MarketOrders interviewed at The London Stock Exchange Studios

MarketOrders was recently invited to be interviewed at the prestigious London Stock Exchange Studios in the heart of the financial district in London.

 

Sukhi Jutla, our founder and COO spoke about how MarketOrders is usuing technology to create more efficient and streamlined processes in the supply of precious gold and diamond jewellery products in the wholesale market

 

MarketOrders is an online marketplace helping independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers.

 

 

In this video Sukhi talks about how:

  • The gold industry is very old fashioned and has not fully embraced technology and this is where MarketOrders is helping to streamline the processes.
  • The main challenges facing retail jewellers and how MarketOrders is solving them
  • How blockchain technology can be used as a solution to create more efficient supply chains in the gold jewellery industry
  • Sukhi’s experience of being the first author in the world to publish a book on a  blockchain

 

Watch the interview here: 

 

 

About our founder, Sukhi Jutla

 

Sukhi Jutla is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of 3 books. She is the co-founder of MarketOrders, an online B2B platform for the gold and diamond jewellery industry. She is a leading international speaker, influencer and thought leader in tech and a qualified IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer. She is recognized by a number of industry awards including the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Management Todays ’35 Women Under 35′ and named a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google. In April 2018 Sukhi made global headlines when she became the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author.

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders is an online marketplace helping independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers.

www.MarketOrders.net

 

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Written by MarketOrders 

How MarketOrders is pioneering ‘Smart Retailing’ in the gold jewellery industry

 

Today, retail shopping involves one of two options; you either buy products online or walk into brick and mortar stores.

These days however more and more people want their goods to be delivered faster and cheaper to their doorsteps which continue to put pressure on traditional retailers or brick and mortar outlets.

But when online shops can’t quite deliver, the customer needs to go to the store themselves and this experience can be very frustrating. Therefore this cannot be the only option.

So let us introduce a new form of retailing called ‘Smart Retailing’ being pioneered by my company, MarketOrders. We are shaping up a new type of retail experience by combining the best of both online and offline retailing for the gold jewellery industry.

At MarketOrders, we call this a converging platform. Our platform is helping to redesign traditional stores into smart retail stores. We help retail jewellers to embrace new technology to enhance their traditional retail stores.

eCommerce and the high street don’t have to fight for sales. Instead, we help our retail jewellers discover how they can use digital tools like MarketOrders to help reach more customers by ordering smarter and cheaper.

Even though the world is becoming more digitised, there is still demand for in-person purchases. People don’t just want to buy a product. They want to buy an experience, especially when it comes to high-value items like gold and diamond jewellery.

Retail stores can embrace this growing trend through what we call ‘Smart Retailing’ and we are already helping traditional gold jewellery retailers to adapt to the new digital world in new and creative ways.

 

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MarketOrders, proof of concept (POC)

So let’s start with your experience when you visit any gold jewellery shop if you have been to one. It takes hours for you to choose and pick that perfect item for your loved ones.

You might not like the design or style or maybe it’s too expensive. It could also be a dull experience if you are having to get the attention of store staff and they are not being particularly helpful!

You could purchase the item online however that is also not a perfect experience. You may want to touch the item, feel it and try it on. The item may also need to be made to order and can’t accommodate a suitable delivery window in time.

 

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Introducing the MarketOrders hyper-local mobile commerce vision

From our experience, we have seen that most customers prefer to buy local especially when it comes to jewellery.

Now through the MarketOrders platform and its hyperlocal mobile commerce, everything will be customised the way you want (business owner and end consumers) and the experiences will be powered with technology. This will help the customers to make more informed choices and improve efficiency.

The MarketOrders platform allows the retailer or their customers to pick and choose what they want, when they want and at what price they want.

Purchasing gold jewellery is still operating in a very traditional way. The process was designed decades ago. The retailer has to visit the suppliers to find designs that suit his customers needs based on gut feelings as nothing is digitised or data-driven.  This costs time and money and is an inefficient process.

MarketOrders redesigns this experience by bringing universal designs onto our platform. Retailers can view the products they want with no sales pressure to buy, no need to travel to the suppliers on the other side of the world and no longer having to leave the business unattended. Retailers can also purchase from one source instead of multiple distributors which is also time-consuming.

MarketOrders allows retailers to browse what they want and check the price suitability before placing the order and make a request to deliver or pick up at a particular time.

All the small traditional retailers can get a unique makeover by using the MarketOrders platform.

Most brick and mortar jewellery retailers have not changed the way they operate since the mid-eighties and these stores are the lifeblood of many localities and communities. Today they need to be more convenient to cater to today’s shoppers and satisfy their experiential desires.

 

The real transformation that MarketOrders will bring is digitising the traditional store.

The technology that MarketOrders is building will help traditional retailers with the analytics of their store. This will help decide what products they need, how much they need, who is their customers and etc.

