A new online shopping-focused startup, bukit, is slated for a full launch this month.
Founded in March 2021, bukit is the brainchild of Jessica Anderson, a local attorney and partner with Anderson Keuscher PLLC. As CEO of bukit, Anderson “is leveraging her entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen in hopes of creating a more efficient and community-driven way to shop local,” according to an Oct. 19 press release from the company.
Nicole Lorenzi, a former Reno-based marketing executive, including a 3-year stint recently with Sierra Neurosurgery Group, is co-founder of the company and serves as Chief Marketing Officer.
Customers can shop thousands of items ranging from toys, pet supplies, books, home goods, plants, gifts, athletic gear, clothing to beauty supplies.According to the release, bukit drivers will not accept tips, so the $11 delivery fee is a flat fee.
“bukit … is a way to get products into the hands of local online shoppers without the daunting and costly task of having to build and maintain their own online store,” according to the release. “bukit sends its own professional photographer to create inventory images for the site, uploads product images and data for the merchant, and lists the inventory. bukit’s platform includes the inventory logic that communicates with the merchant’s system to sync stock and availability. This ensures a low maintenance, convenient solution for the merchant.”
Initial Reno-based company partners include, among others, Junkee Clothing Exchange, Pantry Products, Battle Born Beekinis and Micano Home Décor & Lighting.
The company’s soft launch, the “Fall in love with bukit” pop-up sale, launched in October via its website, bukit.com; the company is slated to launch its full main site on Nov. 11.Per the release, an app for the site is planned for summer 2022.