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 omnichannel optician. Throughout Europe the Berlin-based company has more than 3 and a half million customers and operates own online shops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Great Britain, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands. Alongside contact lenses, Mister Spex offers a comprehensive range of directly available glasses and sunglasses, all at attractive prices. Customers can choose from designer frames as well as independent brands and popular private label models. One aspect that makes Mister Spex unique is that high-quality lenses (refraction index 1.5) with UV filter and anti-reflective, scratch-resistant coating are already included in the price of glasses.

In addition to transparent pricing and cost savings for complete prescription glasses, customers benefit from free services such as eye tests and glasses adjustments at one of the Mister Spex stores or partner opticians. By now Mister Spex operates multiple own stores throughout Germany. 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. In 2017 the company also received the iF Design Award and the POPAI D-A-CH Award for its store design. Furthermore, Mister Spex 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 take place. Mister Spex has been an apprenticeship company for various professions since 2015 and started training optician apprentices in 2016.

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