Chemist Direct

Chemist Direct is Europe’s leading online chemist, providing over 20,000 health and beauty products and prescription medicines online at the lowest guaranteed price - with the highest pharmaceutical standards. The award-winning business was launched in November 2007 by British entrepreneur Mitesh Soma. Chemist Direct also offers a variety of key services for the public, including an Online Doctor service, providing quick, convenient and secure consultation over the web from GMC (General Medical Council) qualified doctors, and a team of in-house pharmacists, on hand to offer the best advice on ailments and illnesses via email. Chemist Direct also offers vitamins and health supplements, family planning and sexual wellbeing products, perfumes and beauty products, toiletries, electrical items and baby care products. Our dedicated pets section has a huge range of approved medicines which can be purchased using a prescription from your vet. Our great contacts mean we can source the best quality treatments at vastly reduced prices.
Oldbury, GB
33 (est)
Chemist Direct was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Oldbury, GB

Key People at Chemist Direct

Gary Dannatt

Gary Dannatt

Chief Operating Officer
Mitesh Soma

Mitesh Soma

Mark Livingstone

Mark Livingstone

Chris Cantrill

Chris Cantrill

Head Of Content
John Wyatt

John Wyatt

Head Of Commercial
James Dunford

James Dunford

Head of Acquisitions

Chemist Direct Locations

Oldbury, GB

Chemist Direct Metrics

Chemist Direct Summary

Founding Date


Total Funding

$10 M

Latest funding size

$10 M

Time since last funding

over 3 years


Chemist Direct's latest funding round of $10 M was in July 2013. In total, Chemist Direct has raised $10 M.

Chemist Direct Financials

Chemist Direct's revenue was £26.3 M in Y, 2013 which is 68.59% increase from the previous period.
Y, 2012Y, 2013


£15.6 M£26.3 M

Cost of goods sold

£12.2 M£21.3 M

Gross profit

£3.4 M£5 M

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

£1 M£2.1 M

Operating expense total

£4.6 M£9.4 M


£-1.3 M£-4.4 M

EBIT margin, %


Chemist Direct Operating Metrics

Y, 2012Y, 2013

Monthly unique visitors

10.8 M13.3 M

Total orders

480 K517 K
18% of current employees of Chemist Direct are female and 82% are male.

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