw sum coil on t’fire, logged on t’internet and ad a quick luk.
First thing I noticed that there is no business and industrial category for our products (spare parts).
I would love to try an alternative as our ebay fees are hovering around 15k per month. Will keep an eye on the site and see if the categories improve in the future.
I wish Darren the best of luck but “Th’as got thi work cut art”
Some Great comments so far … and i am here to reply to any questions or i’m happy to take calls 🙂
As you can Imagine the site is constantly undergoing work for new ideas and improvements …
You can speak with our Techs to do any imports ..
We are currently building our own stock control across platforms and in talks with outside providers.
Its going to be Free for sellers for a long time and the key to getting the buyers is by getting items on … if we all want a place to sell for free or for a very small amount we need to pull together ..
Its in our nature that we don’t like change but if we as sellers want to make more money and stop being ripped off then we have to embrace change and help !
Buyers will come where the items are … and as we are free most of our new businesses are reducing their prices by 5-10% wich gives buyers a better and cheaper place to buy from !
Listing items is as easy as a few clicks …. get in touch well have you up and running in no time !.
Our growth so far has been urged by the new sellers joining daily …
We have ALL the same categories that other marketplaces have and currently we are redeveloping the Quick Sell page to show it.
But if you do an import your items will all be in the right categories … 🙂
If your fed up with ridiculous Fee’s then it’s time to do something about it !
We have a one click to facebook adds, Paypal , and lots of great features coming , We will be investing lots into promoting our sellers individual shops with lots going on over the next year.
We know this is no easy task , but we have been around in business for over 30 years , so we are here for the long haul 🙂
So to Help us to Help you !
Find out More ….
Just take the time to give me a call … that’s quick and easy to do !
Fellow sellers, a good reference to see if a marketplace is worth migrating to is their current alexa rank.
At the moment, unfortunately ebuygumm.co.uk has less visits than an average ecommerce store.
I’ll revisit in 2021!
I run a forum that is currently ranked at 1,322,065 with less that 3,000 members, so a ranking of 4,048,976 is not really that good.
Tamebay ranks at 160,976
eBay ranks at 153
Why so negative guys …
Our Google Analitics shows a totally different picture !
For only 5 months we are flying … close to 5,000 members and with the shops in the que we hope to hit over 100,000 items by the end of this week !
We are really pleased with how its growing !
Our 12 month radio campaign starts later this week too.
You sound like your trying to put people off ..
If you want a site to make more money on, we need all the help … !
@Darren Swann , I thought I would remind Chris of his comments a while back everyone starts somewhere…
Our own online selling activity is also taking a back seat and over the last 6 months I have concentrated on my offline business (we all need to eat), as what on earth is the point of doing the same thing over and over again, the big two are not suited to indy sellers anymore…scammers high fees and all the other muck that comes with those two…
YES online selling can be fun but it also need to work for all parties, and most merchants simply want a level playing field, not something that happens on eBay or Amazon.
I would not ignore selling Overseas however the UK is a race to the bottom and if what is currently happening out there goes the way it looks and even bigger race the bottom…
Amazon have blindsided everyone, as I have said before getting that “message out” is what is key to “Joe public”, you will need to build a coop of online sellers and pull resources. Grabbing people’s very short attention spans these days is a tricky and expensive business.
We will certainly get an account up and put some stock on and pass the word where we can…
Plus I don’t care if your in Yorkshire it is close enough to Scotland…
Forgot to mention If you sign up and your number is
5000 you win a free Brand New kids 50cc Quad bike
5050 you win a free Brand New kids 50cc Motor bike
as we celebrate so many members Joining so quickly !
Not usually a pedant, but the article is difficult to read with statements like “And fed up of being dictated to buy company’s that were not even based in the UK.”
Surely it should read “fed up with being dictated to by companies” and not “of being dictated to buy company’s”?
What on earth are “Fee’s”?
Thats the Spirit Sam …
Hi Laura , for the Buyer we have created trustePay , so the buyer pays but the seller doesn’t receive the money until the buyer confirms safe receipt of the item, So any Seller with the TrustePay logo is a good seller thats happy to send you the item in confidence and for you to receive the item first. So bad sellers selling unfit goods etc need bother …
We decided we want better sellers etc …
I’m all for the enthusiasm and appreciate you spending time in your day answer queries directly on a site like this. My question however is this…
What exactly is eBuyGumm’s USP?
