This article showcases our top picks for the best London based E-Commerce companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the E-Commerce industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top London E-Commerce Companies
Checkout.com provides fintech companies with a cross-border payment solution for digital commerce. The business offers direct access to domestic acquiring across payment methods and geographies, including all major credit and debit cards, online banking, PayPal, Apple Pay, and other eWallets.
This is achieved through a unified integrated platform which also provides fraud management tools, analytics, and comprehensive reporting features.. .
Fy is an e-commerce company that builds a mobile marketplace to shop online. It uses a combination of social content, machine learning, and a deep understanding of its products and suppliers to create a personalized experience for each shopper using the site and app.
Fy was launched in 2017 driven by a mission to make the world of design discoverable, affordable, and instantly accessible through social commerce.. .
Cazoo is a developer of an online used car marketplace designed to transform the way people buy, finance, or rent used cars. The platform enables customers to purchase a used car online and have it delivered to their door and provides a free 90-day warranty and roadside assistance, enabling the customers to embrace the simplicity of the online convenience, free delivery, and 7-day money-back guarantee.
Alexander Edward Chesterman founded the company in London, England in 2018.. .
Boson Protocol is a foundational primitive which solves the digital to physical redemption problem to enable decentralized autonomous commerce. Boson disrupts closed e-commerce platforms with an open, tokenized economy of things, powered by DeFi and Web3 data.
Boson Protocol was founded in 2019 Gregor Boroša and Justin Banon and is based in London.. .
Jiffy is an online supermarket with an ultrafast delivery service founded in 2020 and based in London. Jiffy’s mission is to transform customers’ online grocery-shopping experience to make it faster and more convenient to get the products they need when they need them.
Its on-demand delivery service offers a wide selection of fresh produce, meals, and household essentials sourced from popular brands and local suppliers at retail prices. The company uses a network of smart fulfillment centers, known as cloud stores, which are dedicated to serving the needs and are tailored to the tastes of local communities..
Bloom & Wild
Bloom & Wild, a letterbox flower delivery company, take an online approach to the traditional business of ordering and delivering flowers. It has infused the traditional flower-giving experience with predictive analytics and technology to deliver a fresher, less-traveled bouquet to the people they care most about.
Founded in 2013 by Aron Gelbard and Ben Stanway, Bloom & Wild aims to become the pan-European market leader in flower and gift delivery. The company continued its expansion into more European markets and added bricks and mortar retail for the UK.
By entering into a retail partnership with Sainsbury’s, Bloom & Wild sees an exclusive range of premium bouquets available in selected superstores nationwide.. .
Headquartered in London, the UK, HungryPanda is a specialist food delivery platform to providing authentic Chinese food and groceries to Chinese compatriots and students abroad since its establishment in 2016. With its business footprint in more than 60 major cities across the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada and so on, HungryPanda is the global leader in delivering Chinese food and groceries with the extensive market coverage, highest user traffic as well as annual transaction volumes.
The success is built upon a large vertical with specialized needs and underpinned by its industry leading operational efficiency and proprietary technology . For HungryPanda, customers are always at the centre of its business and the company is committed to offer one-stop-shop solutions for overseas Chinese.
The interface design of HungryPanda APP is highly in line with end users’ preferences and it has built an efficient distribution system in order to create an advanced food and retail ecosystem. Our Vision： HungryPanda’s vision is to become the global market leading platform that enables overseas Chinese business in the food industry and connects oriental food to all consumers who enjoy it.
Our Mission: • Connecting merchants to consumers via our state-of-the-art online platform and industry leading delivery service; • Consolidating the end-to-end value chain of the overseas Chinese food industry to leverage efficiency and scale; • Creating business opportunities via our far reaching business network and digital solution. .
JUST EAT’s vision is ‘Order takeaway the smart way’, a promise to consumers and restaurants alike. To consumers Just-Eat provide convenient and easy access to a huge variety of delivery restaurants and order food online, and to restaurants they help improve their business by increasing their exposure and providing new revenue streams.
Today Just-Eat is the world’s leader in online takeaway ordering. As of early 2012 Just-Eat has activities on four continents and more than 38 000 restaurants on their network, with more than 12 000 in the UK alone.
The roots of Just-Eat originate in Denmark where the company launched in 2001 by Founder http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jesper-buch. After some initial years of boot strapped growth the company slowly started to internationalise, beginning with the UK launch in 2006.
The internationalisation of the company gained momentum in 2009 when Just-Eat had their series A investment round and received £10.5 million from Index Ventures. Whilst headquartered in London, UK, Just-Eat operate with significant local teams in all their market countries and consider the energy and quality of Just-Eat’s local activities critical to success.
In March 2011 a second round of investment saw two leading US venture capitalists, Greylock Partners and Redpoint Ventures, invest £30million. Greylock Partners have previously invested in Facebook, LinkedIn and Wonga.
Just-Eat’s parent company is Just-Eat Holdings Limited.. .
Debenhams is a multi-channel brand that operates department stores offering women’s clothing, menswear, beauty, kids, electricals, and homeware products. It gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated, and exclusive mix of its own brands, international brands, and concessions to its six million beauty shoppers and 1.4 million Beauty Club members.
The Debenhams’ established online platform has approximately 300 million website visits per annum. The company specializes in the top four market share in womenswear and menswear it also has a top 10 share in childrenswear.
It leads the market in premium health and beauty. Debenhams is available online in 70 countries and is the 11th biggest UK online retailer by traffic volume.
In 2012 Debenhams was awarded Multichannel Retailer of the Year at the Oracle Retail Week Awards. Debenhams has been investing in British design for 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands.
