OnBuy joins forces with UKFast

Online marketplace, OnBuy.com, has teamed up with online cloud services provider UKFast.

The two-year partnership will host a variety of benefits, including data security and reliability.

Plus, the deal ensures the stability and speed of the OnBuy platform in anticipation of a rise in the number of sellers and consumers using the site ahead of the rollout of a nationwide TV campaign at the end of May.

“I’m excited to announce our partnership with UKFast and see this as another significant milestone in OnBuy’s journey to becoming a credible alternative to Amazon and eBay,” said Cas Paton (pictured), MD of OnBuy.

“This partnership benefits both sellers using the OnBuy platform and consumers looking to buy products. UKFast hosting is super-fast which gives both sellers and consumers a site that is user-friendly, trustworthy and will not slow down with surging traffic.”

The deal comes as OnBuy has listed its 200,000th product and prepares for a national TV consumer launch on ITV1 and ITV2 at the end of May.

Lawrence Jones MBE, CEO of UKFast, added: “We need more British companies to challenge the likes of Amazon and eBay. There are a number of global businesses in the online marketplace not contributing their fair share to the UK.

“It’s time we backed innovative British services like OnBuy which are the lifeblood of the economy. It’s a huge honour for us to partner with them and we look forward to supporting their growth with incredible technology and support.”

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