Marketplace focus: Pedlars.co.uk vintage marketplace

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New to us and perhaps new to you is Pedlars, a vintage marketplace that proudly declares itself to be an online flea market. Have you heard of it?

What is Pedlars?

It’s a vintage marketplace, as well as a retailer, selling all sorts of curios including furniture and antiques. It may cheerfully bill itself as an online flea market but the goods and prices are certainly not of the bargain basement.

As they say of themselves: “Our hand-picked community of vintage dealers and enthusiasts take to Pedlars Vintage Marketplace to showcase their wares, with great fresh vintage added daily. It’s a little bit like a really tiny, beautifully curated, exciting and aesthetically pleasing eBay. We want to create the best curated vintage community in Britain; a sort of high-quality virtual flea market. If you have something to sell and think Pedlars Vintage Marketplace is the way to do it”

They have premises in Flintshire, Wales and a shop in London. And, do take a look, it’s a good looking website with exquisite imagery and well curated selections of goods. A notable feature is a promoted sellers spot on the front page. At time of writing it’s The Enlightened Hound who, among other things sells pretty framed cigarette cards of dogs and other animals.

What’s the cost to sellers?

They charge a 20% commission on sales.

Returns terms and a guarantee to buyers

One other aspect of the Pedlars service is what they ofter in terms of returns and guarantees. Obviously terms do apply but you can returns goods free of charge and also enjoy a guarantee too. The details are explained on this page but the offering to buyers is quite generous. Especially when you consider that plenty of items you look at on Pedlars are vintage furniture, then free returns does represent a decent bit of customer service. There’s no indication that costs of returns are passed to sellers.

We’d be interested to hear from anyone who has successfully used Pedlars and what they thought of the experience.

One Response

  1. i think these niche marketplace are the future, the returns thing seems a bit excessive and would perhaps put people off selling here

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