International ecommerce solutions provider, Doddle, has been accepted into Plug and Play’s coveted Accelerator Program in the US. Doddle already works with some of the world’s biggest retail names in the UK and Europe including M&S, Amazon, ASOS and SUR and hopes its new partnership with Plug and Play will turbo charge its impact in the US retail market where it launched in January 2019.
With online shopping currently accounting for 10% of all retail sales in the US and click & collect used by 70% of online shoppers in the past six months, Doddle’s fully customizable retail technology solutions are in demand and likely to become even more so with the market expected to grow year on year by 15%. The UK-based company’s solutions include instant click & collect, in-store and automated returns and ship from store each of which drive valuable efficiencies for retailers and richer and simpler shopping experiences for customers.
Now, thanks to being one of just 30 startups selected from 2000 global applications for Plug and Play’s Retail and Brand and Supply Chain & Logistics Accelerator Programs, Doddle’s proprietary technology solutions will be showcased to some of the world’s biggest retailers.
Plug and Play’s innovation platform brings together the world’s most forward thinking startups with the world’s leading corporations to give startups access to help drive continued expansion of brand creativity and innovation via networking events, creative workshops and private deal sessions.
“Plug and Play’s Brand & Retail Batch XII is our strongest yet and it’s clear our corporate partners are very focused on Delivery as a Service which includes Click & Collect and similar omnichannel logistics challenges that are quickly becoming table stakes.
Will Decker, VP for Brand and Retail for Plug and Play
“That’s why we’re excited, to welcome Doddle and their innovative approach to seamlessly blending the offline and online shopping experience to the Silicon Valley program. Doddle is slang in the UK for making things simple and that’s what stands out for us. This forward thinking brand reimagines issues as opportunities and finds fresh ways of making what has looked complex for years a ‘doddle’. They’re a breath of fresh air in the ecommerce world and we know there will be a real appetite for what they’re offering.”
Dan Nevin, CEO of Doddle in the US, said: “Being accepted into the Plug and Play Accelerator Program is a groundbreaking moment for us. We hope that it will pave the way for some exciting conversations with major US players. We’re raring to go in the US because we know from our experiences in the UK and Europe that once retailers incorporate our technology into their experience they never look back. It’s painless to integrate, reaps dividends in efficiencies and stimulates customer loyalty by creating experiences that are memorable for all the right reasons.”