Established in 2013, we’re the UK’s most successful online marketplace exclusively for championing the best independent, British food businesses and helping their businesses flourish. We take care of the e-commerce challenge leaving you to do what you do best - make show-stopping products.
Customers order & pay for your products through Yumbles
We send you instant email notifications for new orders
You prepare and send your foods to customers
Each month we pay you via BACS
We have a huge, and growing, customer base waiting to shop your products.
Our marketing team works across our site, social channels, emails and ad platforms to continuously promote you and your products.
Join a passionate community of like-minded small businesses ready to share their experience and support along the way.
From hands-on support, to webinars & events, to a seller handbook - we're proactive in helping our sellers succeed.
The tools we'll give you to fully manage your shop are best in class and should fit seamlessly with your current systems and operations.
Getting started is free, there is no set-up fee. We just have a nominal monthly account fee from just £6, plus a service (or commission) fee on orders.
We are looking for food, drink, kitchenware & foodie gifting businesses, based in the UK who sell unique, incredible products, are committed to providing excellent customer service, and keen to grow online.
If that’s you, then send in a no-obligation application.
We can’t wait to hear from you.
Getting started and seeing for yourself the benefits of joining our marketplace is completely free, there is no set-up nor joining fee. There is just a nominal account fee starting at only £6 per month (that only starts after your launch period has ended), plus a service (commission) fee on orders. Find out more here.
We process payments automatically via BACS to your bank account on the 15th day of each month or the next working day if that falls on a weekend or bank holiday.
Yumbles is a marketplace so you directly receive and fulfill the customer orders much in the same way you would for orders via your own website.
You will receive order notifications by email but you are also provided with an easy to use online tool called the Seller Portal to view and manage your orders, contact customers, update your products, and other features to help you fully manage your Yumbles shop. We also have various integrations available to enable you to bring your Yumbles orders into any other systems you already use and manage them from there.
You choose who you ship with and define your own shipping lead times and charges, which are then displayed to customers for your Yumbles shop.
When you first launch we run a launch marketing campaign for you (for free!), typically within your first month. That campaign typically includes featuring you in an email to our database of subscribing customers (over 500k), featuring a key product of yours on our homepage, featuring your range in our popular 'New' category, and social media. We will also start paid Google Ads for your brand and products that will run ongoing.
After your launch period, we have further opportunities throughout the year for your brand and products to be included in multi-channel marketing campaigns - from major sale promotions, to seasonal and gifting campaigns and more. You’ll also be put forward for all relevant PR requests that we receive. For key periods we have even more opportunities like our printed Christmas catalogue that is delivered to thousands of subscribers' homes.
We make the set-up process as simple as possible, we understand how busy life is as a small business. That said your success does depend on what you put in, and important factors like product photography are key to get right. Once your application is approved (which may include samples), we will create your account and help you with the 2-3 simple steps to complete your set-up. We provide close support throughout to make sure that your Yumbles shop is optimised for success. If you've got your product information and product photos ready, and know your shipping options, then we can help you launch within days.
For more FAQs see our help centre.
The Food Explorers Club (FEC) is a membership club operated by Yumbles Media Ltd and gives all members great benefits when shopping on Yumbles.com.
- Member benefits: we are continuously looking to improve benefits to FEC members and as a result, the benefits offered might change from time to time. We will always make an up-to-date list of benefits available to everyone through Yumbles.com. At the time of writing benefits include free delivery on 100s of products and exclusive discounts.
- Billing: due to the really low monthly membership price and the nature of the benefits, FEC subscription is billed and paid yearly. This enables us to plan ahead and ensure that we can offer the best range of benefits available to all members. The membership fee will be automatically charged to your card every 12 months.
a. Within the first 25 days: you can cancel your FEC membership during the first month without paying anything, assuming you have not already taken advantage of any FEC benefits like free or discounted shipping, FEC discounts etc. If you have saved as a result of your FEC membership, then the savings will have to be paid back to Yumbles by charging your card on file. No membership fees will be paid.
b. After the first 25 days: If you have already paid for the first year, you can still cancel your membership but a membership fee will be due for every full of partial month that have passed and any savings you made will have to be paid back. A cancellation fee of £5 will also have to be paid that goes towards covering the manual effort needed to process refunds. If you wish to simply not renew your membership for the next year, no cancellation fee will be due.
- Renewal: If you don't cancel your membership, your membership will automatically renew for the next year and your card will be charged. Please make sure to cancel your membership from your Yumbles account or notify us if you wish to cancel as reminders will not be sent out.
- Membership price changes and other changes: from time to time we might review the membership pricing. We will always notify you of any changes in pricing and you will always have the option of cancelling. We will also notify you about any other major changes to the plan that might be made from time to time. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any memberships at our discretion.
Subscribe and Save is a great way to receive your favourite products on a regular basis, without the hassle of re-ordering, and get a 10% discount over the regular price*.
Creating a subscription is dead-easy and you can cancel your subscription or decide to skip a month online any time of the day. Subscriptions can be cancelled as long as at least 2 weeks pass from the dispatch date of your first order - this is to give you the chance to taste the products before deciding and to ensure that the discount is only enjoyed by those that are genuinely intending on receiving a product on a regular basis.
We're sure you'll agree that this is a good way of not having to require a minimum number of orders, which would be less flexible - we understand that at times, you might decide that a product is not for you once you've tried it. If you decide that you no longer want to receive a product on a regular basis, please make sure to cancel before the next renewal day; once your card is charged the product will be on its way to you and any cancellation will come into effect from the next cycle.
* Occasionally, food makers might have to make small changes to their product prices for various reasons. You will always be charged the current price of the product, whether it's a bit lower or higher than the price on the day you first subscribed.