UK consumers are heavily into their electronics and computer equipment. In fact, latest government research shows that, the UK is Europe’s largest market for high-end consumer electronics. The market sector is thought to be worth around £16 billion to the UK economy per year with over 18,000 UK based companies involved in the sector. It is estimated that the electronics retail sector will grow faster than any other UK retail sector in the next year or so, with recent annual growth trends at 4.4%. This means that the market offers great opportunities throughout the supply chain, opportunities we think our members should be taking advantage of.
Whether sports-focused or fashion-forward footwear is a proven seller amongst many of our wholesale buying members and is certainly a popular sector in retail. It’s thought that the footwear market in the UK is worth around £9.5bn showing that the figures align with the interests of our members. This market sector is also vast and varied with luxury designer shoes at one end and functional boots or sports trainers at the other. As a wholesale buyer and re-seller it’s your prerogative to find a niche that fits with your ethos and it’s our job to help you find the products that will enable you to profit from that niche. So with this in mind we set our research staff off on the task of finding some good wholesale footwear suppliers!
Our members are always on the look-out for fashion bargains from the major brands as they know they are regular sellers – both in physical stores and online shops and auction sites. With this in mind our Research Team are always seeking out the best trade deals in the fashion industry and have a keen eye for the popular brands.
The festive season is upon us! And with thousands of consumers frantically finishing off their Christmas shopping this month, now is the perfect time to spot deals on festive products you can resell.
The Christmas market is the most lucrative retail market of the year. Consumers head out in their thousands to buy gifts, decorate their homes and buy food and drink to see them through the festive period. And although the high street still sees big spending, it’s the online retail market that has really taken off in the past few years.
Winter is well and truly here and as the colder weather hits the UK, thousands of consumers spend out on warm winter clothing and footwear. One glance at retailers during the next few weeks will show you just how popular the winter clothing market is. High street clothing retailers, supermarkets and online retailers are all gearing up for the winter rush by stocking both high-end and high street stock.
Halloween is big business in the UK, with consumers set to spend over £300 million on the event this year! And as it’s just around the corner this is an ideal time for resellers to start looking into wholesale buying opportunities.
Although Halloween is traditionally more popular in America, it seems during the past few years the season has become more and more popular with consumers in the UK. And one quick glance at high street retailers and stores will reinforce this. Supermarket chains all over the country invest in Halloween themed aisles – dedicating entire areas of their stores to selling Halloween fancy dress items and confectionary. And with consumers spending out big money on this occasion it’s not difficult to see why retailers invest in stock. Halloween is packed with profit making opportunities for both online and offline retailers.
Holiday season is still in full-force! Thousands of consumers all over the country have been packing their bags during the last couple of months and have been heading away – whether it’s for a trip abroad or a ‘staycation’ in the UK – holidays are certainly popular all year round.
Many people take holiday time at different times of the year but one of the most popular times for travel is during term-time. Many consumers avoid booking travel during the summer months as prices can hike up. Booking outside of term-time usually sees tour operators offering discounts on package holidays – so the next few months are sure to be busy as the school holidays have just ended.
The health and fitness industry in the UK is big business and is now worth an estimated £3.92 billion. For resellers looking to profit, this market certainly throws up some interesting money making opportunities.
A study earlier this year revealed that Brits are set to spend £2.8 billion this year to get into shape. Whether it’s paying for gym memberships, buying gym kit or investing in fitness equipment like dumbbells and barbells – consumers are willing to spend a fortune in the health and fitness arena.
It’s that time of year again. Holiday go-ers all over the country will be getting ready to pack their bags, slap on their sun cream and enjoy some much needed summer relaxation.
As the hot weather hits the UK more and more consumers will be heading out to high street retailers and searching online for footwear. Footwear sales are popular all year round and summer footwear sales obviously increase during the lead up to the warmer months. Whether consumers choose a domestic holiday and stay within the UK or they search for sunnier shores abroad, summer footwear is always going to be at the top of their shopping list.