Welcome to Material

We're building a better future for independent retailers.

Material helps independent retail businesses operate more efficiently by providing remarkable tools for selling in-store, online and on our marketplaces.

Complete retail solution

With Material, you'll get all the hardware and software you need to offer a world-class shopping experience in-store and online, because running a retail shop shouldn't require stitching together dozens of different products.

Julie Armstrong
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(555) 123-4567
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Build strong customer relationships

Build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with customers, in-store and online. Our customer engagement tools–like loyalty programs, smart text notifications and email campaigns–make clienteling easy.

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Active retailers
$46M
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Reach new customers and grow sales

Reach new customers and grow sales by selling on our online shopping marketplaces, Shoptiques.com and ShopKids.com. Unlock these new sales channels for your business today.

Our products

Tools for shops online, IRL or anywhere else.

Since 2011, Material has been building powerful and intuitive tools for independent retailers. Use our full toolkit, or mix and match just what you need.

  • Level up your marketing

    Managed Services

    We built a design and marketing team specifically for independent retailers. Hire us for your next project or campaign.

  • Run your business

    Retail Toolkit

    Everything you need for a world-class retail experience in-store, online, and everywhere else.

  • Reach more customers

    Marketplaces

    Shoptiques.com and ShopKids.com are premier shopping destinations for fashion, homegoods, kids items and more. Unlock these new sales channels for your business in just a few clicks.

Why material

Retail is in our DNA.

We build tools we could only dream about when we ran our own retail stores.

A fully realized ecommerce avenue and POS without all the extra overhead...to compete with the large retailers.
Lori, Owner
Mary Jane's, Park City Utah

Blog

Recent stories from the blog.

Find the latest news and stories from independent retailers on the Material blog.

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Jan 26, 2023
5 Tips We Use to Jumpstart Our Boutiques’ Marketing Efforts

Every week we tackle new design and marketing challenges for dozens of boutiques across the US. And in this article, I want to share 5 fundamental marketing tips my team uses to get big results for our boutiques.

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Jan 19, 2023
Shoptiques Business Has a New Name: Introducing Material

Shoptiques Business is now Material. We’re changing our name, but our mission is the same: to help independent retail businesses operate more efficiently by providing tools for selling in-store and online and on our marketplaces.

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Jan 4, 2023
Learn how Material’s Retail Toolkit changed the game for a community-oriented boutique in Arkansas

This is a story about a boutique owner in Arkansas, and how she was able to grow her community-oriented business using Material’s Retail Toolkit.