Prior to the launch retailers using RangeMe in the APAC region were able to access 20,000 local suppliers but will now be able to join their counterparts around the world to access over 200,000 suppliers.
According to RangeMe buyers have already started using its platform at retailers including health and beauty retailer, Blooms The Chemist, Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse, and pet retailers, Pet Circle and Pet Culture among others.
This expansion into APAC comes hot on the heels of RangeMe’s launch in the UK earlier this month as it scales operations worldwide.
RangeMe first launched in 2013 and is used today by over 12,000 retailers in the US, including Walmart, Sephora, Walgreens, and Albertsons - and the company says it has quickly established itself as the industry leader for retail product discovery and sourcing by becoming the world’s largest source of brands and products purchased by retail buyers.
Michael Foran, Head of Merchandise Operations at Blooms The Chemist, commented: “We have stores across Australia and with that a diverse range of customers. We challenge ourselves every day to ensure we have the most relevant products in-store to meet their needs.
RangeMe will provide us the means to reach global suppliers and help us source products that resonate with our customers. Not only this but we will aim to be faster to market with the latest items through RangeMe for our customers”.
RangeMe says it helps retailers and their 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,” RangeMe says.
“We built RangeMe to connect buyers and suppliers anywhere in the world. Our expansion in the APAC region is a natural extension of this vision,” says Nicky Jackson, CEO of RangeMe.
“This expansion, we will enable buyers a wider view of the market and support them to serve the needs of their consumers. We’re delighted that several retailers have joined RangeMe’s family of buyers looking to expand choice on their aisles. This will be a transformative experience for their buyers,”
RangeMe says it also invites suppliers in the region to join the platform for a “front-row audience of the biggest high street retailers globally” - a single place to represent their brand and products to a network of thousands of retail buyers.
RangeMe also notes that it helps suppliers grow their retail relationships with a platform that gives them the tools and insights to manage their products, market their brand, and build awareness.
“Our mission has always been to empower retailers and suppliers to be productive and successful. The world has become a smaller place, but it remains distant for forging strong cross-border buyer and seller relationships. RangeMe will bridge this gap for buyers and sellers around the world and ensure extraordinary products hit store shelves faster than ever before,” added Jackson.