RPAIR, the pioneering new platform that helps customers find and compare watch and jewellery repairs whilst helping jewellery and repair shops win and manage more jobs, has been awarded £156,364 as one of the winners of Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund (SIF).
The £134 million SIF Fund has supported 1,200 companies across the UK as part of the latest dedicated COVID-19 innovation recovery fund that targets companies needing to keep their great ideas alive during the current pandemic.
With this award RPAIR will help to support the jewellery industry in what has been one of the toughest years on record, by enabling large and small retailers to have access to the RPAIR marketplace platform that connects watch and jewellery repair shops with customers so they can compare smart quotes on maintenance and repair work, acting as a channel for communication to simplify the repair experience for all.
The pandemic has accelerated the need to digitise the quoting and booking process so that repair businesses can continue to trade in a world where traditional face-to-face contact is difficult. Innovation in this space will unlock a new, bigger, online customer base to the repair industry.