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Friday, 29 March 2013

Party bags 2 go - on the go!

We now have a lovely new mobile shop front - especially optimised for mobile use.

It is different to our normal website and specially designed to make shopping from your smart phone or tablet much easier.

So now you can easily browse our site and purchase your party bags wherever you are.  Why don't you pick up your mobile and check it out now?


Friday, 22 March 2013

Something to warm the cockles....

What do you do when you receive an item in the post that is addressed to your house, but has another person's name on it and is clearly not for you?  Chuck it in the bin?  Scribble "return to sender" and try and remember to shove it in a  post box when you next go out?  Or do you do what a lovely lady in Lancashire did yesterday?

She received a parcel filled with personalised printed wedding party bags which were clearly not for her.  Instead of doing any of the above, she took the packing slip, rang the number on it (i.e. mine) and explained she'd received these items but hadn't ordered them.  She was so concerned that somebody may be without their special party bags on their big day that she ofered to forward them to the original customer.

It transpired the customer had left a digit off the address, and only lived down the road, so was able to walk down and collect her parcel.

What's the point of me telling you this, you ask?  Well, not much, apart from that it really touched me that a person could put herself out to help somebody she didn't know, even though she could have just binned the goods, denied all knowledge of having received them, and nobody would have known any different. 

Distance sellers like myself have to be constantly vigilant against internet fraudsters, and it's very easy to be mistrustful of people in general when you've lost several hundreds of pounds to fraud (as I have done).  It's just really nice to be reminded that there are good people in the world! This one act of selflessness prevented what could have been a drawnout dispute between the original customer and myself, but instead, everything ended up peachy!

If you're wondering about the wedding party bags in general, here they are:

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

New Party Cups

Our long-time best-sellers, the plastic animal mugs have just welcomed 3 new arrivals. What are they?  These lovely plastic party cups.  Choose from the buzzy bee, ladybird, and pink zebra.  They make a fantastic party favour - fill them with sweets or toys and wrap in one of our cello loot bags,  and you have a great alternative to a party bag.

We love them, as they are durable, dishwasher safe and suitable for all ages from toddlers to older children.  What's more, they're only £1.00 each!!

See them and our other animal mugs here.