Evesham, (PressExposure) February 06, 2012 -- Makita regularly have trade shows over the UK, and they decided to kick off 2012 with a superb event situated at a Golf & Country Club in Daventry last week. The trade shows are designed for customers old and new to visit, see the new product launches and also get some cracking deals on current and end of line products.
Lee Taylor, General Manager of Toobox stated:
"We have always attended these events and feel it is an important part of the tools buying process, firstly to get to grips with the new products and use them, but also to be fully informed about all the benefits so our e-commerce website can contain all the information needed for customers looking to buy."
The Daventry venue played host to the brand new 4 Stroke garden tools range from Makita, which includes petrol strimmers, petrol chainsaws and a couple of new petrol lawnmowers. With reduced emission products slowly becoming the norm, Makita had an excellent demonstration of an older 2 stroke strimmer vs. a new 4 stroke petrol model that actually captured all the emissions from the two machines in separate large test tubes and the results were clear to see.
Scott Morris, E-Commerce Manager of Toolbox added: "There were many new products to see and feel, a brand new 10.8v lithium ion range of machines, which included reciprocating saws, jigsaws, tile and glass cutters, torches with built in radios and the normal cordless drill drivers. Some excellent new 18V power tool combo kits were also on display which provide an excellent saving for anyone new in the DIY game wanting a starter kit or even the experienced professional wanting a second kit"
Makita have a brand new website with all the features consumers and businesses should ever need, high resolution product images, extensive product descriptions and videos. They also have an intuitive 'Ask Makita' page which allows frequently asked questions to be accessed in a directory format to help out with any problems or concerns, this should reduce emails into them and also improve response time to queries as in theory they can be answered instantly.
Toolbox is the sister site of Plumbworld, an early pioneer of online trading, started by James and Anita Hickman in 1999. Plumbworld was then sold to the Grafton Group PLC in December 2006.
Plumbworld now employs more than 50 people in its purpose built warehouse and offices and boasts an astonishing 50 websites selling everything from bathroom vanity units and draper tools to barbecues and electric showers. The business has a turnover in excess of £18 million and is growing at more than 20% year on year.