I`m asked this a lot….. “Why should I buy from THE FAIR TRADE STORE?”
Good question!
Afterall, there are plenty of other online retailers out there who sell Fair Trade products or ethical gifts.
Or maybe you`re a fan of Primark, ASOS or John Lewis?

Well I`m biased, but here are 10 reasons why I think you should shop online with us…

1/ An Extensive Range of Products
We source a wide range of unique, handmade, Fair Trade products from the developing world. The website is constantly being updated with new lines and seasonal one-off purchases.

Online, you will discover hundreds of bags and purses, jewellery, fashion accessories, stationery items and homeware – many made from recycled material and ALWAYS ethical and Fairly Traded.

2/ Clear & Concise Product Information
We aim to provided detailed, relevant product information, laid out in a clear and concise way, to help you decide on your purchases.

I personally write each product descriptions with the actual product in front of me, rather than pinching someone else`s version. It takes time, but you deserve it.

Each product page features a “Product Information” and “Producer Information” section, giving you the background story to the actual people behind the product.

Compare that to the likes of Matalan. No wonder they can sell such big bags for only £10

Full product dimensions are also provided, so you can clearly visualise what your gift will look like.

If you need more information just ask us – we love to chat with our customers.

3/ High Quality Images
You can view digital quality images for every item. Some feature shots from multiple angles.

We pride ourselves on providing images that exactly match the actual product, so you won`t be disappointed when your order arrives..

We are also experimenting with “lifestyle” shots to give you inspiration on how you can create the perfect fashion look.

4/ Search Finder
Use the “Search” box at the top left-hand corner of every page on our website to find exactly what you are looking for.

Simply type in the word or phrase you are interested in and hit your “enter” key – the relevant search results should be then clearly displayed..

5/ Easy to Follow Checkout Process
After much research and a great deal of customer feedback, we have carefully designed our “Checkout” process to make it quick, easy (and secure) for you to complete your purchase.
You can pay with debit or credit card, or PayPal. Simples!

6/ UK Based
We are proud to be a small, independent, family-owned business that has survived the worst (we hope) of the economic recession – and have been trading successfully since February, 2009.

And we simply love what we do.

7/ Speedy Delivery
We aim to despatch all orders within 48 hours of receipt. Delivery usually takes 2-3 days. As a small business we keep our eye on the ball and respond to all orders or queries quickly and personally.

Royal Mail is our distribution partner for all UK-based postal addresses.

8/ ‘No Quibble’ Returns Policy
We understand that you may wish to cancel an online order before it has arrived, or maybe you were not happy with it for some reason. You certainly have the right to change your mind if you decide you no longer want a product you have ordered.

This is where our 30-DAY, “NO QUIBBLE” MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE comes in…..

And remember, returns to us are FREE.

9/ FAQS
You can find information on just about anything you might need to know in our “How to shop / FAQs” area.

But don’t forget, if you can’t find the information you are looking for just contact us – you can even talk to me, Paul the owner. Look out for my ugly mug on our “Contact Us” page!

10/ There are lots of other reasons I can think of, but maybe you would like to add your own as the 10th point?
Why not use the Comments box below to do this? I`d love to hear from you.

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