Christmas shopping on a budget? Try Boden, the premiere Buy Now Pay Later catalogue in the UK. Founded in 1991 with just 8 menswear products, the company now has stores all over the globe. The website, geared mostly towards women, includes a wide variety of products and styles including party dresses, accessories, shoes, swimwear, and maternity clothes.
One of the things that sets Boden apart from other catalogues is its Stuff & Nonsense section, which is like a virtual dressing room, giving customers a chance to mix and match various pieces of clothing to create the perfect outfit. This section also includes a number of short promotional films to highlight some of Boden’s more popular apparel choices.
Also, Boden offers several competitions, like their Male Makeover competition, which gives customers a chance to win a £500 account credit. Having trouble finding the right gifts for everyone? Try Boden’s gift vouchers–£10, £20, £50, or £100. Spending £120.00 on the site can get the customer a 15% discount. Boden accepts most major credit cards and allows for monthly financing. Ordering online is easy; customers may select the size and color of the item and can use discount codes for certain items (only one discount code per item). Boden delivers virtually all over the globe and offers three levels of delivery service: Standard (£4.00), which is 3 to 5 working days; Premium (£6.00), which is 2 to 3 working days; and Express (£8.00), which is 1 to 2 working days and requires a signature upon delivery. Delivery outside of the UK may take up to 2 weeks.
The website provides a convenient sizing guide to make sure shoppers are getting the best fit possible, and in the event that an item does not fit properly or does not meet the customer’s expectations, Boden will allow you to return it, no questions asked. Customers have 3 months after purchase to determine whether or not to keep an item; for sale items, this window is 7 days. Customers are free to return the item for its full value or to exchange it for another item, though in most cases the company will not be responsible for postage. Boden prides itself on its ethical trading practices, working with countries all over the world to ensure that both parties are benefiting adequately in all regards. It is a member of the Ethical Tradition Initiative (ETI) and requires its suppliers to submit to a specific code of conduct regarding, among other things, employee rights, working conditions, and wages.