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What makes Specscart the best going startup of 2020?

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It’s not usual that you get to see startups rivalling with top-notch brands in just a year or two.  Turns out, a Manchester-based eyewear startup is worth keeping an eye on for goliaths. A startup that started and continues to provide non- prescription and prescription glasses at a mere £25, with free extra coatings. 

To disrupt the complex eyewear market, and make it more centric to customers needs, Specscart is paving the way for many independent startups. With just three years in, the dream that initiated at Manchester University is now growing rapidly than any other startups across the UK.

What makes it so unique?

Specscart was born to lead. From innovative service to fashionably designer eyeglasses, the startup is on the mission to transform the way people perceive glasses. Not a long time ago, we’ve all had these stereotypes about glasses. Calling it an instrument for sight-correction and associating with nerdiness, eyeglasses were limited to being uncool.

Specscart is working on its way to change the definition of glasses, by making it a fast-fashion accessory. Think of glasses like your clothes, shoes, and bags, change them with every occasion, don’t just be stuck with a single frame.

Fashion, on many occasions, conveys our self-expression, identity and individuality.

Through their glasses, Specscart wants you to feel confident, and show off your stylish side, by wearing glasses as a fashion accessory, not just for vision correction.

Why make your glasses boring, when you can make them a lot interesting?

Specscart endorses having fun and experimenting with eyeglasses, coordinating with outfit. Make then an accessory to self-express rather than limit it to being a vision-corrective lens.

Venture Further Award

Sometimes, you just need a push.

In 2018, Specscart bagged the Venture Further Award which set them off into the direction of growth. Now, leading the way for innovation in the eyewear industry by fixing every single loophole. Many things hinder eyeglasses from being perceived as a fashion accessory, and Specscart has been disrupting these flaws ever since.

With the award also came a shop, in the Walkden town centre of Manchester where the startup set up their first-ever retail shop.

When in doubt, test it out! – Free home try-on

The liberty of trying something out, before buying it, especially online is commendable. If you’ve bought a pair of glasses from a retail shop, you know the drill. You’ve got to look around a lot, try a lot of frames and before the store closes, and you’ve got to quickly stick with the right one.

Fortunately, with online shopping, you can take a lifetime. But, there’s a level of doubt about the quality and effectiveness of an online product. To solve such issues, Specscart free home try-on ticks all the boxes of what you can expect from a great online shopping experience.

You can browse over 1000+ stunning frames, and if you have a hard time deciding among the variety of options. You can simply bring them home, give it a try and then finally decide which one you’d want to own.

Pretty convenient, right?

With free home try-on, you can bring home 4 of your favourite frames for an entire 7 days. You can wear them, style them and ask your friends and family to help you decide. Once you’ve made up your mind, send them back and place an order. Now, they are all yours. You don’t have to spend a penny, along with the free home try-on, the shipping of these services are prepaid from both sides.

Specscart Rocket – The 24 hr dispatch you are looking for

One of the biggest problems with buying prescription glasses, online or offline, is their late delivery. The average time for glasses delivery in the UK is about 10 to 15 days. That’s about half a month.

Almost every eyewear retailer is lazy with their delivery and it’s been this way since decades. Until recently when a break from tradition came from Specscart. Being  the pioneer of 24 hours dispatch in eyeglasses, Specscart glasses are delivered at a lightning speed.

From the very beginning to the present day, you can get glasses on the same or the very next day of your purchase from here. You get your free next day glasses under 24 hours for standard prescription glasses, but with complex prescription, it can take two or more days.

No middlemen supply chain

From selling affordable glasses to dispatching them within 24 hours, the mastermind behind these services of Specscart is it’s no middlemen supply chain.

By cutting off the third party, Specscart gains its command on the manufacturing and selling of their glasses. This means that Specscart designs and manufactures its glasses, contrary to what other retailers often do. Rather than relying on designers, license holders, manufacturers, Specscart is its own boss. Helping the startup to constantly adapt to the changing needs of the customers.

With complete control over the manufacturing, Specscart manages to offer glasses at fair and affordable prices. Also, it manages to bring in speed to the market by generating glasses faster. Without any need of third party channel coordination, season delay or other sorts of retail interruptions. It was their faster approach that made Specscart Rocket possible to achieve.

Tom Archer, X-blue lenses, Free coatings and more

To add to these matchless services, Specscart glasses are exquisitely designed with the most beautiful appeal. From the very beginning, Specscart introduced two of its in-house designer brands – Tom Archer and Marc Fabien.

With two in-house designer brands, the aim was to provide customers with a variety of styles at the lowest possible price, without compromising on the quality.

Understanding the impact of the current digital dependency, Specscart leads in offering blue light glasses. With a fully loaded coating of anti-glare, anti-scratch, and anti-UV for free, their blue light glasses are also easily affordable.

Blue light glasses, or X-blue lenses, as Specscart calls it, proves to offer 99.9% protection from the detrimental blue light rays from the digital screen. The glasses also claim to prevent eye-strain, insomnia, headache and other visual discomfort associated with prolonged screen time.

Free Eye test at their stores

With fashion in focus, eye care is also a secondary part of Specscart services. The startup promotes its initiative towards free eye tests for all in their Walkden and Bury stores. With an in-house team of opticians with 20+ years of experience, the startup ensures to prevent or diagnose eye disease earlier through an eye test that’s free and available at all times.

So, from your eye test to new glasses, now you know where to go.


Kokou Adzo is the editor and author of He is passionate about business and tech, and brings you the latest Startup news and information. He graduated from university of Siena (Italy) and Rennes (France) in Communications and Political Science with a Master's Degree. He manages the editorial operations at

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