Current designers include Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, Erickson Beamon, FrostFrench, Henry Holland, Roksanda Illincic, Betty Jackson, Jonathan Kelsey, Carol Lake, Ben de Lisi, Julien Macdonald, Melissa Odabash, Jane Packer, Jenny Packham, Pearce Fionda, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Jonathan Saunders, Lisa Stickley, Yukari Sweeney, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson, and Matthew Williamson.. .
Gousto provides you with all the ingredients in the right proportions to cook delicious meals at home. The produce is organic, fresh, and seasonal.
Gousto’s recipes are developed by a team of passionate chefs and tested by all their friends and families first (very picky people). You get to choose the recipes online and every week the selection is updated to make sure there’re plenty of new recipes for you.
The recipes are delivered right to your doorstep once a week so you decide when to cook. Whenever you’re on holiday or just don’t have time, simply place the subscription on hold – it’s easy.
Gousto was started in 2011 by two friends who share a passion for food and cooking. In their previous lives, Timo and James loved cooking but didn’t have much time to go to various grocery shops.
They found it difficult to cook recipes from online databases or follow cook-along TV shows. Ready-meals from supermarkets do the job but the quality isn’t great, they have lots of additives, and they get boring very easily.
One day, James and Timo decided that there must be some way to make life easier and the idea for Gousto was born. The first recipes were offered at market stalls and from there the concept has grown into what you see today.
Lyst is a global fashion search platform used by 70 million shoppers every year. Offering over 4 million fashion products from 11,000 of the world’s leading fashion brands and stores, Lyst brings together the widest inventory in luxury and contemporary fashion online.
The company has raised $60 million to date, and is backed by range of all-star investors including 14W (Moda Operandi, Reformation), Accel Partners (Facebook, Spotify), Balderton (Yoox Net-A-Porter Group), Draper Esprit, part of the Draper Venture Network (Hotmail, Skype), and the teams behind LVMH, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Tory Burch.. .
Splyt is a B2B mobility marketplace that connects institutional supply and demand for ground-based transport. It makes mobility inventory available through its single API, without the users of its demand-side partners needing to download or register with additional suppliers.
The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, England.. .
Global-e is the world’s leading platform to enable and accelerate global, direct-to-consumer cross-border e-commerce. The chosen partner of more than 400 global brands and retailers across the United States, Europe and Asia, Global-e makes selling internationally as simple as selling domestically.
Founded in 2013 by Amir Schlachet, Shahar Tamari and Nir Debbi, the company enables e-commerce retailers to increase the conversion of international traffic into sales by offering online shoppers in over 200 destinations worldwide a seamless, localized shopping experience. Global-e’s end-to-end e-commerce solutions combine best-in-class localization capabilities, big-data best-practice business intelligence models, streamlined international logistics and vast cross-border experience, enabling international shoppers to buy seamlessly online and retailers to sell from, and to, anywhere in the world..
Urban is a wellness service platform used to offer an online wellness appointment portal for booking at-home treatments. The company’s platform makes it easy to book treatments such as massage, beauty, personal training, and osteopathy.
It seeks to democratize wellness by making wellness rituals accessible in urban cities and making balance an integral part of the cosmopolitan urban lifestyle. Customers can choose between trusted and pre-vetted practitioners by viewing detailed profiles with personal bios, ratings, and reviews while the practitioners take home 72% of bookings.
Jack Tang and Giles Williams co-founded Urban in London, England in 2014.. .
Made.com makes high-end, designer furniture accessible for all. Made.com cuts out the middleman and links consumers directly with the designers.
This allows the organisation to provide high quality, made to order, cool designed furniture straight to consumers at low prices. The company sells all of its products straight through the web and has no showrooms or warehouses, which reduces waste and surplus stock.
The business also groups its orders together, combining all requests for the same piece and putting them into production every seven days. Using the aforementioned techniques the company states it sells its products at great reductions with its furniture typically priced 70 – 85% lower than its high street competitors.
Made.com was launched in April 2010 and now connects over 100,000 customers with renowned designers, bringing luxury home design to customers at accessible prices. In the two years since its launch, the Notting Hill-based brand has worked with a number of top designers and artists including; Damien Hirst, James Harrison, Alison Cork, John Stephanidis, Steuart Padwick, Ai Wei Wei, and the Chapman Brothers as well as many other top design partners.
Made.com also states it has found the best craftsmen to build its furniture. The skilled workers are often the same people who create products for the UK’s famous high street brands.
Made.com is based in Notting Hill, London and operates an office in Shanghai.. .
Treatwell is the booking platform for beauty and wellbeing treatments on the Benelux with over 2500 spa’s, salons and studios in 60 cities, amongst others Amsterdam, Cologne, Antwerp, Düsseldorf, Rotterdam and Berlin. Offices in Amsterdam and Berlin.
Treatwell is part of the Wahanda Group, Europe’s leading marketplace for beauty and wellbeing services. They are a marketing driven technology company, serving consumers for more convenience, and partners for better business performance.
They provide consumers a superior online experience when searching for, comparing and booking treatments, while they bring new and more loyal customers to salons and thus increase their revenues.. .
Qubit is the leader in highly persuasive personalization at scale. Leading ecommerce companies work with Qubit to transform the way they understand and influence their customers in order to increase revenue, build loyalty and improve marketing efficiency.
