Fishbrain has supply partners in mind as it unveils shop
Fishbrain, one of the world’s most popular social networks for anglers is tapping into the $48 billion US fishing retail sector with the launch of the Fishbrain Shop, an in-app marketplace allowing users to find and purchase gear from some of the world’s most respected brands.
Available initially in the USA – on iOS, Android and online –the Fishbrain Shop is designed to speed up the process of buying tackle through a central marketplace and the Swedish-based team behind the project is now looking for more supply partners.
The store will offer categories including baits and lures, rods, boat accessories, reels and more and Fishbrain says it already has some key brands featured.
In addition to being able to search for specific items and brands, whenever a user sees a catch by a fellow angler on their Fishbrain Feed they will be able to identify which gear was used and go directly through to the store to buy it.
Fishbrain CEO and co-founder Johan Attby said: “Our aim has always been to make fishing easier for everyone and to advance a sportfishing industry in desperate need of modernising. With the launch of the Fishbrain Shop we are simplifying the process of finding and buying fishing gear, which has until now been arduous and time-consuming.
“The benefits for brands are vast and significant. Not only do they get their products and name in front of the world’s biggest fishing community, which will help both with sales and brand building, but our unique data offering gives them unprecedented insights into the popularity and efficacy of their products. This is a real game-changer for the way that retailers operate and engage with an increasingly savvy consumer base which expects top class user experience and design.”