Thank you for your kind comments
With so much fakery out there these days (can you still believe Blue Peter?!) it's easy to be cynical.
To be honest we've always looked at 'customer comments' posted on other websites and taken them with a pinch of salt, but as we grow our business it's been really really heartening to get kind comments from customers who have appreciated our service.
Since July 2013 we've started collecting reviews of our service and products via an independent customer review site called Feefo, click the logo above to see the reviews there.
Before Feefo we didn't solicit comments, so when they came it really lifted our day. Now with Feefo we get them all the time! Flattering and Thank you - we won't let them go to our heads and with this new service we should know about if it does.
Below are just a few of those we collected before Feefo.
Typo's have been left in, but names have been shortened to initials.
I am just writing to say thank you. I ordered a wire lady’s torso for a friend’s birthday last week, over the phone, and you kindly were able to delivery it the next day to Somerset when I was there. It went down very well and she was really pleased with it. Everybody enjoyed guessing what it might be. I found your web site one of the easiest to use and have it now stored on favourites to browse through for myself and other gifts. The Christmas section looks particularly interesting.
Dear The Worm That Turned
Its a rare thing these days to receive good customer service in the UK, so I wanted to say thank you for providing me with an outstanding service.
I very recently came across your company purely by chance (via Google) and purchased a garden clock for my parents as a ruby anniversay present. I found your website to be professional and easy to use, but above all I was impressed by your prompt delivery of the clock and the hand written gift card that accompanied it. The clock by the way was a resounding success.
I am now happily recommending you to both family and friends and won't hesitate to use you again in the future.
You have a wonderful site!
15/11 I must just say I have been very pleased with the things I have ordered and have passed your web address on to a few of my friends and hope they will order from you too. many thanks mrs i p.
20/11 I just wanted to say Thankyou for my delivery that arrived today. I am VERY impressed with the level of service your company offers; the gift wrapping is lovely! I will be recommending you to all my family and friends - and won't hesitate to use you again in the very near future! Best Wishes, NT
Hi Guys, Received my Garden Clock today, excellent thanks for a very quick delivery. Merry Christmas to you all. Kind regards
Hi, Very many thanks for the delivery of my order of Gold Leaf gloves, down to the personal delivery to my door! Really great service, many thanks I'll most certainly order from you again. best regards TC
11/12 Dear Worm, Thank you soo much for the delivery. I absolutely love the gloves, they are really beautiful. Regards, S
12/12 Thank you, much more efficient than other online experiences this Christmas. I will recommend you to my friends. M
I would like to say THANK YOU for getting my order to me with exceptional speed. I had to order something very late as a Christmas gift. i never thought i would get it time, but you called me and asked if it was for Christmas and i got it the next day.
Your staff should be commended as polite and very efficient, your customer service is up there with the best i have ever received. I will definitely be using you again and also recommending you to my friends and family.
Brilliant customer service - THANK YOU
25/1 hello, received my order today and i love it,and i love you best gardening web ever. thank you. s
12/2 Just wanted to send a mail to say thank you for your prompt service in supplying one of the Longstone mirrors, I bought it off your site which I came across by accident whilst looking for mirror for the garden for my dad’s birthday, was a bit worried that it may get damaged in the post, but should have known better. It arrived on Monday in perfect condition, I was kept well informed by your emails as to when it would arrive and my dad is delighted with it. Thank you very much, great company. SH
8/5 Received my order today and very pleased with your quick delivery and quality of goods. Many thanks TB
9/5 Received the bird box today absolutely fab! Thankyou JG
9/5 recieved thank you so much. They are beautifull just as in the picture. And very well packaged too. Mrs HG
30/7 Just to say how pleased I am with the goods I ordered and also very grateful for the excellent service provided in terms of organising the delivery. I will be ordering from you again! SB
13/8 I would just like to say thank you for the fantastic service you gave me when I made my order. You accommodated all of my needs and the clock turned up next day, beautifully wrapped and was the perfect present for my friend - she loved it! I will certainly be buying from you again. Thank you again EH
23/10 Just to say "Francine" has safely arrived - thankyou very much. The packaging was excellent as has been the customer service. I will gladly recommend you to friends and family,
19/11 Thankyou. Great product and speedy delivery. Very impressive.
