January 2016


A high tech twist to ‘Open All Hours’

In a scene not far removed from the classic TV comedy ‘Open All Hours’, Gary Lyons used to stack a few dozen plastic storage boxes on the pavement outside his Yorkshire discount store. Now he stacks thousands of them a hundred feet high in a state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution centre, with instant access to millions of pounds worth of stock. It’s been quite a journey for the canny Yorkshireman and his wife Lisa, who have together gone from ‘corner shop’ to the UK’s leading online retailer of plastic box storage... Read More

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We call it ‘the Stanley factor’!

Sponsoring an iconic football club which can trace its roots to the founding of the Football League is bringing real benefits to a modern high-tech online retail business. Accrington Stanley FC are enjoying a successful season, currently vying for promotion in League Two, with three games in hand on league leaders Northampton. And everywhere that Accrington play, thousands of fans on the terraces, thousands more reading match reports in newspapers, online and via social media, and hundreds of thousands watching televised matches see the name of their shirt sponsor, PlasticBoxShop.... Read More

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New Year ‘sort out’ means busy start for storage box specialist

It was back to work with a vengeance for staff at an award-winning online retailer of plastic storage boxes. “It seems everyone wants to start the New Year with a good sort out and tidy up,” said Lisa Lyons, co-founder of PlasticBoxShop. “We always have a rush of orders starting on New Year’s Day, as people plan to get their house back in order after Christmas, but this year has been busier than ever. “For some people it’s a New Year resolution to be more organised with their storage, while... Read More

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Christmas all wrapped up for another year!

If one of your New Year resolutions is to put your house in order for 2016, why not start with packing away Christmas 2015? When the last mince pie has gone, we’ve all sung Auld Lang Syne and there are more pine needles on the carpet than the tree, the temptation is to sweep up all your Christmas clutter, dump it in the nearest bag or leftover cardboard box, and shove it out of sight and out of mind for another year. But won’t you regret it next December, when... Read More