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Efficient and reliable, even better when there's a discount code
The Body Shop Online
Member Name: LillyAnnJones
The Body Shop Online
Date: 18/06/13, updated on 08/01/14 (51 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely products, beautiful packaging, great gifts, discount codes=bargains!!!
Disadvantages: Quite expensive without discount code/sale
I have used The Body Shop website to purchase gifts for others and myself quite a few times now, they are all such lovely products to treat yourself or someone else!
The layout of the website is attractive and easy to use, the basket system is very reliable and entering a discount code is simple, I really like their system which shows every item at the price your discount code makes them, for example if you enter a 40% discount code and continue shopping the prices shown for items will already have taken the 40% off which makes keeping track of the price very simple, I have never seen this on any other shopping website.
The full priced items are a bit too pricey for my budget but luckily The Body Shop release great discount codes very often (as I write this there is a 40% off discount code which also applies to sale items and gives free delivery on orders over £5). Their sales always reduce items by a very fair amount and most of the time the gift sets work out at very good value, a lot cheaper than buying the items separately.
There are two delivery options available, these are standard delivery and express delivery but to be honest I wouldn't recommend purchasing express delivery unless you're in a huge rush as I have found the standard delivery to be efficient, reliable and fast. Orders are usually despatched the next day with standard delivery and usually only take 2 days to come, in fact I have had orders turn up the day after purchasing in the past. They email you to tell you the order is despatched which is always handy.
The Body Shop packaging is always attractive and colourful and the products themselves are just lovely, a real treat. Their body butters are rich, luxurious and smell heavenly, their perfumes are delicious, none are overpowering, there seems to be one to suit all moods and preferences. Their gift sets are beautifully packaged and great value for money. I buy so many gifts from The Body Shop because they have a 'special' feel, in my opinion. When there's a sale on or a good discount code I like to stock up on gifts to save money.
Overall I would definitely recommend The Body Shop! I would recommend the website more than the shop because of the larger range of products (sometimes they release older stock at a reduced price, I've never seen them do this in-store) and because you can use discount codes and get a real bargain!
Summary: I fully recommend The Body Shop but do try to find a discount code to save cash!