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Shop wisely, Shop online.
Member Name: Kat1987
Advantages: Cheaper than in-store shopping, more convienient, easy to use website.
Disadvantages: Offers can sometimes be unclearly marked so you may need to do a bit of searching.
I have recently become a bit of an online shopping addict since discovering online discount codes (discount codes are issued by the retailer and you type the code in at checkout to give a specified discount on your shopping). I would never usually consider shopping at The Body Shop but they have got to be the number 1 online retailer for discount codes, the most recent one I used was for 50% off as well as free delivery and it worked alongside other current offers meaning overall the toiletries and gifts I bought cost less than what I am usually willing to pay but are much better quality. The wide selection of offers and the frequency of the discount codes definitely makes The Body Shop online an affordable option in comparison to shopping in store.
Thebodyshop.co.uk is a simple, clean website that is very easy to use. I also find it looks colourful and attractive with natural images dotted about to represent the natural elements of their products. The home page usually has several offers displayed with clickable links to the products included in the offers, supposedly to make it easy for you to know what is included in the offer but I have occasionally found that these miss some products out so don't rely solely on this information. All the products are sorted into categories and these are displayed as tabs across the top of the site. There is also information on their reward scheme, store locations, The Body Shop At Home service and information regarding the companies ethical stance. All the information is displayed in an easy to navigate manner and is easy to read an digest.
The downside to shopping online especially when it comes to a cosmetics company is that you can't ask an assistant for help. The body shop have done everything to overcome this by providing clear images of the products alongside clear, concise explanations of the products. For skincare decisions they provide an online questionnaire which proved very useful for me and echoed exactly the guidance I had been given in store. Customer reviews are also provided to help make a decision and so in some respects the advice is better than you would get in store as it impartial.
I have made several orders with thebodyshop.co.uk and have been very impressed with the service. I have received all my goods in excellent condition and well packaged and all within the allotted delivery times, most have even arrived before they were due. The email communication from the company is also good. You receive a prompt order confirmation and an accurate order dispatch notice. I cannot comment on the returns process as I have not yet had need to use it which I think speaks for itself.
Overall I am very impressed with The Body Shop's online service. I would probably not consider shopping in store but I see myself shopping with them online for many years to come.
he retailer and you type the code in at checkout to give a specified discount
Summary: The best way, in my opinion, to buy Body Shop products.