What is NuMonday?
NuMonday is a website which markets itself as ‘The Home of British Makers’ where you can sell your handmade and hand crafted items online.
What Makes it Different?
Where NuMonday varies from other websites such as Etsy and Folksy is that the sellers received 100% of the sale price for their products.
NuMonday do not charge commission, transaction or listing fees.
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Instead of taking a commission, NuMonday charge a monthly fee for selling on their site. At the time of writing, this is £7.
Also, it’s worth remembering that the payment provider Stripe charges fees which are currently 1.4% + 20p per transaction with European cards and 2.9% + 20p with non-European cards.
How Does It Work
- You open a shop on NuMonday.
- You list the items for sale.
- NuMonday markets the products to customers.
- Customers order and pay through NuMonday’s checkout.
- You receive payment instantly.
- NuMonday email you so you can fulfill the order.
- You send the order to the customer.
You can still sell on other sites.
You can sell personalised items.
You can sell digital downloads
You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Unlike Print On Demand sites, you have to handle all the order and despatch procedures yourself.
Have people heard of NuMonday? It you take one look at Facebook you can see that 3.5 million people have liked Etsy’s Facebook page but only 56 thousand have liked NuMonday’s Facebook page.
Checkout the stats on the NuMonday listing pages. They don’t seem to have a huge amount of views, but, on the other hand, you only need one view to make a sale.
Is it Worth It?
It’s up to you. However, I’ve heard of Ebay; I’ve heard of Etsy; I’ve heard of Folksy, but I’ve never heard of NuMonday and probably lots of potential customers haven’t heard of it either. And if they haven’t heard of it, you’re not going to make many sales.
Footfall is everything. Imagine Etsy has a store on the online equivalent of Oxford Street, and NuMonday is perhaps based in a sleepy High Street full of charity shops. Who’s going to make the most sales?
I found a really good review of NuMonday here from someone who actually opened a shop.
Consider All the Options
Have you got a shop on NuMonday or any experience of selling on the site? If so, please leave a comment below…. Thank you.