Innovation has always been at the heart of the We Are Pentagon Group, and we continuously evaluate how we can help our clients accelerate their online growth. For over a decade, we have worked with many of the UK’s biggest brands and retailers, helping them to sell on global marketplaces. In the process, we have won dozens of awards, and become well-recognised within the industry for being on the pulse of global marketplace trends.
Last year, a new trend became evident to us, that more and more brands were developing their own marketplaces, and indeed our own clients were increasingly interested in the opportunities that marketplaces offered: adding inventory without taking risk; working with third-party suppliers; and being able to offer more to the customers that know and trust their brand.
As we embarked on our first marketplace project with the UK’s fastest growing mobile network, we came to a conclusion: the size of the marketplace opportunity, alongside the sophistication of the technology that we had developed, was a proposition robust and compelling enough to warrant a standalone company and a brand new extension to the We Are Pentagon Group.
We are therefore pleased to publicly announce Storesome, a turnkey marketplace solution and team of marketplace experts, helping build, manage, grow and scale marketplaces for some of the world’s biggest brands; co-founded and led by Graham Broughton, previously Managing Director of Europe at the We Are Pentagon Group.
“I’m excited to lead on this new venture within the We Are Pentagon Group” said Graham Broughton, Storesome’s Co-Founder and Managing Director. “Brands have a real opportunity to sell more efficiently and to more people via marketplaces, and our technological solution, along with our supplier and partner network, provides the speed and scale they need to become successful.”
“With the wealth of marketplace experience in our group, it was the logical next step to help companies build their own marketplace,” added Laurence Guy, Founder and Group CEO at We Are Pentagon. “There is a great product, team and initial customer base behind Storesome.”
Since Storesome soft launched earlier in the year, we’ve already picked up momentum, having recently signed a vertical-leading retailer, with more details to follow.
So what’s next?
Over the next few months, we will be running free, 90-minute emergence sessions with the objective of helping your brand identify its unique marketplace proposition. If you’d like to book an emergence session, get in touch with Graham Broughton (contact details at the bottom of the page). In addition, look out for our upcoming webinars, which will help you understand the opportunities that marketplaces represent, and learn how you can make the most of them.
For more information about Storesome, or to book an emergence session:
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