We get orders via our ebay shop most days for our personalised balloons and personalised bunting. Wanting to expand our sales via other popular websites we applied to not on the high street (www.notonthehighstreet.com). They request a £250 application fee once approved together with a percentage form each sale. After completing the online application form we received two emails. The first one confirms the application and the second one a week later declined our personalised balloons to be sold on their website. As other companies (such as bubblegum balloons) already appear on the “not on the high street” website, I guess there is too much competition for personalised balloons already. Not to be defeated we have moved onto applying to amazon and etsy now.
Thank you for your application to become a Partner at notonthehighstreet.
Our team are currently reviewing your application and will be in touch as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to provide you with further information during this time.
Please note that a notonthehighstreet customer account will also have been created for you when you applied. You’ll receive confirmation of this new account in a separate email, which is not a response to your application to sell with us. All communication regarding your application will be sent from membership@notonthehighstreet.
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Thanks so much for getting in touch with us. While we can see that there’s real potential in your products, we don’t feel they’re right for notonthehighstreet at this time.
We’re huge advocates of creative businesses, and wish we could say yes to all of the talented people – like you – who approach us. But after eight years of learning what our customers like (and have a longing for), we’re only able to usher in new products that we know for certain have that crucial appeal.
This can be hard to define, which is why we don’t have hard-and-fast criteria (or are able to offer you any concrete feedback). Nor would we dream of making suggestions that could see you change products which are – more often than not – a creative labour of love. What we can do, though, is wish you and your business every success for the future.
Thanks once more for your interest in notonthehighstreet.