We started Umecom with the Kringloop+ concept in Schipluiden, but we are no longer there. For sales we now have a separate, professional space at Distributieweg 50, 2645 EJ in Delfgauw (Delft-Zuid).
We have been entrepreneurs for over 20 years: the first years in retail, then about 15 years with an internet agency / e-commerce. So we know all about sales in general and online sales in particular: web marketing and SEO.
With this knowledge and experience we are nowadays daily busy to publish your surplus stuff efficiently on the internet and to maximize the chance of a good sale. And we do that no-cure, no-pay!
Where necessary, collected items are 'refurbished' (= cleaning, repairing, making like new) for a new, second life, with which we also help everyone: client, buyer and environment.
From the founder...
Opgeruimd-verdiend.nl is actually a hobby that got out of hand. I have over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur; first retail, later with an internet agency, and finally through e-commerce with Umecom.
Because I know my way around the internet and the way you sell things (online), I was quite successful in selling our own surplus items that had been in the shed for far too long.
When friends and family saw this, I was increasingly asked to sell them superfluous items via the internet from the shed next to our house. This is how Umecom and the concept Opgeruimd-Verdiend.nl came into being.
In this way we have already sold many hundreds of items and made it a streamlined process. With great pleasure we also help you with the sale of your items. Always for the win-win (= You & Me Commerce)
Use it to your advantage!
As founder of Umecom BV, I have not had an average career. Like many, I walked at the end of high school with the question 'what next? I liked technique and tinkering, so mechanical engineering was going to be my choice. But first, a year of learning to shoot. Browning, UZI, FAL and MAG. Nice stuff, weird application.
And then you're a Wtb-er/ Product Developer, but still no satisfying answer to 'what now?'. To bridge the time gap, I started working at the largest PC retailer. Rotterdam office. Technical Department. Soon too limited. Retail is fun. Startup GSM-retailer. Own office in Delft. Nice, but too little 'tinkering'.
2000. Via brother in the world of internet. Own full-service BV. 2013 .. Shift ambitions. Company sold. ICT secondment and e-Commerce. Mistook partners. Back on my own again. Back to basics. What do I like, what am I good at? Sales, crafts, logistics and... concept development. How are we going to earn some money? With respect!
Umecom as a company name, was conceived as a combination of 'You & Me Commerce'. This text - as a caption and for practical reasons - has not been part of the logo for some time now, but means as much as 'sales that must be interesting for all parties'. Core condition for a good feeling and a long term relationship!
The underlying idea, as I once described it: Money is important, commerce inevitable! But with an honest, responsible relation between price and performance (or product) and with respect for each other and our world!
Unfortunately, we see that the proportions and respect referred to here are increasingly lacking. We have had our share. I could write a book about it. And that's what I'm going to do. But, for all the juicy details, you'll have to be patient. Improving the world, starts with yourself ... and, why not business?
Umecom then. Started as a hobby, from the shed next to our house. Our own stuff, other people's stuff. It is getting very full. I plan to fix it up where necessary, sell it and share the proceeds. It goes well. There is a need for this! Strange people at the door: you sell household effects on consignment? Of course we do!
Real Estate Agent
2015. Next business is born. Circulation so, but that (you) get something. That's how to profile it. Kringloop+. Opgeruimd-Verdiend . Point NL. Still an important target group: people who are about to go to the recycling centre. Bring it to Umecom and you get most of the proceeds. Choice not so difficult. Right?
It's moving on now. Once loose household goods. Now complete household effects, clearances and everything else that qualifies for 'You & Me Commerce'. Regular channels for (in)movable goods, are often opaque or downright unreliable. Selling yourself gives 100% influence and transparency, but is not for everyone.
Umecom is the next best thing. Still the same principle. Sell, split the proceeds. You take most. We brokerage. Staggered. 100% transparent, so we have control. No-cure, no-pay. Not a successful sale? You remain the owner! From paintings to refrigerators, from wall units to cars. That's why I'm a real estate agent. In moveable goods. Umecom 2.0.
You don't have the time or space to get rid of your goods in a responsible way?
We will gladly take care of it for you! Do not hesitate to contact us!
Marco van Duijn.