Aisle 3 launches its universal checkout for the UK’s largest range of sneakers
Sitting at the intersection of fintech, e-commerce and marketplaces, Aisle 3 launched its cloud basket after two years of global R&D focused on solving 1-click search AND 1-click checkout, by putting a universal checkout over the entire sneakers aggregation.
Most shoppers will be familiar with the feeling of visiting many websites, opening many tabs in a browser, scrolling through ads and broken text links just to find something like a properly sized pair of sneakers. It’s a frustrating experience, compounded by buyers having to register new accounts or navigating guest checkouts across different websites.
Many comparison sites and discovery platforms have tried and failed to create an objective to show buyers the best deals, stock availability, delivery options, etc. However, the frequent source of error is not the attempts of the platforms, but the relatively low data standard. resulting in poor quality aggregation. Traditionally, merchants have had to make significant efforts to appear on search engines or marketplaces – either through advertising or complex technical integrations.
Aisle 3 changes that, enabling shoppers to find what they’re looking for by bringing retailers, brands, and deals together in one place, using sophisticated AI and ML across large datasets.
For the first time, Aisle 3 shows the sneaker market by skimming over all retailers of a given product, cleverly interpreting all the necessary product information and displaying it in a standardized way, giving shoppers a meaningful way to filter offers. By doing the heavy lifting, Aisle 3 allows merchants to appear on their platform without formal integration, barcode numbers or manufacturer IDs.
At the heart of Aisle 3 is their cloud-based wallet (wAll3t™), which processes the transaction across multiple retailers without requiring customers to leave the website – making the entire checkout process much faster and easier.
Registered buyers receive a welcome discount on their A3 wAll3t™ and continue to earn cashback on every purchase to ensure they always see the lower Aisle 3 price.
The brainchild of TECH innovators Thomas J. Vosper and James Valbuena, Gear 3 was designed and built by a virtual team of 15 people around the world – including their subsidiary in India – during the pandemic. Having received over £1m in private investment and government funding and worked at Amazon, Tesco and Lastminute for over 30 years, they wanted to fix the broken shopping experience we all seemed to accept or adapt to.
vospers, who took out a personal loan to bolster the business early in the pandemic, commented, “I am excited and proud to invite shoppers to try Aisle 3 and register to receive cash towards their first purchase. We’re building the next infrastructure for online shopping with the first truly smooth, consolidated and over-the-top market view of commerce – starting with Trainers & Sneakers. Not only do we want to show you all your purchasing options, but we make it super easy for you to checkout once, no matter how many retailers you shop from.
We are fortunate to work with amazing supporters and investors who have helped bring the company to this point. Infrastructure is always about first spending money to build, then acquiring customers, and then generating revenue. Much of the preliminary work has been completed and it is exciting to see how many orders are already flowing through the website. We are always interested in hearing from new partners to further our size and ambition.”
As many shoppers get frustrated with opening multiple tabs and searching countless websites just to find the style they like in a size that fits Gear 3, they are proud to introduce trainers & sneakers as the first product category, with more categories expected later in the year.
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