5 Sports Shop Business Success Stories [2022]

5 Sports Shop Business Success Stories [2022]
Start A Sports Shop Business

A retail sporting shop provides sports equipment such as balls, bats, gloves, sticks, rackets, clubs, and protective gear.

Entrepreneurs can set up a sports shop at a strip mall or sell their products online. Renting a shop at the strip mall will require a little money to pay the rent, but depending on the entrepreneurs’ approach, it could be more profitable.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a sports shop business:

1. CROSSNET ($12M/year)

Greg Meade, Chris Meade, and Mike Delpapa (from Miami, Florida, USA) started CROSSNET almost 6 years ago.

$1M / month
3 founders / 18 employees
Miami, Florida, USA

Case Study

Hello, my name is Chris Meade, and I’m the co-founder of CROSSNET, the world’s first four-way volleyball game. We have created a revolutionary four-way volleyball net where four players compete in a hybrid version of foursquare and volleyball in a competitive game to 11, win by 2.

We began working on our first prototype of CROSSNET during the summer of 2017 when I and our co-founders Greg Meade and Mike Delpapa moved to Miami to start our business. In 2018 we did $74,000 in revenue and just one year later we 30x’d our business in 2019 to $2,250,000 in sales.


2. Thurso Surf ($1.2M/year)

Shenglong You (from Toronto, ON, Canada) started Thurso Surf over 6 years ago.

$100K / month
2 founders / employees

Case Study

I'm Shenglong You, one of the co-founders of Thurso Surf. We make award-winning stand-up paddleboards packages with best-in-class accessories to make every step of your journey to the water easier than ever so you can focus on having fun out there.

Since 2018 when we launched thursosurf.com we have grown rapidly and earned a name as one of the best SUP brands in the highly competitive mid-range market. We've sold thousands of boards in dozens of countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, and the EU. We’ve been named one of the top blogs in the SUP sector and we've seen traffic increase 16X since our first year in operation with sales not far behind. We're still in rapid growth mode and don't plan on slowing down!


3. Healthkart

  • Website traffic: 1.11M/month
  • Business rank: #17.4K

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4. Adidas Group

  • Website traffic: 930K/month
  • Business rank: #22.8K

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5. Adidas Australia Official

  • Website traffic: 1.28M/month
  • Business rank: #32.4K

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