Farm toys online celebrates 10 great years
Online specialist retailer reaches huge milestone
Somerset-based online toy retailer Farm Toys Online, loved by country-loving parents everywhere, is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. It has grown significantly over the past decade and now boasts a full time team of five, with a lot of seasonal workers helping to pick and pack orders during peak selling periods such as Christmas.
Mum of three Julia Lowe, who set up Farm Toys Online in 2008 says: “What an incredible and rewarding feeling it is to see your business mature to 10 years. It feels like all the dedication, hard work and perseverance has paid of. Despite Amazon bringing about increased competition, we’ve continued to grow from strength to strength because we’ve stuck to what we know – farm toys! If it is on a farm, we have a toy version of it and our customers love that about us”. Farm Toys Online prides itself on happy employees, satisfied customers and a family feel.
Julia adds: “We also have excellent relationships with our suppliers. Not only do we work with some well-known international brands like Britains, Siku, Bruder, Rolly and Breyer. But we also work with some smaller British ones too like Brushwood Toys, which is run by a lovely Devon farmer and Tractor Ted, whose founder was at agricultural college with my husband”. Looking to the future, Julia says: “We had our biggest Christmas ever last year and have lots of plans in the pipeline to make this one even better, including the release of our very own Farmer Freddie book”. Here's to another 10 years and even greater success for Julia and the Farm Toys Online team.