Why Choose Conscious?
Why Choose Conscious?
Choose Conscious aims to be the online marketplace with a conscience. Allowing consumers to buy safe in the knowledge that their purchase is ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly and vegan or from a vegan range.
Customers who buy from Choose Conscious are buying from a collection of brands, businesses, and suppliers who have a shared set of values. These values are to ensure that collectively, the Planet and People are the focus, not just profit.
Whether that is through ensuring no person or animal is harmed, modified or conditioned through the creation of a product, or that by generating products to meet consumer’s needs, the planet is not affected.
We hope that a collaborative approach, sharing common values and working in partnership makes our messaging around change and conscious consuming stronger. We want to develop a shopping experience and marketplace with purpose. We want to support, lifting and helping each business and each other and helping consumers buy in a way that supports our common goals.
We are currently a B Corp pending and look to be a full B Corp by August 2020. B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. We have looked long and hard about how we approach this business and are working to ensure everything to our core is built on our values. This includes choosing to bank with Tridos and opting for a payment platform known for its ethical approach.
Further information on B Corp can be found at https://bcorporation.uk/about-b-corps
How does it work?
Choose Conscious is a marketplace where you list products for sale, much in the way platforms such as Etsy, eBay or Amazon work. Vendors have their online profile within the platform, which allows them to bio their brand and list their products.
You can join in a few simple steps. You fill in the Partner With Us form; it just requires some contact details. We then send out an email with a few questions about your business and its products, ensuring that our values are aligned and that we are a good fit for each other.
Once we have established that and if both parties are happy, we send out some set up guidance. A username and password for sign in via the site are then issued, and you can then set up the products you would like to list with us.
Items listed on our platform have a set of tags that help our customers understand the product and ensure they are purchasing clearly. These tags are designed to help, for example, if you offer a Vegan item, but you also make products that aren’t Vegan. An example might be that you have a range of soaps that are Vegan but also sell some items that are not vegan, perhaps because you make one with honey in it. That being the case, we would label the product as VR, Vegan Range, that lets our customers know and make an informed decision to purchase from that range.
The Tags are Ethical, Sustainable, Vegan, Vegan Range, Plastic Free, we will be adding more as we see the range of products extend.
What are the costs?
The cost for selling on Choose Conscious is a 12% fee on sales which includes listing, transaction and processing fee, plus VAT
Example on charges for an item costing £10.00
Charge by our Platform £1.20
VAT on charge £0.24
Total deduction to you £1.44
Total pay-out to you £8.56 plus any postal charge you may have applied for shipping.
If a customer has paid by card, then the transaction is deposited to you through your connected account in real time. If the customer pays by PayPal, it sits within the platform, and we auto release the payments ever 12 hours. However, the customer has paid in real time.
Join us in a few simple steps.
Fill in the basic Partner With Us form below, it just requires some contact details.
We are here to help at every step of the way!