Exciting times for JOYO Audio UK in 2020

Exciting times for JOYO Audio UK in 2020

TEARS OF JOYOOn Thursday 21st November JOYO audio UK closed its showroom doors for the last time, whilst I have thoroughly enjoyed having some high street presence in our local town centre over the last 3 years,  we have decided it is time to move JOYO UK out and up.


We opened our JOYO showroom 3 years ago to showcase our products off to local followers of JOYO. It was the perfect location for us to be based providing us with great warehousing and distribution facilities; 5 minutes to work isn't a bad commute really either!


We took the opportunity to branch out to support our local music community, meeting everyone from those embarking on their first guitar lessons, music teachers, education providers and plenty of  gigging musicians seeking a new tone. We offered a range of guitars, books, services and accessories and dipped our toe into the world of high street music retail.


During our stay on the high street  we were made to feel very welcome by our local community and it has been great to meet so many guitarists and musicians from near and afar. It has also been very useful to meet the various distributors in the industry and to realise that we are doing things right!


As far as JOYO business goes it has been an eye opener. It was a brief glimpse into the very hard world of music retail, a giant learning curve, but mostly a great opportunity to hear what people think of the JOYO products and what they like. I don't want to say the last few years was all in the name of research, but listening to customers is key to developing any business.


We have listened to what our customers said about guitar effects,  the industry and the current state of the high street. It is important that we utilize that information, and use it to help JOYO grow and support everyone, no matter what channel they decide to buy.


It is time we recognise where our strengths are and where we must focus more in 2020. We have a clear vision to bring more great affordable products, to focus on supporting our users more and to carry on what we are good at.


So, it is time to move on, up and out. In 2020 JOYO Audio UK will have new locations for office/support  and warehousing, and unfortunately these will not be customer facing, but we hope our products will continue to reach you, be it via online or in other music stores up and down the country. Check our map for your local JOYO stockist.


So it is not goodbye, but farewell, cheerio and toodle-oo..



Dave G Blogs - JOYO Audio UK Posted by Dave G Blogs - JOYO Audio UK

Dave Grant is the owner of JOYO Audio UK, a small family owned guitar effect business in Manchester England. Dave posts random blogs and news about JOYO Guitar Effect Pedals & Blogging help things.


4 Comments To "Exciting times for JOYO Audio UK in 2020"

Ian Edmundson (The Three) On 20 Mar 2020
Sad to see that you have closed the shop. Always good to pop in for a chat and buy something i hadn't set out to buy. Wishing you continued good fortune and hoping that you and yours are well with the current health problems floating around. Reply to this comment
Mike On 31 Jan 2020
Your PXL Pro has been a game changer for my gig set up. Best new bit of kit on the market in years Reply to this comment
James On 28 Nov 2019
Only just discovered your products and have fallen in love with the bantam amps and as I live in Manchester it's a real shame I have missed your store as I would have loved to have popped in. All the best and I'll be keeping an eye out for more great products. Reply to this comment
Ian On 21 Nov 2019
Such a shame. Your shop was a little goldmine, and being able to talk the 'man' directly was a refreshing change. I really hope that when settled, and all set up and thriving, you consider what we discussed a couple of weeks ago and look at the possibility of maybe doing customer call-ins by prior appointment if there's something someone wants to try in person if there's no local stockist.End of a regrettably short era. Good luck for the future Dave. Reply to this comment

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