So far from what I’ve read, all I see is the usual call-to-action promise of all startup marketplaces which generally entails;
– Free Listings
– Zero or Lower Fees than eBay/Amazon
– Exponential Growth claims with no evidence
– And just generally “lots in the pipeline”
Please don’t take this the wrong way, but my advice to any startup marketplace would be to simply cut the sh*t, this is business, we’re not trying to build a community of friends here, just give us something “ready” and “running”.
Don’t tell us what’s in the pipeline, just tell us what’s working now, what products your customers are buying already, how many sales you generated last month, how many sales you generated the month before, speak in real terms, hard numbers with hard evidence and all-round take an entirely different approach to all that have come before you, and just maybe, you might get the traction you need.
Were not here to give bull out .. i ve been in business over 30 years.
Im no fool … Ive said this is no easy task.
Ive given my Number to anyone who wants to chat.
No ones made claims with no evidence as the evidence is on the site.
Instead we offer a new way with …
– NO listing Fees
– NO Selling Fees
– FREE FOREVER for individuals
A new safe way to pay and lots of additional benefits ..
Businesses are built out of relationships and people working together, and if people want a new way to make more money then it will work , for those impatient that want the quicker buck we may not be the answer, but i build long term sustainable businesses and the aim is that we do grow as a community of sellers that work together to make a better future for us all.
Luckily there seem to be a lot of like minded people and it is growing fast.
all the best
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I was anticipating that you would follow up in response.
Whilst I appreciate the response, it still feels somewhat defensive and protective of eBuyGumm and not very aspiring to myself as seller. I was almost half hoping you’d take my comments constructively and give us the information we need.
As a marketplace seller for more than 12 years and a Tamebay reader for equally as long, I’ve seen a fair few startup marketplaces come and go. In fact, the majority ARE still active today in some way or another, so it’s not profitability that’s a problem for startup marketplaces, it’s just nobody (yet) has been able to figure out how to take it from a community sized marketplace, to even a 100million a year GMV site, let alone a 1bn a year eBay and Amazon competitor.
I wish you all the best in this endeavour, but from a modern marketplace in 2019, if I’m to invest my time and money with eBuyGumm, I’d expect a lot more upfront transparency on the businesses current standing and overall performance in the marketplace, plus a completely new radical approach and marketing strategy that’s not going to rely on “recruiting sellers” if it’s to challenge the dominant players in this industry. What’s more likely is that any sizeable piece of the cake will be seen as a moderate success on eBayGumm’s part and that’s probably what will ultimately hold you back from becoming the next eBay, Amazon or Etsy, even ever.
Im not gonna lie, if I built a 10m a year marketplace business, I’d be pretty happy with what I’ve achieved. But the execs at eBay and Amazon still won’t know or care who I am. The sheer scale of task at hand is just to unimaginable to comprehend in my view. But I guess that just makes me a pessimist perhaps.
You’d have more luck on the back of a sudden demise of either eBay or Amazon, so I guess that alone is reason enough to try and position yourself as a contender. And I guess that’s optimism.
I love a debate … and of course i’ll be defensive as much a you are anti .. lol ,
but thats what makes a great debate and i’m glad to catch your attention and thankful for your time.
I take ALL comments constructively but i’m not a guy built from negativity, i’ve been self employed since 19 and now with 6 kids and 10 different companies i don’t stand still … I don’t see a brick wall i see a way over it !
I’m afraid i do not give out all my ideas and plans on a forum as i have had many big ideas and concepts pinched over the years ..
We are not here to compete with Amazon & ebay , we are here to take over the UK marketplace for the people of the UK and help them to make more money.
It’s the greed of the Multinationals that make them expensive ,
It’s the greed of the Multinationals that makes them lose site of the people that matter and this seems to be something all our new members agree.
Our Mission Statement is OPEN – HONEST – TRANSPARENT why ?
We do not hide fees & have one fee for this & one fee for that etc .. and make it that complicated you can’t work out what it actually costs to sell an item.
Our statement is this …
FREE FOREVER for Individuals !
