Wednesday, 12 January 2011

The Pocket FutoFlex, news and reviews.

Anyone who's visited may have seen the 're-birth' of the Pocket Futoflex futon mattress. I use the term 're-birth' as this is a popular futon from the old days which we have been able to start producing again, over the last few months, thanks to a new source of the pocket spring units.

The Pocket Futoflex features top and bottom layers of the new Lambswool (completely natural...yyeeaahh), layers of wooldfelt and a core layer of 'mini' pocket springs. The Pocket Futoflex is designed to provide the same all over support you will be used to if you're sleeping on a futon, combined with a softer feel than usual, giving a really relaxing feel and a good nights sleep. Check it out by following the link below:

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Here comes 2011 at The Futon Shop

OK, thats the 'thank you's' over for 2010, now we have to look to 2011 and the challanging retail environment unfolding before us.
I'm sure everyone is aware of the increase in VAT to 20% to assist the recovery of the economy (hopefully). We also face challenges from increasing raw material costs on items such as cotton, transport cost rises, and transport availability, and the scarcity of commodities as the domestic markets in China and India continue to grow. Having said all this we are determined to address these challenges and continue to keep our focus on offering good quality futon products backed up by a caring customer service. This will, of course, mean prices have to rise to reflect increased production and distribution costs, but maybe now is the time to re-focus the way we make our purchases and look at buying quality items for the long term and not so much 'cheap and cheerful' short term fashion fixes?

Thank You all Futon customers......

Well, here we are on January 1st I felt I must take the time to say a big 'THANK YOU' to everyone who has been a Futon Shop customer, worked with us or supported us during 2010.
A special mention must go to everyone who waited patiently whilst their pre-Christmas deliveries got stuck in the snow and the resulting 'parcel pile-ups' that happened with the various parcel carriers, leading to major delivery delays, so, once again, 'Thank You', we really did appreciate your understanding.
I should also thank certain staff members at a couple of City Link depots who, despite having many thousands of parcels piling up, took the time to assist us in locating certain items when they could easily just have ignored my e-mails and phone calls. Good to see that good service is still alive and kicking.