Ankorstore is a French marketplace enabling brands and producers to place their products into independent shops. The marketplace operates in 23 countries (including the UK) with 200,000 retailers, florists, coffee-shops and other concept-stores across Europe on their books so is well worth checking out. Whilst it’s not a traditional business to consumers marketplace like eBay or Amazon, Ankorstore can open the doors to getting your goods into highstreet shops.
The main categories you’ll find in the marketplace are Home & Living, Grocery, Kids, and Beauty and Fashion.
The Ankorstore marketplace offers a product catalogue of over 15,000 European brands to retailers who want to offer their customers a differentiated shopping experience and new products. Ankorstore’s activity across Europe tripled in the first four months of 2021, despite half of Ankorstore’s affiliated retailers closing their doors during lockdowns.
There is minimal risk for brands and producers with a minimum first order of €100 per brand, unlike the minimums usually imposed in a commercial relationship outside the platform
Ankorstore say that independent businesses support local economies, not corporations. They employ an ecosystem of creative people. They value curation and craftsmanship over mass market deals. They do what they can to make it all work, and they do a great job of it.
With over a decade of experience in online retail, the Ankorstore founding team knew the time to jump in and build a global wholesale business to even the playing field was now. By founding Ankorstore in 2019, they set themselves the goal to create a virtuous ecosystem solely at the service of independent shops and niche brands by revolutionising the approach to wholesale.
If you have built an ecommerce brand and know that it’s time to diverisfy onto the high street, take a look at Ankorstore as it could be the perfect vehicle to make your products available for distribution to retailers.