Meet | Travelshopa
Opportunity for Australian Labels
About The Platform
Travelshopa is an online platform and marketing partner dedicated to emerging and established independent designers and retailers of fashion and homewares. Travelshopa aims to be the global go-to guide to discover the independent shopping scene.
Through its extensive directory, shopping guides, editorial and eCommerce, Travelshopa informs, educates and inspires shoppers with the best local shopping experiences in their hometown and when they travel outside of it.
Currently covering 16 destinations in Asia and the Americas, Travelshopa is fast expanding, set to soon include Melbourne and Sydney.
Travelshopa helps brands:
BUILD AWARENESS. Designers and retailers can showcase their brand through their own business profile and upload product / store images. We also offer custom editorial, direct marketing, web design and eCommerce services..
REACH NEW CUSTOMERS. Connects brands with quality shoppers, who are looking to find unique products and unearth independent or local shopping experiences. Travelshopa also provides an eCommerce platform for those brands looking to extend their distribution or those yet to establish their own eCommerce capabilities.
IMPROVE DIGITAL PRESENCE. Supports local brands to optimise their digital marketing efforts and connect with shoppers by leveraging Travelshopa’s platform and social media to improve their own SEO.
Established and headquartered in Singapore, Travelshopa has received various media coverage and awards for instance: ranked as one of Singapore’s Hottest Startups in 2014 by Singapore Business Review, shortlisted Best Startup SEA by Talent Unleashed in 2014 and the founder, Renee Lodens, was a finalist Mumpreneur of the Year 2014 by Mums@Work Singapore. Travelshopa was also recently showcased on BBC News’ Asia Business Report. Watch the BBC review HERE.
Travelshopa Australia launching soon
Travelshopa is excited to announce the launch of the platform in Australia in November 2016. The launch site will feature designers and retailers from Sydney and Melbourne with a focus on fashion and homewares, and will add more destinations in the following months.
The platform invites designers and retailers to pre-register their business to feature on the launch site. Registered businesses will each have a detailed profile on the directory and will feature in launch editorial and marketing that will be shared amongst it global following.
How to get involved
To get involved simply create a free business profile and submit the application form at the link HERE.
Each profile will be reviewed for quality assurance and published in November when the platform officially launches for Sydney and Melbourne. Brands outside this geographic area can still register, as more destinations will be added as soon as there is a sufficient representation.
About the Founder
Renée Lodens is an Australian who started her career in business development in the media and manufacturing sectors, before she moved into ICT market intelligence, consulting to some of the world's biggest brands. In everything she did, she gravitated towards intrapreneurial roles.
Shortly after moving from Sydney to Singapore, she identified an opportunity to support independent designers and retailers in increasing their brand voice and founded Travelshopa.
As the Founder and Managing Director of Travelshopa, Renée is passionate and knowledgeable about the local shopping landscape and connecting shoppers and businesses alike. She is well versed to speak publicly about the entrepreneur’s journey as well as can personally talk about many shopping destinations in detail. Renée is determined to support the establishment, discovery and growth of local brands around the world.
See Travelshopa for yourself at www.travelshopa.com and follow the story on Instagram via @travelshopa and @reneelodens.
Brands wanting to get involved can also use the tags #Travelshopa #TravelshopaSydney #TravelshopaMelbourne
And get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for Reading!