NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Contactsforless.ca announced today that its Canadian-owned contact lens website grew 315% in Total Sales Revenue for 2016 and an astounding 1,641% between January 2014 to December 2016.
Contactsforless.ca is a Canadian online contact lens website that is the first in the world to donate 51% of its net profits to the non-profit organization that the contact lens buyer chooses. The website currently has 55 of the top non-profits and charities in its donation list, ranging from such well-known groups as Greenpeace, the Sea Shepherd Society, Doctors Without Borders, The World Wildlife Fund, Save the Children and many more.
Contactsforless.ca also spends a large majority of its outreach budget just sharing articles and information related to global issues like child hunger, the effects of war, environmental destruction and human suffering. Owner, Founder and CEO Paul W. Slusher commented "When I came up with the idea for Contactsforless.ca back in 2010, I knew we were the first to do this – to combine great products, great prices, great service with a total commitment to helping our planet and helping people. There is no doubt in my mind that we will take over at least 20-30% of the Canadian contact lens market in the next few years."
Slusher went on to add, "We are seeing our website grow into a real force in the Canadian contact lens market mainly through our customers spreading the word about us." He explained that their marketing budget has been "on a shoestring from day one and yet customers are coming to us organically every single day."
When asked how Contactforless.ca is able to donate 51% of its net profits and still be a profitable company, Slusher maintains that it comes down to a having a small, dedicated team "who are more focused on making sure this company grows over making personal profits."
Contactsforless.ca admits that although its levels of donations are still small, having donated $3,840 in 2016, Slusher comments that "the majority of those donations happened in the last quarter of 2016, when our sales volume really started to expand." The company estimates that donations in 2017 may exceed $20,000 or more and perhaps even in the hundreds of thousands of dollars per year within five years or less. As Slusher comments, "When a customer is faced with two options, one company that makes millions of dollars of profit and another which gives 51% of its profits to helping save our planet, which one are they going to pick?"
The Top 10 Non-Profits at Contactsforless.ca in 2016 were:
- Save the Children
- Global Fund for Women
- Doctors Without Borders
- One Laptop Per Child
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Canada
- Women for Women International
- World Wildlife Fund Canada
- Humane Society of Canada
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For further information: Contactsforless.ca and CEO Paul W. Slusher can be reached at: [email protected] or by calling 1-855-909-2772