Urban Alpha is a designer menswear retailer selling branded products through its website with a vision to change the accepted standard for e-commerce. By building a website that combines exciting content with its products, the business intends to change the online retail industry by allowing them to contribute to content and get customers more involved with their purchases online.
Launched on 1st November 2011 after nearly 3 years market research, the business is currently working on:
creating interactive men’s style guides that thrive on customer submissions and
expanding the product range exponentially to offer a wider variety of menswear products
While focusing on growth, the plan is to build up a solid foundation before taking on the big players in the online retail industry.
For many young entrepreneurs, venturing online presents an easy way to enter the world of business. Andrew Pallett, Founder of Urban Alpha, shares his thoughts and tips for starting an ecommerce business from concept to launch.
Someone recently told me that to succeed in China you need "passion, patience and tenacity!" I think the same can be said for all businesses!
Winning the Shell LiveWIRE Award was the first step which gave us the confidence to move our idea forwards. The feedback from the judges and the advice of the members on the site has proved invaluable. If you're thinking about applying, go for it.