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RangeMe named digital commerce startup of the year

Australian startup RangeMe has been named the Digital Commerce Startup of the Year by, a division of the National Retail Federation (NRF). The announcement was made at the industry event, Retail’s Digital Summit, in Dallas, Texas, on September 28.

RangeMe is an online marketplace that streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers. The startup was selected as one of three finalists for the annual competition in July, qualifying RangeMe for the last round: pitching a group of retail industry leaders on why it would be the most disruptive startup in retail over the next five years.

As the competition winner, RangeMe will receive a US$20,000 prize, a free one-year membership with the NRF, complimentary registration for Retail’s BIG Show 2017 in New York City and for’s 2017 Digital Summit in Los Angeles.

It will also have a chance to pitch 50 top digital retail and technology executives at a 2017 meeting of NRF’s Digital Council and will be introduced to the competitions judges and Board of Directors.

“I’m so happy to be named the winner and I look forward to building the RangeMe marketplace and continuing to provide retailers with the right tools to be successful,” RangeMe CEO and founder Nicky Jackson said.

“The successful group of finalists and winners for this award today and in the past is a great testament to recognising the fact that startups are the future, and where new ideas are breeding.”

The other two finalists for the award were Richard Lee, chief executive officer of Netra, Inc., and Oleg Vyadro, CEO of imageSurge.

“Each year, this program aims to find promising rising stars who have what it takes to make a significant impact on the digital retail industry. It’s companies like imageSurge, Netra and RangeMe who push the limits to make change in our industry,” Artemis Berry, vice president of digital retail for and NRF, said.

“We are incredibly excited to see what is in store for RangeMe, and believe that they have the potential to bring retailing to the next level.”

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