Klarna launches platform to connect British creators and retailers

Tuesday 29 November 2022 10:25 CET | News

Sweden-based fintech Klarna has announced the expansion of its Creator Platform, connecting retailers with influencers to better engage audiences.


In one single place, the platform seamlessly matches retailers with the right influencers and tracks performance metrics in real time, enabling retailers to better engage their target audiences and achieve higher returns on influencer partnerships. Simultaneously, it facilitates creators to maximise their earning potential and provide more relevant product recommendations to their followers.

Sweden-based fintech Klarna has announced the expansion of its Creator Platform, connecting retailers with influencers to better engage audiences.

Marketing through influencers

With the launch of the Creator Platform, Klarna joins the USD 16 billion influencer marketing economy and opens up a crucial new channel for its 450,000 retail partners worldwide. The launch also further expands the company’s affiliate marketing business, which already generates 600 million leads a year for Klarna’s retail partners globally. Built on the back of the acquisition of APPRL in 2021, the Creator Platform launched in the United States in October 2022 and is now available in all of Klarna’s 45 regions, cementing its position as the growth engine for retailers at the centre of the shopping ecosystem.

Creators are now at the heart of online shopping, helping consumers discover brands and products in more engaging and authentic ways. In fact, 41% of British shoppers who buy from social media already shop directly from influencer pages, according to Klarna. Among Gen Z shoppers this is even higher at 55%. However, creators still struggle to balance running a scalable business with creating unique content that stands out in a crowded market.

Retailers meanwhile report difficulties in sourcing the right creators and measuring engagement with their target audience. Klarna’s new Creator Platform solves this by connecting retailers and creators and streamlining every step of the process from initial outreach to analysing performance, tracking sales, and managing billing.

Creators can choose what to promote

Instead of signing individual contracts for each new partnership, with Klarna, creators gain direct access to the world’s leading brands and can choose from thousands of products to recommend to their social media followers instantly. Retailers meanwhile can search a pool of over 500,000 creators globally and when collaborating track their performance in real time - including traffic, sales, conversion rates, and more, all segmented by creator, channel, and product. This allows them to ramp up their activities and use the data insights to reinvest in high-performing creators for maximal return. In fact, on average, brands using the platform see their sales from influencer collaborations increase threefold and report a 80% decrease in time spent on managing creator partnerships, says Klarna.

Klarna’s officials stated that every minute creators spend on cumbersome admin is valuable time lost that could have been spent on creating engaging content. By providing access to affiliate partnerships, brand campaigns, and gifting activations with brands, Klarna enables creators to monetise their influence at scale and turn their attention to producing quality content. At the same time, Klarna helps retailers take the guesswork out of influencer collaborations by identifying which talents fit their brand and which channels drive the best results.

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Keywords: Klarna, ecommerce, product launch, data analytics, retail
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Companies: Klarna
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