March 23, 2023 – Marketplacer, a global technology platform that enables brands, retailers, suppliers, communities and innovators to easily build and grow successful online marketplaces at scale, today announced that world-renowned authority in customer centricity and customer experience, Martin Newman, will join the company’s strategic advisory board. In his role, Newman will tap into his more than four decades of experience and his strong relationships in the industry to help the company tap into new opportunities and enable more retailers and brands to connect with consumers in a simple and meaningful way.
“This is an exciting time in our industry as we continue to disrupt the market and unlock opportunities for retailers and brands of all sizes to connect with consumers that were previously only available to a select few,” said Jason Wyatt, co-founder and CEO, Marketplacer. “The time is right and I’m thrilled to have someone of the caliber of Martin help us make an impact in the UK and across the globe. With Martin on board, the sky's the limit and everyone along the way will benefit.”
Newman has made a name for himself as the consumer champion and the founder of The Customer First Group and Customer Service Action and has held leading roles within the consumer-facing sector, including brands such as Burberry, Ted Baker, Intersport, and Harrods. He is also a trusted board advisor and member, working with brands including The Scout Store, The Mayborn Group, and In Kind Direct.
“I view Marketplacer as a challenger brand in the space - challenging the status quo, not taking anything for granted, and along the way having a real impact and changing the industry,” said Martin Newman. “Jason and the Marketplacer team deeply impressed me from the first conversation we had. I can’t wait to see where we’ll take this company and the industry and am excited to be part of this journey.”
Marketplacer enables a broader range of brands, including local brands, to break through and become available to a broader set of consumers wherever they may be located while allowing retailers to provide their customers with a better experience - ultimately expanding the customer base for both while providing consumers with a simple, seamless experience.
Marketplacer is a global technology Software as a Service (SaaS) platform equipped with all the tools and functionality needed to build successful and scalable online marketplaces, at speed. To date, Marketplacer has helped build and deploy over 100 Marketplaces connecting over 13,000 businesses worldwide. The Marketplacer platform exists to make growth simple, from implementing marketplace strategies such as shipment from drop-ship sellers, adding new categories or third-party range extension, through to consolidating markets and rolling out modern revenue models such as recurring memberships that allow businesses to grow faster and beyond the constraints of capital inventory.
Born and bred from the award-winning BikeExchange, the biggest online marketplace for anything and everything bike, founders Jason Wyatt and Sam Salter saw the opportunity to license the online software platform and apply it to new marketplaces. Marketplacer is responsible for the creation of online eCommerce solutions and business transformations of companies around the world. Visit www.marketplacer.com for more information.