People’s Champion finalist 2017: Love the Sales
Does the e-commerce aggregator enabling shoppers to find the best hidden bargains have what it takes to be your People's Champion?
Start-up name: Love the Sales
Founders: Stuart McClure, Mark Solomon and Dave Bishop
Started in: August 2014
Based in: London
Business description: e-commerce platform selling discounted items from big-name retailers
The Love the Sales story:
Ensuring those with a keen eye for a bargain don’t have to look very far, e-commerce aggregator Love the Sales helps shoppers find a whole host of discounted items from some of the UK’s biggest retailers all in the one place.
Co-founded by Stuart McClure, Mark Solomon and Dave Bishop, the lightbulb moment came to then teenage dad McClure after he sought to find his family the products and brands they wanted at an affordable price.
Discovering most other sales sites required long sign-in forms or were limited to a singular retailer, McClure – along with his two co-founders – set out to make the process of buying discounted items easier with a more extensive range.
With a network of over 730 retailers, ranging from small businesses to large scale, multi-national household brands, the likes of Michael Kors, House of Fraser, John Lewis and ASOS all feature onsite – with Love The Sales taking commission on each sale made.
With over two million items featured on the site, the London-based start-up also helps retailers by offering them a platform to both list and display their discounted products, while also helping to drive customer acquisition, protect brand image and understand their discount strategy.
Eyeing US and European expansion in the not so distant future, and offering shoppers special prices all year round, Startups 100-listed Love the Sales looks to have a winning formula.
Why Love the Sales made our shortlist:
With limited funding and team of just six people, Love The Sales’ massive success is proof that everyone really does love a bargain.
Working with nearly 800 of the country’s biggest stores, and offering millions of quality yet discounted items to consumers, the start-up’s impending international expansion is testament to its near faultless business model.