Lazy Susan is extremely proud to share this sneak peek of our first foray into the world of cinema. In these difficult times it is nice to share something positive too… We were recently sent some wonderful photographs of our garden furniture making its big screen debut! They were sent to us by Production Designer, Francesco Fonda, and the photographs come from the set of a film called “Qui rido io”. The scenes pictured were shot earlier this year in Rome, Italy, and feature our Tulip Bistro Set. The film is by iconic Italian film director and screenwriter, Mario Martone, and it centres around the king of Neapolitan comedians, the great actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta.
We are all affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here at Lazy Susan we stand together, but of course at a distance. Our employees look after each other, and we’ve implemented safe practices for all. We are following the advice of the World Health Organization, UK Government and local authorities, and we’re taking all precautions very seriously. As we listen carefully to the guidelines, our current situation is as follows…
It might be a New Year but the Lazy Susan resolution hasn’t changed… With the help of our customers, we want to continue to Do Some Good in 2020. As part of our ongoing charity initiative, as well as pledging donations for the photographs you send, we donate our garden furniture to a variety of worthwhile causes. We have 50 garden furniture sets to give away in 2020, and we are looking for new worthwhile causes to support.
I am big fan of PayPal and my family and I have used it for online purchases for many year now without issue. From a personal point of view it allows me to shop with peace of mind. I can pay online with just my PayPal password and it removes the need to keep entering all my personal details for any eligible purchases.
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.
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.
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.
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.