Anthony Ryan’s, one of Galway’s longest established and most successful retailers of clothing, lingerie, fashion, cookware, homeware, curtains, luggage and linens, has been named as a finalist in the Eircom Golden Spider Awards for Best Retail and Home Shopping Website for its new online cookware website www.shopcookware.ie
The award winners will be announced at the eircom Golden Spiders awards ceremony taking place on Thursday next, November 20, 2008 at The Burlington Hotel in Dublin.
“Our homewares store has enjoyed year on year growth since it opened three years ago, we were looking at ways to grow the business and, having analysed many different options we felt that developing an internet strategy was key. In fact, our strategic move to theiInternet couldn’t have happened at a better time, it has already proved fruitful and has been welcomed by online shoppers. shopcookware.ie allows us to attract and market to a national customer base and expand into new geographic markets with minimal risk,” said managing director Anthony Ryan Shopcookware.ie, launched in July 2008, is already enjoying record success and has become Ireland’s premier online cookware and kitchenware destination. The site aims to bring Irish customers the best value and unbeatable prices in top quality cookware and tableware such as Denby, Le Creuset, WMF, Stellar, Prestige Meyer, Jamie Oliver and many more.
Commenting on the launch, Anthony Ryan stated that they wanted to make available nationally the offers Galway customers have been enjoying for years.
“Shopcookware.ie allows us to do this, delivering fantastic value to Irish consumers nationwide. Delivery is free when you spend over €50 on the site and goods will be couriered safely to the address specified at a time that’s convenient” he concluded.
In a time when consumers are understandably becoming more cautious with their hard earned cash, they look for value. Anthony Ryan’s and Shopcookware.ie have tailored their market offering to deliver competitively priced products coupled with 100 years of excellent customer service, delivering true value to the customer. Shopcookware.ie is the first of a number of websites Anthony Ryan’s are launching over the next few months. When complete Anthony Ryan’s will be offering a range of online products such as curtains, blinds, giftware, linens and luggage to name but a few, so watch this space!
The eircom Golden Spider Awards, now in their 12th year, are an annual event honouring Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and celebrate high achievement in digital creativity and innovation.
Anthony Ryan’s was established in 1909 when Anthony Ryan and his wife Katherine set up a family drapery store on the same location as the shop today. From small beginnings the company established a firm trading position in the heart of Galway. Anthony Ryan’s currently offers a wide selection of clothing brands for men, women and children, lingerie and fashion accessories. From its flagship homewares store it also offers an extensive selection of tableware, cookware, bed linens, curtains, luggage, electrical and much more.