This is the first blog post on our new Garden Themed Gifts website.
The inspiration and motivation to set up an eShop came from a desire to help support the charity that helped my adult daughter when she was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2019. Crohn’s & Colitis UK provides a huge amount of support to people and their families, and also to the wider community and businesses. They provided my daughter with an ‘I can’t Wait’ card, a Radar key for accessible toilets, and to support forums that have proved to be a great source of help, information and support to her, especially during some of the really difficult days. The charity has also helped us as a family. They have helped educate us, and made us feel that we are part of a great big support and fundraising group.
We wanted to give something back to this charity and thought about how we could do that within a Garden Theme. We first started selling flower bulbs to our local garden maintence services customers. We selected some purple themed bulbs (2 varieties of crocus and a tulip variety). For every sale we donated a proportion to Crohn’s & Colitus UK. We then decided to go one step further and set up an eCommerce shop tagged onto our existing Mr & Mrs Gardens Limited website. This worked well and we added a few more purple themed gifts – purple being the colour of Crohn’s & Colitis UK. For every purple themed gift we sold we donated to the charity.
We could have kept the eShop on the same website as our Mr & Mrs Gardens Limited website, but we thought it may possibly lead to some confusion for some potential customers. We didn’t want people to visit our eShop to buy a garden themed gift and think we were actually a garden services business, and vice versa. For absolutely certain, we wanted to keep and maintain our garden themed gifts. We decided to use that theme to create a new website, focussed entirely on a e-Commerce garden themed gifts. So we created the website Garden Themed Gifts in June 2020, and set up new social media channels to promote this side of our business.
We are just as committed to providing excellent customer service to our e-Commerce customers as we are to our garden services customers. As a business we are vetted and approved by Trading Standards, and we are part of their ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme. You can read our independantly verified reviews on the Buy With Confidence website by clicking here.