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Wholesale News - 23 January 2014

Wholesale News
Discount Wholesale Sees Sales Storm Ahead

Discount Wholesale, the wholesaling arm of Poundworld, has reported a “record sales increase” both on and offline.

Discount Wholesale declared online sales had risen by 425% year-on-year with offline wholesale sales rising by 326% from its warehouse in Normanton, Wakefield.

Launched in May 2012, www.discount-wholesale.co.uk , offers more than 2,000 discount products and pound lines - including cleaning, DIY, stationery and pet care to customers across the EU.

Chris Edwards Junior, trading director, said: “We’ve seen an encouraging growth in our wholesale operations and we hope to build on this in the next year.

“As a retailer and importer with over 240 stores nationwide, we understand the needs of our customer and we are able to pass down our knowledge and experience of the best-selling lines out there on the market. Our focus for 2014 will be to improve on this unique offering with the introduction of shelf-ready packaging solutions that will cut down crucial costs and time often spent by the retailer when purchasing products from a wholesaler.”

Retail Times - 21st January 2014

Retail Times

Poundworld’s online wholesale operation, Discount Wholesale, reports surge in sales

Discount Wholesale, Poundworld’s online wholesale operation has announced a massive rise increase in its annual sales.

Launched in May 2012, the website www.discount-wholesale.co.uk is reported to have experienced a rapid year-on-year increase in online sales of 425%. The company, which also runs an offline wholesale operation from its warehouse in Normanton, Wakefield, has announced a further increase in offline sales of 326%. Turnover has increased by over 302% in the past year.Discount Wholesale, Poundworld’s online wholesale operation has announced a massive rise increase in its annual sales.

With savings on over 2,000 best-selling discount products and pound lines, the online wholesale store offers a vast range including cleaning, DIY, stationery and pet care and supplies to customers across the EU. 

Discount Wholesale said it plans to increase sales further and has announced that it will be returning for its second year as an exhibitor at the Spring Fair, NEC Birmingham.

Chris Edwards junior, trading director at www.discount-wholesale.co.uk, said: “We’ve seen an encouraging growth in our wholesale operations and we hope to build on this in the next year.

“As a retailer and importer with over 240 stores nationwide, we understand the needs of our customer and we are able to pass down our knowledge and experience of the best-selling lines out there on the market.

“Our focus for 2014 will be to improve on this unique offering with the introduction of shelf-ready packaging solutions that will cut down crucial costs and time often spent by the retailer when purchasing products from a wholesaler.”


Check out our stand from International Spring Fair at the Birmingham NEC 2nd - 7th February 2013.


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It took 2 days to set the stand up and merchandise the products prior to the show and about an hour to take it all down at the end! It was a long week for the team but worth it as it was fantastic to meet so many of our existing customers and put faces to names. We also welcomed many new customers, who we are really looking forward to working with.

Got any questions regarding the show or exhibiting? Give us a call on 0345 557 7353






The Grocer Magazine - 2nd March 2013

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Sales up 400% for Poundworld's Discount Wholesale website


Poundworld’s wholesale operation Discount Wholesale has revealed a massive rise in sales since going online.

"We've seen a sales uplift of 400% since last year for www.discount-wholesale.co.uk,which is really encouraging", said trading director Chris Edwards Junior."We're hoping to build on this growth in the next year with a further increase in sales of 200%." 

Discount Wholesale has been trading for two years. It launched the website last May.



Retail Newsagent Magazine - 8th June 2012


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Direct Commerce Online - 31st May 2012

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Discount-goods chain Poundworld is branching out from bricks-and-mortar retail with the launch of a wholesale website discount-wholesale.co.uk. Officially launching this week, the discount wholesale website is aimed at market traders, eBay sellers, independent and small retailers. A minimum order of £500 is required by customers. Discount-wholseale.co.uk also has a showroom in Normanton, Wakefield.

DIY Week Online - 25th May 2012

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Wholesale DIY for a Pound

Discount retail giant Poundworld is launching a new wholesale website this week, selling a variety of cheap products including DIY tools, home improvement accessories and garden products to retailers.

Named discount-wholesale.co.uk, the site claims to offer the UK's cheapest prices on goods which it says will "help Britain's market traders, ebay sellers, independent and small retailers succeed in their business ventures." Its product numbers 2,000 and ranges from cleaning to pet care.

Brands include Edwards, Home Essentials, Outdoor Essentials and Perfect Garden.

E-commerce manager Helen Todd said: "We're really delighted to be launching our new discount wholesale site and we expect to see a great response. As a family-owned retailer, we are able to use our personal experience to really understand the needs of the independent and to help them succeed in this tough economic climate.

