The Future of Sourcing - and why Decorex has gone digital!

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We’re delighted to have partnered with eporta, to enable visitors to access digital catalogues from Decorex exhibitors, and to set up trade accounts with their favourite suppliers instantly as they walk the show.

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eporta is the trade-only sourcing platform for furniture and home furnishings that is taking the design industry by storm. Established in 2014, they already work with more than 900 design brands from more than 45 different countries. Their success has been well documented; founder, Aneeqa Khan, has been selected as one of the top 35 entrepreneurs under 35 and was recently interviewed on BBC news.

As LDF approaches, the ‘future of design’ is a hot topic and in particular many news articles are discussing how online tools will affect the industry.

 So why is the eporta platform proving so successful?

Sourcing furniture and home furnishings is a complex process. The industry is highly fragmented and often trading globally. In most other comparable industries there are already well established online tools to help business to business transactions specifically, however until recently there was no such tool for the design industry. eporta exists to be that online tool, helping trade buyers purchase furniture directly from suppliers. With membership being free (only to verified trade buyers) more than 2000 Interior Designers, Architects and other Trade Buyers are already using the platform as their go-to tool for sourcing.

How does eporta make sourcing easier?

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By facilitating direct contact with suppliers from all over the world, and with all pricing being bespoke for each relationship, it ensures that each buyer can always get the best trade discount; it saves you money.

By having simple digital catalogues and providing a professional system for creating lists, getting rapid quotes and placing and managing orders; it saves you time.

By searching for the best design brands around the world and having more than 900 suppliers on the platform; it makes product discovery easy.

How will using eporta at Decorex help trade buyers?

As you walk the show you’ll be able to use eporta on your mobile to:

  • Save your favourite suppliers
  • Get instant trade accounts with one click
  • Access full product details digitally (no need to carry around heavy catalogues!)
  • Request quotes and place orders directly with suppliers
  • Save time managing your supplier relationships

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This means that when you get back into the office you’ll have a record of all the suppliers you want to work with stored in your eporta account and can then easily use their professional sourcing system to work directly with suppliers to get quotes and manage orders.

How to get your free trade membership

All you need to do is request your free membership now (for verified trade buyers only) to get your account set up in advance of the show.

Visit www.eporta.com quoting “Decorex Trade Visitor” to fast-track your account.