Work the Way You Live: New Mobile App from Bamboo Rose Helps Retail Professionals Bring On-trend Products to Market Quickly

The sharing platform for buyers, merchants and suppliers on the go supports a streamlined community for decision-making and increasing efficiency across the retail product lifecycle


BOSTON – April 12, 2016Bamboo Rose, the trusted digital B2B marketplace for retailers (formerly known as TradeStone Software), today unveiled its new mobile app that offers a collaborative environment for designers, merchandising and sourcing professionals. The Bamboo Rose app saves time and money with the ability for the retail community to share ideas and deliver on-target and personalized products. When using the Bamboo Rose app with the Bamboo Rose Marketplace, retailers can reduce the design-to-delivery cycle by up to 90 days.


“Bamboo Rose is bringing passion back to the creative process by allowing the retail community to move more seamlessly from trend discovery to product realization,” said Sue Welch, founder and CEO of Bamboo Rose. “Merchandising and buying teams are no longer dedicating their entire day to email and spreadsheets to develop colors and choose products. The new process mirrors the consumer’s shopping experience.”


The Bamboo Rose app provides:


  • A platform to storyboard and socialize big ideas in the retail community
  • Faster connection to trends and faster speed to market
  • More vendor and pricing options within a secure network
  • Reduced travel expenses with mobile access to resources

Today’s retail professionals can work the way they live: in a mobile, digital environment that instantaneously supports the sharing of design inspiration with colleagues, teams and suppliers, shopping virtual showrooms, and collecting feedback from partners in a centralized, collaborative network. Buyers using the app can communicate and collaborate with their suppliers, finding partners who meet specific needs for finished product components, materials and patterns.


According to IDC and Gartner, the CEOs and chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) at retail organizations are finding that supplier collaboration and teamwork initiatives have provided the greatest value in the past year and are the top growth lever and focus of investment for 2016.


“It is exciting to be working with customers like Kohl’s, American Eagle and Adidas as they are discovering new ways to deliver great products to a global market,” Welch said.


The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play.


About Bamboo Rose
Bamboo Rose is the only B2B marketplace powered by proven trade engines for product and supply chain management, enabling the retailers and suppliers to collaboratively and continuously discover, develop, and deliver ideas and products to diverse markets around the world. Bamboo Rose is headquartered in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Bangalore, and Hong Kong. Bamboo Rose serves over 80 major retailers, 400 brands, 35,000 suppliers and 150,000 user members. Visit us on the Web at to find out why companies like American Eagle, Adidas, Belk, Boots, Carhartt, Debenhams, Family Dollar, GPC, Home Retail Group, Kaufland, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, The Gap, Inc., ShopRite, and Walgreens have chosen Bamboo Rose. Or visit us on LinkedInFacebookYouTube and Twitter.

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