This means the local stores will be better enabled to serve the needs of the local customers. The possibility for small brick and mortar shops are endless with MarketOrders where we are helping to reimagine the stores the way their customers want to shop. Smart Retailing is the future for the gold jewellery industry.

 

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Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

Why the future of retail sits at the intersection of e-commerce and the physical retail shop?

 

The digitisation of Gold Jewellery Industry on MarketOrders platform becomes location agnostic and open to global gold jewellery industry which can constantly evolve by investing in and building Unique IP that will add value for every participant on the platform.

 

In order to make MarketOrders a strong marketplace for the gold jewellery industry, MarketOrders must continue to invest heavily in machine learning, blockchain technology and data – analytics capabilities to gain and gather intelligence from trade data flow.

 

 

MarketOrders enhances the intersection of e-commerce and physical retail stores. Retailers understand that strong customer engagement can only be achieved by implementing new innovation and new technology. This realization causes retailers to think about the need to innovate. They are constantly seeking to evolve and innovate. To execute this vision of an in-store experience powered by technology, retailers need to leverage the capital-skill set of both infrastructure and operations which can cost them a fortune.

 

Keeping in mind that retailers are prime for fresh ideas and new approaches, MarketOrders platform introduces new technology to retailers to help elevate the customer experience and create an incentive for shopping offline and driving purchase intent by increasing the visibility of demand  by allowing retailers to discover product of relevance, reduce shoppers frustration and help create pleasing experience and increasing chance of customer delight.

 

We believe that the future of retail sits at the intersection of e-commerce and the physical retail shop. MarketOrders will bring and enhance these two experiences into a seamless integrated and complementary approach.

 

 

The ultimate goal of MarketOrders is to help retailers to leverage real-time placement for retail stores which will create a concentrated and consolidated Marketplace with retail-user interface integration with a unique point of buying. This will enable and optimize retail buying to be unique, personalized and enable customisable experiences and pushes retailers to know who is their customer in the rise of the experience economy.

 

Today, the world is entering a new phase of globalization where digital technology is rapidly changing the nature of doing business. MarketOrders platform is adopting the technology to digitize the entire end to end supply chain of the gold jewellery industry in this new world across physical and digital commerce by bringing a centralized hub and digitising it.

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

How the gold jewellery industry can adopt a centralised platform strategy

 
The gold jewellery industry is a very ancient industry. It is as old as civilisation itself and its one of the few industries which haven’t been revolutionised by the use of technology…until now that is!

 
MarketOrders is on a mission to bring unity and centralisation to this fragmented industry.  And for the gold industry to become digital, they must first be bought into centralisation.

 
To understand this better, let us consider planes and passengers. For example, when there is no airport, just imagine the scenario. Planes land in any available space to land the aircraft and board the passenger and head back to the destination.

 
Now, this situation would cause havoc in the aviation industry. The passenger has to go to any landing space of aircraft NOT knowing which destination the plane will head back to. And this happens because there is no visibility of demand and supply.

 

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Now, apply this scenario of an airport or hub to that of a centralised platform. You now have total visibility of what planes are available and how many passengers want to take a flight. The passengers will have visibility of which aircraft are at which terminals. They will know what time the planes will leave and which destinations they are heading in.

 
The airport concept serves as a centralised mechanism, not just as a centralised infrastructure connecting passengers, planes and destinations but also providing retail offerings such as shops, restaurants and shopping mall experiences.

 
MarketOrders can leverage a similar system by providing a centralised hub for the gold jewellery industry. This would enable multiple participants such as manufacturers and retailers to collaborate in many ways.

 
As an initial adoption of strategy in building the first ever concentrated market via centralization, MarketOrders is using a three-pronged strategy approach. These are centralisation, creating unique IP and e-commerce. In the next blog post, we take a deep dive into this unique approach.

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Why the gold jewellery industry must adopt a platform strategy

 

The gold jewellery industry is a very ancient industry. It is as old as civilisation itself when early humans would gift gold and adorn it on their bodies. From day one it has had a cultural and personal significance. And thousands of years later, it still remains an untapped and fragmented market where technology has yet to make it smark on this industry worth $175 billion dollar industry.

 

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Today, this industry still operates in a highly fragmented and scattered manner. As a result, the industry must re-invent itself as a hub suited for the digital world.

 

Today in digitally dominated economies, marketplaces offer customers the opportunity to connect with one another. The Gold Jewelry industry must adopt this approach of a centralized marketplace. In a way, the marketplace is the most ancient way of trading goods. And this is also where the digital age has gravitated towards – a marketplace that is truly global in scale with thanks to technology.

 

A digitised centralised platform will act as a key advantage for sellers and buyers by allowing them to connect through a digitally initiated platform.

