Sellers who sign up to sell on OnBuy will be able to trade on the site until February without paying the £22 OnBuy monthly subscription. However if you think you might try OnBuy then sign up before the 1st of November to get an additional three months of trading absolutely free – meaning you won’t pay any monthly fees until June.
We recently wrote about OnBuy, so we won’t rehash all the details. We’ve still got no information on their launch plans, no idea quite how many sellers have signed up to the site with how many products to flesh out the inventory on the site. Offering lower monthly fees and sales commissions than Amazon doesn’t matter much unless the same levels of sales can be delivered.
So OnBuy is pretty much an unknown and until their public launch on the 1st November no one can really assess them. However on a purely commercial basis it’ll only take you a couple of moments to sign up to OnBuy and list some products. Do so in the next 48 hours and you can trade for free until June. Sign up after the launch and you’ll start paying the subscription fee from February. Bit of a no brainer as you can always cancel if you’re not getting sales.