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This October sees the launch of a new business supporting the care sector in the form of Wippet, an online marketplace which is promising to create quite a stir. Wippet is a B2B, many-to-many marketplace where customers can find everything they need – from beds to detergents, from uniforms to food. Wippet is free to the user and provides the simplicity of one website with one login, one basket and one invoice – the ultimate one stop shop.

Matt Oxley is Wippet’s CEO and has had extensive experience in the care sector and is the brains behind the idea.

“I don’t believe there’s a care provider out there that couldn’t benefit significantly from the efficiency Wippet will bring. Our mantra at Wippet is to make buying in healthcare simple. That’s what we’ll deliver from the moment customers first use our site.”

John Barrowcliffe, Wippet’s commercial and operations director, underlined that sentiment: “When we briefed the platform design we didn’t use any other B2B ecommerce websites as our quality benchmark, we looked to the best of the consumer world. Why shouldn’t people in B2B enjoy the intuitive and fluid experience of the sites they use personally? We’ve all enjoyed many-to-many marketplaces and their benefits with brands like ASOS, Airbnb and Deliveroo, we’re just bringing the same technology to the care sector.”

Wippet is known to have signed up some of the biggest players in care suppliers already with a pipeline of customers eagerly anticipating their launch, which has the backing of their new owners who have invested in the team, the platform and Wippet’s marketing.

Oxley continued: “It’s the 21st century and all the information customers need is out there, we’ve just put it all in one convenient place where it’s easy to determine best value from suppliers they know and trust. It’s just about choice, value and convenience. And all our suppliers go through due diligence checks, to provide the assurance that customers can buy from known and trusted supplier brands – but without all the usual effort.”

“So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive, everybody we’ve spoken to loves the idea and can’t wait to try it. We’ll be doing demos at the

Care Show and will love to meet more customers and suppliers alike.” said David Meikle, sales and marketing director.

Customers and suppliers can also register their interest at

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