We were kindly invited to take a road trip North to Sheffield home of the best hockey store in the UK PuckStop. Here is a video and article showing how we got on during the trip to Sheffield. Massive thanks to PuckStop for inviting us to their incredible hockey store.
What makes PuckStop so special
PuckStop have set themselves aside from the competition by focusing on very specific markets (Hockey and Skating). By doing this they are not only able to offer the best service from experience and specialised staff but it also allows them to set a form of quality control over everything they do (NOT trying to dip their fingers into multiple markets). I find that this is one of the main problems with the rest of the so called number 1 hockey stores in the UK. The saying “jack of all trades, master of none” comes to mind.
What are the staff in PuckStop like ?
The staff in PuckStop stores are a mixture of totally different people with different backgrounds. They all have contrasting skills and expertise in different areas that bring the store together covering a massive range of subjects. They are incurably friendly and happy to chat without trying to get you to empty your pocket, they also all have extensive product knowledge. It’s refreshing to be surrounded by such a genuinely friendly and welcoming group. If you’re looking for friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff, PuckStop is the one and only place to go.
UK Hockey Super store?
PuckStop have also created a totally unique customer experience by designing what can only be described as Hockey Heaven on Earth. What they have achieved is a fantastic retail space for customers to not only shop but to spend time looking, trying on, relaxing and playing in their hockey super store. They have a fantastic table hockey system, xbox 360 with NHL 2013 and what felt like an endless amoun hockey kingdom is as much about spending time and enjoying the surroundings as it is about shopping. Its incredibly refreshing to find a place that offers all of the latest gear from ALL of the brands, which at the same time eliminates the stress and pressure of going into a store.
Bauer Competence Centre – Bauer specialists (The best place to buy Bauer)
As a demonstration of how far ahead PuckStop is within the UK hockey market, they have also been appointed The Competence Centre for Bauer Hockey. This effectively makes PuckStop the Bauer specialists in the entire United Kingdom. I like to buy my equipment from the people that know it best, as the Bauer specialists it puts PuckStop as the #1 place to buy hockey gear.
Product range ?
PuckStop have what can only be described as an insane amount of products. I’ve never been into a store WORLDWIDE with such a clear and concise store structure which makes navigating your way around the all the various products easy and quick. They always have the latest equipment from all of the main manufactures ready and available for you to try on. Although they are the Bauer specialists for the UK, they still maintain stock of all of the other brands, if your an Easton, Reebok or Warrior fan there will always be an impressive selection for you to choose from. Forget ordering online, get yourself down to their hockey super store and check out their fantastic selection for yourself.
“We are proud to carry the UK’s largest selection of Ice Hockey, Inline Hockey, Figure Skating and floorball equipment; ranging from helmets, shoulder pads, hockey shorts, shin pads to hockey sticks, shafts and replacement blades and everything else you may need to compete at any level. Brands that we stock include: Bauer, CCM, Easton, Graf, Grit, Hackva, Risport, Jackson, Salming, Mission, Mk and Wilson Blades and many, many more.
Here at Puck Stop we also offer a wide range of professional services including ice skate sharpening, skate stretching, ice and inline skate conversions and repairs such as re-riveting and replacing eyelets.
To contact us about our Ice skates or ice skating accessories please call our staff sales on 0114 244 1414 or send us your query via our online enquiry form. For ice hockey, inline hockey or floorball equipment or if you have a query about your online order please call our staff sales on 0114 244 3005 or send us your query via our online enquiry form.” – PuckStop :http://www.puckstop.com/acatalog/About_Us.html
282 mile round trip and totally worth every minute ! Share your thoughts on the store below!