Online optician Mister Spex pushes ahead with European expansion, launching its own online shop in Switzerland

  • 31. Mar. 2015

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading online eyewear retailer, is expanding into Switzerland. The new shop at misterspex.ch is now active on the Swiss market and offers customers the entire Mister Spex range of over 7,000 different designer glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses. The company’s own service team with qualified opticians is on hand to assist customers requiring individual advice. Mister Spex is already successful in Germany, Austria, France, Spain and Great Britain thanks to its websites in these countries, and has recently expanded its European business in Scandinavia by acquiring online shops Lensstore, Loveyewear and Lensit. The company’s launch in Switzerland is now another step in the expansion of its European operations.

“The Swiss market is challenging, but very attractive to us, as no local service has been provided so far to equal ours”, explained founder and CEO of Mister Spex, Dirk Graber. “Affinity with online services and online user behaviour in Switzerland are generally comparable with Germany, however, so far, there have been hardly any relevant activities by online eyewear shops on the Swiss market. We are confident that we will soon become successful here due to the wide range of products and the excellent value for money that we offer. Our aim is to become the market leader in online optics in Switzerland too.”

Shipping for all sunglasses, contact lenses and custom-made glasses is free of charge. The assembly and quality control of the glasses takes place at the company’s own optician’s workshop. Furthermore customers of Mister Spex in Switzerland can order up to four frames at the same time to try on at home. After selecting the frames that suit them best, customers enter their prescription information at misterspex.ch and then their new glasses are dispatched to them right away. In order to fulfil Swiss customs regulations, the company has established its own logistics infrastructure so that its customers are not negatively affected by the special import and export regulations. In addition, the Swiss webshop will be launched with software provided by its new IT partner Intershop. The English language Mister Spex website has already recently been changed over from the original in-house production to Intershop and France and Spain will follow suit in the near future.

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About Mister Spex:

Founded in 2007, Mister Spex SE (together with its subsidiaries, “Mister Spex”) is a multi-award-winning company that has become the leading digitally native omnichannel optician in Europe. Mister Spex has been at the forefront of the industry’s transformational shift, growing from a pure online player into a successful omnichannel optician with more than 5 million customers, 10 online shops across Europe and physical retail stores. A digital native, technology and innovation have always been an integral part of the company’s evolution, from 2D to 3D digital frame fitting tools to intelligent browsing functionalities. The focus of Mister Spex is to make eyewear purchase for customers an easy, transparent and fun shopping experience by combining a comprehensive and varied range of high-quality products with optician expertise and services through its customer service, own stores and an extensive network of partner opticians.


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