We, like pretty much everyone else in this country, understand that times are tough financially. Many repeat customers are asking us for better prices and comparing us unfairly to companies who produce outside the UK.
We have a lot to offer, fair prices, fast turnaround, supporting the economy by keeping production in England and the same holidays as you.
Before placing an order with a company offering what appear to be out of this world prices ask yourself a few questions e.g.
1) What is the turnaround – we have viewed quotes from competitors stating approx. 20 working days for delivery – that is a month! Ok you think your not in a rush for them at the moment but give it a month or so and you may well be needing them sooner however as your cards are still in China very little can be done to speed them up!
2) Are the cards produced in England? We are aware of companies telling customers that the cards are printed in England and they clearly are not. Think again about the turnaround times if they are excessive there will be a reason for this e.g. they are being shipped in from China.
3) Imagine trying to contact a company who is having two weeks off for Chinese new year celebrations! You just want your cards but no one is answering emails or the phone and clearly your cards are not being produced! Being in England, we are closed for the bank holidays and two weeks over Christmas.
4) Check out review sites before placing an order. Be very wary of ones will bad reviews!
Finally, and I know this may seen extreme, but lets all try to support our own family, friends, neighbours, acquaintances etc by supporting the UK economy who knows what effect shopping just on price alone will have in the future, unfortunately I sense more big name stores closing in this country. Sorry to not leave this blog on a cheery note – I promise the next one will be happier!