Notebook Love, the online marketplace specialising in notebooks, has now opened its doors to welcome other producers of notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks, journals, planners and organisers.
The site was previously selling Notebook Love’s own designs, alongide well known brands such as Caroline Gardner, Go Stationery and Moleskine. Now all producers, artisans and designers can have greater visibility by setting up a seller profile and listing their products on the new notebook marketplace, in time for the Christmas rush and beyond.
Notebook Love was founded in 2016 by Glasgow-based business couple Consol and Kate Efomi, and they are excited to see how stationery sellers are finding their new platform. "Sellers in the UK are already joining up, listing their products and receiving orders very quickly and consistently," says Consol Efomi. “Notebook Love has done all the heavy-lifting making it easier for producers to concentrate on what they do best: producing beautiful notebooks.”
The easy-to-use site allows sellers to list their products quickly and easily while the platform puts those notebooks in front of serious buyers – the notebook lovers out there.
"It’s wonderful to partner with such passionate producers of such gorgeous notebooks and diaries," says Kate Efomi. "There really is a deep passion for stationery out there. There’s just something special about the feel and even the smell of a new notebook and our sellers and customers really get that. We all seem to share that slightly bonkers love for a good notebook or diary.”
“At Notebook Love, we are joining forces with the bigger players and the kitchen table sellers alike,” Kate continues. “We want to allow everyone to be equally visible. We’re a bit like Not On The Highstreet or Etsy but we’re dedicated solely to notebooks and diaries which is a really strong niche. But we’re not as big as the more general marketplaces so that gives us the personal touch which our sellers and customers really value.”
“The appetite and the customers are definitely out there and they are certainly visiting and buying. We saw a particular surge in sales over lockdown - especially in recipes notebooks and sketchbooks, interestingly - and that enthusiasm for buying notebooks in general online has continued to grow. We’re excited for Q4 and 2021.”