Olpro sees record sales as the UK gets readyfor camping staycations
Olpro has seen record sales ahead of predicted growth in camping holidays in the UK after the lockdown end.
The company, which sells tents and camping equipment, has seen a 39% increase in orders as holiday-goers get ready for campsites to open on 4 July.
The camping industry has seen a huge demand for tents in recent weeks with people trading hopes of a foreign holiday for the more reliable option of a camping ‘staycation’.
As a result, Olpro has seen sales increase by 23% and website traffic increase by 21% (year on year) during 2020.
Orders are also increasing as the UK begins to ease the restrictions imposed by lockdown. Last week the Welsh Government announced that it would be opening campsites from 6 July, and the UK’s Camping and Caravanning Club have also stated its intentions to open some campsites in England from 4 July with fully flexible and refundable bookings available.
Camping has also become the popular holiday choice for enjoying the fresh air while maintaining safety and keeping a social distance. Campsites are ensuring that there is a good amount of physical space between pitches and are already improving distancing and cleaning measures, ensuring all campers can remain safe.
Daniel Walton, Founder of Olpro, said: “As one of the largest retailers in tents and camping equipment, we’re proud to be playing a hugely important role in helping people of the UK to look forward to a well deserved holiday and a precious chance to unwind.
"It’s a really exciting time to be a part of the camping industry as more and more people are beginning to see the attractiveness of a relaxing camping getaway in the middle of an incredibly stressful year. Demand for camping equipment is only continuing to increase and last week we had our largest ever day of sales on record.”