As the year is quickly coming to a close, we are excitedly preparing for 2019, while taking the time to reflect on 2018—and what a year it has been.
RangeMe has hit some major milestones over the past 12 months, surpassing even our own expectations. We’ve grown our supplier community by 70 percent, and our buyer community by 85 percent. We’ve added industry retail leaders like Ulta Beauty, Do It Best, Hudson’s Bay Company, Family Dollar, Metro, and more, along with hundreds of independent retailers. And in the midst of all this growth, we also announced new features to our platform to create a better and more comprehensive experience for suppliers and buyers alike.
In May, we introduced Team Access, which allows multiple people on a supplier’s team to contribute to their RangeMe account by helping with tasks like profile management, sample fulfillment, sales outreach, and more. Our Retailer Submissions feature, announced in June, gives suppliers the power to submit their brand directly to over 55 participating retailers on the RangeMe platform, meaning greater control of their brand’s visibility and success. We introduced Industry Insights in July, empowering suppliers to make more informed business decisions by comparing key data about their brand and products—such as margin, trending certifications, and search terms—to other brands in the same category, and seeing exactly what drives buyer interest.
To top it all off, in October we introduced our newest addition, RangeMe Services. RangeMe Services offers suppliers an easy path to connect with trusted CPG service providers to help them grow their brands and become retail-ready.
Adding these new features and a growing community of service providers to RangeMe means we’ve been able to help more suppliers and buyers reach their retail goals than ever before. RangeMe’s growth this year reflects our vision for the future of CPG—we’re paying attention to what our buyers, suppliers, and service providers need to do business better, and we will continue building innovative tools that support the growth of our users. It’s been an honor to be a part of so many successful journeys in 2018, and all of us here at RangeMe are excited to see what the coming year will bring. I have no doubt that 2019 will be our best year yet!