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Did funkypigeon fly or fall??
Member Name: theredrobin
Date: 05/10/11, updated on 05/10/11 (153 review reads)
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Funky pigeon recently had a voucher code on where they were offering a free card when you open an account with them. I'd never used funkypigeon.com before but had seen the t.v advert and thought it seemed like a decent and legit website - and with an offer of a free card, I felt now was the best time to give it a go!
I thought funkypigeon.com only did a range of personalised cards however when visiting the site I saw that they had a range of other items such as notebooks, mugs, posters, personalised gifts, hampers and flowers aswel.
I came on the site to look for a birthday card for a friend.. The site was fairly simple to navigate and required clicking on cards and then birthday cards from a drop down menu on the left hand side of the website. Once you were on this section you could either browse the cards by age ranges, relationships e.g brother, sister, mum, dad.. children, or design styles such as humour, cute, modern, floral.
Once you had chosen your card, you choose what size you would like e.g A6, A5, A4. Alongside this is the price for each card. I picked an A5 square card priced at £2.49. There is a little box stating to type in the name of the person who the card is for and this can appear on the cover of the card. Once I had typed my friends name in and clicked next it showed you how their name would look on the card. If you are happy with this you click continue and it leads you to a page where you type in what you want on the inside of the card - there is a range of different font styles and sizes available to customize your message inside the card.
When you are happy with your card and you click submit it shows you the image of the card, from the front page and the inside that you have personalised. You then have the option to either go back and change the message inside your card/pick another card or continue if you are happy with the card.
Once you have clicked that you are happy with the card, an option comes up stating whether you want the card sent to yourself or directly to the person it is for. You also have the option to write a date on the envelope which states do not open until a particular date. Once you have done this it shows you an invoice of the order and once you commit to it, it leads you to the payment options. As I had a voucher code all I had to do was type it in and it automatically deducted the balance. This was fairly easy and straight forward. However, you can pay via Credit/Debit card on the site, along with Paypal and if you have set up a pre-paid account then that can automatically deduct the amount also.
Once you have placed your order a order reciept comes up on the screen and is also sent to your email. They also send out an email when the order is despatched. Overall I found the website to have a fast delivery time.. especially since all deliveries are free!. The card came within 2 days. It arrived in an envelope with the website name on so you could clearly see who it was from, it stated on the envelope not to bend it and inside included the card and blank envelope. I was quite impressed with the card and did think it was of good quality.. and being free, I can't complain!.
After using the website and receiving my order, I was impressed with the service.. I thought the product was of good quality, the website was easy to use - including the ability to personalise the cards with a spell check option which was also handy, they had a fast delivery time and also sent emails to ensure you were up to date with the order.
However I give the website 4/5 stars as I noticed that when personalising the card there was no option to change the font colour for the message inside the card, something that is possible on a few other websites. Also I found it slightly annoying when searching for a card and looking in the "cute section" of cards and found most of them were for children's card designs and some of the search results had mixed up the card categories. Therefore it took me slightly longer to pick out a card.
Though I do think it's a good website and I would definitely recommend checking it out if you haven't.
I know I will re-visit it and purchase from them again, and plan on checking out their other products as there is quite a range of different cards and other gifts. So overall I did like the website, but have knocked off a star as I found it can be slightly improved.
Summary: Nice cards and great service, i'd use it again!
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