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Posts tagged with Furniture

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Hem: new homeware site from Fab offers high-end design but skimps on UX

Hem is the new high-end furniture ecommerce site from the team that brought you Fab.com.

It aims to deliver designer furniture at affordable prices by cutting out the middleman.

And if that sounds familiar, it’s because Made.com has been doing the same thing for several years, so Hem will have to try and differentiate its offering – it will have to re-disrupt the online furniture market.

Hem is currently taking pre-orders so all items will take a minimum of six weeks to be shipped, and it will also be launching a customisable design tool in the near future.

It sounds like an interesting proposition, so I tried it out...

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What I love about Made.com: 1,600 words and 24 pictures

From an interactive value proposition to brilliant product descriptions, there's much to love at Made.com.

I was taking a look around the site and kept stumbling on things that I consider to be best practice in ecommerce from this pureplay 'direct to designer' store.

Take a look at what I found and see if you feel the same way.

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Made.com launches with £2.5m funding

Made.com, a furniture retailer which 'cuts out the middle man' launched yesterday, backed by £2.5m in funding from Brent Hoberman, PROfounders and others. 

The company was founded by entrepreneur Ning Li, and aims to bring down the cost of furniture by cutting out the wholesaler and the retailer and selling direct to the public. 

I've been taking a look at the new site... 

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