- Total patient orders delivered increased 73% to 157,000 in Q1 2021 from 91,000 in Q1 2020
- 41,000 eyeglass patient orders delivered doubled sequentially in Q1 2021 from Q4 2020, and increased from 1,000 orders delivered in Q1 2020
VANCOUVER, BC, April 8, 2021 /CNW/ – KITS Eyecare Ltd. (TSX: KITS) (OTC PINK: KTYCF) («KITS» or the «Company»), a rapidly growing, vertically integrated, digitally native eyecare platform, today announced it achieved 73% annual growth in total orders in the first quarter of 2021. Total orders delivered increased to 157,000 in Q1 2021 from 91,000 in Q1 2020. In addition, KITS reported 100% sequential quarterly growth in eyeglass patient orders delivered in the first quarter of 2021 as the Company continued to focus on its category leading eyeglass offering.
«We are pleased to share that the strong growth we delivered in eyeglass patient orders delivered in fiscal 2020 continued into the first quarter of 2021, with a record 41,000 patient orders delivered in the first quarter of 2021 versus 20,000 in Q4 2020,» said Joseph Thompson, COO of KITS. «This milestone reinforces that secular change is moving this industry towards convenience and value at an accelerated rate and vision corrected customers are taking advantage of our unique value proposition to acquire high quality glasses conveniently from their homes at incredible prices.»
KITS entered the $28 billion eyeglasses market in 2020 by offering existing vision corrected customers the opportunity to purchase high quality eyeglasses at incredible prices. KITS rapidly gained traction in this market, shipping 39,000 pairs of eyeglasses in the fiscal year. In the fourth quarter of 2020 alone, KITS shipped 21,000 pairs of eyeglasses.
KITS is a rapidly growing, vertically integrated, digitally native eyecare platform for eyes everywhere. We offer customers access to a vast selection of contact lenses and eyeglasses, including our own exclusive KITS designed products, as well as a robust suite of online vision tools. Our efficient digital platform, backed by our industry-leading manufacturing and designs, removes intermediaries and enables us to offer great prices and deliver made to order personalized products with incredible care and accuracy. We are creating disruption in the industry by constantly pursuing cutting-edge technologies to enable the best customer experience, including online eyewear fitting tools, virtual try-on for glasses, and an integrated online vision test. We strive to delight our customers with our competitive prices, a convenient digital shopping experience, fast and reliable delivery options and an unrelenting focus on earning our customers’ lifelong trust. For more information on KITS, visit: www.KITS.com.
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SOURCE KITS Eyecare Ltd.