A little flavour of what's in store...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Fabulous Photo Gifts / Purple 13 moves to new premises

Fabulous Photo Gifts moves to new premises

There’s never an easy time to move premises when you’re a busy retailer, so choosing the Easter holiday fortnight to move might seem like verging on madness, but as Mandy Collins, Proprietor of Fabulous Photo Gifts and it’s sister company Purple 13, explained, when you’ve ‘gotta go, you’ve gotta go’.

“We’d been actively seeking a new larger unit from which to operate Fabulous Photo Gifts from, but when space became available at the Derwentside, where I already had a hanging wall display of Purple 13 artworks, it seemed the natural choice.

There will be examples of the various personalised photo gift products you can order online as well as a chance to view the latest additions to the personalised gift line up before they go live on the website.

We hope local business people will also take the opportunity to drop in and see for themselves the quality of the product and the versatility they can offer for marketing and corporate awareness opportunities.”

And the new business address is already promising to be a hit. With a larger selection of Purple 13 artworks also available to view, and buy ready framed, as mounted prints or prints etc, there’s no shortage of gift ideas for art lovers either.

Mandy said “We didn’t want to disrupt deliveries to customers in any way so the logistics of finding and then moving into new premises has been especially difficult. However, once we’d decided on locating to the Derwentside, everybody was so helpful and family members have all chipped in to make the transition go as smoothly as possible.

There’s still loads of art to hang and arrange, but hopefully that will only add to the visitor experience as there’ll be new things to see and purchase every time they visit”.

The new unit has one very important aspect – a ‘shop front’ on the high street that many online personalised photo gift retailers do not have.

“We feel it’s another reason why both private individuals and businesses should buy from us. Although the bulk of our orders come directly from online sales, we’d always intended to offer a more personalised service and give customers the chance to view our products before they buy.

Also the setting – an historic former cotton mill with its unique interior contrasts nicely and makes the perfect backdrop for our state of the art personalised photo gift ideas and the Purple 13 digital photo art.”

The Derwentside itself, is Derbyshire’s largest stockist of original, bespoke and reproduction furniture and offers a friendly welcome and a host of ideas for both homeowners and the home / business renovation and re-fitting trade.

The showroom – Unit P13 - is open 7 days a week, 8.30am to 5.00pm and is located at Derwentside, Derwent Street, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1WN. There is ample FREE parking making it both a stylish and practical business address for Fabulous Photo Gifts and Purple 13.

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