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Hale Events is delighted to announce that
Rebecca Thomas has joined the Hale Events
team. Following its acquisition of the Hotel,
Catering & Retail Show last year, the
company now runs five successful trade shows, including Giving &
Living, and has expanded staff numbers accordingly.
Rebecca will be supporting Tracey Davies, Office Manager, with
client liaison, accounts management, and office administration.
Hale Events currently organise The Source show in partnership
with Taste of the West, at Westpoint, Exeter; ‘Expowest
Cornwall’ in Wadebridge; The Hotel, Catering & Retail Show in
Bournemouth; and The Food and Drink trade show at the Three
Counties Showground, Malvern.
For information about Hale Event’s trade shows, visit the websitehale-events.com
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UNITED ODDSOCKS TO LAUNCH NEW
BRAND AT SPRING FAIR
United Oddsocks is set
to launch its new brand
Cockney Spaniel in February
2017. Focusing on fun,quirky,
and themed matched pairs,
Cockney Spaniel will make the
company’s product range broader and even more appealing.
The range will include a fun Christmas line and socks for life’s
big events such as birthdays and weddings.
Also from January, both United Oddsocks and Cockney Spaniel
will become brands of the new group name Sock Academy Ltd.
The company intends to add more exciting sock brands over the
coming few years. Gary Redman-Schaffer, Managing Director of
Sock Academy says, “Our aim is to provide the trade with the best
selection of sock and accessories gifting and become a truly global
one-stop-shop for any retailer wanting to maximise revenue from
this ever popular and fun gift. United Oddsocks will continue
to focus on mismatched sock gifting with some amazing new
additions to the range in 2017, Cockney Spaniel will offer the
industry what I believe to be the quirkiest range of matched novelty
socks available anywhere. Sock Academy is all about having fun
with “humorous hosiery” and we’re really excited about our new
brand, and new products.”
You can visit Sock Academy and its brands – United Oddsocks
and Cockney Spaniel – at Spring Fair Hall 6 Stand P14-Q15.
OnBuy adds new tier to support small retailers
Rapidly-growing online marketplace OnBuy is introducing
a new service tier to support smaller sellers. Having already
signed up sellers offering 2.4million product lines since its
launch at the beginning of November 2016, it has launched
OnBuy Basic Seller in response to feedback from customers.
OnBuy basic sellers pay no subscription fee at all, and
OnBuy charges a fee of just six per cent on products sold.
OnBuy is continuing to offer a no-commission, £49-a-month
subscription for most sellers, as well as its premium no-
commission, £89-a-month subscription for managed sellers.
Sellers that join before 1
February, 2017 will receive £500
credit to have their products featured as boosted products.
Cas Paton, Managing Director of OnBuy says, “Our
commission-free model is working brilliantly for many retailers
who are benefiting from the fact they don’t have to pay selling
fees. We’ve listened to feedback from some of the smaller sellers
who don’t want a monthly fee that may absorb a large portion
of their profits. We’ve decided to add an extra tier for a limited
time to help support these smaller sellers so they can get their
products online quickly without a monthly commitment.
OnBuy’s vision has always been to work with sellers, not
against or in competition with them, and we feel this additional
offer will help support the smaller retailers.”
After June, a monthly fee of £25 will be introduced to the
Basic Seller account, with a commission rate of three per cent.
OnBuy is expected to grow dramatically in the next three
months as products in dozens of categories are uploaded,
including electronics, toys, clothing, jewellery and furniture.
It’s a trading platform and not a retailer – it does not hold
any inventory so unlike other major online retailers, it will
never offer products in competition with its own sellers.
“The benefits aren’t just for sellers and customers, but for the
UK economy as a whole.
“We’re excited to be at this crucial stage in the development
of a marketplace, which we believe will shake up online retail
and offer both sellers and shoppers the deals they deserve.”
For more information about OnBuy gotoOnBuy.com
for specific information for sellers seeOnBuy.com/sell.