Off-season garden furniture sale

Lazy Susan export garden furniture

End of summer outdoor furniture maintenance routine

The latest in outdoor furniture design

Off-season garden furniture sale

The current Off-Season Sale we’ve been running at Lazy Susan is a little different. The prices are still significantly discounted.…

Off-season garden furniture sale

Off-Season Sale

The current Off-Season Sale we’ve been running at Lazy Susan is a little different. The prices are still significantly discounted. In fact we are currently offering garden sets at some of our lowest prices ever. However, historically we would of primarily discounted items that were discontinued, maybe sets that didn’t sell as well as we anticipated. The items currently on sale in our Promotions section are a little different in that they are strong sellers for us. Our modern garden furniture collection has proven to be incredibly popular since we launched it a few years ago.

Lazy Susan export garden furniture

Lazy Susan Export Garden Furniture

Export plays a vital role in our economy, it directly influences our level of economic growth, employment and the balance of payments. Lower transport costs, globalisation, economies of scale and reduced tariff barriers have all helped exports gain a bigger share of the UK’s national income over the last couple of decades. And while the uncertainty of Brexit, the potential of us leaving the EU without a deal is a concern, export must continue to be an integral part of the Lazy Susan business model. Whatever the future holds, in or out of the EU, hopefully the government (whoever that might be post General election) can find a positive way forward, with minimal impact on businesses such as us, so we can continue to export our garden furniture.

End of summer outdoor furniture maintenance routine

I’ve posted a few end of summer outdoor furniture maintenance tips on our social media channels over the last few weeks or so. The weather has certainly taken a turn for the worse recently. It feels like it has not stopped raining for weeks now, and the other morning I went out to find a frost. No deicer for the car windows had the kids and I sat there for 10 minutes while we waited for the heaters to do the job. I have since stocked up on said deicer. So I think this weekend is the weekend I give up on the chance of us seeing another Indian Summer. Weather permitting, I’ll tidy up the garden, give the grass a final cut, and give my Lazy Susan furniture a little TLC

The latest in outdoor furniture design

As we come to the end of the 2019 summer season, I thought it might be nice to share some of the latest in outdoor furniture design pieces that we’ve seen this year from some of our industries leading designers. These are pieces we’ve spotted at this years furniture expos and garden shows that we fell in love with. The Lazy Susan collection has a more refined, classical style. And we love that, so do our customers. However, there are companies out there that are looking to break the mould, do something a little different.

The advantages of shopping online with Lazy Susan

Shopping online with Lazy Susan

The Internet has revolutionised the way we shop. As a business, without the internet, Lazy Susan would be a very different animal indeed. The advantages for us are many. We can sell direct to the consumer. We aren’t restricted by location. We can keep our overheads low as we don’t require a network of showrooms. I could go on. However, it is not just us that benefit. There are numerous advantages for you, the consumer. More and more people are opting to shop online over the conventional method of going into stores. And not only that, we are prepared to purchase a broader range of products than ever before.

Lazy Susan Trade Sales in 2019

I recently posted about the contract trade side of Lazy Susan in our Outdoor Wedding or Garden Party post, and I wanted to follow up that article with a few of the exciting trade sales we’ve conducted in the first half of 2019. We’ve experienced some great success in garden furniture trade supply of late, and we wanted to share that with you. Especially as some of the photography by many of our trade customers is simply stunning. Supplying large quantities of garden furniture to events companies, wedding venues, hotels and the like in bulk seems to be an area where the quality and style of our garden furniture really resonates too.

A thank you from St Wilfrid’s Hospice

St Wilfrid's Hospice

You might of recently read our blog or social media posts regarding the Greenfingers charity? We’d received a letter of thanks for the furniture we donated to their Turn Old Into Gold auctions. Well, the Lazy Susan team and I were delighted to receive another letter thanking us for our generosity, this time it was from the Retail Director at St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Again, they were expressing their gratitude for the garden furniture we recently donated to them to sell on in their stores to raise some much needed funds.

Lazy Susan make donation to Greenfingers

We recently received a lovely letter from the Director of Fundraising and Communications at Greenfingers Charity, thanking Lazy Susan for our recent support. As well as donating money direct to a number of charities as part of Do Some Good campaign, we’ve also donated garden furniture to various national charities for them to sell in their stores close to Lazy Susan HQ. With Greenfingers, they wanted our garden furniture for their Turn Old Into Gold auctions, and we were more than happy to help. This is a charity doing some truly great things.

Lazy Susan and charity: water do some good

Maifen villagers using the newly constructed handpump

We could be accused of blogging and sharing on social media about our Do Some Good campaign too often. However, we do it for very good reason. We’re immensely proud of what the campaign has achieved and, with the help of our customers, we want those efforts to continue. I wanted to share an exciting update with you that we’ve just received from charity: water, our principle Do Some Good partner. All the money we raised back in 2017 has gone directly into funding a new well in Ethiopia. This is the reason why we do this. The project is now up and running. A well has been drilled, and a handpump is bringing clean water to a village called Maifen in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Exactly 200 people live there and this has transformed each and every one of their lives.

Lazy Susan charity work update

WaterAid

Donating to a good cause you care about not only benefits the charities themselves, it can be deeply rewarding. As a business, we have found that our charity work has had a positive impact on both staff and customers. In 2017 a survey of 1,100 people from the UK by Forresters identified that most consumers think businesses should support charities. And when faced with a choice between two companies offering products/services for the same price, 82% said their decision would be based on who engaged with charities and the local community. However, at Lazy Susan, we wanted this to be more than just some PR exercise. We really wanted to do some good, and that is why we aligned ourselves with charities that were close to our heart. Charities we believed in, and to which we felt some affinity.