Last week a brand new online marketplace called Retaissance launched, described as a first-of-its-kind digital B2B marketplace for brands to showcase their products to retail buyers in Britain, Europe and beyond.
Retaissance claims to be kick-starting the growth of retail in the post-COVID-19 era through a community framework that promotes trading and facilitates the sharing of knowledge as markets develop. Retaissance connects brands and buyers in all year, anytime online trade, building resilience in independent retail and the surrounding ecosystem.
“We’re more than just a network. We provide insight and support to independent brands and buyers, and help them navigate the changes to buying cycles, trans-seasonality, sustainability, global market expectations and consumer behaviour during these turbulent times.”
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Working together with brands and buyers of all sizes, they:
- Facilitate sales at a low and affordable acquisition cost between the retail buyer and seller.
- Provide a community meeting point, helping the independent retail and supply chain know what to do next in this rapidly changing world and why.
- Improve resilience in the sector by providing tools and information to adapt to change and overcome challenges created by COVID-19.
Retaissance is interesting because it provides it’s customers with a marketplace that gives them the opportunity to expand reach and connect with ideal stockists quickly and effectively. It works as a prospecting tool, allowing them to source new and exciting brands from around the world on a digitised trading platform which removes the cost barriers of accessing new markets.
“Retaissance allows you to showcase your products and communicate directly with key contacts and decision makers at buyers you connect with – with minimal gatekeeping and no guesswork required. As well as forming valuable trade partnerships, you’ll receive useful feedback on your products and brand, with direct advice from buyers to help you succeed in the sector.”