By combining rich customer data, deep learning technology and advanced segmentation capabilities, the Qubit Customer Influence Engine can precisely match customers with the widest range of personal, online experiences to influence behavior at scale. Qubit is trusted to deliver real impact to the bottom line for the biggest brands in ecommerce including Ubisoft, CafePress, Topshop, Shiseido, and Emirates.
Across the global Qubit customer base, $600 million worth of online sales are influenced over a typical week. To date, we have received over $76 million in funding from Goldman Sachs, Accel, Sapphire Ventures, Balderton Capital and Salesforce Ventures..
Upstream is accelerating mobile commerce in high growth markets. Their software and infrastructure platform already enables 1.2 billion people to effortlessly receive and pay for the most relevant and affordable digital subscription services on their mobile devices.
They reach more than one billion consumers in high growth markets, through their marketing and billing integration with more than 50 mobile operators in 43 markets across Latin America, Africa, Middle East, CIS and South East Asia. They select high value digital services, adapt them to local market specificities, market them through digital and operator channels and monetise them through their direct carrier billing capabilities.
To-date, Upstream has engaged half a billion consumers over mobile and converted 65 million of them into paying customers, typically through a subscription micro-payment model. They offer truly global coverage with offices in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Lagos, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Bucharest, Greece, Dubai and Malaysia..
Trouva, launched in September 2015, is the marketplace for bricks and mortar independent shops, selling unique homeware and lifestyle products from hundreds of shops and boutiques. Trouva bridges online and offline in retail to offer click and collect, 1-hour delivery, and worldwide shipping in a single seamless platform.
Trouva is one of the most exciting e-commerce start-ups in Europe, backed by amazing VC and Angel Investors whose successes include Secret Escapes, Net-A-Porter, and Farfetch (BGF Ventures, Octopus Investments, C4 Ventures, Index Ventures & LocalGlobe).. .
ZigZag Global is a software platform to help retailers manage returns globally. It grades retailers returned products and offers consolidation, refurbishment, local redistribution, recycling, destruction, and reselling stock internationally on a revenue share basis.
The ZigZag network connects over 200 local warehouses in 130 countries so customers can get faster refunds. E-commerce consumers return items back to retailers via an intelligent returns portal.
Returns take less than one minute, and customers send tracked returns by post, locker or courier from over 300,000 locations. Goods are sent back to a local warehouse and then ZigZag can scan, grade, consolidate or refurbish products to get them back into the supply chain more quickly.
Customers can be refunded in just 24 hours, and goods can then be returned, destroyed, donated or re-fulfilled to a new order or resold via marketplaces. ZigZag won the 2017 ShopTalk Startup award along with a 25,000 Euro prize.
It also won the 2017 Sustainability Award in Milan, 2017 Innovation Award at IRX, StartUps 100 Winner 2017. 2016 Global award at the World Retail Congress in Dubai for innovation and were shortlisted for Innovation of the Year by Retail Week at the Tech and EComm Awards, Mark of Excellence – Disruptor of the Year 2016 – Supply Chain Awards, Winner at London Technology Week – GetInTheRing.
ZigZag was founded in 2014 by Al Gerrie and Laurence Guy. and is headquartered in London, England, UK..
Farmdrop is the online ethical supermarket delivering locally procuded, organic groceries and ethical home essentials directly to your door. It brings tastier, healthier and more convenient food, all while supporting a more sustainable food system for everyone.
By cutting out the middleman, Farmdrop pays a fairer price to producers, while customers get access to food which is up to five times fresher than what is sold by conventional supermarkets. Because your shop shouldn’t cost the Earth..
Ometria’s mission is to build the brain that powers all communication between retailers and their customers. We help them leverage data to build detailed customer profiles, and make sure that all messages they send are always relevant, leading to higher engagement and increased revenues.
Ometria was founded by four serial entrepreneurs, with combined experience in ecommerce, computer science, mathematics and SaaS, has been invested in by London’s most prominent entrepreneurs and investors, and is used by top retailers in the UK, Europe and across the world.. .
Oddbox is London’s first and only wonky and surplus veg box delivery scheme. Oddbox is a social impact business fighting food waste in UK’s farms with innovative solutions and our first solution is London’s first wonky fruit and veg box scheme.
We buy fresh, wonky & surplus produce for a fair price directly from local farms and markets and deliver them in a weekly subscription box scheme to South London’s homes and Central London’s offices at 30% cheaper than similar box services. We donate 10% of our produce to charities that fight food poverty.
Moteefe is an e-commerce platform that allows anyone to sell customized merchandise through social media. Moteefe provides a unique end-to-end e-commerce platform designed for merchants of all sizes – from individual entrepreneurs to larger retailers – to turn their brand and creative designs into globally available merchandise in minutes.
The company was founded in 2014 by Lev, Mathijs, and Olivier while pursuing an MBA at INSEAD.. .
These were being designed over night by a selection of client chosen freelance engineers, based in America and Asia.. .
MyTutor provides secondary school learners with online access to over 7,000 Russell Group university students, reducing the time, hassle and cost of finding a subject expert locally. Lessons take place in their innovative online lesson space, which allows parents to substitute expensive tutors coming to their house, for live, one-to-one sessions with young, bright and successful undergraduates.
If the pupil forgets something, every session is recorded, so they can play it back after. They also partner with schools and universities to provide larger contracts for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
School teachers stay up-to-date with the programme through a personalised online dashboard. The company has grown at 3x YoY for the last three years, with 200,000+ bookings and applications from 50,000 tutors.
At the same time quality has been maintained, with 70,000+ 5* reviews and every tutor personally interviewed. MyTutor was founded by Robert Grabiner, Bertie Hubbard and James Grant..
