Why are you reading our boring “history”
when you could be shopping?
Well if you have time to kill, here’s
The USave team met around four years
before launching this website and letting everyone see
and try out our attempt to change/improve the world.
We started out with an idea to change
the way people find and buy a few products. Using the
internet and some really neat marketing methods, we
were sure that we could reduce the costs of purchasing,
marketing, sales and distribution on a few products,
allowing us to sell them at really low prices. The more
time that we spent on it, the more products we added.
Soon we realised that our concept could save many people
money on as many products as we had time to handle.
Then we realized that if we involved other businesses,
we really could offer just about everything to everybody
at really good prices.
USave Money Limited was formed to
open (insert trumpet fanfare here) the www.usave.co.nz
online shopping centre. Our mission statement from the
very beginning has been: WE EXIST
TO SAVE YOU MONEY!
Then we started thinking, saving other
people money is great, but wouldn’t it be even
better if USave could benefit the New Zealand community
and our shoppers. We hope to grow pretty fast as the
word gets around, and with our Charity supporters helping
to get the word out, we hope everyone in New Zealand
will hear about us and the money will start flowing
back to community.
This caused us to change our mission
statement to: WE EXIST TO SAVE
YOU MONEY AND BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY!
Are you still reading this? Hey, it’s
all true, the founders of USave have had some successes
in the past and each of us felt that is was time for
us to be involved in a business that gives back. As
a matter of fact if this wasn’t a “give
back” business, we wouldn’t be doing it.
That is the end of “ ABOUT US” – here
is the stuff about the four optimistic founders.
Harris – Co Founder
Steve has been involved with selling most of his life;
from products to ideas, to concepts. After spending
almost four years working on the USave concept he feels
he’s now selling something he truly believes in
and feels good about. Steve’s motto is “that
by surrounding yourself with the right people and truly
believing in what you are doing, then anything can be
Brown – Co Founder
Mark has owned and or operated a variety of successful
ventures ranging from a chain of fast food restaurants
to real estate ventures. He has managed up to 300 employees
and won many sales awards. He has dealt with government
regulatory bodies while developing major commercial
and residential real estate projects. Mark's pragmatic
creativity and varied experience have played a big part
in shaping the USave model.
Ashmore – Co Founder & Designer
As long as he can remember, Brett has been a creative
thinker and he is always coming up with new ideas –
some wacky, some unique and innovative, and some just
plain crazy! When he first met with Steve and Mark he
was drawn to their passion for the USave concept and
immediately started to add value. Brett is responsible
for the visual look of USave; from our logo design through
to the website layout and marketing collateral. Brett
drew from his 15 years of experience working in the
Design & Advertising industries, both in New Zealand
and overseas. For the past 7 years Brett has owned and
operated several successful design companies.
The Co-Founders and the subsequent
additions to the USave team share one common vision;
that a successful USave means significant amounts of
money go back into the hands of well deserved New Zealand
Charities, schools, communities and non-profit organisations!