Vente-Privee takes a break from UK market
French e-commerce and flash sales specialist Vente-Privee is suspending service in the UK from 6th March, citing “economic uncertainty”.
In a note to customers the venture – which is rebranding as Veepee – said: “Every day for the past 11 years, we have done our best to surprise you with the best brands, at the best prices. Unfortunately, the current circumstances of economic uncertainty have led us to the decision to take a break in our activities.”
The company recently announced that it was working with SpinMe to digitise the capture and management of flat product photography.
It is initially introducing the technology into eight studios in Paris and Barcelona, with a further 22 planned to go live during 2019. It will be used across the retailer’s clothing, footwear, lingerie, homeware and jewellery ranges.
“We shoot over 600,000 products a year and are continually optimising our processes,” said Ilan Benhaim, Co-Founder and Executive Partner at Vente-Privee. “SpinMe’s technology has already helped us achieve a significant uplift in productivity in our 360 spin imagery studios over the past couple of years, and we now want to extend these benefits to flat photography operations.”