While some areas of the retail sector have struggled over recent years in terms of sales and growth, the UK sports retail sector has continued to hold its own. As a nation of sports enthusiasts from Cycling, Football and Rugby to Racket sports in Tennis, Badminton and Squash to Gym fitness, Yoga, Palates and Thai Chi classes, Boxing and Marshall arts, we love taking part in many different styles of sport.
In 2021 there were 806 sports stores registered here in the UK. Following years of the “fluctuating sales figures between 2011 and 2017, total annual turnover of sporting goods manufacturers grew considerably, reaching a grand total of about 840 million British pounds in 2019. And while UK manufacturers’ turnover was lower in 2020, when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, it was still an increase compared to 2018.”, according to statistica.com.
UK Sports Retail Brands
Here in the UK, we are proud to boast some big names in sports brands – JD Sports, Sports Direct and GymShark, have all made an impact and expanded their presence on the high street. Whilst up-and-coming UK sports retail online brands such as ugosports.co.uk, mandmdirect.com, aa-sports.co.uk and sportstore.co.uk are all strengthening in their own market share.
Shoes and trainers continue to offer the lead on the most purchased UK sports retail goods with clothing and equipment next to follow. Whilst our UK economy may still be undergoing challenging times, what is apparent is that as a nation we still love to enjoy our sports and equally value the clothing and equipment used to enhance our experience, when taking part.
Customer Support for UK Sports Retail
Is your sports retail business looking for an extra helping hand in terms of customer service support? WeAnswer are geared up to help sports retailers with digital customer services and customer call support through our UK contact centre. Helping with Orders, Deliveries and Returns, our teams will liaise with customers on your behalf, to give you a chance to Pick and Pack to fulfil your customer demand. To find out more about outsourcing customer services, please get in touch.
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