Quidco.com is celebrating 15 years in business – and 15 years in Sheffield.
The cashback website was started in 2005 as a way to help students save money when shopping online, and has now grown to become the first port of call for millions of shoppers of all ages, changing the way they shop online forever.
From its humble beginnings in Steel City, Quidco is now one of the most well-known companies in the country. With more than 10 million members and over 4,000 brands on site, Quidco continues to offer shoppers something extra when shopping online by giving them money back when they shop online – via the website or the app – by tracking cookies to partnered brands. members can then withdraw this cash directly to their bank, convert it into vouchers, or donate it to charity.
Despite continuing to grow and innovate, Quidco has stayed local, keeping Sheffield at its heart, and now employs around 60 people in its ultra-cool office, located in the Fountain Precinct in Sheffield City Centre.
The company was looking forward to hosting a party to celebrate this milestone, however with lockdown and social distancing still enforced, they decided to celebrate when it is safe to do so – hopefully later in the year.
The lockdown hasn’t put a stop to birthday plans for members, however. Quidco has released an interactive game to ensure the milestone doesn’t go unnoticed. With £20,000 in prizes up for grabs, members are tasked with collecting squids by following clues leading to individual pages.
Quidco partners with a 360 range of retailers, ranging from high street clothing shops and electronics stores, to supermarkets, online-only vendors, and small, independent businesses. The website also boasts hundreds of voucher codes to help savvy shoppers get even more for their money.
The Sheffield office has recently reopened for staff members struggling to work from home. With strict measures in place, its office has been modified to ensure staff are safe. The site had been shut since mid-March, but after consulting with employees, reopened for a handful of staff. The company’s head office is in Shoreditch, London.