John Pye opens second Scottish site in the run up to Christmas

National online auction house John Pye Auctions has announced the opening of a temporary second Scottish site to help meet increased demand from clients and customers in the run up to Christmas.

Located in Newbridge, near Edinburgh Airport, the site will enable John Pye to sell an additional 3,000 lots per week thanks to the extra 35,000 sq. ft – which takes the company’s Scottish footprint close to 100,000 sq. ft.

John Pye has been operating in Scotland for more than five years, holding more than 500 online auctions from its Bo’ness site. The new site will open for its first auction viewings from Friday (13 November) between 8am and 12pm.

Robert Hicking, Scottish auction site manager, said: “We are delighted to have secured this premier site and we look forward to greeting new and existing customers to the new site, in line with Scotland’s COVID-19 guidance.”

Offering a wide range of festive bargains to savvy Scottish savers, John Pye currently has more than £1million of tech and gadgets on offer through its online warranty auction, as well as a wide range of designer clothing and homewares from a variety of high street and luxury brands.

Operations director Steve Anderson added: “We are very pleased to have acquired this fantastic facility near Edinburgh Airport. This will give us the capacity to sell an extra 3,000 lots per week, which is perfect timing in the lead up to Christmas.

“We’re also now offering nationwide home delivery, either with a courier for smaller parcels or our new two-man delivery for larger items, to ensure your goods arrive in time for the festive season.”

John Pye Auctions is the UK’s biggest general auction network, holding more than 1,300 auctions per year and has just chalked up its marketing milestone of half a million registered bidders. John Pye has also been named as the fastest growing auction company in the UK over the last ten years and judged the UK’s ‘Asset Valuer and Auctioneers of the Year’ for the last five years running.