Flubit to beat Amazon on price for one million items every week
Startups 100 2015's fifth place company stocks items from more than 1,500 UK and Irish stores including Cath Kidston, Jimmy Choo, and Victoria’s Secret
Flubit, the online marketplace that came fifth in the Startups 100 2015, is boldly taking on Amazon, with plans to release one million items cheaper than the US internet giant every week.
Founded by Class of 2013 Young Gun Bertie Stephens, Flubit was originally established as a private demand driven website, helping shoppers find better deals on items they would otherwise buy on other sites. It doesn’t charge retailers set-up, listing or commission charges and instead passes these savings on to customers.
Today it is an e-commerce site that offers competitive prices on a huge range of products including books, hardware, garden equipment, pet supplies and sporting goods, with next day delivery and shipping always included.
The independent site works with more than 1,500 UK and Irish online retailers and claims to offer access to the largest catalogue of products in the country from a UK company. Brands such as Cath Kidston, Jimmy Choo, and Victoria’s Secret all sell through the site.
Flubit is promoting itself with a widespread marketing campaign that will see it advertise across a number of digital channels between 4 and 31 October and on 8,000 train panel ads throughout London and the South East from 9 October.
Stephens commented: “Every week Flubit.com has over 1 Million items cheaper than Amazon, which means no matter what you’re looking to buy – toys, books, video games, baby products or beauty items – we should have it for the lowest price online.
“Flubit.com works with thousands of UK based sellers who help us get the products to your door, at low prices and with next day delivery available too.”