One Sports Warehouse, based on the Drum Industrial Estate in Chester-le-Street, is exceeding its ambitious plans for growth with a raft of exciting measures.
The specialist sports goods retailer is forging ahead with its rapid growth plans with the launch of a new e-commerce website, a mobile store that travels the UK and has also expanded its range of goods to include netball equipment.
This is expected to increase the company’s sales by 35 per cent and the expansion of the team from three to five next year.
Simon Lee, managing director said: “As a company, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking and we’ve always been early adopters of new technology and methods. Offering a wide range of hockey and netball equipment for our customers is our prime goal and making it easier for them to access this through our new online shop and mobile store makes absolute sense without needing to establish a physical office in another part of the country.”
One Sports Warehouse accessed funding and support from Digital Drive County Durham to develop the online shop, a programme part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund to help businesses in County Durham make the best use of digital technology.
Simon said: “The advice and funding support from Digital Drive inspired me to modernise our website for current purchasing habits as well as automating stock-taking and speeding up customer orders and deliveries. This has saved us immeasurable time and costs, contributing to the overall growth of the company.”