eBay has launched a pre-loved wedding hub, offering a sustainable and cost-effective option for shoppers to get designer outfits from brands like Vera Wang and Pronovias Mildred. The hub includes second-hand bridal and bridesmaid dresses, accessories, and vintage suits. eBay hopes that the hub will give brides-to-be the option to get their dream wedding outfit for a fraction of the price. The company claims that choosing pre-loved dresses will increase their lifespan, which are usually only worn once. The RTIH Innovation Awards are now open for entries, including a Bricks and Mortar category, which will go to a retailer enabling physical spaces to thrive via innovative technology.
RetailTech Innovation Hub brings you the latest retail technology news of the week. From eBay’s pre-loved wedding hub to the 2023 RTIH retail technology awards, here are the top stories:
1. eBay launches ‘sustainable and cost-effective’ pre-loved wedding hub
eBay has launched a pre-loved wedding hub – a collection of second-hand bridal and bridesmaid dresses, accessories and vintage suits.
The e-commerce giant says that it is offering a sustainable and cost-effective option for shoppers to get designer outfits from the likes of Vera Wang, Suzanne Neville, and Pronovias Mildred.
Kirsty Keoghan, Global GM of Fashion at eBay, says: “As we approach peak wedding season, we hope our new wedding hub gives brides to be the option to get their dream wedding outfit, for a fraction of the price.”
“We’re seeing more modern brides looking for wedding outfits that reflect their personality, and by choosing pre-loved, you really can find those unique options, while increasing the lifespan of these amazing dresses – which are often only worn once.”
“With such a broad range of designer options available, there really is an outfit for everyone to dazzle in on their big day and options to suit all budgets, without compromising on style.”
2. 2023 RTIH retail technology awards: Bricks and Mortar Innovation category now open for submissions
The fifth edition of the RTIH Innovation Awards is now open for entries.
The awards celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving omnichannel world and include a Bricks and Mortar category, sponsored by CADS.
Deadline for 2023 submissions is Friday, 27th October, with winners being revealed at an exclusive event in central London on Wednesday, 29th November.
Entries are free and you can submit in multiple categories.
The Bricks and Mortar Innovation award will go to a retailer enabling physical spaces to thrive via innovative technology, even as online shopping continues to grow.
We’re looking for examples of reducing friction in the customer journey, offering improved experiences, and blurring the lines between channels.
Download an entry form .
For all entry related queries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org