dabs.com

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dabs.com
Type Subsidiary
Industry Retail
Founded 1990
Headquarters Bolton, England, UK
Key people Helen Slinger (CEO)
Revenue Increase £200m (2008)
Employees 200
Parent BT Group
Website www.dabs.com

dabs.com is an e-commerce retailer in the United Kingdom. It is one of the UK's largest internet retailers of IT and technology products. dabs.com (originally Dabs Press from 1987–90 and Dabs Direct[1]) was founded in Bolton by David Atherton and Bruce Smith[2] in 1987;[1] Dabs is an acronym of the initials of the founders' names. It has subsequently grown to employ more than 200 people, with annual revenue of £200m from 5000 transactions daily.

Management[edit]

In April 2006, it was announced that BT Group had purchased dabs.com for an estimated £30m and that the business would become a wholly owned subsidiary of BT.[3] dabs.com was also a former shirt sponsor of Fulham FC.

International[edit]

Dabs operates in Ireland under dabs.ie and has previously operated in France, however this closed at the end of May 2006.

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