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As Seen on Screen....
Member Name: PandaEyes
Date: 21/01/11, updated on 21/01/11 (454 review reads)
Advantages: Free delivery, free returns, student discount, hundreds of brands, cheap.
As Seen on Screen... what 'ASOS.com' stands for, is my personal favourite fashion website. It just keeps getting better. I have shopped online at ASOS.com for many years now and even when I don't have any money, I still check it at least once a week for when I do have money, I just can't help myself!
It sells clothes for men and women and also a beauty shop which sells beauty products for women. It did used to sell beauty products for men but they stopped it recently last year. Not sure why exactly but I'm guessing they didn't sell that much from that department for them to stop it completely.
It is not only ASOS branded clothing or beauty products that they sell. They also sell over 100 hundred other brands. Most recently one being River Island which I was pleased about because ASOS.com offer free delivery and also student discount, which River Island does not. Other popular brands are Soap & Glory, GHD, Rimmel, Barry M, Benefit, Warehouse, Rare, Lipsy, Adidas, Superdry.... the list goes on. If you would like to see the list of brands that they sell then follow this link:
That is for the women's section only. For men's just use the drop down menu at the top of the page and click A - Z of brands.
As I briefly mentioned, ASOS offer free delivery. 'UK style saver delivery' which states it takes 6 working days. I have always found that it doesn't take this long and in fact it usually only takes around 3 days. You can however, pay for postage if you wish for it to be delivered sooner, guaranteed. UK standard delivery costs £3.95 and takes 3 working days, UK next day delivery costs £5.95 and will be delivered to you the next day if ordered before 6pm. UK Nominated delivery which also costs £5.95 and you choose a day you wish your items to be delivered on. UK same- day delivery costs £7.95 and you can get your items delivered that very same day if you order before a certain time. All of the options appear for you to choose from on the checkout page.
ASOS also offers student discount which is usually 10%, but at the moment is 20%. You need an NUS extra card and you enter your code in the promotion code box at the checkout.
This is why it is sometimes better to check what brands ASOS sell because if you are ordering from a brands' website, it may not offer any discount or free delivery, so I always check if ASOS sells that brand first. As they sell so many it can be hard to not realise they do!
The customer service is also outstanding, I cannot fault it. They have created a Facebook page, like many companies have done now, but if you have a problem you can post on their Facebook wall and somebody gets back to you usually within a couple of hours. It could be about whether they are getting a certain dress back in stock or any queries about an order you have placed which has not arrived yet. I have never had any problems with their deliveries but a friend did around christmas, and wrote on the Facebook page instead of contacting them on their website, and they replied within an hour and told him everything he needed to know!
Personally, I have had no bad experiences using ASOS. The quality of the items I have purchased is more than satisfactory and I cannot find anything negative to say. I have ordered a number of tops, bottoms, shoes and bags over the years I have been using the site and not had a problem.
ASOS.com is improving all the time, as they now offer free returns, free delivery and student discount, and a couple of years ago they never used to offer any of the 3! They also have an ASOS newsletter which you can sign up for and you will be emailed at least once every week, these often include special offers too.
If you have never shopped or looked at ASOS.com before then it is definitely worth taking a look. They always have a clearance section with thousands of items in at cheap prices too, including other brands, hence to say I have had a number of bargains.
I give this 5 stars because I have yet to find a disadvantage to using ASOS.
Summary: Great fashion website for both men and women, 5 stars!