Simba Sleep is an e-commerce company that offers a variety of mattresses. It brings together thousands of super-light comfort springs and support from precision-engineered foam in perfect harmony.
The company is driven by a mission is to bring the importance of sleep back into focus, and help everyone wake up winning. Simba Sleep was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, England..
Amplience is an API-first, headless content management platform for enterprise retail. Our content and experience solutions for headless commerce, enable teams to do more, better, faster.
Amplience serves more than 350 of the world’s leading brands including Crate & Barrel, Tumi, Traeger Grills,Tom Ford, Argos, OTTO Group, Primark, Very Group, and Boohoo.. But as well as publishing inspirational work, they also harness this creative expertise to help brands communicate their messages to their audience and beyond..
Poq is a Software-as-a-Service platform that empowers retailers to create highly effective and fully customized native apps in record time. The Poq platform offers rich functionality out of the box, enabling you to launch a transactional app with all of the features your customers have come to expect.
Moreover, the Poq platform has been built to seamlessly integrate with your existing e-commerce systems, while opening up a wider ecosystem of best of breed ecommerce software solutions.. Therefore creating a positively energising space with emphasis on wellness, diet, workspace and cultural events in tandem with an unparralleled passion for the environment, sustainability & social outreach..
Taylor & Hart
Taylor & Hart’s mission is to create and deliver engagement rings that allow people to truly express themselves in a way that captures the emotions they feel for each other. – Offering over 100,000 ethically sourced GIA graded diamonds to choose from.
– Winner of “Best New Jeweler 2014” and nominated for numerous other awards. – Crowd-fundeded through Seedrs twice raising over $500,000 – Notable mentions in the Telegraph, Guardian, Elle, Glamour, Forbes, FT – Customer rating of over 9.6/10 from over 120 reviews.
– Team members based in London, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria – Transacted over $2m over the last 12 months. – Set a pink diamond on the inside of every ring as a trademark.
Swapi is the only digital wallet globally that allows users to swap their loyalty rewards, cashback & gift cards between brands. We help brands to reduce loyalty points & gift card liability by giving consumers the opportunity to spend their unspent balances elsewhere whilst allowing brands to avoid the negativity of expiry.
Swapi helps brands acquire new customers at a fraction of the usual CPA and churn existing customers to unlock additional value in a targeted and personalized method. Swapi has one aim – to break the rules, allowing customers to choose where they want to spend their unspent value.
Our ecosystem of places customers can swap into will include other points-based programs, products, gift cards, promotions, and lots more, meaning customers will always be able to get value for their points.. .
Velocity is the next generation luxury conversational commerce engine. We aggregate the demand of the premium consumer, and enable them to purchase products and services from vetted suppliers across multiple verticals.
Our proprietary, patent-pending software uses AI to assist human experts to help premium consumers do more and be more in the digital age.. .
The company soon grew and was able to offer clients additional specialist services in the disciplines of B2B, B2C and Research. Today we are a 70-strong, London-based, independent integrated marketing agency with a healthy roster of clients.
We think you’ll find us a breath of fresh air. But enough about us, let’s talk about you….
Lick building a disruptive home decor brand that is obsessed with helping people transform their home with ease and a smile.. .
Expand your network of like-minded people on a social and professional level. From artists to collectors, galleries and everyone who is enthusiastic about art – A R T C U B E will unite the art world.
They match buyers directly with galleries, simplifying the purchasing process, while enhancing sales and publicity for the gallery. Combining both a social network with an online marketplace, A R T C U B E provides users with a unique way to fully immerse themselves in all aspects of the art world.
Using new technology, including live streaming, AR & VR, we recreate the OFFLINE experience ONLINE. With an expertly curated selection of contemporary fine art in a range of prices, we provide customers with an unparalleled selection to discover, love and buy.
Get ready for the launch in Spring 2016.. .
Driven by a vision to accelerate the world’s access to design, eporta is disrupting the $700bn interior design industry and solving the complexities that come with buying and selling online. eporta is the leading B2B ecommerce solution for both interior design professionals and suppliers who work in the interior design industry, active in over 80 countries around the world.
eporta is also proud to have the backing of high profile and experienced investors who are helping with their mission. These include Robin Klein (Lastminute.com), Guy Hands (founder of Terra Firma), Rohan Blacker (founder of sofa.com), Paul Hsiao (Canvas Ventures), and the founding team at Zoopla..
Farfetch operates an e-commerce website that unites various independent fashion boutiques. It offers bags, coats, dresses, jackets, jewellery, swimwear, trouser, shoes, knitwear, suits, shorts, and accessories.
They operate a modular end-to-end technology platform purpose built to connect the luxury fashion ecosystem worldwide. Their vision was to create a single operating system that could address the complex demands of consumers and luxury sellers alike.
Their platform is built on an API-enabled proprietary technology stack, which provides the foundation for the three main components: applications, services and data. Farfetch serves women, men, and kids.
Jose Neves founded the company in 2008, with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.. .
Classic estate agents charge very high fees to sellers for very little support and value addition and suffer from a very poor reputation. eMoov is an industry first solution, which is genuinely helping the seller sell better with the help of technology tools and great people.
This creates customer empowerment, transparency and reduced cost of servicing allowing a fee saving to be passed to the customer. Emoov charges nominal fixed fees, a fraction compared to percentage based transactions charged by old fashioned estate agents.
eMoov was founded by Russell Quirk, who is an impressive entrepreneur and previously ran a five branch classic estate agent business. He is a rarity in that he is a well versed property professional incumbent disrupting an industry that is sorely in need of it.
