Back in the summer of 2018, Paperclip reached out to the team at the Southampton University Students' Union with a proposition: to create a bespoke trading platform for students at one of the UK's fastest growing unis.
That September, we launched the SUSU marketplace and were blown away with the response from the student community there. Our Marketing team, along with our army of Student Brand Ambassadors tirelessly promoted the new platform at the uni's Fresher's Fayre, promo days and on social media. By the end of the month, over 1,000 Southampton students had signed up to the platform and users had already started making use of all of the marketplace features.
As the year progressed, that number more than doubled and the SUSU market became fully integrated into student's life on campus.
Launching the Solent SU marketplace
Word travels fast, and before long we were in discussions to launch another campus marketplace in Southampton, this time for students at Solent University.
A little smaller than it's neighbour to the east, Solent University still caters for around 11,000 students and has a great reputation for sport and maritime studies.
Our new friends at Solent Students' Union wanted their own bespoke trading platform, fully loaded with all the deals and discounts enjoyed by students at Paperclip universities across the county.
Due to the proximity of the two Southampton universities, the new marketplace will give students access not only items listed at Solent, but ones listed on the SUSU marketplace too.
Speaking about the upcoming launch Paperclip CMO Laurence said "It's great to have Solent SU on board in time for the new academic year. The team are hoping to build on our success last year at Southampton Uni and create the ultimate trading platform for students in the city. We will be officially launching the new marketplace next week at the Solent Fresher's Fayre and we couldn't be more excited."
Justin, our Marketing Manager added, "We have secured some great student deals and discounts for new users for the coming year. We're delighted to go live with Solent SU and we really believe that the new platform will help their students discover value on campus."
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