Digital marketplace Retaissance, which is aiming to “bring brands and buyers together”, is launching today.
The platform is a marketplace for jewellery, fashion and more. It has been building its website in recent weeks, with sellers able to create their brand pages.
Now the site is live, and retail buyers will be able to browse and discover brands and products that match their preferences on price, features, sustainability, ethical credentials and more.
The company wrote in a statement: “From a buyer’s perspective, Retaissance is designed as a prospecting tool which will allow them to source new and exciting brands from the UK, Europe and around the world.”
It then went on to describe an upcoming free ticketed event on its calendar: “The digital marketplace is also set to bring its brands and buyers together for Retaissance Live, its first exclusive ‘Meet the Buyer’ event, in partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network, on 3 and 4 November.
“A number of key industry figures, thought leaders and buyers from prestigious brands have already confirmed attendance. Full details, including how to get your free tickets, will be released in the coming weeks.”
Since launching to brands on 24 July, Retaissance has attracted interest from across the UK retail industry, and has formed partnerships with several top associations and buying groups, including the Gift Association and The National Association of Jewellers.
Cathie Osborne, founder and owner of Retaissance, said: ‘We’re thrilled with the support we’ve had so far from brands, buyers and industry associations alike and we can’t wait to start really growing our community. A number of our brands already have some fantastic showcases live and we’re expecting many more to be prepared over the coming weeks.
“Now is a brilliant time to join Retaissance – we want to work closely with our early adopters to tailor our site to their needs, offer real value for money and a continually improving experience for both brands and buyers. The upcoming event with the Enterprise Europe Network will be the first of many exciting opportunities we have planned for our customers.”
Professional Jeweller has partnered with Retaissance and is offering brands that sign up a 33% discount. Simply enter the code PJ33 at the checkout.