Garage Buying Group hits record sales

Garage Buying Group 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.

MD Lee Corfield said: “We’ve been adding more suppliers and more products in the last few months. It’s taken some time to become recognised but we’re now seeing encouraging levels of repeat business too.

“Our exclusive Autonoe consumable ranges are performing particularly strongly. They cover multi-fleet engine oils, antifreeze, and TFR with AdBlue starting to sell for us too.”

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,” added Corfield.

GBG believes increased order volumes will be essential in paving the way towards further enhancing the suppliers listed, the product, and the service ranges available, as well as ensuring competitive price points for members.

Garage Buying Group already has more than 750 garage members; joining is free and enables members to buy on the site anytime at reduced prices.