Oct 28, 2022
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BFC, Square and Clearpay partner to help emerging designers sell online

Oct 28, 2022

Payments specialist Square and BNPL giant Clearpay have launched a programme to help British Fashion Council (BFC) emerging designers establish their online storefronts.


The bespoke programme will provide designers with technical support, mentorship and an e-commerce platform to create an online retail presence for their brands “to fast forward their business growth and generate more revenue by making their collections shoppable to millions of e-commerce customers worldwide”.

As part of the BFC’s business development programme, designers supported by the BFC Foundation for the 2022/23 year can participate in Square and Clearpay’s e-commerce mentoring package and receive access to Square Online free of charge, for one year.

This offer is available to the first 10 designers that register their interest. Further benefits include: e-commerce processing fees waived for up to £10,000 in sales processed, and thereafter processing is charged at Square’s standard rates; free one-year access to the Square Online Performance Plan; and upfront consultation, mentoring and training to guide designers through the creation of their retail website.

Paula Corcoran, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Square Online, said: “We’re delighted to offer such a robust e-commerce opportunity to a group of truly innovative designers. We know how important it is for any business to build their own unique online presence and be able to accept payments in multiple ways.”

Rich Bayer, UK Country Manager at Clearpay, added: "By offering the British Fashion Council's emerging designers complimentary access to the Square eCommerce platform, we are delivering one of the core objectives of our London Fashion Week principal partnership, which is to support British retail and new designer talent.

"Through the Clearpay integration within the Square platform, designers will automatically be able to offer Clearpay and tap into our audience of young and engaged shoppers to build business success."

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