How and why should businesses think about selling on

Selling on

Friday July 14, 2023 | Posted at 2:29 pm | By Harriet Pritchard
July 14, 2023 @ 2:29 pm

Incorporating relevant sales channels should be a top priority for all scaling multichannel eCommerce businesses. Having multiple streams of revenue is an efficient way to accelerate growth, as long as you can manage them efficiently, whilst not leaving your business vulnerable to the obstacles that can arise from a single sales channel. This post explores as a marketplace and how eCommerce brands may benefit from listing their products on the website.

What is Very? was previously known as Littlewoods Direct and has ownership links to good ol’ Woolworths. Currently operating as a digital department store and online marketplace, shifted focus in 2009 to online retailing. Maintaining the online department store shopping experience, sells a range of products from thousands of reputable brands. These range from huge players such as Adidas and Champion, to smaller independent brands. Their categories are historically fashion dominant, but their home, electrical, and furniture collections are also growing rapidly.

Why sell on

Very is one of the UK’s most visited websites. Similarly to Wowcher, can be a great acquisition channel – a particularly attractive feature amid escalating CPAs. has had around 3.6m active customers and 547m online visits annually. This high visibility and growing customer base can be a significant tool in improving brand visibility – so it’s worth considering Very as a marketing channel as well as a sales channel. However, the value of listing on is not just the sheer quantity of visitors and the improved brand visibility. The quality of these users is also relevant.

The average site duration is 11 minutes, well above the eCommerce standard of 2-4 minutes. The £1.8bn in revenue also proves that using as a sales platform is more than just getting eyes on the brand. Incorporating Very into your multichannel sales strategy can also be an incredible tool in driving sales. It’s no secret that eCommerce brands have struggled in recent years to maintain a financially sustainable level of sales. Being aware of any marketplaces that can improve sales will be of the upmost importance as we continue to see fluctuating economic stability.

Lastly, but by no means something to be overlooked, is a reputable marketplace. The digital department store feel of the website enhances consumer trust and listing on the platform can positively influence your brand reputation and validity.

How to sell on

A man holding two signs, one reading sell, one reading buy

Very lists new products from a range of brands on their site every week.

To sell on, your brand must become an affiliate. To find out whether your brand is applicable visit the very website. Once confirmed, email to discuss your options.

If you already list using Very, or are looking to incorporate the platform into your sales strategy, it is of paramount importance that your ERP or end-to-end eCommerce solution integrates with the sales channel. This will remove the need to manage the channel separately by allowing you to:

  • Add and change listings across multiple marketplaces from a centralised platform
  • Incorporate platform reporting into one report across all marketplaces to understand the impact of all your channels in one place.

Volo now fully integrates To find out more about how Volo could help your business scale get in touch.

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