Category: London

Vender of the Week: Papersmiths

Papersmiths co-founders Sidonie Warren and Kyle Clarke didn’t set out to open a stationery business. Instead, it happened naturally when they moved their design studio to a new location that happened to have a storefront. With all that window space, the duo knew they were looking at an opportunity — and with their background in design and their penchant for paper and prints, the obvious choice was a stationery shop. And thus, Papersmiths was born! Today, the trendy UK retailer operates two brick and mortar stores (one in Bristol and the other in Shoreditch), and they trust Vend to make

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Vender of the Week: Hop Burns & Black

If you’re a fan of craft beer, hot sauce, or vinyl, South London-based retailer Hop Burns & Black is pretty much your heaven. The shop is the brainchild of New Zealand-born duo Jen Ferguson and Glenn Williams, and it’s become a social hotspot in its Peckham Rye neighborhood — even winning Time Out’s Most Loved Peckham Shop twice in the yearly Love London Awards. Using Vend and Shopify, the retailer has seen 40% year over year (YOY) growth and has increased sales 25% via ecommerce. We chatted with Jen to find out why they went with Vend in the first

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Vender of the Week: Smartech

London-based Smartech is the UK’s first “immersive tech hub” dedicated to Internet of Things devices and smart technology. Here, CEO Nathalie Bernce talks Smartech’s vision — and the company’s decision to use Vend. Selfridges London’s new Smartech concession stand is tapping into one of the most-discussed and highly relevant topics in today’s technology world: the Internet of Things. The recently opened “innovation hub” seeks both to be the purveyor of the latest in smart technology and to educate its customers on the benefits of intelligent tech — and they’re using Vend to help them do it. Here’s CEO Nathalie Bernce on the Smartech story: “Located

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By-Walski: “Bricks and mortar is no longer enough”

Shoreditch-based boutique By-Walski shares their story from surf to snow, London to France, and in-store to online – with Vend and Ecommerce.  By-Walski, an ‘urban surf’ and extreme sports shop based in Shoreditch East London, is an innovative independent retailer turning what was an experimental store concept into a unique and thriving business. Inspired by a passion for extreme sports and an interest in promoting artists, creators and unique up and coming surf brands, Owner and Founder Franck Bywalski established the store as a way of bringing these elements to a previously untapped urban audience. Going into its third year

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