Save the Sale

Meet xCollective, the first in-store app designed for specialty retailers.

GET IN TOUCH

THE APP

xC app for ipad

RetailersHere’s what Exchange Collective means to you

BRANDS ON BOARD
  • 1-spy
  • 2-electric
  • 3-vonzipper
  • 4-otis
  • 05-osiris
  • 6-circa
  • 07-etnies
  • 8-es
  • 09-emerica
  • 10-sector9

 

And Many More…

BrandsHere’s what Exchange Collective means to you

SHOPS ON BOARD
  • 3-hansens
  • 4-active

 

And Many More…

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photos: founders Dan and Dave Pankratz

Q&A

A Chat with the Founders

THIS LOOKS AMAZING. DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?

Great question. It absolutely does. Retailers who complete just a few transactions per day on the xC app can expect to raise their bottom line 10 – 15%. That’s a game changer. We come from a background in retail, so we know. Retailers receive payments from xCollective weekly, and keep their customers happy too. Select the brand. Find the product. Save the sale.

WHAT’S THE COST FOR THE RETAILER?

The xC app costs $99 per month (paid annually). All it takes to get started is an iPad, a fast web connection and a great attitude. Make no mistake, this is the future of retail. We created the xC app to give core retailers competitive muscle in a global marketplace.

HOW ABOUT SHIPPING AND RETURNS?

Another good question. Items purchased in the retail store on the xC app ship directly from the brands to the customer. Brands have 48 hours (Monday thru Friday) to ship orders they receive. Most brands on xCollective are offering free shipping for orders over a certain dollar amount, and flat rate shipping for all other orders.

SO WHERE DOES THE CUSTOMER COME IN?

The front door, generally. (With any luck, during business hours). As a retailer, how many customers ask these two questions: “Do you have it?” “Can you get it?” Enter xCollective. Retailers can now say, “Yes”, regardless of the colors and sizes they have in stock. Brands can finally say, “Go to your local retailers. They have everything.”

WILL RETAIL EVER BE THE SAME?

Change is constant. What’s important is understanding the currents, remaining flexible and staying ahead of the obvious curve. But Exchange Collective is a powerful tool, undoubtedly. We don’t see local retailers competing with online superstores without the right tools. The xC app was developed to bring brands and retailers together in a brand new way.

REASON

The Reason Why

  • xCollective provides an endless aisle solution for industry leaders, such as Active Ride Shop.
  • xCollective gives retail staff a valuable sales tool to assist customers, and keep them in-store.
  • xCollective is committed to providing world-class 24/7 customer service with a personal touch.
  • xCollective provides actionable data on shopping trends, showing what real customers want.
  • xCollective knows that even two additional transactions per day can raise store profit 5-10%.
  • xCollective knows customers expect an endless aisle. Their only alternative is to shop online.
TEAM

Our Team

DAVE PANKRATZ
CEO

Dave oversees the implementation of the xC vision: giving retailers tools to compete within a challenging and quick-changing marketplace.

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DAN PANKRATZ
COO

Dan is a true believer in the power of passion. He’s responsible for creating an intuitive user experience suited to the way people shop today.

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JASON STRUBING
BRAND DEVELOPMENT

With 30+ years in retail and an unwavering dedication to skateboarding, Jason knows the marketplace, sees the real needs, and gets it done.

STEVE DEDHAM
RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

Steve thrives on connection. He’s made friends with retailers over the past 20+ years and charged waves in places you wouldn’t park your car.

BENJAMIN ROY
CCO

As Chief Creative Officer, Ben is responsible for creative direction, brand strategy, public relations, product design and digital innovation.

TED MALLEY
ADVISOR

Ted Malley, previous CIO at Quiksilver and co-founder of Related Matters, is a proven thought leader, industry professional and product visionary.

ANTHONY HALL
CFO

Anthony has a background strategic finance. With more than a decade in global finance, he’s spent the last ten working with startups and entrepreneurs.

HAROLD EMSHEIRMER
UX

A real life code-breathing superhero, Harold handles interaction design, information architecture and development for the xC app.