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Launching the LSESU marketplace

Happy new year to all our users and followers!

The new decade has only just begun and Paperclip are already rolling out new marketplaces for our university clients...

Back in late 2019, Paperclip began shortlisting a number of HE institutions to target as we look to increase our market share of universities in 2020. At the top of that list was the world-famous London School of Economics. After sitting down with the team at the Students' Union, plans were put in place to build a new trading platform for LSE students. Similar the one we created for their neighbours at KCL, the marketplace would allow LSE students to buy, sell and swap with one another quickly and easily, without any extra fees or charges.

Building LSESU marketplace...

The London School of Economics is located in Westminster, in the heart of the nation's capital. The Russell Group university, founded back in 1895, is considered one of the most prestigious in the UK. The university is also one of the most diverse, catering for students from over 150 different countries.

The LSE Students' Union has been providing support and representation for these students for over 100 years. Though LSESU is often highly commended for its commitment to improving life for students on campus, there hasn't been a dedicated online marketplace allowing students to buy and sell with one another.

After getting the green light from the SU team, our in-house Development team worked around the clock building their new platform. Much like our other uni marketplaces, students at LSE will also be able access exclusive deals and discounts at Domino's Pizza, National Express and more.

Whilst the Dev' were adding the finishing touches, the Marketing and Design teams began rolling out promotional material for social media and stall days on campus...

Launching the new platform

Within hours of launching, the LSESU marketplace had over 100 students sign-up to the new platform! Once on-boarded, users began listing new items, joining groups and taking advantage of the exclusive student deals.

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Brand Ambassador Jimmy at the LSESU marketplace launch

Speaking about the launch, our Paperclip CEO and former LSE student Rich said, "I'm truly ecstatic that Paperclip is now powering a student marketplace at my alma mater, LSE! With such a concentrated population of highly motivated and entrepreneurial students, we're all excited about the value that can be crated both on and off campus."

Working closely with the SU, the Paperclip team will continue growing the marketplace's user base and adding more features throughout 2020...

Does your university need a campus marketplace? Get in touch with the Paperclip team here.

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Published by: Paperclip HQ in News