 

Today, digital technologies are changing the nature of globalization. The digital economy is driven by the rapid growth of a digital transformation and it’s happening at a breakneck speed.

 

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The MarketOrders platform will be an engine of innovation for gold jewellery retailers specifically and retailers in general SME’s as it will allow them to participate in international trade without the need to invest in their own technology-driven supply chain.

 

In the changing landscape, gold jewellery retailers and the entire industry needs to re-imagine and re-invent its position in centralised platforms and leverage its current strength in physical gold trade retailing to create a new digital trade.

 

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders produces the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author

 

History was made at the 2018 London Book Fair when our co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, became the  World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author!

 

 

 
As well as being the co-founder and COO of MarketOrders, Sukhi is also an author and an advocate of the blockchain.
 

 

This week at the London Book Fair, Sukhi spoke on a panel about how the publishing industry would be shaken up with the introduction of blockchain tech. She also talked about the opportunities this would offer authors and why it was important to take part in this discussion now. Because blockchain is not disrupting industries tomorrow…its happening now.

 

Sukh is also the co-author of the official Blockchain For Books White-paper that talks in more detail about how blockchain will disrupt the traditional publishing arena and was launched at The London Book Fair which is attended by over 5,000 people from 60 + countries.

 

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.

 

We are very excited and proud of Sukhi whose book, Escape The Cubicle: Quit The Job You Hate, Create A Life You Love, is the first book to be published on the blockchain. This means you can purchase the book with cryptocurrency. 

 

Blockchain removes the need of a middleman…and that is also what MarketOrders advocates! Our platform allows gold jewellery retailers to purchase the products they need directly from the manufacturers and suppliers. 

 

Being able to purchase directly from the source means you can get better prices and access to more products. The middleman no longer can inflate the market price or control what products can go to the market.

 

Watch this space as MarketOrders will also be releasing some exciting news about how we are going to use blockchain to better serve our customers.

 

You can read more about Sukhi’s coverage on being the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author in the article covered by the prestigious Publishers Weekly where she made the front page during the London Book Fair:

 

 

You can check out Sukhi’s book here: https://amzn.to/2GX3nWJ

 

 

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Q& A with the founders of Marketorders

 

Today’s blog is a quick fire Q&A with the Founders, Ram and Sukhi. They talk about what MarketOrders does, how they came up with the idea of digitising the gold trade industry and the defining moment that changed it all.

 

 

Tell us what your business does in fewer than 25 words:

MarketOrders in an online marketplace helping to connect independent jewellery brands directly to manufacturer’s around the world to source the best products at the best price.

 

 

How did you come up with the idea?     

The founders have been in the gold jewellery market for over 15 years and saw how inefficient and archaic the processes and systems are in the gold industry where it is still run in a very traditional manner and only 4% of transactions occur on-line.

 

We found in our previous business that we were still taking orders manually and found there was no online or curated destination for jewellery retailers to be able to source the products they needed. So we decided to help the retailers by accepting multiple small orders from many retailers and aggregating their orders. This aggregated order was then sent to the manufacturer who could accept larger orders and give us bulk discount savings. These savings are then passed back to the jewellery retailers.

 

Without MarketOrders, small retailers cannot access the products and prices the large manufacturer reserves for larger orders and clients. And the manufacturers also benefit by getting more orders from more customers. MarketOrders allows a more efficient way to manage the supply/demand issues that many small retailers and SMEs face.  

 

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What makes your business different from the competition?    

MarketOrders is the only online curated destination for the gold jewellery industry where every step of the process is online. Our customers, the retailers, can order products online, pay online and the products are delivered to their door.

 

All our competitors are still working in a hybrid version where only some of the processes are on-line and the rest is very manual and hence time-consuming which can lead to a lot of delays.

 

By bringing the entire supply chain online  MarketOrders is able to bring greater visibility to the supply and demand of gold jewellery products. We can also collate data and use those insights to help our customers. For example, retailers can track which products sell the most at certain times throughout the year and we can even use this data to do predictive orders.   

 

                          

Who are your clients/customers? How many do you have?

MarketOrders is a 2-sided marketplace so we work with both the jewellery retailers (SMEs) and the manufacturers.

Currently we serve retailers based in the UK and work with manufacturers abroad (Hong Kong, Singapore & Dubai).

Our focus is on serving the gold, diamond and precious metals jewellers in the B2B space.

 

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Key moments

 

 

What’s been the most challenging thing about starting your business so far? 

The gold industry is extremely traditional and operates largely off-line. The only way to break into this market is by trust. It took us years to build solid relationships with manufactures and retailers. This took a lot of time and effort to develop but was worth it. Because this is the only way to really understand the problems your customers are facing.

