Online Outlook For Medical Supplies Business

10th May 2017

A thriving medical supplies company which started out life in a double garage in Plymouth is taking its e-commerce strategy to the next level with the support of Vertical Plus.

SHD Medical – owned by Alex and Sarah Socratous – has unveiled a new website developed by Plymouth’s leading e-commerce and marketing company, to help further grow its sales in the medical supply market.

The couple have already enjoyed significant sales success by utilising global online marketplace eBay and hope the new web presence will give the business a further boost.

The team at Vertical Plus will also be helping SHD Medical to expand their online presence onto Amazon to further broaden the company’s sales capability.

“The key to our success has been the solid professional relationships we have established with our customers and our commitment to sourcing quality products, while driving down prices, said Alex.

“We know there is further growth potential for our business and Vertical Plus has the kind of established track record in e-commerce that I am certain will help deliver our aims.”

SHD Medical started out in 2013 as a part time business for Alex and Sarah with the aim of supplying high quality medical products at the cheapest possible prices. The couple extensively researched the sector and found the market was flooded with inferior, non-medical grade gloves and syringes.

Just a year later, Sarah quit her job as a childminder to join her husband in the business full time and by 2016 they had outgrown their double garage and moved into a 1500sq ft. unit at Plymouth’s Faraday Mill Business Park.

Nicole Sage – Partnership Co-ordinator at Vertical Plus – said the company is delighted to be working with SHD Medical as it looks forward to another exciting period of growth.

“Alex and Sarah spotted a real gap in the market by focusing on high quality medical products at very competitive prices and are really determined to push on with supporting their growth strategy,” said Nicole.

“We are particularly excited to see how their sales on eBay translate onto the site and the expansion onto Amazon, which could prove very lucrative for the business.”