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Thank you for your interest in mikasso.com, soon to be Europe's foremost social commerce location for creative gift and homeware products.

introducing mikasso

We've had so much interest in the 6 months since we opened our project to the public, and we look forward to making waves in the rapidly expanding, innovative design segment of the gift and homeware markets during 2013.

When we move from our Beta launch in April 2013, our ground breaking, social commerce platform, developed in-house, will give visitors Pinterest and Facebook style usability. With our product stream formulated specifically for inspirational products such as yours, we can make it easier than ever for you to expand your reach quickly, and for our customers to find these amazing products in an online store, rather than via blogs or social networking sites.

who we are

We are a team of design obsessed buyers, techies and designers.
We are striving to build a community store filled with great things made by really interesting people and brands.

Jonathan

Jonathan

Founder and Lead Curator

Dale

Dale

Product Photographer

Felis

Felis

Developer

Benji

Benji

Global Shipping Director

Marius

Marius

Customer Support French

miriam

Miriam

Customer Support German

Katie

Katie

Accounts

Julie

Julie

Customer Services

Barbara

Barbara

Customer Services

Deanna

Deanna

Logistics

Stu

Stu

Logistics

Josh

Josh

Operations

Pawel

Pawel

Operations

Ashley

Ashley

Operations

Josh

Josh

Operations

where we have come from

From an idea bounced around
over afternoon tea, we've sure come far. Since we undertook our preliminary trials back in February 2012 we have developed a following of 250,000+

We’ve also received 3 rounds of funding since we began

  • In early 2012 we received an initial £50,000 to develop a prototype website and to take concepts further.
  • In June 2012 as we moved to develop our operational systems and further develop final concepts, we received an additional £100,000 in funding guarantees.
  • By September we had finalised the designs you see today and had moved into finessing our interface designs & systems for a final launch. We negotiated an additional £250,000 to cover our launch.
  • We are currently in the midst of a fourth round of funding.

where we are at

Mikasso Family

As of today, we are currently in a Beta environment

There are a number of reasons we are currently in Beta.
Here are some of the key ones.

  • We are testing our technologies and usability in an open environment.
  • We are rapidly building up a core of followers in advance of our full launch in April. At this stage our full in-house developed social commerce elements will go live complete with news feeds, product feeds and more.
  • We are learning about you. Your likes and dislikes. We'd love to hear from you.
  • Our beta environment acts as a showcase for our future suppliers.

what is mikasso about?

Click to read more about where we've come from...

the home of contemporary cool.

mikasso.com is proud to host some of Europe's most exciting design-led products.

Our curators seek out the continents most unique artists & designers to bring you a distinctive online shopping experience.

We conduct more than 200 sales per month, each lasting for 7 or 14 days. We promote the kind of bold and unique items that you won't find on the high street. The mikasso product mix is distinct, uncompromising, and like nothing you'll find elsewhere.

a guide to how we work

  1. World map with speech bubbles

    We collect the cool

    The mikasso team sets off to identify the coolest new stuff in the UK & Europe (and sometimes beyond, if we can't resist!). Our team of buyers seek out the most original new products and return with bagfuls of ideas. We look for the most innovative items around - the kind of thing you really want without quite knowing why!

    Whether the product value is 50p or £5,000, it will always have the unmistakeable mikasso edge - bold, bright and beautiful.

  2. Think bubbles with products inside

    We listen to our design experts

    Next, we sit round the table and decide which products make the cut.
    Our mikasso members will give their verdict on a product before we introduce it to the market. We draw upon the opinions of designers, stylists and curators before we rubberstamp a brand. We're not afraid to take a risk when it comes to selecting dynamic design products. If we’re inspired by the brand, we'll offer it!

    We know what we like, and we won't sell anything that doesn't get past our members first.

  3. New additions every day

    We connect brands with customers

    Once we’re happy with a product, we’ll host the item in our online shop window for 7 or 14 days. Have a look through our online store and see if there’s anything that takes your fancy.

    We don’t believe in churning out replicas on a production line; we exhibit everything from the fun and funky to the downright fabulous.

  4. Opened mikasso package

    Signed, sealed and delivered

    When the sale is complete, the designer will package the item and send it to your home. Simple.

Customer services

All you need to know about contacting the mikasso team. Contact details and FAQs

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