He has built an industry leading team, a fantastic technology platform and is obsessed with customer service. His PR skills are frankly awesome..
For ambitious e-commerce businesses around the world; we developed the most advanced tool to create a mobile app as powerful and as simple as possible. We know how long, tiring, and frustrating mobile app projects are.
This is why our solution is geared towards mobilizing your business in three steps; without any coding knowledge!. .
Zephr (formerly known as Blaize) helps leading media businesses and brands gear-up for the subscription economy. Our identity, access management and customer experience platform makes the swift deployment of personalized trial, sell and upsell journeys easy – all at unprecedented speed and scale.
Using the Zephr dynamic paywall technology, non-technical teams can design, test and deploy new reader registration, trial, subscription and retention journeys instantly using intuitive, code-free drag-and-drop tools.. .
onefinestay pioneers of handmade hospitality, for stays in the finest homes. They offer homeowners (their hosts) a way to earn additional income from guests while they’re away, handling everything from marketing to managing their home.
Their guests get a new way to experience a city. They seek out the finest homes, help them book, and meet them when they arrive.
Then they’re available 24/7 during their stay, so everyone has peace of mind. Founded in London in 2009, they’re a fast-growing business with offices in Paris, New York and LA.
They have an ambition – to bring their new category of accommodation to the world, creating a new era of hospitality. And they’re looking for people to help get us there.
People who understand what it takes to build a business from the ground up. Remind you of anyone? Apply within..
MetaPack are the leading provider of eCommerce delivery management technology to enterprise retailers and brands. Their platform integrates 465 carriers and 5,000 delivery services such as Next Day, Click and Collect, Locker Boxes and International Delivery – ensuring that retailers and brands can offer delivery options and convenience for their customers.
For each and every order, MetaPack is able to identify the most appropriate delivery service for that particular customer, providing a seamless and personalised delivery experience, whilst removing manual and time consuming processes in the retailer’s warehouse. MetaPack’s delivery management platform enables retailers and brands worldwide to strengthen their delivery proposition, generate customer loyalty and website conversion, ensuring every customer has the best delivery experience..
Southbank Centre manages a 21-acre site from County Hall to Waterloo Bridge, and includes the Purcell Room, the Saison Poetry Library, Jubilee Gardens, and The Queen’s Walk.. .
Mention Me is a referral marketing platform that fuels business growth. Our world-class programmes have delivered more than 3 million referrals and increased customer lifetime value for 400+ brands around the globe.
Founded as a bootstrapped two-man company in 2013, we now employ more than 65 specialists and work with brands like Farfetch, Ocado Zoom and Nutmeg. Our work has been celebrated by awards including Showcase Startup at Retail Week’s Buzz conference, Best Tech Startup at Drapers Digital Festival, and a Bronze Stevie for Customer Service Team of the Year.
In 2018, we raised $7 million in funding from Eight Roads Ventures to fuel our next phase of growth as a cutting-edge platform empowering brands to turn happy customers into engines for business growth.. .
Motorway is an online marketplace that connects used car sellers to buyers. By removing the traditional barriers between car sellers and the trade, Motorway makes used car transactions faster, easier, and more cost-efficient.
It provides a price comparison website that allows customers to compare instant offers from online car buyers and dealers, select their best offer, and sell fast. The platform also provides a fast and efficient way for car buying firms to buy the best-used car stock without hiring middlemen.
Motorway was founded in 2017 and is based in London, UK. The company is backed by Marchmont Ventures and LocalGlobe..
Founded in London in 2015, Papier’s aim is to inspire people to connect with each other in a more thoughtful way and more often. As digital messages proliferate in their lives, receiving something beautifully made through the letterbox is appreciated now more than ever before – Papier makes this simple and easy to do.
At their core, is a love of art and design, words and of course, paper. Their carefully curated collection of designs, married with quality printing and premium paper, stands us apart from other online card and invitation sites..
Threads is pioneering the best luxury shopping experience in the world. They inspire their highly-engaged social media community through beautiful content featuring the latest, most desirable luxury items.
They talk to their loyal clients directly via chat-based media to place orders; these can then be sent anywhere in the world – fast. In short, they’ve closed the online-offline shopping loop and they’re changing how people buy luxury fashion.
At the forefront of a revolution in chat commerce, Threads is scaling fast, with technology very much at the heart of their next phrase of growth. By harnessing social networks and providing a unique personal shopping experience, they’re building a data-led platform and they’re looking for experienced technologists to deliver their future roadmap.
Tech City UK named us a Future Fifty business, one of the UK’s fastest growing and most disruptive digital tech companies in 2017, and they are at No. 32 in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 list of the fastest growing tech companies in Britain..
SportPursuit is the UKs first sport-specific flash sales website featuring top quality sports products and services from the world’s best brands. During their 7 days flash sales, members receive exclusive access to sales at up to 70% off RRP in a fun, content rich, personalised environment.
SportPursuit works very closely with its brand partners to help enhance their brand image through push marketing to their large targeted member base of sports enthusiasts, encouraging brand engagement and trial.. .
BUMP is a social peer-to-peer marketplace for authentic streetwear and sneakers. Shopping has always been a social activity for older generations used to go to the mall sharing recommendations, opinions, and just generally having fun with friends.
Online shopping killed this and they’re bringing it back for Gen Z. On BUMP users can build up their public profiles, follow & message anyone on the platform, and even create & share their own group chats.
This social experience means kids can hang out, build their online identity which in turn drives transactions. Founded in 2016 and based in London, They’re already backed by leading names in venture capital including Kleiner Perkins, e.ventures, and Y Combinator..
