Search-engine favourite www.gardencentre.co.uk is up for sale

A garden-centre website that holds top rankings at search engines Google, MSN, Yahoo and Ask is for sale.

www.GardenCentre.co.uk was launched in 2007 as part of Sanders Garden World in Somerset, which is now owned by Garden Centre Group (formerly Wyevale Garden Centres).

The owners of the website are the former owners of Sanders but have seen their margins slip since they sold to GCG in 2007 because they are splitting profits with garden centres that are supplying them.

Quinton Edwards is selling the website but says it is difficult to value.

Director Simon Quinton Smith said: "How much is a name like that worth?

Dobbies and Wyevale have their own sites but www.GardenCentre.co.uk comes out at the top of search engine searches without having to be paid for."

The site had 400,000 visits in 2009 and 1,340,000 page views. Both are more than 100% up on 2008.

Www.GardenCentre.co.uk carries 25,000 lines and has 13 main suppliers. It cost £250,000 to set up and employs just three staff.

Turnover for 2013 is projected at £1.16m with £525,000 profit.


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