Selling Crafts on OLIO

If you want to sell handmade crafts on OLIO, It's your responsibility 
to ensure that you comply with all local regulations.
  • Some products require certifications to sell - these may differ from place to place
  • It’s your responsibility to ensure that you pay all relevant taxes

TO SELL PRODUCTS IN THE UK  - We've outlined below the steps you need to complete 

1. Check if there are any certifications or registration requirements for the products you are selling.

2. Decide how you want to trade (up to 30 mins)

  • As an INDIVIDUAL - You’re allowed to generate up to £1,000 of income without needing to declare it to HMRC
  • As a BUSINESS
    • As a sole trader - If you anticipate you will generate more than £1,000 of income from selling food/crafts from home you need to inform HMRC. This is to alert them that you will pay tax through Self-Assessment. You need to register as a sole trader, even if you are part-time or have another job. You can do this at any time. 
    • As a Limited Company - Click here if you would like to register a Limited company
    • You only need to register for VAT charges if you earn over £85,000/ year

3. Both as an INDIVIDUAL or a BUSINESS, check out government guidance for starting a business at home here

  • You may need permission to run a business from home either from a landlord if you are renting or from your mortgage company if you are a homeowner
  • You do not need public liability insurance to sell products online. However it is easy to get and can give some makers peace of mind.
  • If you employ anyone, there is a legal requirement to have employers liability insurance

You’re all set!

TO SELL PRODUCTS IN USA - We've outlined below the steps you need to complete 

1. Check if there are any certifications or registration requirements for the products you are selling.

2. Decide how you want to trade (up to 30 mins)

  • As an INDIVIDUAL
  • As a BUSINESS
  • Ensure that you are set up to pay all relevant taxes

3. Both as an INDIVIDUAL or a BUSINESS, check out local government guidance for starting a business at home.

  • You may need permission to run a business from home either from a landlord if you are renting or from your mortgage company if you are a homeowner
  • You may need insurance to sell products online. It is easy to get and can give some makers peace of mind.

TO SELL PRODUCTS IN SINGAPORE - We've outlined below the steps you need to complete 

1. Check if there are any certifications or registration requirements for the products you are selling.

2. Decide how you want to trade (up to 30 mins)

  • As an INDIVIDUAL
  • As a BUSINESS
  • Ensure that you are set up to pay all relevant taxes

3. Both as an INDIVIDUAL or a BUSINESS, check out local government guidance for starting a business at home.

  • You may need permission to run a business from home either from a landlord if you are renting or from your mortgage company if you are a homeowner
  • You may need insurance to sell products online. It is easy to get and can give some makers peace of mind.