Zumu.co.uk announces record trading levels of DVD's, CD's and games only weeks after launching
Online PR News – 12-July-2013 – Cheshire UK – CD, DVD and Games trade in website brand Zumu.co.uk is celebrating a phenomenal introduction to the UK market after recording an average of more than 100,000 monthly trades just 12 weeks after its launch.
A year after the CD, DVD and video game recycling business’ sister site ZUMU US was launched across the Atlantic, the UK consumer’s immediately positive response to the UK service has ‘completely eclipsed the expectations’ of founder, Cheshire based businessman Neil Ouzman.
Following its high-profile UK launch in April, underpinned with significant marketing spend including a national TV ad campaign, Zumu.co.uk has already firmly established itself as an industry-leading model.
Operating out of a 55,000 sq ft processing facility in Lancashire, with a tech, finance, marketing and customer service team based at its head office base in Congleton, Cheshire; the company now employs more than 30 people.
Now, Neil Ouzman has his sights set firmly on becoming the leading online media recycling business in the UK.
He commented: “The number of monthly trades has certainly seen significant early growth rising from over 80,000 in May to an average of 100,000 in June and shows no signs of slowing.
“After nine months of trading our Detroit-based warehouse in the US is seeing in excess of 50,000 items a day being processed and almost 40,000 downloads of the Zumu.co.uk trading app. We believe the UK operation can consistently match that.
“The average number of items traded by each user per trade is now 45 items so we have really been taken aback by the speed of the growth, which I believes only goes to prove that the concept is highly attractive in the current climate.”
Zumu.co.uk releases the cash that is already in the home – with CDs you no longer listen to, DVDs you no longer watch or video games you no longer play, and a website model has been created that is simple and easy to use.
Customers first determine the value of their used item, by entering the unique barcode number from each CD, DVD or video game into the site or scan the bar code on the phone app. They then receive an estimate of the item's value. On confirming that they want to proceed, the customer decides whether they would like Zumu.co.uk to send them a cheque, or donate the value to charity. Then all they have to do is print their free postage label, pop the items in a cardboard box, and post to Zumu.co.uk’s UK handling centre in Lancashire.
Zumu.co.uk then recycles pre-loved DVDs, CDs and video games by finding a new home for them, or what can’t be re-homed, are then recycled into something else. Zumu.co.uk pledges to recycle 100% of the items they receive.
For more information visit http://www.zumu.co.uk
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