In the seven months since going live, Mandy O’Rorke’s online company BabyBay.ie’s sales have increased month on month, with a 70pc increase being recorded in January.
BabyBay.ie is a source for the trading of new and used baby clothes and goods online set up in July last year by mum-of-three O’Rorke.
To date, she has made more than €1,500 selling her own baby clothes and items through BabyBay.ie. Unlimited ads on the site cost €5.
“I’ve created BabyBay.ie to be easy to use and value for money so families will use it over and over again. All you need is a computer and a digital camera. Simply photograph the items you want to sell, register online and you’re ready to go,” O’Rorke explains.
“Once your ads go live, you’ll receive messages from interested buyers to both your personal email and your inbox in your BabyBay.ie account. All sales are between buyer and seller and BabyBay.ie is not involved in the sales process."
To date, more than 2,000 items have been sold through BabyBay.ie, with clothes and toys being the biggest sellers.
A new category for Communion clothes has just been introduced. “Following some research I discovered that parents are spending huge amounts of money on dresses and suits that are only worn for a few hours.
"By selling them on, they get back some of the cash they’ve spent and someone else gets an outfit for a fraction of the normal retail price,” O’Rorke said.
Article courtesy of Bizstartup.ie