Roy’s Boys gears up for ‘most successful Christmas to date’ as online socks sales surge

Following what’s been a challenging year across the industry, Roy’s Boys is bucking the trend and gearing for what looks to be its ‘most successful Christmas to date,’ with sales already booming for the licensed socks specialist, as early as October.

Early signs for a successful 2020 in spite of the year’s current narrative, appeared when the family-run outfit sold ‘a year’s worth of stock’ for Father’s Day alone. Now, buoyed by the trending increase in spend on its clothing line, the business is ‘going full force’ to make sure it is fully stocked up for what looks to be its best festive season so far.

“We are looking to employ additional staff locally to make sure we can get all the orders out in time for Christmas,” said account manager Hannah Lowe. “And yes, it is looking like the bald-headed sock seller is going to be pulled out of retirement (temporarily, don’t worry) as we will need all hands on deck down at the Sock Mine.”

The company expects the ongoing Christmas shopping surge to reflect consumer trends of earlier in the year, a matter that is now underpinned by the second wave of Covid-19 infections now washing over the country. The team is expecting to see a majority of sales coming through the online channels – mirroring the Father’s Day uptick – as the most convenient or accessible means for Christmas shopping this year.

Roy’s Boys’ family packs offer a bespoke gift made unique to each customer, a point of difference, states the company, to what most brick and mortar retailers are able to do.

Matching family socks in the range include Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee, PAW Patrol, Bing, Mr Men, and Baby Shark, with ‘at least half a dozen’ characters being added at the start of next year, too.

Ben Lowe, added: “As a business that has been running for almost 25 years, it has been great to see the whole company pull together and completely adapt the usual ways of working.

“For us, one of the main positives to come out of 2020 has been seeing Roy’s Boys take off and as online sales are soaring, it is only looking up in our eyes. For 2021, we are looking to expand the amount of characters we offer with even more key licenses on board – it truly is an exciting time. Watch this space.”

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