What is OnBuy?
We're an Online Marketplace
We launched in November 2016 and are now the fastest-growing marketplace in the world. How, you ask?
We saw what other major marketplaces offered and thought we could improve on this - so we did! We created a fairer, more transparent marketplace that puts its buyers and sellers first. By doing this, we can offer you all the same advantages as the leading marketplaces but in a new way that benefits everyone.
As we aim to be fair and transparent, we don't compete with our sellers by selling anything ourselves and we never will. We're here to connect buyers like you with thousands of professional business sellers (and vice versa) to bring you a simple, secure shopping experience.
Since launching in 2016, we've welcomed sellers of all sizes on board, from household names to smaller independent retailers. By making a fairer platform for sellers, they work with us to offer you a wider product range than other marketplaces. With our competitive fees, they can price better too - all so we can bring you the best products, prices and service possible.
How does OnBuy work?
Browse Find an item and compare price, delivery cost, delivery times, seller reviews and warranty
Buy Payments are securely processed by PayPal and eligible orders are backed up by Buyer Protection
Enjoy We hope you enjoy your order. And don't forget to...
Review By reviewing your order, you'll be entered into our monthly prize draw!
Why should I shop with OnBuy?
- Huge amount of choice with over 35 million products
- PayPal Buyer Protection on eligible orders
- Shop from thousands of small to medium businesses as well as your favourite brands
- We only allow verified reviews for genuine orders
- Simple, secure checkout powered by PayPal
- Support a UK business that pays its fair share of tax
And to make shopping on OnBuy even better...
Along with the everyday great prices you'll spot on OnBuy, we have 2 product tags: Hot and Price.
The Popular tag indicates that this product is popular on OnBuy.
Great Price tag
The Price tag shows you this product is a great price compared to other websites.
Is OnBuy safe?
Our sellers are professionals, so you know you're buying from an established company or sole trader rather than an individual. You can read reviews of our sellers and their products to help you make an informed decision about your purchase.
We partnered with PayPal, the world-leading payment system, in 2018 to offer you increased security and protection when using OnBuy.
Your money and personal details are kept safe: every transaction you make on OnBuy will be protected with PayPal's advanced data encryption and subject to their thorough security checks to prevent fraud, email phishing and identity theft. PayPal securely hold your money until your item is dispatched - and that's not all!
You can shop with all major credit and debit cards through PayPal, and eligible orders are backed up by PayPal Buyer Protection, giving you added security and peace of mind.
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The OnBuy Team
Meet our Founder & CEO, Cas Paton
A driven entrepreneur with over a decade of business expertise under his belt, Cas created OnBuy out of a desire to provide a better, fairer alternative to the marketplace giants.
Jason, Head of Operations
Jason manages the infrastructure for OnBuy.com to ensure the website runs smoothly.
Daniel, Head of Development
Daniel heads up our team of developers and oversees all the development on OnBuy.com.
Shawn, Head of Front-End
Shawn oversees all the elements of OnBuy.com that you use, from the product page to your account.
Richard, Senior Developer
As our senior developer, Richard keeps OnBuy.com running behind the scenes.
John, Head of eCommerce
John oversees seller support, account management and products on OnBuy.
Philippa, Head of Communications
Philippa manages OnBuy's marketing and content departments.
And Not Forgetting...
The rest of OnBuy's talented team includes developers, SEO content writers, seller support, account managers and graphic designers, all working to bring you the OnBuy experience you love.
OnBuy's launch - November 2016
The OnBuy website you know and love was first open for orders!
OnBuy's first national TV campaign - July 2017
Airing on ITV2, our TV campaign spread the word that OnBuy had arrived.
Partnership with PayPal announced - July 2018
We partnered with PayPal to process our payments and offer you enhanced security and protection.
OnBuy announced as #1 UK-founded marketplace - February 2019
We outranked our UK-based competitors to become the number one UK-founded marketplace!
Launch OnBuy's first country site - 2020
We're planning to become a global marketplace and launch OnBuy into 140 countries.
Create an OnBuy app - 2020
Mirroring the OnBuy website, our app will ensure you never miss out on Deals.
Become a global top 10 marketplace - 2023
As our current exponential growth continues, we'll become a global go-to.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is OnBuy safe?
Completely! Transactions are securely processed by PayPal and encrypted with their world-class technology. The transaction is between yourself and the seller - OnBuy simply facilitate it. Eligible orders are backed up with PayPal Buyer Protection, and we're here to help guide you on any issues.
Where is OnBuy based?
We're based in the UK. The OnBuy team works from our headquarters in Dorset. As a British business, we're proud to support the economy by paying our fair share of tax and we have no overseas offices diverting funds to other countries.
Where are OnBuy sellers based?
The vast majority of OnBuy sellers are based in the UK. We do allow some sellers outside of the UK and EU to join as long as certain conditions are met. You can see a seller's address from their storefront - just click their name on the product page.
Why can I buy the same product at different prices?
We're a marketplace and we operate a catalogue system. A product is created then a variety of sellers can come and list on it. This means the price and delivery cost can vary from seller to seller.
Is OnBuy the same as Amazon?
Yes and no! The way our site works for sellers is similar to Amazon, but as a buyer it's a world apart. We don't sell anything ourselves, so you'll always see the best deal in the lead listing box rather than something we're selling. We've structured our website to be as clear and informative as possible, to make buying simple and straightforward.
Is OnBuy legit?
Completely! We're a registered business based in the UK and our entire team works from our office in Dorset.
We're a marketplace, not a retailer. We only partner with trusted professional businesses and verify sellers before allowing them to sell through our marketplace, all to ensure you have the best possible shopping experience.
What's more, we partnered with PayPal to offer you a seamless, secure experience. Transactions are securely processed by PayPal and encrypted with their world-class technology. The transaction is between yourself and the seller - OnBuy simply facilitate it.
You can shop confidently as your orders are backed up with PayPal Buyer Protection for 180 days. The vast majority of orders are without issue, however in the event your order doesn't arrive, it's not what you ordered or it's faulty, you can use PayPal Buyer Protection to get your money back.
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