Swatchbox, the premier sample fulfillment platform for architects and designers, today announced its official launch in the UK. Using proprietary technology built by a team of architects and designers, Swatchbox addresses a common challenge faced by building professionals around the country: sourcing material samples from product manufacturers. The platform serves as an intermediary that stores product samples from top brands in its own fulfillment centers in order to provide automatic next-day shipping throughout the entire United Kingdom.
Swatchbox Pro, the platform’s intuitive web interface and mobile application, then equips professionals to browse samples, organize them into custom palettes, and request them to be delivered in a single Swatchbox for free the next day. Combining multiple sample requests into one box is able to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of a designer’s sample workflow. Additionally, every Swatchbox ships with instructions to sustainably return and recycle any materials no longer needed.
As architects ourselves, we understand that fast, reliable sample delivery is a necessity for the design community,” said Swatchbox CEO Benjamin Glunz. “It’s a privilege to see Swatchbox build its foundation in the heart of London to power sampling throughout the entire United Kingdom.”
“You can spend a whole day chasing down samples from different websites if you’re not careful,” said Naomi Cripps, an interior designer at Stride Treglown Architects. “And then you never know what you’ll actually receive. Having a single place where we can get all of our samples for a project and know that they will arrive the next day changes the game entirely.”
“The concept of Swatchbox meets a clear need in our industry,” said David Bromell, Head of Marketing at Roca. “Equipping manufacturers to offer both a reliable and high-end service level for samples will help us focus on what we do best, while serving the needs of our customers at an elevated level.”