VF 28/11 I’ve received my order and it’s fabulous thank you. M
30/11 Hello - My order arrived safe and sound and so quick!. Thank you NC
12/12 Thank you so much for sending the goods i ordered so beautifuly packed and wrapped up. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2009 From LL. xx 17/12 Just wanted to say thankyou. My order arrived today, was wonderfully packaged and when opened was everything i wanted it to be. A website that now used will be used again in the future, as what was shown on the site when delivered was as good as expected, so thankyou. ZK
17/12 Dear Heather I wanted to write to thank you for the excellent custiomer service that I recieved from you and your company. It is rare to find a company where you feel like that the team know your individual order and care about you receiving your good quickly and safely. I would like to thank you for ensuring that my brompton lantern was sent on next day delivery... I can now rest easy that I have my mum's christmas present in time!!! I will be recommending you to all my friends and will, of course, be placing orders with you again soon. Many thanks AS
6/12 Just to say thank you…my order arrived 2 days before Xmas as promised and my husband and brother in law were both very pleased with their clocks! I was very impressed with your customer service and especially the fact that you kept me so well informed with regard to the delay, I will definitely shop with you again. With best wishes for a Happy New Year and many thanks. NM
10/1 Hi Nicky Just to let you know that my mum received the bird feeder today and was very pleased - worth waiting for! A
16/1 Before deleting this correspondence from my files I thought I might just thank you for your efforts to deliver the goods in time for Christmas. These days it is unusual to receive from retailers and suppliers messages such as you sent. Much appreciated GC
My special order arrived safe and sound today – at least a week before I even expected it! Thank you, it’s lovely.
25/2 Thank you so much for your swift delivery of the Clock I received it this morning by post and opening it I am delighted Thank you again Cheers AP (mrs)
11/3 Just to say a big thank you to the person/people involved with sorting out my recent order. You went out of your way to provide an excellent service. The planters arrived as you said Monday, thanks for sorting that out for me!!! Much appreciated and they were just what we needed for a row of window boxes for a new hotel. I will definately use you again in the future, but just wanted you to know we were really chuffed with how helpful you all were!!! I know people can be quick to comment on poor customer service, and good customer service often goes unoticed!!! Many thanks RH - Ulverston, Cumbria.
21/3 Hey! I ordered an outdoor clock (Double sided station clock) late on Thursday evening and it arrived at 11 o'clock Saturday morning! What a good service! It took me longer to open the packaging! JS
Fri, 3 Apr Hi, I Just wanted to say how impressed I am with your service I placed my order yesterday and I received it this morning! I am very pleased with my purchase Thank you! Mrs TP
21/4/09 1 have received my order, thank you for your swift response and may i say i am impressed with the quality and workmanship of the Birdbox. Regards, JP
30/4/09 fantastic service - my order arrived today even though I only ordered it yesterday - I had left my fathers birthday gift a bit to the last minute but you have saved the day thanks A W
6/5 I would like to thank you for refunding the excess on my purchase due to it being posted. Can I also say what a great service you have given me and that I am absolutely delighted with my 'stargazing hare'! He is absolutely perfect for the memorial to my grandson's deceased bunny and will definitely be coming with us if ever we move home. Many thanks again for such a great service. Kind regards, A P.S. Will tell all my friends about you!
20/5 Nicky, Was it you I spoke to yesterday? Well, just to say that I’ve never known an order to arrive so quickly! Delivered this morning, beautifully packaged, all in order and, yes, minds very much at ease all of a sudden.. Was the first time using your site and, although have so far only seen a limited amount, really like the look of things so hope to deal with you again. Many thanks to you and anyone else involved for such spectacular service – won’t hesitate to recommend you effusively! Best wishes, L
8/7 Thanks so much for my order - it all arrived safely. Really stunning gifts - my dad will be really pleased. Thanks again i will definitely be back! ;) KB
30/7 My son bought me a slate memo board via your website for my birthday, and I am writing to thank you. The gift was beautifully wrapped and presented, the card delightful. What a difference it makes - that little bit of effort and human touch. Thank you. And apart from anything - I love your website and will definitely be recommending you. N L-S
26/8 People are always very quick to complain when things don't go their way, but I would certainly like to thank you and your workforce very much for the prompt and efficient way you have dealt with my order. The clock is just what I wanted for a presentation. Thanks again, LW 5/9 Hi, I ordered a birthday present for my brother in law a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time I have used your site and I must say what an experience! I phoned my order through (from Australia) and spoke to a lovely lady who was polite and thorough with my order, I was not kept waiting at all. I have not seen the present but received an email saying how wonderful if was and how lovely it was wrapped. My brother in law actually thought I wrapped the present and wrote the card!! A very positive experience and I will definitely order gifts from you again and recommend you to friends and family. Many thanks, A B
16/9 Good afternoon Stewart, (sic)
Thankyou for your help. The covers have arrived.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you personally with the way you have handled our enquiry. It is difficult to find good or even competent customer service these days but you and Worm That Turned have shown that it does exist.
