Following Design Within Reach’s integration of a buy-now, pay-later tool from Affirm into its e-commerce model, BOH spoke with the two companies to learn more about the decision, and why the move made sense right now.
In our weekly digest, Google’s search algorithm shifts to favor user-friendly sites, a new initiative challenges retailers to source 15 percent of their goods from black-owned businesses and more. Read on for the announcements crossing the BOH news desk this week.
The New School’s Parsons School of Design is partnering with luxury hand woven rug company, Obeetee, to give students the opportunity to experience every facet of the rug-making process—from meeting the weavers in India to interacting with customers in the brand’s New York showroom.
While running an antiques shop in Hungary in the early 2000s, Gábor Újvári became a firm believer in the internet’s power to transform the antiques business for the better. He launched his own online antiques platform, ArtOrigo, in 2018, to realize his vision of an industry with “no countries or continents.” Now, with $2 million in funding, he has unleashed a new tool to remove the pain points of online inventory management for participating dealers.