Retail Goods Overview

John Pye Auctions clients are big names in big industries; requiring robust dependable and wide ranging one-stop-shop auction services to support heavy reverse logistics supply chains.

John Pye Auction Retail department serves over 80% of the UK’s Top 20 Retail PLCs, Partnership & Private Companies with a secondary market gateway for overstocks, seasonal clearance, insurance write off and returned product.

John Pye Auctions manage more retail stock to auction than any other tangible UK Auction House, managing in excess of 80,000 pallets of such stock per annum.

Our clients benefit John Pye Auctions competitive advantage in the secondary market with multiple aspects of added value. Sales are just one part of our retail auction supply chain support services.

John Pye Retail Fast Facts:

  • A 14-year-old established UK wide transport & logistics infrastructure
  • UK nationwide growing network of auction sites, spreading large stockholdings across England, Scotland & Wales
  • Secure hubs totalling over 35 acres and over 600,000 sq. ft. of saleroom space to store and support intensive peak retail trading periods
  • An end user secondary market hybrid auction model, reaching mass market consumers as well as trade buyers with tangible saleroom viewings nad online auctions
  • A bespoke online auction platform delivering over 650 online auctions per annum
  • Supported by over 240 full time staff across the UK

Department Contacts

Tom Fishwick
Head of Client Account Management
0115 970 60 60
[email protected]
Business Development Department
0115 970 60 60
[email protected]

Retail Goods Departments


John Pye Auctions manages over 2,000 trailers of electrical retail products for many of the UK's biggest retailers, providing a UK network of facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. This departmen...

Home & Garden

Home and garden surplus stock presents many logistical challenges since most of the items within this retail category is classed as 'two-man-lift' product. The items are bulky and heavy by nature, take up...


John Pye Auctions has experience of selling a wide range of apparel items through our Retail Goods department, ranging from leisure wear to designer and formal event clothing. We utilise a range of auctions...

White Goods

To manage 'two-man-lift' retail products you need substantial space and heavy logistics, which John Pye Auctions has in spades. You also need a robust operation with the ability to roll your sleeves up at...


John Pye Auctions has an extensive track record of leisure stock auctions, acting on behalf of leading UK department stores, leisure Retailers and on leisure store liquidations. Our substantial premises ...

Retail Goods In The Media

The Guardian

In 2008 The Guardian Money Editor Patrick Collinson visited John Pye Auctions to assess retail stock exit clearance auction bargain opportunities for his readers, featuring John Pye Auctions on the front of ...

Daily Mail Feature on John Pye Auctions

The Daily Mail created a feature about the bargains that can be found at John Pye Auctions

Metro Covers John Pye Auctions

The Metro did created a piece on the bargains that could be had at John Pye Auctions

The Sun

The Sun created a feature on the rise of John Pye Auctions, opening its first Auction Hub in Scotland

Insider Media

Insider Media covers the opening of the brand new auction facility in South Wales

Retail Goods Case Studies

Phones4U Administration

John Pye Auctions Business Assets department were appointed agents for the Phones4U Administration after initially supplying the Administrators, PWC, with a solid barometer of appraisal data from our unique ...


High-end branded road bikes, mountain bikes, cycling equipment and accessories from failed Derby cycle centre, Park Bikeworks, were managed to the secondary market by John Pye Business Assets on behalf of an...

John Lewis Stores Clearances

Since being John Lewis' appointed auctioneers from 2006, John Pye Auctions partnership grew with the UK department store chain in 2012 when we were appointed to manage the Partnership's UK store seasonal cle...

Biggest UK Tablet Auction

John Pye Auctions held the UK’s biggest digital tablet auction of 2012, with over 12,000 tablets sold in the months leading up to Christmas 2012. One of the UK’s leading Retail PLCs appointed Pyes as ...

Dixons Store Closures

In 2004 Dixons Group plc announced it was to close 106 UK high street stores (one third of its outlets) as part of a group estate rationalistion programme in favour of bigger and cheaper out-of-town sites. ...

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