ShopJimmy looks for partners in the UK

In Industry News On

ShopJimmy, the North American refurbishing and recycling company has launched its UK operation in Whitney Oxfordshire. Founded in 2007 by Jimmy Vosika, the company’s CEO and ‘Director of Partology’, ShopJimmy US (ShopJimmy.com) has established partnerships with TV repair businesses and technicians across North America gradually outgrowing its 20,000 ft. warehouse in Minnesota.

After a significant amount of market research, the company launched ShopJimmy UK, in Whitney, Oxfordshire, under the management of Frank Verdeja, who worked in its North American branch for several years.

The business model of ShopJimmy is unique. “We recover TVs damaged during manufacturer-to-retailer shipping (we’re also partnering with recyclers in the UK), harvest all of the usable/working parts to sell them to service technicians, extended warranty companies and DIY enthusiasts, while recycling almost 100% of the remaining materials,” explains Ryan Zarlengo, the company’s marketing director.

“Unlike many other spare parts distributors, we are striving to eliminate careless e-waste, especially as the first major wave of plasma and LCD TVs are nearing the end of their consumer life cycle.”

The customers of ShopJimmy are: large electronics retailers, extended warranty companies, TV repair/service businesses and technicians, and DIY enthusiasts trying to repair their TVs.

“Our short-term plan is relatively simple: we want to build-up our inventory of TV spares, continue to find quality suppliers, and connect with our target market to provide them with the best selection/price of LCD and plasma TV spares.

“Our long-term goals are more ambitious: we want to increase our presence and impact on e-waste and recycling in Europe, as well as, expand,” concludes Ryan Zarlengo.

You may also read!

How to heat the home office efficiently this winter

 Working from home might seem like the ideal situation but with spiralling fuel costs and the prospect of heating

Read More...

New website & PIM System to boost sales for Sirius Members

Sirius, major buying group in the electrical appliance and kitchen retail sectors is delighted to launch its PIM (Product

Read More...

Celebrating 25 Years of TVD Group

September 2021 marked the month that the TVD Group turned 25 and what a fantastic milestone this is. Founded

Read More...

Mobile Sliding Menu

©2021 Innovative Electrical Retailing. Datateam Business Media Limited. All rights reserved.
Registered in England No: 1771113. VAT No: 834 8567 90.
Registered Office: 15a London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LY
open