 

Gold is an emotional product; people use it to look beautiful or use it as an investment for their security, so there is a huge amount of trust involved in every transaction. You need to prove that you are providing gold of a premium quality, be very clear and open as to where it is sourced from and to be able to deliver the products on time. So building that deep trust with each one of our customers had to be done in person and was challenging as it took many years to do.                

 

What was your breakthrough moment?   

When we realised we could aggregate multiple small orders from multiple retailers and aggregate them to a larger singular order so the manufacturer could accept the orders and give us bulk discount savings.  This solved 2 problems; allowing smaller retailers to access these large manufacturers and get more designs and products at a lower price and also allow manufacturers to increase their capacity utilisation as their machinery was often left idle as they needed minimum orders to produce the products. For the first time, the gold industry was now on-line and had an on-line presence.             

 

 

What is your goal for your business?

To create the largest and most trusted marketplace for the supply and provision of gold and associated products and take it to an IPO.

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

What is a B4B model and how can it impact the gold jewellery retailers & SMEs?

 

MarketOrders is modelling a B4B concept to enhance consumer centric culture among independent gold jewellery retailers.

 

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B4B is ‘Business-For-Business’ and it differs from the traditional B2B model (Business-To-Business) by putting the SMEs at the heart of every transaction.

SMEs are empowered to source and order the products they want as opposed to the B2B model whereby manufacturers produce what they want and then push the products down the distribution channel with no regards as to what the SMEs need and want.

And the SME is the one who knows what they need as they face off to the end consumer on a daily basis.

By using MarketOrders, SMEs can tailor their orders to what they need and the data we collect helps them to analyse what products are selling the best. They can use this data to make better and informed decisions.

 

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There is a severe lack of such data in the jewellery trade industry but these insights are imperative and needed.

MarketOrders will be building out a detailed Data Dashboard for our SMEs so they can track and view what items sell the best.

They can use insights form this data to make better decisions and choices and ultimately be better placed to serve their end consumers. Such data can give them a competitive edge from all the other retailers, especially online, that they are now facing.

Are you a SME operating in the jewellery business? Please share your thoughts and tell us how MarketOrders can serve you better by leaving a comment below this post.

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

How Marketorders is Enabling The Future Of Independent Retailers through Centralisation on a Global Scale

 

MarketOrders is a marketplace-connecting retailers to manufacturers. We call this a Business-For-Business concept (B4B).

 

What makes this approach different from traditional Business-To-Business (B2B) is that retailers are at the heart of key decisions on the MarketOrders platform.

 

Volume buyers are no longer the only ones with purchasing power. We champion the smaller retailers by helping them to get access to the manufacturers and products they need at the best possible price.

 

Our platform has been created on a secure base layer featuring On-Demand, Order-Aggregation processes.

 

Multiple orders from various different retailers are pulled together via our Smart Router mechanism. This becomes the primary source of business value as physical processes are turned into real-time data flow amongst a network of retailers and manufacturers. This allows the business owners to achieve economies of scale.

 

Why should retailers use the MarketOrders Platform?

Here are a few reasons as to why we believe retailers would benefit from using our platform that has been designed with the retailers specifically in mind.

 

  1. No central point of failure.
  2. Support global scaling.
  3. Lowering cost and enhancing quality.
  4. Increase communications and sharing best practice.
  5. Brings transparency on price, purity and supply chain.
  6. Business practice becomes faster, relevant and cost effective.

 

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How does the MarketOrders platform work?

 

MarketOrders aims to be a single, unified and centralised platform creating the ultimate marketplace for the gold jewellery trade industry.

 

The aim of the marketplace is to consolidate the entire supply chain vertically from back-end production to front-end consumption across a network of retailers and manufacturers around the globe.

 

This allows the ‘middleman’ to be cut away from the process bringing greater efficiencies to the supply chain.

 

 

MarketOrders not only empowers the independent retailers (SME’s) but also makes it possible for them to be in.

 

MarketOrders is ushering in a digital revolution for traditional brick and mortar jewellery shops. This will allow them to face other digital challenges such as online jewellery shops and be better able to compete with the rise of the experience economy.

 

This article was written by Ram Krishnna Rao, CEO MarkerOrders

 

How Retailers benefit from using MarketOrders platform?

MarketOrders is a revolutionary B4B (Business-for-Business) platform providing independent jewellery retailers with a cheaper and better way to buy gold jewellery products & services through a disruptive eCommerce marketplace where orders are aggregated and sent to the manufacturer to secure bulk discount savings.

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MarketOrders is branded as a retailer champion, delivering a better and fairer
way to buy products and services.
> Provides control – I order what I need, I feel that I am the boss.
> Saves money – cheaper than buying from wholesaler.
> Saves time – fast, intuitive and mobile first.
> Convenient – use it anyplace, anytime.
> Trusted – vetted marketplace.
> Transparent – clear how MarketOrders makes money.

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