Whirli is a provider of toy sharing subscription service for kids. A Whirli subscription gives parents and their little ones access to a huge shareable toy box for a fixed monthly price.
Parents pick the toys they want, the company delivers them, and they simply send them back when they are done in exchange for something else. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in London, England..
Fornova empowers hotels to optimise revenue and distribution while reducing costs and improving forecasting. We are on a mission to turn data into intelligence and align the entire hotel organization (from revenue and distribution to sales, e-Commerce and operations) so they can make smarter decisions together.
Fornova is the only hospitality BI solution provider that has corporate agreements with the majority of the world’s top 10 largest hotel chains, as well as the biggest global OTAs, while also serving hundreds of smaller brands and independent hotels. Using our patented VisualScan technology, we monitor over 75 thousand websites and conduct more than 1.25 billion price comparisons every month.
Founded in 2010, we have grown our team to over 150 members, with offices in London, Amsterdam, New York, Israel, Belarus, Ukraine and India.. .
Established in 2008, Worldstores is now the UK’s largest online home & garden retailer. Offering unparalleled choice, value for money, customer service and a range of convenient delivery options, Worldstores is renowned as one of the UK’s most exciting e-commerce success stories.
ACHICA, the luxury flash-sale business, and baby specialist Kiddicare also form part of the Worldstores Group and play a key part in the ambitious plans for Worldstores Group in becoming a household name in the home and garden market.. .
aisle 3 – The online shopping time machine
aisle 3 is the only comparison shopping site that is putting choice and control in the pocket of every Shopper on the planet. You can book a hotel in minutes.
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But it is still impossible to find out every retailer who sells a particular set of wireless headphones. Shoppers deserve better.
Our Machine Learning and AI algorithms aggregate retailer offers and rich product information so Shoppers never need to open another tab on their screen to see all of their buying options. Shoppers have all the relevant information to decide on the best deal based on what matters to them – (Price, Delivery, Locality, Sustainability, Retailer Affinity) In parallel, our two-sided marketplace acts as a conversion enabler to close the gap between Shoppers and Retailers with significant revenue upside and ability to scale.
If you are a retailer, brand or agency there are a number of different ways we can work together. Please get in touch with the team: [email protected] https://aisle-3.co.
FLOWERBX is a unique floristry service, delivering cut flowers to customers direct from suppliers in Holland via its online store. Unlike traditional florists, London-based FLOWERBX offers bunches of single variety blooms, rather than mixed bouquets, and by dealing with the markets directly ensures flowers arrive to doorstep fresh and fragrant, and in the most cost effective way possible.
Launched in 2015 by Whitney Bromberg Hawkings and Adam Wilkie, former fashion industry professionals, the company’s investors include Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-A-Porter, as well as Carmen Busquets. Net-A-Porter’s former chief executive Mark Sebba has also joined the company’s board.
FLOWERBX has secured a loyal following from the fashion, hotel and restaurant industries, and already has a raft of celebrity clients. It has also provided flowers for several high-profile events, and was the recipient of a prestigious Wallpaper Design Award for Best Delivery Service..
Cudoni was founded with one purpose in mind – to provide the simplest and most rewarding service in selling pre-owned luxury goods – including (but not limited to) clothes, handbags, jewellery, accessories, shoes, technology and homeware. They strive to ensure time remains a luxury for successful people with a busy lifestyle who want to de-clutter their wardrobes and homes.
Their results speak for themselves and have led us to become a trusted partner for their sellers on a regular basis. In turn, this supports their environmental focus in enabling sustainability and recycling.
These items are high quality and were made to last a lifetime – they enable them to change hands multiple times and celebrate quality workmanship.. .
Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Australia.
We have more than 21 million registered users in 147 countries. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users..
Some of the featured styles include animation, background music or sound, collage, column layout, corporate, editorial, feminine, flash, grid layout, hand-drawn, horizontal layout, Web 2.0, illustrative, typographic, and more. siteInspire was launched in 2009 and is operated from London, United Kingdom..
Established in 2012, and backed by Index Ventures (Deliveroo, Dropbox) and Octopus Investments (Zoopla, Secret Escapes), Swoon Editions are on a mission to be a global online furniture & homewares brand; making homes remarkable through distinctive design, beautiful craft and fair prices. They launch new designs daily to give their growing community of ‘Insiders’ (email subscribers) a reason to engage and shop with us.
Product launches are communicated through daily and weekly emails, with each design first produced in a very limited quantity of 10-20 pieces. Using real-time sales data, they test demand very quickly and then scale production on only the most popular pieces..
In that time, the vision of creating a type foundry to showcase the best in today’s typographic talent, and a platform for keen eyed creatives to find and buy truly unique, hand-crafted fonts to add depth to their work that nothing else can do has become something much bigger. Time and type have been kind to HypeForType and the revolution gains momentum; with glowing press coverage in Creative Review, The D&AD Annual, Computer Arts, The 99 Percent, And our very first nod from the Yellow Pencil people at D&AD – look out for our beautiful, exclusive Neo Deco font in the prestigious D&AD Annual.
HypeForType isn’t about banging out standard fonts you’d find in any suite, it’s about collaborating with award-winning designers and making beautiful type not only accessible, but indispensible. We think beautiful typography shouldn’t be a ‘nice to have’, it should be a don’t present it without.So we offer iconic, hand-crafted typefaces that can take a piece of work from good to, well quite frankly, great.
HypeForType offers a veritable feast of fonts for anyone interested in experimenting with typography, designers getting back in touch with the classic skill and brands looking to commission something standout that really adds depth to their visual language.. .
