Funky Chunky Furniture, which hand-makes and sells wooden furniture and shelves at its workshop in Jarrow, South Tyneside, before selling directly to the public online, has reported its strongest-ever Christmas sales.
Sales rose by +31% in December and +17% in November, YoY.
MD Kevin Johnston (pictured) says: “We forecast a strong festive period, but the figures surpassed even our expectations. Since rebranding in September last year our focus has been on growing the furniture side of the business. Our signature rustic design has proved popular with consumers, as has our commitment to exceptional customer service and quality craftsmanship.
“The record sales are due to the increase in furniture sales, and the larger average online basket price. We saw significant growth across all our furniture, but it was the larger products such as beds and dining tables that sold particularly well.
“We’ve set ourselves ambitious growth targets for the coming year, which include expanding our team and our product range even further, and have exciting plans for the coming months.”