When we do eventually charge business’s it will be 3% , now that’s a viable business model for all , so all business’s that want a brighter future are embracing this as they know the major marketplaces are still trying to increase their fees !
My job is Marketing … so you will be hearing lots about us , whether you join or not
( The decision is yours ) But for once you have a UK company looking out for the people of the UK.
@Darren I don’t see Jay as being anti but you do seem to be being defensive.
jay is simply saying that he has seen it all before and whilst many of those that have tried many and are still there, sellers have wasted their time joining with very little results.
So why is yours going to be different?
Your Alexa rank is very poor, indicating a lack of traffic, sellers need loads of customers and returning customers that use the site regularly.
Jay was not asking for your ideas and plans, in fact quite the opposite, he said “Don’t tell us what’s in the pipeline”.
You use Stripe to process card payments, Stripe advertises fees of 1.4% + 20p You charge a payment fee of 3.2% + 20p
Another point and lets not forget this is a forum for sellers, is how do you protect the sellers from scams? You have mentioned and are proud of your trustePay to protect buyers, but that is of little concern to us “honest” sellers.
Many sellers would not see your trustePay as a safer way for buyers to pay as they already get there money back with ease.
Sorry but when you open yourself to questions people will ask them.
Sorry i don’t mean to be disrespectful to either of you … but i will always defend my companies … of course as i can usually sus competitors at work.
Alexa ranking … ? What ?
Its seems you guys are looking for negatives ….
What i would have expected to see is .. wow that’s great but what about …etc …
Its free now .. but what will it cost ? and how do you protect sellers ? etc .
But anyhow i’m answering for the positive people who can see real the benefits ..
And i have offered to speak to anyone … my phone and facebook is jammed everyday with business sellers genuinely interested in the future and i’m here to answer your queries and to help.
Paypal fees are 3.4% + 20p but no mention ? .
TrustePay protects the sellers just as much as the buyer …
If the buyer is a scammer and said they never received the item … if you have proof someone signed for the item …the problem comes to us and based on facts you will be paid as in our terms.
We the UK call centre will receive all the disputes and will resolve based on facts !
I once sold a segway brand new … the buyer sent it back a month later in bits as not working ! i laughed out loud , sent images to ebay and stated this is not working as its smashed to pieces …. guess what … they gave the buyer a refund !!
At eBUYgumm a real person will review the query and if it gets past TrustePay it will be resolved based on facts, just like the UK law.
There is no Sorry about it … im here to openly answer your questions ….. (not hiding)
I doubt you will but please feel free to contact me and i will gladly answer any of your concerns 🙂
We are so OPEN – HONEST – TRANSPARENT i post my full name and details with pride as many people even google me !
Love us or hate us you will hear lots about us !
We are here to offer a better , safer marketplace.
If your happy paying ridiculous fees and happy with your selling platform then we are not for you and we misinterpreted the industry.
Online selling can be Fun !
@ Darren Swann You seem to be avoiding many of the questions and want to divert people away from Tamebay to discuss the issues, rather than do it on here openly
Good luck with your venture.
Great site and about time too. I have my shop there which I imported from ebay. In seconds. Would definitely recommend
Trial by ordeal
Is standard here
Yes it does seem that way ! 🙂
Welcome to the Lions Den!
Ha .. thanks Josh
From Humble beginnings come Big ideas ! as they say on the Lions Den.
Hi do not understand how does one make money by having no fees are some charity it make no sense even Amazon till a few years never made a profit and now most of there money does not come from fees it comes from non-retail divisions – advertising and cloud-computing,Amazon Web Services,so they are not ripping any one of and many other like onbuy stared with 3 to 5 % then jumped to 9 % plus paypal fees and 19 pounds a month so unless you have huge amount of money and will only charge 3% for ever will it really work
Bottom line Joe is that it won’t. eBay and Amazon aren’t necessarily just being greedy. Yes it’s a hefty chunk but would they have grown to the size they are now without charging us all a whack.
I don’t think so, and I personally think quite the opposite.
I think eBay and Amazon could afford to lower their fees given their size, whereas new players need to be charging 20-25% just to generate enough money to stay afloat long enough to grow if they are ever going to become competition.
