The Hive NZ offers small kiwi businesses the opportunity to sell their products on our marketplace - then you, the customer have the opportunity to see all the products by all the amazing crafters and business people in ONE shop.
Not only that; we have ONE cart so you can add as many items by as many businesses as you want but you pay only once :)
Super simple and easy!
Our sellers get the benefit of being seen by more customers and therefore they open their business up to a bigger market.
When you purchase from them you know you support THEM as we do not charge any fees over the sales they get through our website. We protect you too; your purchases are super safe with us. The seller does not get paid until we know you have the item and have had plenty of time to let us know if anything was not to your satisfaction.
So just to summarise:
- Small businesses show/sell you their products
- ONE shop
- ONE cart
- NO FEES charged by The Hive to sellers
- SAFE for you too.
BUT THIS IS NOT ALL....
On our website you can find all types of businesses from teeny tiny - only just started - to seasoned small business owners. We definitely offer options for any size business but also any TYPE of business. So if you are looking for service based businesses then you'll find them with us too!!
You can find all our current sellers in alphabetical order on our A-Z page here.
We work together as a community and bring experience, support and a lot of fun to our behind-the-scenes group which means that for you - our customers - you get to see a well oiled unit and the process just becomes more clear and easier.
Big decisions are put forward to the group and decisions made by our admin team are definitely based on the feedback we have received from our sellers.
A BIT OF OUR HISTORY
When our Queen Bee owned a small business in imported jewellery some years ago now and was looking for platforms to sell products on that were affordable. They simply just were not there... not for the small margins she had and because she was not creating the items herself she actually got refused on a few platforms.
From the need of a platform that would not discriminate against any type of business AND would be affordable for truly small businesses with limited funds, The Hive NZ was created.
This is where the decision to never charge sales fees to sellers, was made. It simply would make the whole set up too expensive for the business owners. The contract fees our sellers pay are extremely affordable too.
So where does The Hive make their money?... I hear you ask....
The Hive NZ was never set up as a quick money making scheme - the intention has always been to create a COMMUNITY and based on the belief that this will grow with positivity and lots of energy and then over time it will start making money too. Idealistic? Yes - totally! But it works :)
From the beginning communication with our sellers has been key and we have created a very honest, warm, friendly and helpful community where everyone understands that as The Hive gets bigger the effect of us as a group gets bigger too.... As the effect grows, the sales grow.
And at the same time we support, provide free content, offer help and resources free of charge and make it a fun place too!!
WHERE WE ARE GOING
The Hive is growing every week - more advertisers sign up and with close to 200 businesses actively involved we are bound to only get bigger!!
On a DAILY basis we are seen by a minimum of 10.000 unique people across our website and social media - and these numbers are only growing too.
Those that have been following us for a while now will have noticed this brand spanking new website which has been in the books for a long time now. We needed to automate 99% of our processes for us (admin) as well as the sellers and we have done it!
With a secure website, fully automated and improved SEO (how easy you will find us when you look us and our sellers up on search engines like Google) we are set to start reaching even more customers - We are ready and just waiting for you to come and shop with us!
" When you shop on The Hive, you help small businesses thrive "
Our customers that love giveaways and FREEBIES by small kiwi businesses,
Business Owners that would love to be a part of an AWESOME business community
AND see what The Hive could do for their business