95. Love the Sales
The site that brings together sales from 500 of the biggest UK retailers
Founders: Stuart McClure, Mark Solomon and David Bishop
Founded: August 2014 (launched March 2015)
What do Disney, Garnier, and Adidas have in common? Asides from being big-name brands, these companies – alongside almost 500 others – all feature on Love the Sales; the e-commerce start-up which aggregates retail sale products into one site for your perusal.
Launched last year by Stuart McClure, Mark Solomon, and David Bishop, the discount site intends to make it easier for you to find the best deals without having to surf all over the web.
While it does have competitors, the entrepreneurs say the site differentiates itself by not employing the flash sales model (dubbed “old fashioned”) as this only allows for impulse purchases dependent on a company’s stock. Love the Sales, on the other hand, shows consumers sales that are on every day of the year; an offering which it claims enables customers to “take advantage of the sales on the products they want”, rather than those that “fortuitously happen to become available”.
With no employees apart from its founding trio, the business has already achieved a great deal in the past 18 months. Microsoft Ventures previously accepted the company onto its Bizpark + accelerator programme and property developer The Collective has backed the company with a “six-figure” investment.
Now in the closing stages of a Series A round, McClure et al say “massive growth is on the cards” when it comes to sales, marketing, and tech behind the scenes. They are also poised to make some new hires so that even more of us can ‘love the sales’.