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.
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.
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
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 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.
We like to think our modern garden furniture range fits comfortably into that last attributive. It is a current or recent style or trend in more ways than one. Featuring clean modern lines, it is the embodiment of contemporary design. However, it is not all about form. Our modern range functions in a truly modern way. These are pieces of furniture that are just at home inside as they are out on the patio. As online retailers of high quality metal garden furniture, we wanted to expand our range to offer something a little different. To sell an alternative to the more classically styled pieces that form our core offer. We didn’t want to stray too far away from what we know. After all we are a specialist in cast aluminium. The bulk of our offer is outdoor dining sets. This is what we know best, and this is what our customers love.
So what exactly is a Bistro Table? They’re one of our best sellers, they have their own dedicated section in our Shop, but why are they called a Bistro Table? Well, let us start with the easy bit. What exactly is a Bistro Table? A small two seater table is really all it is. Nothing complicated about that. But then isn’t that the point? An intimate table for two that doesn’t take up much space. Originating on the streets of Paris, the bistro table is synonymous with the small Parisienne cafes from which they take their name.
For me, the Lazy Susan Garden Bench is more than just place to sit. Of course that is exactly what it is. But what I mean is, when you buy one, you’re getting a little bit more than just that. You are buying a focal point. Something that you can use to centre your garden. You’re buying a design statement. Buying something that will invite people out into your garden. Creating a simple place to sit, relax and take in your garden is truly a wonderful thing. Unlike say one of our garden table sets, a bench just says come out, sit down and enjoy all your green fingered handiwork.