Making £50,000 in shoe sales during a six hour period may seem like a pipe dream for most indie retailers, throw in a lockdown and it could feel like an impossibility. But not for Keith Scarrott Shoes in Cheltenham.
Applying everything she had learned through Maybe* and the tools at her disposal, the owner Sophie Scarrott responded to lockdown by running an online sale with up to 45% discounts, supported by a £200 Facebook advertising spend. The results were spectacular. The sale made £52,500 and transformed what could have been a period of difficult trading conditions for the shop into a time of unprecedented online success.
Ms Scarrott said: “We threw ourselves into it and it’s paid off dividends. In the short time we’ve gone online with our website that Maybe* have been involved in helping us with, we’re just about to hit a turnover of £1million, which is something we didn’t think was possible.
"And that’s got nothing to do with our retail store business, that’s just online. So to do that in quite a short time with a product like high end ladies footwear, is pretty impressive I think. A huge part of that is down to Maybe* and using all of the tools that they provided us with.”