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Robert Dyas hits 500 supplier milestone with Virtualstock aid
Fri, 15th Mar 2024

Robert Dyas, a UK retailer with a 150-year history of providing exemplary hardware, announced its latest achievement of attaining 500 suppliers for its online store. This strategic move was orchestrated by the company's enduring technology ally, Virtualstock, a top-ranked dropshipping and curated marketplace software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform in Europe.

The UK retail company is now proud to present a variety of 500 dropship suppliers on their online portal. These suppliers range from innovative startups to established brands. Virtualstock's pioneering technology has made this possible by creating a seamless one-to-many connection, linking Robert Dyas with an abundant network of suppliers.

Such a connection has empowered Robert Dyas to promptly onboard new suppliers and bolster operations while simultaneously broadening its online product catalogue. This has allowed Robert Dyas to offer its customers superior home and garden products at competitive prices, deliver an enriched customer experience, and boost online revenue.

Simon Spencelayh, Managing Director at Robert Dyas, expressed, "Offering our customers best-in-class home and garden products at competitive prices is central to our mission at Robert Dyas. Surpassing 500 suppliers, from exciting new startups to world-famous brands, is a testament to our commitment to this. The shared characteristic among them is that their products align with our ethos, emphasising innovation, practicality, and enduring design."

Since the inception of their partnership in June 2021, this connection has led to an incredible 1,480% rise in the number of Robert Dyas' dropship products, and an emphatic 70% of the company's total Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) now stems from dropshipping.

Spencelayh added, "Our partnership with Virtualstock and the implementation of their dropshipping solution has been instrumental in achieving this milestone. Over two-thirds of our online sales are now facilitated through dropship, reflecting the effectiveness and efficiency of this solution."

On the other hand, Ed Bradley, the CEO of Virtualstock, expressed his pride over this remarkable feat achieved by their longstanding partners. He said, "This accomplishment marks a pivotal point in Robert Dyas's rich history, showcasing their dedication to innovation, adaptability, and commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience. We are proud to be part of this transformative journey, and we look forward to continued collaboration, driving success, and setting new milestones in future."

This substantial achievement solidifies Robert Dyas' positioning as a leading retailer that fosters innovation favours a customer-centric approach, and delivers an unrivalled online shopping experience. The fruitful association with Virtualstock has played a key role in assisting Robert Dyas in reaching this milestone, marking a significant phase in the retailer's illustrious history.