It’s just common sense and it’s been tried and tested throughout multiple businesses industries for generations.
New player thinks he can enter the market by undercutting everyone and then realises he’s going to run out of money before he can become big enough to compete.
Entering the market by being the cheapest just isn’t the way to go. It’s too simplistic. Your business plan needs a bit more substance than that I think.
As a very successful businessman , (over 30 years in business) I am lucky enough to be able to fund any new businesses that i start and that i believe in.
We have another huge concept to be launched later this year that is being quietly developed in the background 🙂
I offer services in all my businesses and i am very much an innovator, i create new ideas and business models that work.
This is simply no exception.
I will not make any money for a long time but I have not set out to.
I have set out to create a better place to buy and sell in the UK for us online sellers,
I have funded it all and will continue to do so until it works.
I kind of enjoy putting my money where my mouth is !
We also sell on marketplaces and i will also enjoy the NO fees to make more money while it lasts.
What we are creating is a sustainable business model that like all my other companies will stand the test of time.
All of my companies offer the best services in their industries and other companies always end up following our lead or even copying what we do.
I really do not expect this to be any different and have already seen huge changes happening from the markets leaders with many changes not to dissimilar to what we are offering or what we have said we will be offering 🙂 I know when our every move is being watched !
If you are happy with the fees you are being charged then there is no need for you to look elsewhere but one thing is for sure … we are extremely busy with new businesses that are contacting me daily and congratulating me on our vision and services and even asking how they can help so as a majority we are being welcomed with open arms.
The amount of people who seem to want this to work is truly astonishing and is the real reason we launched earlier than planned.
We have launched to bring you a better marketplace with plenty of substance and our benefits are getting better by the day. We have already started developing from scratch the NEW version that will be launched with an exceptional new approach and facilities !
Market leaders won’t drop their prices as they have investors to impress !
So jump on board …. enjoy the ride and get making more money with eBUYgumm.
Online Selling can be Fun !
Darren. I think a great way to bring over eBay and Amazon sellers is to have some software like they have on Bonanza (in the USA) or eBid that transfers your large inventory in minutes. Anything with csv import puts me off straight away otherwise I’d join you instantly. Wish you all the luck….someone has to rival eBay and Amazon and hope it’s you.
You can transfer your items over in no time at all, sorry i should have made it clearer ..
Join us on Facebook and drop me a line and we’ll show you how 🙂
Feel free to give me a call , we are converting lots of business over.
Im spending the best part of every day explaining the benefits and how to upload with ease.
Thanks for the positive comments !
We will give you a call some time and would more than happy to try you out all i was saying it’s hard to see how anything can run well and not charge anything the saying is if you pay peanuts you get monkeys so i very much do hope for something besides amazon and ebay as the saying is do not but all your eggs in one basket so hopefully will speak some time and get the ball rollying and maybe this time something will come big
Fully Understand Joe,
But let’s just say i have put a lot of investment in to this up front to bring you a great place to Sell where Sellers will make more money.
Obviously i intend to recoup that investment at some stage … but not until its fully up and working for everyone 🙂
We are also online sellers so we will be selling our own items too, but many of us feel that competing with China and with the huge fees out there has become to hard to make any money, i know many local companies that have had to close there shops as its just not feasible anymore which is a big shame.
So we bring you eBUYgumm.
We look forward to having you onboard and i’m here to take your call anytime.
Have you planned anything in regard to Linnworks integration? This is the main requirement when we look at a different platform. It would need to flawlessly bind into our order management and fulfilment environment.
Yes we are talking to lots of third parties at present and are even building our own version that will be free to our sellers.
We are working on many great new ideas that we will be launching !!
The General feedback is pretty awesome and we are listing to what you sellers want and aiming to bring you all the features that you require.
Thanks for getting in touch.
@JOE They will be making some money if they get any buyers as they are skimming off money from the PayPal / Stripe fees, whilst saying how free it is.
NOW is quite a good time to sign up as it looks like someone is going to win a
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Its good to see someone trying to rid us sellers of the Chinese etc who are just flooding ebay.
I do like the look of the site and would like to try it but honestly wont for one main reason STRIPE!
