Wickes joins RangeMe on a digital drive to scale product sourcingNews
Posted by: electime 5th July 2022
Wickes enhances product buying through partnership with global product sourcing platform RangeMe, creating visibility to more than 200,000 suppliers. Through RangeMe, suppliers around the world will have a direct and unified journey to present their products to Wickes buyers
This partnership presents Wickes with innovation and scale opportunities for sourcing products for their customers. With 232 stores across the U.K., Wickes exists to help customers feel house proud, and now through RangeMe, their buyers can access the most relevant products their customers demand.
RangeMe first launched in 2014 and is used today by more than 15,000 retail buyers in the U.K., Europe, North America, and APAC region. It has quickly established itself as the industry leader for retail product discovery, sourcing and buying by becoming the world’s largest source of brands and products purchased by retail buyers.
RangeMe helps retailers and buying teams scale product sourcing efforts with streamlined submissions, simplified discovery tools, and the industry standard digital sell sheet. Buyers can filter searches to find brands and products meeting exact sourcing needs, seamless connectivity and collaboration with suppliers, and offering curated collections to help identify and understand category trends and emerging brands.
Andrew Cotterill, Director of Strategic Procurement and Responsible Sourcing, at Wickes commented: “Wickes are very excited to begin working with RangeMe to expand our access to new products and innovation and to streamline the procurement process.”
RangeMe is the global online platform where retailers and suppliers can discover, connect, and grow their business. Suppliers can showcase their range, bring new products to market, increase brand visibility, and grow sales, while retail buyers use RangeMe to discover new products, search trends, and communicate directly with brands.
“This partnership forms part of the Wickes wider digital strategy and we are thrilled to be a part of this journey with such a loved household-name retailer in the U.K. as they transform their product sourcing experience. This is also an extraordinary opportunity for suppliers around the world to connect directly with Wickes buyers and showcase their products” said Nicky Jackson, CEO of RangeMe.
This news presents suppliers around the world with a front-row audience with one of the biggest names in home improvement. “Our mission has always been to empower retailers and suppliers to be productive and successful whatever their objective. The platform offers retailers hyper-local choices as well as innovative global options. We exist to help them offer an extraordinary experience for their customers” added Nicky Jackson.