AB244-Workwear/Schoolwear/Sportswear Supply Co
Business for sale
Business descriptionThis well established and highly respected business has been trading successfully for some 20+ years and specialises in the supply of personalised workwear, uniforms, school wear and sportswear from highly reputable suppliers. The company supplies customers via its online e-commerce website and via traditional channels and can boast an impressive and growing customer base that includes schools, public bodies including NHS, national companies as well as having a strong presence within the local commercial market place. Sector’s it serves includes automotive, logistics, construction, facilities management and healthcare. The company invested in an excellent secure e-commerce platform several years back and more and more customers are migrating online month by month which is making the business operation even slicker and more efficient.
Sales are broken down as follows:
Workwear- circa 58%
Sportswear- circa 7%
The company provides a full turnkey operation as all embroidery and printing is carried out in-house so as to maintain quality and service.
Their client list is vast (in excess of 2,000 historical customers).The company has a strong presence in the education sector and enjoys excellent levels of repeat business from local schools and clubs. The business has continued to invest in its own internal infrastructure and as such can cater for a large range of order sizes and bespoke requirements and as such offers a huge range of solutions at extremely competitive prices.
The business has long established supply agreements in place to access many of the main brands within the market and this enables them to keep abreast of new clothing ranges as and when they are available to ensure client’s current and future needs are maximised. Full catalogues are on the website so customers can browse and order easily.
The company also has excellent buying power, having traded successfully for over 20 years. It has taken the business many years to develop and secure these highly valuable supply agreements and as such there are only a few other companies who are able to provide similar solutions.
The business is very service driven and as such is regarded very much at the top of the market for quality in terms of trusted brands, choice of solution, delivery, and always strives to satisfy the customers requests and needs.
The business prides itself on its speed of response and proactive sales and servicing approach ensuring it always carry adequate stock of mission critical items. It is also on hand to give advice with regards to the printing and embroidery services it can provide and offers excellent support should any of its clients have any issues with merchandise.
The company experiences very low return rates as a result of the quality of its merchandise.
This online and mail order business is totally portable and scaleable. Its customer base, and supply chain for that matter, has grown and strengthened year on year. It has relatively low fixed costs and is simple to run. Sales are strong and the busienss enjoys impressive levels of repeat business and profitability.
The business model has been put in place. It is ripe for a new owner to utilise the superb and highly valuable positioning this company has developed, both online and in the market though its relationships with leading manufacturers and suppliers. The opportunity is there to either bolt on to an existing operation or for a new owner to scale up the business to maximise the many opportunities already at its disposal.