YE Market Place Launch for Young Entrepreneurs

  • It’s been a long time coming, but YE Market Place is finally here!
  • Student Companies can now trade online across the UK, widening their target market.

We're pleased to be able to reveal to our Company Programme participants that YE Market Place will be launching at the beginning of November.

This marks a real move into the future of online sales, as it will allow our student companies to sell online across the UK.

YE Market Place is a bespoke online sales platform designed exclusively for Young Enterprise student companies and is available throughout England, Wales & Scotland. This is the only approved way for YE Student companies to sell online and to be covered by Young Enterprise's insurance.

With the focus of the Company Programme's marking having made a shift towards digitalisation, this is a game changer for young people being able to widen their target markets. As our young entrepreneurs are still of school age, this means that student companies are still unable to use alternative electronic payment such as PayPal, CashFlows or a card machine or to use any other online sales platforms including eBay or Amazon.

If your student companies want to be ready for launch, they have 3 weeks to register and start preparing their online stores!

This is plenty of time to get your company up and running, but you'll want to get started sooner rather than later.

Please note:The site will be mobile responsive for launch, but currently can only be accessed by a desktop or laptop whilst setting up. Student companies will be able to continue to register and open their online stores on Market Place after the launch date.

Stage 1: Getting ready

Before setting up on Market Place all student companies must have completed following:

  • submitted in advance a Product Approval form for product/service and receive authorisation from local YE Area Manager
  • successfully opened HSBC Student Company Bank Account *remember you can do this through your local Post Office - contact us for assistance*
  • read the guidance on YE Online under the 'YE Market Place' section

Stage 2: Set up your Store

To gain access to Market Place and to be able to open their online store to the public student companies must:

What are the benefits for my student company?

  • create an online store for your YE student company and include promotional photos and videos
  • opportunity to sell products direct to the public across England, Scotland & Wales to increase your sales and expand your range
  • your student company could win cash prizes by taking part in YE organised competitions and online trade fairs
  • Opportunity to develop an online presence and engage with customers digitally

What are you waiting for?!

  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People
  • Family Friendly Working Scotland
  • Disability Confident
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Good Fundraising

About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

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