55. Here For A Day

A niche flash sales site, offering home and garden products at warehouse prices

Founders: Mark and Donna Baker
Founded: November 2010

As the name suggests, Here for a Day provide users with the opportunity to cash in on attention-grabbing deals for one day only – before the offer is lost and replaced with another. After noticing the buzz around flash sales and live shopping, The Bakers decided to tap into the phenomenon, with a niche offering for household goods.

Bulk-buying quality products and selling them on at just-above warehouse prices, so far the site has been a hit – with 100,000 subscribers to date. With a projected turnover of £2.8m for 2011, the deals may only be here for a day, but the retail site promises to be around for a lot longer.