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Behind The Scenes #1: May Wrap Up


May update: Here's what we've been working on behind the scenes!

What's 'Behind The Scenes' all about?

TL;DR - We're bringing you along on our journey to becoming the UK's #1 gaming retailer πŸƒ

We're different from traditional retailers. We're building something exciting here and we want to share our journey with YOU!

Each month I'll tell you what we've been up to and what it takes to grow a new tech company that's bringing a new approach to retail.

I'll give you a first-hand peek behind the scenes. You'll hear our grand plans, keep up to date with new products we're launching, new brands we're talking to, problems we're running into, new features we're working on for our website and more.

We're REALLY trying to build something special. A gaming-hardware retailer that listens to you and the UK gaming scene.

#1 New card payments provider = Better deals for you

Noticed that we're only accepting payments through PayPal right now? We're almost done with our move to our new card processing company. That'll mean lower transaction fees for us, which means we can pass this savings directly to you by lowering our prices across the board to reflect this - it's a win-win πŸ™Œ

And don't worry, this won't affect current ordering, you can still pay for your order using debit or credit card via PayPal. Just select PayPal at checkout and when redirected to PayPal.com, choose pay with card (if you don't have or want a PayPal account).

#2 New product page design - Ya like it?

We've completely redesigned how our product pages and that's only the beginning. We're going to pack it with meaningful, hand-written content that isn't just copy&pasted from the manufacturer's site as everyone else does.

We'll also be adding buying guides, tips and tricks and helping you choose the right gear to fit your play style.

Here's an example of how it looks, we hope you like it (image gallery fix coming soon πŸ‘€)

#3 Product reviews are now LIVE ⭐

We know how important honest and transparent reviews are. We now have reviews collated from expert reviews and reviews from customers from major retailer around the world to give you the very best unbiased reviews for the products you want.

See the reviews in action.

#4 SteelSeries announces their new Apex keyboards that are changing the keyboard game

They announced the new Apex 7 & Apex 7 TKL and the Apex Pro & Apex Pro TKL.

The big game-changing feature is the adjustable mechanical switches on the Apex Pro. It's what dreams are made of 🀀

The Apex Pro is the biggest leap in mechanical keyboards since the invention of the mechanical switch over 35 years ago. Each key can be adjusted to meet your preferred sensitivity level, whether it’s for gaming, work, or anything else.

We'll have these available for pre-order and launch as soon as they're available in the UK this summer.

#5 Mouse giveaway: Don't miss out!

We'll be doing more giveaways now too. Don't miss out on our latest, choose from the Corsair M650 Pro RGB or Razer DeathAdder mouse top-selling mice.

Enter NowΒ (hurry, ends 14th June)

#6 And finally... We're now on Instagram πŸ“Έ

What better way to show you all the awesome gaming gear we now stock? :)

Tag us @esportsGearUK or use #EsportsGear with a photo of your setup and we'll feature you on our page.

Follow us on InstagramΒ 

Have an idea or feedback on how we can improve our website or a product we should stock? Reply to this email and let me know, your opinion genuinely matters!

I hope you like the idea behind this email series and I'm hoping to send it out each month discussing what we've done the previous month. It's not about spamming you with deals - I want to bring you along for the ride with us.

You can get back to your game now - thanks for reading <3


Mark Laurie
Director, Esports Gear