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10 Feb 2021

Whether you'd like to ask about business rates, the rent moratorium, or Government support for IBDs during the pandemic, we want to hear it.

9 Feb 2021

Legislation has been laid to increase the minimum amount that retailers must charge for a single use carrier bag from 5p to 10p from 30th April 2021

5 Feb 2021

Over 65 retail organisations, including many members of the IRC, have written to the Prime Minister raising concerns of increasing instances of violence and abuse against shopworkers

4 Feb 2021

Check whether you should be paying a fee to the ICO for processing personal data and if so, how much

3 Feb 2021

Buy now pay later (BNPL) firms such as Klarna and Clearpay are to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority after a report warned of the risk of people running into "unseen debt".

28 Jan 2021

'Exceptional circumstances require an exceptional response'

28 Jan 2021

The ACT is once again collaborating with leading cycling brands, retailers and organisations to support the new Cycling Marketing Board

28 Jan 2021

Maybe* have released a personalised Social Media Guide for 2021.

27 Jan 2021 | 1 comment

As part of our involvement with the IRC, the ACT and a number of other trade organisations with the retailsector co-ordinate feedback amongst our members to influence Government policy.

26 Jan 2021 | 2 comments

TAITRA will host Online Sourcing Meetings with Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO Exhibitors on Thursday 4th of March

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New digital product discovery platform Buyerdock searches for indie retail volunteers for free trials

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

buyerdock_logoBuyerdock, the new online platform to help buyers find exciting new shelf ready products, have now opened the platform to independent retailers.

2020 has exaggerated what we know has been happening for years. Major brand owners and retailers have slowly bought up the supply chain to dominate consumer choice. The wholesalers that brought independent retailers something different have all but gone.

And now with travel restrictions and trades fairs cancelled, the only way of sourcing new brands is on-line; google, amazon. The trade associations help, but this frustration is shared not just by independent retailers but manufacturers the world over.

How is a German manufacturer with that different (potential) ‘footfall' product, able to get to your front door? Everything is source able through the internet, but to have one platform one location, to source, make inquires (complying with all local regulation) and request samples, will save you time.

Buyerdock; the digital product discovery platform has been developed over the past two years, through discussions with retailers and sellers from the UK, Europe and the USA and during the first lockdown funding was raised to develop the test platform (or Beta stage).

 

Sign up to take part in the initial trials

Buyerdock is now looking for independent retailers to test the platform and feedback on its functionality.

Launching (by invitation) in February with over 100 brands, the platform is now open to independent retailers to sign up today (or email contact@buyerdock.com) and take part in the initial trials.

 

Jonathan Sparkes, CEO of Buyerdock, commented: "Independent retail has always been the backbone of the UK high street, we want every High Street to have something different to the large multiples, if the IRC members are happy to contribute their feedback, we're pleased to offer 20 IRC members, 3 years free access to Buyerdock"

 

The first 20 retailers who sign up will be given 3 years subscription to the Buyerdock platform completely free.

 

 

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