Technology Brokerage Saves Money for e-Retailer


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(Seattle, WA) — Avail Partners has announced the completion of another successful consulting engagement, this time with online retailer Bag, Borrow or Steal. The online luxury boutique, made famous by the movie Sex & The City II, allows women to borrow, collect and share authentic luxury fashion accessories.

“When Bag, Borrow or Steal launched its new consignment business, its technology needs changed dramatically,” said Dan Marsh, Managing Partner at Avail Partners.

“Our client needed to be certain that a new cloud hosting vendor had more than just the right technology to support their brand, but also a cultural and strategic fit for a long-term partnership,” he said.

Marsh, along with Managing Partners Scott Maurice and Mark Spagnola, created an entirely new model for IT purchasing when they founded Avail Partners. Their previous work experience on the vendor side led them to understand how vendors will use disruptive sales tactics in order to get business from a company. Avail’s in-house solution design offers clients the ability to remain anonymous during the evaluation phase to ensure a client’s purchasing process and strategy are maintained.

Avail saved us weeks of vendor and contract evaluation time.”

-Robert Treves, Chief Operations Officer at Bag, Borrow or Steal

“We found a need for more honesty in the system, and we have been able to save companies double-digit percentages on their technology spend,” Spagnola said.

In the case of Bag, Borrow or StealAvail evaluated datacenters, managed hosting and networking providers that could best support the company. Consulting on cloud-computing solutions and saving money is a major component of Avail’s business model.

“Avail saved us weeks of vendor and contract evaluation time,” said Robert Treves, Chief Operations Officer at Bag, Borrow or Steal.

“They gave us confidence that trusted, well-vetted and 100% aligned professionals are supporting our eCommerce infrastructure, allowing us to concentrate on our brand and our business,” he said.

Bag, Borrow or Steal is one of many e-commerce companies serviced by Avail Partners.

Avail Partners, a business and technology consulting firm with offices in Seattle, WA and Denver, CO, specializes in leveraging technology to help clients achieve their mission. The agency has successfully helped clients in healthcare to leverage a culture of compliance to change strategy, gain competitive advantage and improve patient outcomes. The agency provides market intelligence, solutions design, and vendor evaluation, changing the way business leaders take advantage of cloud economics.