Why would you shop online for garden furniture? And why would you want to do it in December when there’s no chance of sitting in the garden?
Yes, you’re right. No way you could use it at this time of year. However, out of season is the time to grab a good deal.
The high street retailers may have already sold off all their summer stock. Any garden furniture is long gone from their shop floors to make way for Christmas trees and decorations. But us online guys are still open for business!
I recently read an interview with Christine Lampard, sorry I can’t remember on which website, but she was basically talking about how she loves a good bargain. We all love a good bargain!
The crux of her thinking was that she would always choose bargain shops over premium stores.
That despite her and Frank being worth millions, she still wouldn’t pay over the odds for essential items when somewhere like Home Bargains provides a cheaper alternative.
It’s a fair point. They sell the same brands. And I agree with her up to a point. You do have to be to be careful with their sizes. They like to sell smaller quantities, making it look like you’re getting a deal. But anyway I digress.
If you’re getting the same quality, but for less money. Happy days. At Lazy Susan, we are confident our garden furniture is as good, if not better, than any metal furniture you can find on the high street or at your local DIY store/garden centre.
In fact, as we have no physical store, we don’t have the overheads the big national chains have. We can be competitive, offering great prices and promotions.
So back to the question in hand… Why would you shop online for garden furniture?
In comparison to a traditional store with fixed opening hours, online shopping is 24 hours a day. If you want to shop online for garden furniture from Lazy Susan, you can do so from the comfort of the sofa in the evening.
Ideal if the weather is awful, you have small children or live in a rural area for example.
Plus, with 99.85% of our orders packed and dispatched within 24 hrs, delivered within 2 to 3 days, that’s as quick as many of the high street retailers will get any goods to you that won’t fit in your car.
When you visit a store, you will have to pay the price it says. I suppose you could drive around several stores if you wanted to.
However, if you shop online for garden furniture you can compare prices from as many different retailers as you want, all from the comfort of that sofa again.
Shelf space in any store is limited, which means that the range of garden furniture they can stock is limited. Not so if you shop online for garden furniture.
Our full range is in our web shop, in stock in our warehouse, and ready to despatch. Plus, if you don’t see what you want on one website, then you can simply click on to the next one.
We’re incredibly proud of our customer reviews, they sell our products and customer service way better than we could.
I myself won’t buy anything off the likes of Amazon, until I have read the reviews. It helps you make a more informed purchases. Especially with a big ticket item like garden furniture.
You want to know that the product you are buying is of good quality, from a reputable retailer, with good customer service. The testimonials of past customers will tell you what’s what.
The disadvantages of shopping online for garden furniture
Disadvantages is maybe a bit of strong word, it just worked as a heading for this section. These are more just a few of the things you need to be aware of before you shop online for garden furniture.
If you’re buying garden furniture online, you don’t have the ability to feel the material, test the seats, and really see the quality of construction.
And whilst yes, it would be difficult for us to send every prospective purchaser a free chair, at Lazy Susan we do have a solution.
We can send out our free sample swatches.
You can’t talk to someone 24hrs a day
Yes, that is also true. While you can shop 24 hours a day on Lazy Susan, I’m afraid we the people keep office ours.
So if you have a query between the hours or 17:00-09:00, then just drop us an email via our contact form and we’ll get back to you first thing in the morning. Our aim is to process all enquiries within 1 hour during office hours.
Alternatively, you can pick up the phone and call us on 01243 717197, Monday to Friday, between 09:00-17:00. We’re always happy to talk.
Privacy & Security
This is a blog article all of its own to be honest with you. Privacy and security are possibly the primary concern for the majority of online shoppers. We’ve all heard the horror stories.
However, there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure the transaction is a safe one.
The key is to pay attention to HTTPS protocols, and this is why the Lazy Susan site is protected by Comodo Security.
Ensuring all our customer information is secure from the moment you start browsing our website all the way through to purchase is critical. Using Comodo means that:
- Any data you submit to lazysusanfurniture.co.uk over a https connection will be securely encrypted with the strongest available algorithms.
- The SSL certificate used by this website carries a $250,000 warranty to further protect customer purchases.
- By choosing Comodo SSL, Lazy Susan have proven that customer security is our highest priority.
- You can see the site security activate when you are about to enter any personal information by looking at the URL search bar – The Padlock icon and the ‘https’ must be visible to ensure all information is secure.
- At Lazy Susan we also have a Site Certificate from Security Metrics which means we have complied with PCI data security requirements.
To further protect yourself when you shop online for garden furniture, always make sure your anti-virus software is installed, working and up to date, install reputable spyware alert/removal software, be aware of online scams and keep your web usage private.
This is the reading the small print part, and its the biggest mistake many people make. You must be clear on the returns policy before you buy. At the end of the day you’re buying from a photo, you may want to return the items when you see it for real when delivered.
At Lazy Susan, if a customer is dissatisfied with their purchase, we advise that they must contact us within seven days of the original purchase, if they wish to return some or all items they’ve ordered.
The customer can either arrange to return the goods to the supplier at his/her own cost or ask us for a collection to be made at the cost of £75 which will be deducted from the refund.
But even with all that said, for me, there’s nothing quite like the convenience of opening your computer to shop online for garden furniture, and while shopping online does require a few basic precautions, the advantages far outweigh the cons.
Shop online for garden furniture in winter
As for those December off-season bargains we touched on at the start of this article. Why not head over the Lazy Susan shop and check out the following:
- Lazy Susan Daily Deals: Your last chance to grab an extra special deal. We have reduced our prices on all these sets for just today, so hurry. When it’s gone it’s gone, so don’t miss out, order today.
- Lazy Susan Clearance: This is where you will find our best deals on items across our entire product range. Ex-display models, mostly used only in photography for our website, are offered to you at fantastic prices.
Stock is limited so grab a bargain while you can!