Interview with the CTO of Buuy.co.uk
I’m really chuffed to have got Justin Hodnett, the CTO and co-founder of Buuy.co.uk to give us a little insight into himself and Buuy.co.uk.
Most of our UK readers have probably heard of Buuy and some even selling on the platform, but for those who have not then check out our article about the platform: Buuy.co.uk – A new UK Marketplace Article
So without further ado, here is the interview.
Interview with Justin Hodnett, CTO of Buuy.CO.UK
Q. Who are you and what is it that you do?
Q. What is Buuy.co.uk?
Buuy.co.uk is a simple easy to use and most importantly Free to use marketplace. Think of us as the Free UK alternative to eBay UK!
Q. What sort of online sellers does Buuy.co.uk cater for?
As we believe eBay UK is our only competitor here in the UK, if its on eBay, we want it on Buuy. Buuy is set up to be used by the average family sorting out the kids toys or the shed in time for Christmas to make extra cash and extra room right up to the hardcore sellers, huge businesses selling hundreds of thousands of listings and more. The site isn’t set up to be solely for craft, or things you can’t find on the high street – we want it all. We believe every UK as a right to make more money on selling their items, whether they are old, new, dropshipped, upcycled, recycled or anything else for that matter. With no fees at all at any stage of Buuy, you’re guaranteed to make more money. The only fee you do pay and that’s PayPal – and the only reason we use them is because of the payment protection for sellers and buyers – and that’s very important to us. Sellers can in fact not use PayPal if selling locally by the “Cash on Delivery” option and taking out PayPal altogether.
Q. What makes Buuy.co.uk different?
You’ll find that a lot of websites claim to Free, UK lovers and more.. and then find out that there are hidden fees, servers are based outside of the UK to save money and the customer support team isn’t nowhere near the UK.. Buuy is a full based UK company – every aspect of the company is UK. Also, unlike other marketplaces – when at any point are you ever going to be able to speak to a co-founder on email or phone? Try arranging a call with Devin Wenig – CEO / President of eBay – it won’t ever happen. You want to speak to Scott or myself – lets arrange it! My mobile number – personal number is on the bottom of every email. We believe that being like this makes us stand out from the rest, yes we’ve built and created Buuy, but it’s the sellers and buyers who will mould it into the platform that they want – and this takes time. The sellers understand that we’ve not got millions in the bank, nor or we a huge team – it is just Scott and myself, no one else – but there is help from friends when needed, and this is proving invaluable at the moment – eventually the friends will be joining us as staff.
Q. What the future Plans for Buuy.co.uk
I’d like to say we want to take over the world using the same business model – but why? That’s when things go wrong, the bigger you get your eye goes off the ball, you start missing emails, not talking to sellers and buyers and sorting issues out on a personal level. In the beginning yes rolling out this business model globally would have been amazing to do of course, but we decided against it, we decided to keep this amazing growing company 100% UK based. The online sellers in the UK deserve an amazingly easy to use marketplace that’s Free to use. Eventually we’ll look into our own advertising – TV, Radio, Display, etc but at the moment, we’re doing just fine.
Q. How can online sellers register for Buuy.co.uk
Its very simple to join Buuy.co.uk > https://www.Buuy.co.uk/Join – for the info and then a link to the actual registration page – which takes less than 2 mins to join.