Below is our recent interview with Derek De Vette, SVP Global Relations at Ronati:
Q: Derek, can you tell us something more about Ronati?
A: Ronati is most known for designing elegant, easy-to-use software to help the art, vintage, and antiques industries thrive. It acts like a concierge service connecting dealers and their stock with online marketplaces and buyers. With offices in the UK and US, the company derives its name from the ancient Hebrew word Rona, meaning “my joy”.
Ronati is the inspiration of tech entrepreneur, Stacey Tiveron. A 20-year veteran of the interior design industry—she previously founded Trade Only Design Library (TODL), the world’s largest online platform exclusively for interior designers, architects, and manufacturers. Seeing the massively underserved e-commerce needs of the vintage and antiques industries, she founded Ronati in 2017 to help dealers transition to the digital world and connect with the consumers actively seeking unique pieces online.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: The art and antiques industry has witnessed mass online migration over the past two years. Former boundaries have become blurred as the live events and e-commerce industries join forces to benefit their mutual clients—dealers. By effortlessly expanding sales channels between both real-world live events and the online marketplaces that serve the industry—Ronati’s alliance with live antiques show producers helps their dealers and exhibitors to thrive through the current global health crisis.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: The Ronati eCommerce Manager (eCM), is the industry’s only comprehensive inventory and multi-marketplace management tool. It enables dealers of one-of-a-kind items to manage their stock online and offline from a single location; and to effortlessly add new marketplaces to increase sales reach to qualified buyers.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Technical integrations and seamless interaction with 25+ premier online sales platforms that serve the art, vintage, and antiques industry globally.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Ronati’s technologies help antiques dealers to eradicate hours of endless frustration spent uploading and tracking “for sale” item details and images on multiple marketplace sites. It frees them up for what’s truly important: researching, finding, and selling more beautiful pieces to buyers.
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