John has grown Schoolbooks.ie from a fledgling home based start-up in 2003 to become the largest retailer of Educational Books in Ireland. Schoolbooks.ie now provides over 300,000 books to 30,000 customers in a 12 week period.
The highly seasonal nature of the School Book market required that Schoolbooks.ie develop a robust and high quality Internet logistics solution for the most demanding online retailing markets. With five warehouse moves in 10 years to handle the rapid expansion of Schoolbooks.ie, John has also become an expert at rapid deployment of high tech, cost effective warehouse solutions that are appropriate for a business needs.
In addition to Schoolbooks.ie, John is now works in partnership with other online retailers to develop and manage rapid growth of their e-commerce stores. The latest partnerships include online Toy Retailer ToysOnline.ie and online Fashion Retailer Blondedge.com.
John will be speaking about the challenges and solutions of rapid growth and ensuring e-commerce stores deliver the service their customers expect with a focus on critical seasonal sales peaks.