Many people including many relations have had bad experiences with them EG very bad with customer service, often holding peoples accounts until they receive droves of info which they already had, not to mention they often hold money for a lot longer than intended sometimes up to 90 days, They have the often payment unauthorized by the cardholder.
I’ve used paypal for years with little problems and so have most buyers in the UK and from what i can read in your T&S we have to use trustpay which is Stripe is this correct?
If this is case for buyers also i cant see the site becoming popular
If im wrong and we can just use our usual sellers way using paypal to receive payments straight away then great but if not you will sadly see many sellers and buyers not using the site
Hopefully you can answer the question since i really want to see a UK sellers site grow
@Lee PayPal IS on the site.
Thanks for the comments , and yes you can use paypal to receive payments.
We are also building a brand new checkout system that will be pretty awesome coming soon with many payment options.
We are constantly working to bring you great new features 🙂
If you need any help just drop me a line on facebook.
Thanks for the reply
I can’t wait to see the site grow
Hello Darren. Thanks for the reply, I’ll contact you on Facebook soon. As for the others on this thread…..we all moan about eBay and Amazon fees….so we all should all back this company to help get it off the ground. Let’s all help…which will in turn help our businesses. No fees…no brainer. Darren can’t do it by himself so needs good traders like us to help. And our feedback will be invaluable too. Just needs a bit of patience while the website builds momentum. Otherwise we are stuck moaning forever about eBay and Amazon when we’ve got the opportunity to do something about it. Come on….let’s all do it and see what happens! 😀
Great words Olly, and that’s the perfect attitude for us all to do something about it … together we can.
We will continue to keep developing and bringing you the features you ask for although we do have some pretty fancy features coming that i can’t mention yet … but they are going to be loved by all 🙂 it just takes a bit of time.
Thanks again Olly and look forward to having you aboard.
Let me know any help you need.
All the Best
Darren, you’ve been brave enough to put the tin hat on and field comments on these boards, which says a lot about you.
You’ve mentioned the protections for buyers, which had been queried here.
How about protection for sellers?
You say payment is not released until the buyer has indicated satisfactory receipt of the item, but how are sellers protected from potential scams?
There are too many to list, but examples include the empty box scam, returning a dud item switched for the one received, fraudulent address scams, the list goes on.
You also say no fees. But there have been many posts on these boards about this approach and it has failed every time.
Would you not be better off having a commission based fee structure on sales, so you benefit when the sellers makes a sale and vice versa. It takes a lot to invest in a site like yours, so it would give sellers more confidence, e.g., to hear that you maybe go free for the first six months and will then charge a premium of x% on each sale.
That would give us the confidence that this isn’t just another puff of smoke.
Also what areas are you targeting? Is it retail / catalogue items, or are you interested in the collectables and non-catalogue areas as well? For example we have 100,000 plus items in collectables, but would only list on a site that is genuinely interested in these areas and has them properly categorised. Hence Onbuy is no good to us, for example.
Genuinely wish you the best with this.
Hi Andy R
Sorry for the delay i have been busy this weekend.
Some good questions and although we will never rid of all scams we intend to make it that hard on our site they won’t bother.
We will be looking internally at all resolution queries and will be basing all outcomes on fact.
One of my other companies has been doing this for 20 years so when you agree to our terms you also agree to this.
So if a buyer sends an empty box back there should be a weight on the box which will prove it and the seller will keep the money.
The seller should only send to the registered address and if they have and have proof it was delivered this will go in the favor of the Seller.
I once sold a Golf trolley ( blue) brand new unused, the buyer sent me back a well used white one , I laughed took pictures and sent the images to ebay and they still gave the buyer the money back … But in this instance again based on facts the seller would have kept the payment. The old upfront scam of saying an item is perfect but sending an old damaged item won’t work any more as the buyer gets the item first so the protection works both ways.
So if you have the TrustePay logo you will be a very trusted seller.
We are real people and know you are not going to be getting hundreds of sales initially and maybe it’s our realistic approach that will be different this time, but we do know together we can make a new better place to buy & sell, so while its growing i feel it’s only fair that everyone makes more money until the time it’s really took off.
Then we will only be charging a fee that we feel is realistic for everyone to create a sustainable future.
It’s a kind of try before you buy, we want the site to be working for you before we charge.
