Garage Buying Group Ltd (GBG) has announced record sales months for both October and November 2022.
The digital platform, which promises easy online ordering and ‘direct from supplier savings’ as the UK’s first buying group for garages believes that the growth in business is down to several factors.
“We’ve been adding more suppliers and more products in the last few months,” said Lee Corfield, Managing Director of GBG. “It’s taken some time to become recognised but we’re now seeing encouraging levels of repeat business too.”
Garage Buying Group already has over 750 garage members; joining is free and enables members to buy on the site anytime at reduced prices.
“Our exclusive Autonoe consumable ranges are performing particularly strongly,” said Lee. “They cover multi-fleet engine oils, antifreezes and TFR with AdBlue starting to sell for us too.”
The growth rates are eye-catching for an emerging business that launched in April 2021. October saw revenues finish 31% higher than in their previous best month in May 2022. Having just finished November, monthly trading was 55% higher than October’s very brief record high.
“Not every month is going to set records but a lot of work has gone in to develop the web platform, to help garages find us online and to understand the concept so it’s pleasing to see more traction.”
GBG believe increased order volumes will be essential in paving the way towards further enhancing the suppliers listed, the product and service ranges available as well as ensuring competitive price points for members.
Garages can join for free at https://garagebuyinggroup.co.uk/product/membership-of-gbg/. Suppliers can also register their interest at https://garagebuyinggroup.co.uk/become-a-supplier/.