A Message to our TradeGala Brands

While 2020 may feel like it's never ending, at TradeGala we are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. The fashion and retail sectors are still struggling, but we're already beginning to see positive signs as our buyers begin to reopen their stores and adapt to the new “normal”. August may still be a quiet month for fashion wholesalers as retailers do their best to offload their S/S stock, but we're expecting a boost in September for the A/W season as offices and schools start to reopen, the days get cooler and shoppers begin to regain their old confidence.

At TradeGala, we've been keeping busy during lockdown and working hard on a project that we're now excited to share with you – a new-and-improved website and system which will make both you and your buyers' lives so much easier! TradeGala's mission has always been to offer the most user-friendly B2B fashion marketplace available, and we're now close to achieving that goal. We're hoping to go live with these updates in September and we'll shortly be sending a preview to let you know about all the great new functions that you'll have access to. The new look website will make it even easier to merchandise products, giving buyers more personalised recommendations as they shop and your updated store front will allow retailers to get a stunning overview of your products and company information at a single glance. Your seller portal will also be completely renovated to include API integrations, improved analytical data, options to programme your own sales & offers, and much more!

In order to prepare for the new season there are a few things you can do to make sure you're ready for sales to start rolling in again. It's vital that your stock is kept up to date – we have recently had some issues with non-fulfilment of orders due to stock levels on TradeGala not accurately reflecting live stock. We know many brands are understaffed and overstressed, and the logistics of importing products from overseas is more complicated than ever, so we want to do everything we can to help. Whilst we're waiting for our new API integrations to go live our account management team is always on hand to update your stock – just drop us a line and we'll be happy to help, as often as you need.

The team will also be more than happy to assist in uploading your new Autumn/Winter products – we recommend you upload these in August so they are ready to go as soon as the new season starts. Plus, if you still have some old season stock that you are looking to offload let us know, we can look into options to help you create a personalised sale or discount code to attract buyers and would be happy to help you promote this. We'll also be organising one of our popular photo shoots in the next few weeks, where you will have the chance to showcase your products on the TradeGala home page, full page adverts and more. We'll contact you shortly to let you know how to participate – watch this space.

Thanks once again for being part of the TradeGala family – you are what makes us great! We look forward to working together with you to make sure that the wholesale fashion industry can bounce back stronger than before.

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