As it’s free you have nothing to lose but everything to gain, plus we want you to use it and let us know of any tweaks we can make to suit you the sellers.
We know we are not going to change the industry over night , but with Brexit etc all happening, this time next year we could all be making a lot more money for a change and with no mre China sellers we will open up more avenues for the british public to sell as i have many friends that used to import and sell but they have all closed up shop due to China selling against them, cheaper than they could buy them for.
We are targeting all areas and we will be marketing our shops very soon, so in promoting us , we will be promoting you as part of our marketing budget & strategy bringing you new customers will bring us new customers.
Our categories are the same as others , and is just undergoing a revamp as i type.
We have a fantastic categories feature coming which i know you are going to love , but for obvious reasons we do not want to mention it until we launch it.
I would love nothing more than to work with you on your categories as again you can help us to help you.
Thanks for the interest
Our problem having briefly surveyed this site (so we may have got this wrong) is simply that it does appear to have a comprehensive category classification in place where we can map all our products.
Major categories we would expect to be present are simply not there (e.g. computing/networking/routers/etc) so where many products fit on this site?
It seesm to shares this problem with OnBuy where you need to request a new category for products which we do not have the time to mess around with.
Similarly uploading products is clearly a work in progress but hopefully some integration’s will appear soon.
To be frank we remain sceptical since any new online marketplace has to have a clear USP (like etsy, notonthehighstreet, 1stdibs etc) and without that you will not get sufficient buyer eyeballs on the site when competing against eBay and Amazon.
To get ‘views’ you have to pay and 3% fees do not look enough to pay for the brand advertising to get the scale of online visibility required for a generalist markeplace without a major brand name or presence as well.
In the meantime we will monitor these guys and we do wish them well as any new competition or new ideas are welcome but to compete you need very deep pockets indeed (ebuy anyone?).
Apologies and need to improve my proof reading skills.
First sentence should have read ……is simply that it does not appear to have a…..
Second sentence should have read …..so where do many products…..
Third sentence should have read …..It seems to share this problem…..
We have a huge category list the same as all other marketplaces but we are currently undergoing a revamp to make it easier for you of which is the next big upgrade that will happen very soon. If you upload in bulk however your items will go into the correct categories.
Bulk uploading is live and our I.T guys will help all the way as your items will be categorised correctly as all categories are their and we are working on making them more visible to you.
Currently when buyers search an item you will all have the same benefit as search results will be based on locality first rather than Chinese sellers paying to be ahead of us british sellers.
So now you have a chance to be seen before them.
I personally feel 3% charges are more than enough to make this work , as we are only in the UK so making you more visible won’t be as hard.
The reason Multinationals are so expensive is they have to keep increasing their profits year on year .. & with that in mind we should all want a better future.
Many thanks for the comments as we are here to listen to your needs.
You aren’t innovators though are you? You’ve basically copied eBay with the layout. The name sounds ridiculous like some bubble gum website.
I get we will never please everyone but it seems we are appealing to the majority which is needed.
There are only so many layouts a website can have, just as High Street shops that all look pretty similar right ? But there products are different.
Names are very unique while one person doesn’t like it , we have a majority saying they love it.
We have a list of great features that are very innovative coming soon so you will see why 🙂
But thats business and thanks for the comments we take all seriously.
easy to get round the weight thing on the empty box
just fill it with anything to the weight required ,
whats to stop unscrupulous sellers saying it was an empty box when it was a legitimate return, thats going to pee of buyers, , buyers are your life blood, not sellers
its all very well promising everything and anything to get the business , but it needs to be credible and realistic,
ebay and amazon have learned the hard way
t hat humans are not to be trusted either buyers or sellers
Hi Jim ,
Very true and hence the reason we will look in to each claim based on facts to see if this is a buyer or seller scam as we are aware it goes on both ways.
This is were the buyer and seller feedback should be a mark of reliability … again , seller with great feedabck and a new buyer with none … we would be in favour of the seller with a history , Only facts can be recognised for us to make a decision as we have to make a decision of were the money sits.
We will spot most and scammers will soon decide to stay away from ebuygumm.
We can and will do our very best to police it and we are good at what we do, we are aware of many scams and at least now some one will listen !
so who pays for all this policing?