Judopay is the market leader in mobile-first payments. Born out of a frustration with friction-filled checkouts, Judopay built a flexible and seamless solution designed to drive sales and improve the customer experience.
Partnering with brands such as KFC, Countrywide, Wahaca, Connect Cashless Parking and Chip, Judopay provides payments solutions for a range of verticals including retail, food & beverage, finance, mobility and digital disruptors.. .
buzz is making it easier for people to manage, protect and move the things they love. With our cutting-edge app technology, we unlock a world of intelligent services to help customers move home and insure their possessions.
buzzmove, our online price-comparison & booking service for moving home, has so far enabled quicker, easier moves for over 300,000 customers. Simply enter your details to be matched straight away with our trusted and certified moving partners – making your house move as straightforward as booking your next holiday.
buzzsurvey, our industry-leading video survey app, connects home movers with fair, transparent quotes quickly and without hassle, thanks to a short video call. This revolutionary tech also lets our moving partners eliminate the time, cost and environmental impact of physical surveys.
buzzvault is a simple solution to home insurance powered by mobile video, where you choose what’s insured and get a quote that accurately reflects that. buzzvault is a secure digital inventory of your home contents data, to make protecting your possessions stress free.
Catalogue what you own in under 15 minutes, from the convenience of your smartphone. Based in the heart of Soho, London, buzz has so far raised over $14million in investment, including a $7.8million round led by White Mountains Insurance Group..
Live Better With
Live Better With is here to make everyday living a little bit better for the millions of people living with cancer all over the world. Together with the cancer community, they handpick products that help ease symptoms and side effects, and improve the quality of day-to-day life.
Uniquely, they group all the products by how someone might be feeling (e.g., “Feeling sick” or “Can’t sleep”), so it’s very easy to discover all the relevant and helpful things that have worked for others with the same need as you.. .
BEABACKER’s mission is to make Independent Media thrive. The company achieve this by offering the tools and technology that creators need in order to monetize their content more efficiently and effectively..
Wolf & Badger
Wolf & Badger is a multi-channel retail platform for the finest independent, ethical and unique brands from around the globe. Founded in 2010 by Henry and George – the Graham brothers – Wolf & Badger is now home to over 700 of the world’s best fashion and design brands.
Our mission is to introduce our stylish customers to limited-edition, sustainable and high-quality products while providing a much-needed platform for independent brands to thrive.. .
Offices in Providence, Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts and London, MOO.COM prints “MiniCards” and other stationery from your photos or designs which can be uploaded directly or accessed through [Flickr](http://www.crunchbasdcdscse.com/organization/Flickr), Picasa or one of Moo’s other partner sites. Every single card can have a different image on it, which has turned them into somewhat of a collectors item.
MOO says they “dream up new tools that help people turn their virtual content into beautiful print products” and indeed they have. After originally only offering MiniCards, MOO now offers stickers, greeting cards, business cards and postcards.
MOO, which raised $5 million from Atlas Venture and Index Ventures in April 2006, has sold “several million cards” to customers in over 180 countries – including North Korea.. .
Skimlinks is the leading commerce content monetization platform, supporting publishers’ creation of a new revenue stream that allows them to be less dependent on advertising. Commerce can contribute as much as a quarter of publishers’ overall revenue.
Skimlinks technology automatically earns publishers a share of sales they drive through monetized product links in commerce-related content. These links generate revenue when clicked on by readers who go on to make a purchase as a result.
In its platform, Skimlinks offers a growing suite of innovative solutions designed to increase the number of clicks and earnings per click of commerce-related content. It also aggregates access for publishers to over 60 affiliate networks, enabling them to earn commission from 27,000 merchants around the world instantly.
Annual ecommerce transactions in Skimlinks’ network totalled $1 billion in 2017. Clients include over half of the top 100 US & UK publishers by revenue including Conde Nast, Hearst, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Trinity Mirror, MailOnline, and more..
Artfinder is the art marketplace creating a world where art benefits everyone. Artfinnder connects art lovers with independent artists around the world.
When you buy art from Artfinder you support independent artists in over 100 countries, helping them to make a living from art. Artfinder is the first Certified B Corporation in the art world, balancing social purpose and environmental responsibility with purpose and profit.
• 600,000+ subscribers around the world • 10,000+ artists and galleries internationally • 500,000+ artworks in categories including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, drawing and collage. .
Popsa won the Software category and was placed 3rd overall in Deloitte’s list of the 50 fastest growing companies in the UK in 2020 (in-between Bulb and Revolut), and was also awarded a place as a “one to watch” in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100. In an increasingly digital world, it’s all too easy to lose your photos to the cloud or to the depths of your camera roll, never to be seen again.
So we decided to do something about it. Popsa launched in 2016 to bring your memories to life by printing them in beautiful, physical products that you can hold.
However, instead of making you spend hours designing your product (like Snapfish or Photobox), we do the hard work for you in minutes. Our vision is to send you regular bundles of photos in the post without you having to think about it.
Little presents to yourself. A monthly subscription to your memories.
We’re developing technology to make it happen: • Machine learning to curate your most sentimental photos. • Bespoke algorithms to automatically design beautiful layouts.
• The fastest delivery from the best printers in the world. Customers will sign up and every month they’ll unwrap a new collection of memories to keep for years to come..
