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Member Name: m_illie
Advantages: Reasonable prices, excellent quality goods, quick postage for a decent price
Disadvantages: Returns policy is a little premature I think
This Christmas when my Mum was looking for gifts to get me and her budget was low, I found Boohoo.com. I'd seen the website I few years earlier, perhaps about 2010, and back then realised how the prices were somewhat reasonably, and considerably lower than many other online-shops. So, having reminded myself of the website I set about looking for gifts to put in my 'wishlist' that she could decide from so that there was still some kind of suprise for me when I opened my gifts.
Boohoo has both a men and women's section, with the latter being larger and much more developed, as is often the case with online stores. There are a number of different tabs to navigate the site that are "New In", "Womens", "Footwear", "Accessories", "Men" "Trends", "Holiday Shop" and "Clearance". The men's tab also has a tagline 'NEW' as it is a recent addition to the site, which I noticed upon my return since 2010 as I dont think it was present back then. The first five tabs are somewhat self explanatory and the other final two are simply summerwear and items for sale at a reduced price. It is always possible to bag yourself a bargain in the 'clearance' section of the website, so I recommend checking it out.
For the purpose of building my wishlist, I only really stuck to the Women's section and even then 'Dresses', 'Tops' and 'Jeans and Denim'. I was pleasantly surprised with the prices of often overpriced (in my opinion as a lowly and pretty poor student) items like trousers and jackets. In fact in total I recieved 12 items from the website as gifts from my parents and she informed my the price of this was a mere £130 which for that number of items, I feel is a real bargain.
The main page currently has two great images featuring items for sale from the website in both the men's and women's section. As well as this there is a tab for a first time customer discount which sadly my Mum didn't receive because at that particular time (just before Christmas) they weren't offering anything. The bottom of the page also displays further deals to be had within the site such as the Clearance section, which as I mentioned is a great way to save yourself some cash, and particular styles from the runway and celebrities that are said to impress. This is an excellent addition as it means that those of you that are fashion conscious and can keep up with the latest fashions at an affordable price to boot!
The price of postage and packaging in the UK is as follows:
UK Next Day - £5.99 / EUR 7.50 per order
UK Saturday - £6.99 / EUR 8.99 per order
UK Saver - £3.99 / EUR 4.99 per order
This is equally reasonable as having ordered so many items, my Mum wasn't overly out of pocket.
Returns can be made for up to 14 days, which I personally think is a little early, as when two of my items arrived recently and I tried them on to check if they fit well, I discovered they were a little too large and was unable to return them by then as I had surpassed the limit by only a few days.
Payments can be made through paypal and the following payment cards: Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Solo, Maestro and Electron.
The quality of the goods are excellent and I have no faults to mention at all with any of the items I have recieved. Even the goods I purchased that were a little too large for me was simply because I had overestimated the sizing and overcompensated a little. Had I bought my original size, it would definitely have fit, and I was disappointed to have excellent quality goods I was unable to wear.
Overall, Boohoo.com is an excellent site with great choice and variety as well as reasonable postage and item prices. It is an excellent way to keep up with fashion for a little bit less and wear great looking clothes that will last for a very long time. I have had no issues with the website and neither have my friends and family who have also used the website. It is definitely a site I will gladly use again.
Summary: Good site I would recommend