BASED on O’Connell Street, Nevil’s Shoes has been a Limerick City institution for over 35 years, and this year has made the step online, bringing their extensive offering of over 60 brands to the new retail landscape.
Established by Nevil O’Sullivan in 1985, at the tender age of 24, hiss vision was to establish a “go to” shoe shop with an emphasis on quality and design at affordable prices. Nevil sadly passed away in 2014 at the age of 53 and his wife Chris continues to run this family business.
Today, Nevil’s Shoes is a mecca for shoe lovers in Limerick City, and has become synonymous with high quality shoes for men and women, coupled with a renowned approach to customer service.
Offering a flat delivery rate anywhere in Ireland for just €5 regardless of weight, as well as a Click & Collect option, Nevil’s Shoes are committed to delivering an online experience that matches the high standards set in store.
“We needed to innovate to survive” said Chris O’Sullivan. “Last April, we contacted Magico (www.magico.com) to work with us as we had little eCommerce knowledge,” she explained.
“In just over one month, we have successfully catalogued hundreds of products and in effect, have introduced what our shop has to offer to an online setting. It truly is a game changer for us, and it is especially heartening to see so many of our longstanding customers returning to our shop, even if it is online.”
“We are very much aware that we are going to be living with COVID-19 for a very long time. We may not have considered launching an online store in the past, but with consumer behaviour changing it is now hard to see how we would have continued to trade without an online offering in the years ahead,” she added.
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