Online maker marketplace Etsy has partnered with architectural visualization firm The Boundary to create a virtual holiday showhouse through augmented reality technology, decorated with furniture and decor made by the site’s sellers.
A variety of platforms have sprung up to replicate the convenience and scale of e-commerce marketplaces, but cater to designers. Here’s how digital multilines work, and how you can use them to source more efficiently.
There are good reasons why design industry companies have struggled to adapt their retail models to the digital landscape. But along with the challenges of selling a high-touch product online come significant opportunities.
The question is no longer whether people will purchase pricey goods online, but what they’ll buy, how they’ll transact, and—crucially—who will do the selling. In a recently released report, the company revealed its biggest sellers and bolstered the case for the future of luxury online retail.
Luxury e-commerce platform 1stDibs is launching a digital art platform, starting with an NFT auction curated by artist Metageist. The company’s leaders discuss the strategy behind expanding beyond traditional art into the digital realm.
Online home furnishings marketplace Chairish has announced the acquisition of Pamono, the leading digital home goods resource in Europe. Chairish CEO Gregg Brockway shares his vision for uniting the brands into a global e-commerce destination.
When it launched in 2019, Wescover was on a mission to empower consumers to discover cool decorative goods. Recently, the platform has decided to close the loop and expand into a marketplace—with an eye, finally, to monetization.