The pandemic has forever transformed the world of business. In 2020-21, the total revenue from eCommerce jumped to $26.7T, which resulted in a growth of almost 50% in eCommerce revenue share in countries like the United States of America and South Korea.
Adopting online eCommerce and retail for any business has become a necessity and no longer a choice. But shifting from a traditional brick-and-mortar retail store/chain to an online eCommerce business is tough. This is where eCommerce onboarding platforms/ website building software comes into play.
Magento is one such software that offers a wide variety of eCommerce solutions and is not only open source but also free. It has been used by the likes of giants like Nike and Samsung. Magento was recently named as one of the top 10 eCommerce building platforms of 2021. Here are the top eCommerce companies using Magento in the UK.
Founder: Christiaan Ashworth and John Douglas Parker
Year Founded: 2005
Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom
End Clothing's Monthly Unique Visitors: 1,866,709
End Clothing's Order Volume: >50,000
End Clothing's Web Sales: $250M-$500M
End Clothing is a fashion retailer in the clothing and footwear space. It specializes in streetwear and high-street fashion. Its online and retail store system has enabled it to capture a major segment of the customer base. It is headquartered in the United Kingdom.
Founder: John Boot
Year Founded: 1849
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Boots' Monthly Unique Visitors: 2,360,598
Boots' Order Volume: 50,000
Boots' Web Sales: $250M-$500M
Boots is a health and beauty brand with pharmacies and an online presence. It has over 2,200 stores. During the pandemic, though most pharmacies were permitted to run, Boots made a major portion of its sales through its online portal, making it a top online store using Magento.
Founder: Michel Leclercq
Year Founded: 1976
Decathlon's Monthly Unique Visitors: 1,727,164
Decathlon's Order Volume: 10,000-50,000
Decathlon's Web Sales: $100M-$250M
Decathlon is a lifestyle, fitness, outdoor, and sports manufacturer and retailer. It has stores in over 60 countries. It functions through a hybrid online-offline system. Decathlon offers sports apparel, footwear, accessories, and sporting equipment for men, women, and children.
Founder: John Houlding
Year Founded: 1892
Location: Anvil, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool FC's Monthly Unique Visitors: 614,461
Liverpool FC's Web Sales: $100M-$250M
Liverpool FC is a brand that sells the exclusive merchandise of the popular Liverpool Football Club. It is one of the biggest names in the world of football. Its products range from apparel for men, women, kids, and babies, along with a host of other products such as souvenirs, furniture, and other club merchandise.
Founder: Hideo Matsushita
Year Founded: 1962
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Audio-Technica's Monthly Unique Visitors: 64,571
Audio-Technica's Order Volume:
Audio-Technica's Web Sales: $50M-$100M
Audio-Technica is a manufacturing company that makes electronic equipment with a specialty in audio recording/music production. It is an industry leader in professional-grade microphones, headphones, turntables, phonographic magnetic cartridges, and other audio equipment. Recently, it has even entered the consumer audio market and cemented itself as among the top all-purpose audio companies in the world.
Founder: Rei Kawakubo, Adrian Joffe
Year Founded: 2004
Location: Haymarket, London, United Kingdom
Dover Street Market's Monthly Unique Visitors: 307,559
Dover Street Market's Order Volume: 10,000-50,000
Dover Street Market's Web Sales: $50M-$100M
Dover Street Market is a retail store that started in Dover Street, Mayfair, London. The company is focused on selling high-end street fashion from companies like Balenciaga, Brain Dead, Céline, Daniela Gregis, etc.
Founder: Umar Kamani, Adam Kamani
Year Founded: 2012
Location: New Hampshire, United States of America
Pretty Little Thing's Monthly Unique Visitors: 185,025
Pretty Little Thing's Order Volume: >50,000
Pretty Little Thing's Web Sales: $50M-$100M
PrettyLittleThing is a fashion apparel retailer. It usually targets young females as its major demographic of consumers. The company is known as a fast-fashion retailer, implying its focus on inexpensive and mass-produced products.
Founder: Jesper Buch, Christian Frismodt, Per Meldgaard, Henrik Østergaard
Year Founded: 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Just Eat's Monthly Unique Visitors: 2,622,345
Just Eat's Order Volume: >50,000
Just Eat's Web Sales: $100M-$250M
Just Eat is a food delivery service functioning entirely through its app and website. It specializes in door-to-door delivery. It has now expanded to 22 countries with acquisitions such as Grubhub in the United States.
Founder: Sampson Lloyd, John Taylor
Year Founded: 1765
Location: Eidenberg, United Kingdom
Lloyds Bank's Monthly Unique Visitors: 3,532,486
Lloyds Bank's Web Sales: $1B-$5B
Lloyds Bank is among the big four clearance banks in the UK. Lloyd offers its finance and banking services through both its physical locations and online portals. Its services range from personal finance to corporate financing solutions. With one of the biggest annual revenues among banks in the UK, it's no shocker that Lloyds Bank is among the top 10 eCommerce companies using Magento.
Founder: Haris Karonis
Year Founded: 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Viva Wallet's Monthly Unique Visitors: 37,427
Viva Wallet's Web Sales: $250M-$500M
Viva Wallet is a venture of Viva Payment Services. It's a neo bank (digital bank) that offers card services to its customers in over 20 countries. It uses cloud-based software to enable payments through its mobile application and website.
The pandemic may be coming to an end, but its effects on the business sector are most probably long-lasting. As consumers have gotten used to online shopping for their every need, businesses need to make sure they keep pace. Services like Magento are a great place for businesses looking to start eCommerce cost-effectively.
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