GrabFood is a same-day grocery delivery service, connecting customers with crowd-sourced personal shoppers who buy their groceries in order to earn a commission (based on the number of items and the number of orders they deliver). Currently offering delivery in U.K.
cities, the company essentially serves as a third party home delivery fleet for grocery stores, with relationships and partnerships varying between retailers. Focused on delivering groceries and home essentials, GrabFood already has over 55,000 customers awaiting launch.
Customers can choose from a variety of partnered stores, including Aldi, Lidl and Costco.. .
SupplyCompass is a product development and production management platform that enables fashion brands and manufacturers to produce better, together. Our cloud-based software is transforming the fashion industry by digitalising global supply chains and making sustainable sourcing easy and cost-effective for brands and every player in the supply chain.
Our platform enables brands to manage the entire product development, sourcing and production process from design right through to delivery, all in one place.. They are worth £91.8bn GVA – more than oil and gas, life sciences, automotive and aerospace industries combined.
The Federation is entirely independent. Their revenues – and their strength – come from more than 1,000 companies, organisations, institutions and individual practitioners, working in every part of the creative industries – commercial and publicly-supported – as well as in the education system that supports them all.
They work with their members in all cities, regions, and nations to strengthen the voice of the UK’s creative industries, advocate sector priorities, convene their network with thought leaders, politicians, and practitioners, and deliver practical services to support their creative community.. .
Ve exists to inspire your customers throughout their online journey. Founded in 2009, Ve started life developing basket recovery email technology.
Their appetite to respond to consumer behaviour in the digital age led us to develop, invest in and acquire technologies, that create meaningful experiences and lasting value for their clients, by putting their consumers first. By believing in knowing what is next for their clients, they ensure each of your customers enjoy the tailored and intuitive experience they deserve.
They make this possible by continuously analysing behaviour, developing this into insight and then intelligently acting on this unparalleled knowledge. The result? Consumer-centric solutions that attract the right audience, with the right message at the right time, meaning more value for your customers, your business and for you.
Regardless of your size or sector, their passion is to deliver meaningful growth for your business online by understanding the value of a single action.. .
Car fiend Graeme worked long hours in the City and knew his car cost him money just to sit on his drive, doing nothing. Not so much an asset, more of a liability.
With the help of e-commerce expert Rob, the pair realised that a car-sharing app (an ‘AirBnB for cars’) might offer a smarter, more environmentally friendly way for people in Britain to hire the 10 million cars rented here every year. The pair began work in August 2014, and it soon became clear that the obstacle to unlocking the value in people’s cars was simple: the keys, and the time it took to hand them over.
The team worked on an app-controlled box which allowed users to unlock cars direct from the app. The QuickStart® box was born.
Rob and Graeme hired their first employee in 2016, and have watched hiyacar evolve into a friendly, living community, and a company of 16 people. hiyacar still puts people first – and unlike others they were born and bred in Britain.
Each hiyacar shared could take the equivalent of 11 vehicles off the road. People are getting to know their neighbours, too.
Hiya Owners add personal touches, such as putting ribbons on a car for a wedding. It’s a new way to drive, and something they are very proud of..
Hassle is a free to the consumer, destination web site that puts together buyers and sellers of home based services such as cleaners, tutors, personal trainers, and driving instructors. It enables the consumer to search for a vetted provider, read ratings and reviews, and instantly book and pay for a service.
They have started with domestic cleaners, providing real time order fulfilment for busy customers across London.. .
Weengs is a smart logistics service that simplifies how sellers get their orders to their customers. They believe e-commerce should be driven by demand, not disrupted by fulfilment.
To solve this for everyone, they provide large-scale logistics to small & medium businesses in one fully integrated fulfilment service. It’s pay-as-you-ship and they take on any and every fulfilment challenge so shops can win at e-commerce.
They collect orders unpacked and get them to their warehouse. They have professional packers and quality materials to pack items neatly and safely.
They get sellers better shipping rates due to aggregated volumes and handle deliveries with major carriers for them. This improves customer experience saves shops time, money and hassle so they can focus on growing..
Antavo Loyalty Management Platform
Antavo is the leading customer loyalty technology for fashion and retail. We provide a SaaS platform and strategy to create customer retention programs that change customer behaviour and increase customer lifetime value.
We revolutionize loyalty programs that have been around for a long time, to fit the attention span and thirst for experiences of the 21st-century customer. Trough Recognition Loyalty brands and retailers can engage with customers beyond transactions, out of the buying cycle.
Clients include the best breed of retail and fashion brands, like Toys”R”Us, PEPSICO, Simply Be, JD Williams, Jimmy Jazz and LuisaViaRoma. Antavo integrates with Shopify, Shopify Plus, Emarsys, Bronto, MailChimp, Pure360, Dotmailer, Listrak, Sailthru, Responsys, Tango Card, Yotpo, EPOSNow, NewStore, Fitbit, Facebook Remarketing, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Facebook Pixel Id, Tealium.
ESP integrations allow you to run high-performing triggered email campaigns fueled by loyalty data.. .
Luxury Promise is a global pre-loved fashion marketplace driven by today’s driven by today’s cutting edge technology. Founded in August 2016 and based in London, United Kingdom, Luxury Promise is the marketplace for the world’s most exclusive and luxurious accessories, incorporating cutting edge technology to redefine the luxury shopping experience.
Luxury Promise ensures that every item bought and sold undergoes a strict quality control procedure. The curation team ensures that every item is checked and authenticated before being shipped out to the buyer..
Veeve is a computer vision startup that provides in-store cashier-less checkout solution. Veeve uses machine learning, sensor fusion, and AI to enable large scale visual recognition.
The technology combines the tactile gratification of in-store shopping with a content-rich online experience.. .
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