Another year has passed. A year full of won matches and saved shots. Many of you joined our BU1 goalies family last year, on the other hand, a lot of you are with us from our very beginning and you follow every new model, every new piece… That’s why we would love to show you, how was the year 2018 for us!
Last year was by far the most successful since we’ve begun. We have come up with many innovations, the most important one were X.5 sizes. Yes, the arrival of half-sizes was something that not only you, but we also wanted for a looong time. Every hand is different, and since we want to make the best gloves in the world, every such hand needs maximal comfort. Even though, the most selling size was size 9. It accounts for almost 25% of all orders. Kid’s models are also of great interest; size 6 does not stay behind by far. For a more detailed graphic showing how many percentages each size is, look below:
As for the models themselves, we did not really miss last year. Not introducing of a new model line called Signal, which was immediately favoured by a large number of footballers, whether amateurs or pros, but we have improved a few others. For example the change of fastening on Classic model, we exchanged it for a solid neoprene. The All Black model was facelifted and perhaps because of that this model dominates our sales numbers. Big news was introduction of two highly required models Blue and Black and White. In total we ended 2018 with 45 different models. You can see detailed graphic underneath this text.
Major changes also occurred in the cuts. More and more goalkeepers are testing our hybrid cuts that seem to have proven. Sales continue to dominate the most popular Negative Cut, but Hybrid Cut catches it very quickly. The graphic shows ratio of sold cuts in whole world.
Now, let’s take a look at the sales numbers that have already been spoken several times about. We have to mention that this number also includes pairs sold in bulk, for football clubs and goalkeepers academies. The total number of sold BU1 gloves in 2018 makes more than 12 000 pairs. What an incredible number, right? And who buys them? We will gladly show you! Our gloves are keeping goals on the half of the entire world. We have sold products to countries of all continents except Antarctica, and the number of countries where our products have already explored is steadily increasing. By January 2019, the map looks like this: (countries, where we’ve sold at least 1 pair, are marked in pink)
Great, isn’t it? At least, we are happy, but we are not going to rest on our laurels. For the year 2019, we’re preparing a whole bunch of news. But you will see for yourself…
Thanks for your support and trust, we appreciate it so much! Your BU1.