Mister Spex closes 2013 with revenues of 47 million Euro and 1 million customers

  • 30. Jan. 2014

During the last year, the online eyewear shop Mister Spex has extended its leading position in the German and European online optics industry. The Berlin-based e-commerce company achieved revenues of 47 million Euro in 2013 in Europe (2012: 26 million Euro), meaning a growth of 80 percent compared to the previous year. The number of customers increased from 500,000 to more than one million across Europe. Mister Spex has also grown its network of local partner opticians in Germany to 400 (2012: 300). “In addition to the organic growth in our core German market, the purchase of the Swedish online eyewear shops Lensstore and Loveyewear in the middle of 2013 also contributed to the successful development of our business”, says Mister Spex founder and CEO Dirk Graber.

It remains Mister Spex’s objective to continue strong growth in 2014 and to further strengthen its market leadership. To achieve these goals the company will focus on the further development of the prescription glasses market. Managing Director Mirko Caspar explains: “We still see the greatest potential within prescription glasses. It is the biggest market, and initial consumer reservations about purchasing glasses online are diminishing. We have the largest available assortment of branded eyewear and our local service through our partner opticians means we are well positioned for growth.”

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About Mister Spex:

Mister Spex GmbH is Europe’s leading online optician. Through its website, the Berlin-based company offers, alongside contact lenses, the most comprehensive range of directly available designer glasses and sunglasses in Europe, all at attractive prices. In addition to transparent pricing and cost savings for complete prescription glasses, customers benefit from free services such as eye tests and glasses adjustments, as Mister Spex already works in partnership with more than 500 local opticians in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden. The Mister Spex service team is made up of qualified opticians providing customer advice by telephone or e-mail. The company has its own edging and mounting lab in Berlin, where the final production and quality control of the glasses takes place. The good quality of the glasses was confirmed in December 2014 by the German consumer research and advice foundation Stiftung Warentest, which named Mister Spex one of the best tested opticians (test 1/2015, p. 86 ff.).

Mister Spex is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2018. Throughout Europe the company counts more than 3 million customers. Mister Spex currently employs over 450 staff and has been an apprenticeship company since 2015. The company operates its own websites in Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Great Britain and took over the Swedish online eyewear shop Lensstore, which now operates as Mister Spex in Norway, Finland and Sweden, as well as the Norwegian contact lens retailer Lensit in January 2015. In February 2016 Mister Spex opened its first store in Berlin and was honored with the Red Dot Award for its innovative store concept in the same year. By now there are in total 19 Mister Spex stores. In 2017 Mister Spex also received the iF Design Award and the POPAI D-A-CH Award for its store design.

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