Business accounts


We’ve designed a tiered subscription plan for buyers, so you can scale our site to your needs — every tier is free. No matter your membership level, you can access every feature on BuyDesign.

We believe BuyDesign should be accessible to all Businesses, no matter the size, whether you’re a Solo individual, or are working collaboratively with a large team.

Payments & Agreements – All legal agreements are between Buyer and the Designer. For a One Off purchase, there is a 15% commission. For royalty licence agreements, we deduct 15% from the royalties you pay to BuyDesign/Designer

Pricing FAQ

For Business

Do I have to pay a subscription fee?

No, BuyDesign is free to use for now. We just take a commission, and for a one-time fee, we calculate 15% on top of the asking price. For any products licensed to a company and receive royalties, we deduct 15%. We may introduce a subscription fee in the future with access to premium features but for now, it’s completely free to access for buyers and designers.

How do you take payment?

For buying designs from the marketplace, as a One Off purchase, you can pay by card, direct debit, or BACS.
For any Designs which are licensed to you from a Designer through the Platform on a royalty basis, we deduct a 15% commission from the royalty statements you send us. You shall provide us with a royalty report on a periodic basis agreed in the relevant contract. We will invoice you the royalty payable. Upon receipt of fully cleared payment from you, we will notify the Designer of such receipt and then pay the Designer.

Can I pay for designs via bank transfer?

Absolutely. We can generate an invoice for you to process and pay via bank transfer.

How do I update my account tier?

Your team administrator can log in and change the entire team’s account level. If you choose to upgrade or downgrade your subscription this will come into effect on your next renewal date. BuyDesign is free to access at this time, we may introduce paid features in the future and will always give you a warning ahead of time.

Solo

Perfect for the individual, a Solo Account gives access for One User to BuyDesign

1 User
Browse Products
Search by Designers
Brief Designers
Receive Pitches
Create Open Calls
1 Moodboards

Small

A Small Account allows you to manage Five Users on behalf of your business.

2 – 5 Users
Browse Products
Search by Designers
Brief Designers
Receive Pitches
Create Open Calls
Unlimited Moodboards

Enterprise

Enterprise allows you to manage Six or more Users on behalf of your business.

6+ Users
Browse Products
Search by Designers
Brief Designers
Receive Pitches
Create Open Calls
Unlimited Moodboards

Designer accounts


Right now, we don’t ask designers to pay a subscription fee — it’s free to use BuyDesign. As it stands, we only take a commission when you successfully sell a design.

Payments & Agreements – All legal agreements are between the Designer and the Buyer. For a One-off purchase, we add 15% to your asking price. For royalty licence agreements, we deduct 15% from the royalties of product sales received from the Buyer.




Pricing FAQ

For Designers

Do I have to pay a subscription fee?

No, BuyDesign is free to use for now. We just take a commission, for a one-time fee we calculate 15% on top of the asking price. For any products licensed to a company and receive royalties, we deduct 15%. We may introduce a subscription fee in the future with access to premium features but for now, it’s completely free to access for buyers and designers.

How do you take commission?

For one time fee, we calculate 15% on top of your asking price, and for any products, you license to a company and receive royalties, we deduct 15%. So if you listed a design with a one-time fee of £1000, we’d charge £150 commission to the Buyer. Additionally, if you were due to receive £1000 in royalties we would deduct the commission.

Why do I need to set up a Stripe account?

We use Stripe to ensure your payments are safe and the money reaches you securely. We don’t keep your financial details at BuyDesign; by keeping them with Stripe, your data is protected and you’re kept safe from fraud. Stripe is an online payment processing and commerce solution for internet businesses of all sizes. more information here. https://stripe.com/gb

When do I get paid?

If it’s a one-off purchase, you’ll receive your payment within 21 days in your Stripe account. If the buyer has bought the licence to your design, you’ll receive your royalties when the buyer starts selling the product. When a company makes a purchase request or you’re successful from a brief you’ll be able to message the buyer directly and ask any questions. All your agreements can be negotiated and are always between you and the buyer.

Designer

Right now, we don’t ask designers to pay a subscription fee — it’s free to use BuyDesign.

1 User
Search Companies
Products on the Marketplace
Receive Briefs from Companies
Pitch Companies directly
Respond to Open Calls