Stadium Goods will expand into the exploding Chinese marketplace through an exclusive partnership with Tmall Global, an extension of Alibaba Group’s B2C Tmall.com business, which enables overseas merchants to effectively enter China’s rapidly growing online retail market. Leveraging the unparalleled scale and reach of Alibaba’s ecosystem, Stadium Goods will bring its hundreds of thousands of the most coveted sneakers to the increasingly sophisticated Chinese consumer.
As a result of the partnership with Tmall Global, Stadium Goods will now be able to bring the brand’s hard-to-find and authenticated sneakers to the affluent sneaker aficionados in China, while benefiting from direct access to Alibaba’s hundreds of millions of consumers. For sellers at Stadium Goods, this partnership signifies increased visibility to the sneakers they’re selling and an opportunity for their sneakers to live on Stadium Goods’ e-commerce website, its flagship Soho retail store in NYC, as well as Tmall Global’s marketplace—expanding the reach of their sneakers globally.
“As a leader in the sneaker marketplace, we’re excited to be partnering with China’s most premier destination for selling and buying. We believe together, Tmall Global and Stadium Goods will offer sneaker enthusiasts throughout China the most premium level of customer experience and authenticity for the Chinese consumer,” says John McPheters, Stadium Goods Co-Founder and CEO.
In Fall 2015, Stadium Goods ushered in the next generation of consumer retail with the unveiling of stadiumgoods.com, offering sneaker enthusiasts around the world the most premium, innovative and customer service-focused approach to buying and selling highly coveted footwear, apparel and lifestyle goods. Providing an unmatched level of customer service to the massive billion-dollar sneaker resale industry, Stadium Goods is the brainchild of co-founders John McPheters and Jed Stiller, who pulled from their e-commerce, venture capital and hospitality backgrounds to bring both buyers and sellers an impeccable online marketplace as well as a brick and mortar shop in the hotbed of Manhattan’s retail scene. To date Stadium Goods is home to well over 15,000 pairs of the most highly desired sneakers.
Stadium Goods partnership with Tmall Global’s China marketplace marks the global expansion of the brand and the continuing commitment by Stadium Goods to the international community of sneaker consumers. Customer service remains to be an integral part of the brands mission and Stadium Goods will continue to innovate and bring the market the best in retail technology for their consumers.