Chemist Direct

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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.
HQOldbury, GB


Chemist Direct is headquartered in
Oldbury, United Kingdom

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2020)31(+7%)
Revenue (FY, 2015)£11.2 M(-29%)

Key People/Management at Chemist Direct

Mark Livingstone

Mark Livingstone

Mitesh Soma

Mitesh Soma

Gary Dannatt

Gary Dannatt

Chris Cantrill

Chris Cantrill

Head of Content
John Wyatt

John Wyatt

Head of Commercial
James Dunford

James Dunford

Head of Acquisitions
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Chemist Direct Office Locations

Chemist Direct has offices in Oldbury and Leeds
Oldbury, GB (HQ)
Unit 1a, Demuth Way
Leeds, GB
Unit 14, The Springs, Thorpe Park View
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Chemist Direct Financials and Metrics

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Chemist Direct total Funding

$10 m

Chemist Direct latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

7 years ago

Chemist Direct investors

Chemist Direct's latest funding round in July 2013 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Chemist Direct has raised $10 m
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Chemist Direct Revenue

Chemist Direct's revenue was reported to be £11.18 m in FY, 2015 which is a 29.1% decrease from the previous period.

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Chemist Direct Operating Metrics

Chemist Direct's Monthly Unique Visitors was reported to be 13.3 m in Y, 2013. Chemist Direct's Orders was reported to be 517 k in Y, 2013.
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Monthly Unique Visitors

10.80 m13.30 m


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Chemist Direct Online and Social Media Presence

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Chemist Direct Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Chemist Direct founded?

    Chemist Direct was founded in 2007.

  • Who are Chemist Direct key executives?

    Chemist Direct's key executives are Mark Livingstone, Mitesh Soma and Gary Dannatt.

  • How many employees does Chemist Direct have?

    Chemist Direct has 31 employees.

  • Who are Chemist Direct competitors?

    Competitors of Chemist Direct include, Apotek 365 and Online Pharmacy.

  • Where is Chemist Direct headquarters?

    Chemist Direct headquarters is located at Unit 1a, Demuth Way, Oldbury.

  • Where are Chemist Direct offices?

    Chemist Direct has offices in Oldbury and Leeds.

  • How many offices does Chemist Direct have?

    Chemist Direct has 2 offices.