Some of the most valuable real estate on earth is shelf space; space that is at the end of aisles, on the racks, and next to the cash register.
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) November 09, 2014
Shelf Monkey has launched a unique global B2B brokerage platform specifically targeting retail shelf space. ShelfMonkey.com offers retail shelf space owners the ability to unlock the inherent market value of their real estate by renting it directly to top brand manufacturers for product placement.
“Some of the most valuable real estate on earth is shelf space; space that is at the end of aisles, on the racks, and next to the cash register. Up until now, however, this real estate rarely ever reached its full market potential because there was no competitive, market-driven system in place open to the full spectrum of brand manufacturers,” commented Shelf Monkey founder Tom Rapko.
On ShelfMonkey.com, global retailers can list their shelf space offerings according to geographic location, foot traffic, category, size, and price. Brand manufacturers seeking product placement can search these listings and rent retail shelf space that meets their needs. Shelf owners and brand manufacturers arrange product fulfillment logistics with each other directly or with the help of a Shelf Monkey broker.
“We designed Shelf Monkey as a brokerage model that is simple, transparent, and effective,” Tom added. “Now we’re looking to hire Shelf Monkey brokers in key metro markets around the world to help facilitate shelf rentals and product placement as well as assist with the accompanying logistics.”
The company’s ambitious two-year goals are to maximize the value of existing retail shelf space by opening it up to competition, become the preferred destination for global brand manufacturers seeking top product placement, and create a troop of highly-skilled Shelf Monkeys by the end of 2016.
Based in California, Shelf Monkey pioneered the concept of an open, market-driven retail shelf space brokerage. The company is laser-focused on unlocking the value of retail shelf space for owners and manufacturers alike around the world as well as creating rewarding careers in this new industry. All images and content copyright Shelf Monkey 2014, all rights reserved.
Founder, Shelf Monkey