My girlfriend and I shall let anyone we know how helpful you and your company have been and shall recommend you to anyone looking for garden furniture etc. Again thank-you for your help. Kind regards OD
24/9 I just want to say thank you for your service. I have ordered items from you on a couple of occasions in the last couple of months. Everything has been despatched and delivered very quickly. The latest order was made on Monday afternoon and delivered on Wednesday - that is really super. You are a great example of a firm that has got its Customer Service priorities right. As I have a daughter and a niece who are both proud owners of allotments I will definitely be ordering from you again in the future and recommending your site to others as well. Well done. DC
5/11 My order has been delivered in perfect condition, many thanks for your prompt delivery. TP
7/12 Dear Heather, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for selling me this wonderful clock. I bought it for my dad for his 70th Birthday .. he is a clock enthusiast.. and he absolutely loved it. bought a tear to his eye. I know you probably do not get much feed back in this line of work so I wanted to just send this e mail. Have passed on your website to my mum in case they want to do any more shopping for the garden and you will be getting more orders from me too. Thanks again.. Hope Christmas orders are not too manic for you Regards LB
26/12 Superb all round. Top notch, much impressed with service and with quality of product. NC
9/3 Dear Mrs Isbister Thank you so much for your emails, and for such an efficient service - and such an easy-to-use website. The bird table has arrived safely. Many thanks. Yours sincerely NS
TO ALL CONCERNED
I really could not let this order pass without writing to you.
I have bought many many items via the Internet from a variety of companies - the obscure 'unheard' of to the large well known 'High Street' chains. I ordered 'Percy Pig' from you last week and was so delighted with the product, ordered another this week and I have to commend you, your company surpasses all others I have dealt with.
You have been a pleasure to deal with (not that I have had to have any dealings with you!). Your communication was incredible and I have received several emails from you and also from D.P.D - I knew my order had been received, I knew my order had been dispatched for delivery, I knew my order was being delivered between 14.30 and 15.30 today and it was (14.50 I think) and in probably the best packaging I have ever received.
You are a very professional, extremely organised and efficient company and I couldn't recommend you more highly. You and D.P.D. must have a very good working relationship and my praise must also be passed on to them..... No sooner had my order been delivered by a very polite 'driver', I received an email telling me it had been delivered! Quite extraordinary.
I hope to deal with you again in the near future..... ha I want 'Percy Pig' for myself instead of having to give him away as a present!!!
My sincere thanks.
With kind regards
28/10 Excellent Service, I ordered a Blackbird Fence Post protector and Percy Pig only yesterday. I received a confirmation of order email and then an email telling me parcel had been dispatched. Parcel arrived today - Delighted. Well Done, keep up the good work. BM
15/11 Hi - just wanted to say thank for your excellent service and amazingly swift turnaround. They're here and installed and being made use of already. VT
Just to let you know that I received the above order yesterday and that I was extremely impressed with the level of service that you gave – thank you.
KH 13/12 Thank you for a super service And wonderful goods always good value for money MC 27/5
guys - just a quick note to say thanks for the delivery. really thrilled with the furniture and your guys did a nice job putting it together for me without any fuss.
top class. good luck with the business.
Thank you very much for sending out a birdbath to my Mum - she is a bit of a toughie to buy things for but the birdbath i purchased from you has really impressed her. My Mum also commented on how well it was packed too! I will be looking at your website to buy things in future. Thank you again.
20/11 Thank you so much for all your help and patience with my order.
Hi Nicky, The Gloster Casablanca chairs are beautiful and fit perfectly on our aft deck. Thank you very much.
Aren't people nice? Thank you.