Born in Glasgow
The Story of The Retro Store
The Retro Store in a Tweet 🐧
The Retro Store is an online store, based around the concept of stocking products which hearken back to an older era. Our main products are hand picked subscription boxes, curated and packed in Glasgow, Scotland.
It’s All About The History
The history of a business can often come from wild and crazy places, and The Retro Store is no different. I started “The Retro” as a UCAS project with one of my best mates at school, Aaron. We wrote about hot new albums like “Help” by The Beatles, and played exciting new games like Tekken.
Once we had gotten our offers at university, and realised that everyone under the sun has written about 50 year old albums and 20 year old games, we decided that The Retro Store had to evolve. Yes like a Pokemon.
What you see today is a product of that evolution. We’re now a fully fledged online operation. A team of 3, and have an office (it’s small, but it’s something) in the heart of our home, Glasgow!
How We Operate
We operate as a small lean business in the heart of Glasgow. We all pull together as a team, as we try to polish our business, and improve on any shortcomings. We wouldn’t be able to do any of it without you, our awesome customers. So for that, thanks!
We also like to give back, and we’ve created a series of pages of what we’re doing, and why it rocks. For example, our Refer a Friend program is one of the best going. For every friend you bring to The Retro Store, we’ll give you £10!
Here’s to the Future
It’s been a crazy few years, but we hope there’s lots more to come. We’re actively working to create new innovative ideas. Some of our favourites for 2018 include Office Starter Kits for chill out areas, Game & Vinyl tracking to ensure you don’t get any duplicates. Finally, we’re hoping to launch a Retro Swap Shop this year, to swap the games and records you’ve played, and are looking for something new!
All we can say is a massive thank you to anyone who has purchased, praised, criticised, and even just checked out the site. We hope to be around to make you smile for many years to come.
– The Retro Crew