Shoptiques Scaling Up: Launches POS, Appoints Steve Madden Exec as COO

In eCommerce, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine


Shoptiques, online marketplace that connects universal boutique owners with universal customers, is scaling up for the next stage of growth with the following major milestones:

  • Retail veteran and former CEO of Steve Madden, Jamie Karson, joins as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Launch of Point of Sale Technology (POS) – Provides stores with an Omnichannel solution with customer clientele capabilities, inventory management, reporting and employee management.
  • Dor L Dor, a boutique on the Shoptiques platform, just reached $1 Million in sales.

During Karson’s long term tenure as CEO of Steve Madden, the company’s market cap reached $1 billion and consistently delivered yearly sales and profit growth.

Shoptiques also added a new product to its roster, a comprehensive Point of Sales Solution “SPOS” featuring boutique-centric inventory management, employee management, clientele and customer management, and reporting. With the new product, Shoptiques becomes a true one-stop shop solution for boutiques with an integrated omnichannel offering. Shoptiques offers boutiques access to its 1mm+ shoppers on, email marketing services, website-hosting services and now a Point of Sale solution.

“Shoptiques hosts our online website, handles logistics and ensures we’re utilizing all of the new technologies,” says Elliot Dejmal, an owner of Dor L Dor boutique, which recently reached $1 million in sales on Shoptiques. “With such synergistic relationships, you can potentially create a never-ending wheel of innovation that continues to drive business your way.”

Founder and CEO, Olga Vidisheva commented, “We’re very excited about the next chapter in the Shoptiques growth story. To be successful, you need to have an amazing team and best-in-class product. Jamie Karson joining us as COO helps us scale the business much faster and with the addition of SPOS, we are proud to be offering small boutiques best-in-class tools to be successful and compete with large giants like Amazon and Macy’s.”

Jamie Karson, Shoptiques COO, added, “Shoptiques currently features over 6,500 boutiques on marketplace. Over and over again, boutiques were asking the team to help beyond online – with their in-store operations. So over the past two years, Shoptiques developed a proprietary POS solution that helps small boutiques run their business in-store and online. The system includes retail-specific inventory management, employee management, customer management and clientele solution, and comprehensive boutique specific reporting and data analytics. With this new product, Shoptiques is well-positioned to give Shopify run for its money.”

About Shoptiques: Shoptiques lets you shop the world’s best boutiques online. Before Shoptiques, if you lived in Kansas but wanted to shop a small boutique in NY, or even Paris, you had to buy a plane ticket. Shoptiques brought the boutiques online, creating a destination that connects savvy shoppers with hundreds of hand-picked boutiques across the globe. Shoptiques also offers boutiques email marketing, inventory management, photography, web hosting, and POS solution.

About the Founder: Olga Vidisheva is the founder and CEO of Shoptiques. Prior to starting Shoptiques, Olga attended Harvard Business School, worked at CHANEL, Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking in NY, and modeled for numerous fashion brands.

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