Online design brand MADE.COM has this week announced plans for the opening of its brand new North West showroom in Liverpool.
The new 4000sq ft. showroom, based at Liverpool’s Metquarter, will open in mid September.
MADE.COM’s award winning concept strips out expensive middlemen such as agents, importers and vast warehouses to connect the customer directly with the makers and sells online only.
Currently operating showrooms in London’s Soho and Leeds, MADE plans to open the new space to meet demand from its growing customer base in the North West.
Annabel Kilner, Head of UK, MADE.COM, said:
“As an online only company, where we can bring our brand to life and enable customers to see the quality of our product, with limited additional costs, we will. The new site allows us to do this – it’s a cost effective partnership with the centre, meaning there are no big high street costs but we’re alongside great brands such as Hugo Boss and Jo Malone.
“We receive approximately 700,000 website visits from Liverpool and the surrounding area per year so Metquarter is a good opportunity for us in the area.”
Visitors to the showroom will have access to interactive technologies including CloudTags, where customers can access all product information using a simple tablet device.
Jennina O’Neill, centre manager at Metquarter, added:
“We’re very excited to be bringing MADE.COM to Metquarter Liverpool. It’s a brand new shopping concept and a first for Liverpool, which will add to Metquarter’s unrivalled mix of global brands and dynamic local labels. We are confident MADE.COM will prove to be very popular in Liverpool.”
This latest announcement comes after a bumper 2015 for MADE.COM:
• Fundraised £38m in July this year to support growth in the UK and Europe
• Now employs over 180 people in Leeds, London and Shanghai offices
• 3million unique site visitors per month
• Launched in Germany
• Over 150,000 customers