"With over 180 retail stores UK wide, we are also in the favourable position to pass on incredible savings on the best-selling lines - making us the cheapest importer and distributor of discount goods.

"We are taking the traditional cash and carry concept but adapting it to be accessible to all with our easy to navigate site and delivery available across the UK and Europe. We also have a showroom in Normanton, Wakefield, for those who would prefer to visit us in person."

Retail Week Online - 21st May 2012

Retail Week

Poundworld launches wholesale website

Poundworld has launched a wholesale website to cater for small retailers in what it believes is an 'untapped market.
The single-priced retailer which has over 180 stores across the UK is now offering its own brand products it sells in stores online for retailers such as pet shops, market traders, and eBay sellers to buy in bulk.

Called discount-wholesale.co.uk, the website stocks products from both Poundworld and its multi-fascia Discount UK.

Discount Wholesale's e-commerce manager Helen Todd said: "The business is a great venture. We had lots of retailers contact us about buying our stock and so we decided to set up the website. It is an untapped market for discount lines."

Todd said Discount Wholesale can offer products at low prices because of Poundworld's buying power.

The single price point retailer already trades some of its stores stock on a wholesale basis, currently generating revenue of about £1m. Trading Direction Chris Edwards told Retail Week, when he revealed initial plans for the venture last November, that this could grow tp £5m with the new website.

The model asks customers to register on the website before purchase and the minimum buy is one full carton.

Todd said the wholesale website is not a substitute for a transactional Poundworld website.

Single price point retailers have not yet launch a successful transactional website because of the disproportionate costs involved with selling low-priced goods. Poundstretcher pulled its transactional site early this year less than two years after its launch.

The Grocer Magazine & Online - 19th May 2012

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Poundworld hails launch of its discount wholesale website

Poundworld has launched a discount wholesale website targeted at market traders, eBay sellers and independent retailers.

The website, www.discount-wholesale.co.uk, will offer about 2,000 lines from categories such as cleaning, DIY, stationery and pet care.

Poundworld claims it will be the cheapest wholesale website in the UK.“As a family-owned retailer, we are able to use our personal experience to really understand the needs of the independent and to help them succeed in this tough economic climate,” said e-commerce manager Helen Todd.

“We are taking the traditional cash & carry concept but adapting it to be accessible to all.”

Retail Times Online - 14th May 2012

Retailtimes.co.uk

Poundworld targets independent retailers with discount, wholesale website

Discount retailer, Poundworld is targeting independent retailers, e-Bay sellers and market traders, with the launch of a discount wholesale website, www.discount-wholesale.co.uk.

Launching this week, Poundworld claims the website will help Britain’s small retailers succeed in their business ventures by offering the UK’s cheapest prices on discount goods. The retailer is also opening a showroom at its Normanton, West Yorkshire, HQ.

The website features over 2,000 best-selling discount products and pound lines including cleaning, DIY, stationery and pet care lines.

Helen Todd, e-commerce manager at discount-wholesale.co.uk, said: “We’re really delighted to be launching our new discount wholesale site and we expect to see a great response.

“As a family-owned retailer, we are able to use our personal experience to really understand the needs of the independent and to help them succeed in this tough economic climate. With over 180 retail stores UK wide, we are also in the favourable position to pass on incredible savings on the best-selling lines – making us the cheapest importer and distributor of discount goods.

“We are taking the traditional cash and carry concept but adapting it to be accessible to all with our easy to navigate site and delivery available across the UK and Europe. We also have a showroom in Normanton, Wakefield for those who would prefer to visit us in person.”

Talking Retail Online - 14th May 2012

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Poundworld launches new discount wholesale website

The discount wholesale website will help Britain’s market traders, e-bay sellers, independent and small retailers succeed in their business ventures, by offering the UK’s cheapest prices on discount goods.

With “massive savings” on over 2,000 best-selling discount products and pound lines, the online wholesale store will offer a vast range including cleaning, DIY, stationery and pet care.

Helen Todd, e-commerce manager at discount-wholesale.co.uk, said: “We’re really delighted to be launching our new discount wholesale site and we expect to see a great response.

“As a family-owned retailer, we are able to use our personal experience to really understand the needs of the independent and to help them succeed in this tough economic climate. With over 180 retail stores UK wide, we are also in the favourable position to pass on incredible savings on the best-selling lines – making us the cheapest importer and distributor of discount goods.

“We are taking the traditional cash and carry concept but adapting it to be accessible to all with our easy-to-navigate site and delivery available across the UK and Europe. We also have a showroom in Normanton, Wakefield, for those who would prefer to visit us in person.”

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