Joe Murray / Richard Tucker. Worldstores
With over 350,000 items dispatched in the last 12 months and 100,000’s of satisfied customers WorldStores is one of the fastest growing e-tailers in the UK. WorldStores currently owns and operates 13 different web sites (see below) with a further 20 at various stages of development, most of these will be open by mid-2008. Coming very soon are niche stores in the fields of home furnishings and garden furniture, as well as a further number of niche consumer electronic and gift stores. Unlike other retailers (online or in the bricks and mortar world), we don't limit our product selection: because of our limitless shelf space (we use a colossal warehouse facility, and also leverage the power of our suppliers’ storage), our stores offer an incredible level of choice. Each of our stores offers a simple shopping experience that makes it easy for customers to find what they are looking for. Since we are an online retailer, we keep our overheads low. This means we can offer great value. Furthermore, our store managers are constantly searching for new, exciting products. Each day they work to improve the shopping experience at our stores.
Joe Murray / Richard Tucker
Joe Murray was formerly in investment banking advisory (1994-1999) with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell then NM Rothschild. In 1999 Joe co-founded the eCRM SAAS Atmyside with Richard Tucker, which was sold to Scandex group in 2003. Worldstores then grew out of and pivoted from a Search Engine Marketing agency they co-founded in 2004.
Prior to co-founding WorldStores in 2006, Richard spend 8 years launching and developing technology companies including eCRM Atmyside (sold to Scandex group in 2003)& search marketing agency Optelligence Europe (which WorldStores was spun out of). Prior to this Richard held a number of direct marketing rolls within the travel & leisure industry.
Richard holds a BA in Marketing