If you read my last post you will know that this is a special weekend for Beebies Baby Store. There’s lots going on to celebrate because they have been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in the Loved By Parents awards. Voting closes tonight, so there’s still just about time to vote here. These are my reasons why #welovebeebies.
They are a small independent business and that reason alone makes me want to support them. Yes I know it’s stating the obvious when they are up for a Best Independent Retailer award, but I wouldn’t like to pass up the opportunity to mention that I’m not a fan of big faceless companies and I will always try to support independent retailers as much as I can.
The company is run by the very lovely Ami who has built the business up from scratch. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Baby Tilda Barn Dance, and she was just as nice as I expected from the way she comes across on twitter. It’s good to know that if ever there were any problems with an order there would be a friendly person at the other end of the phone or an email to sort things out.
The range and quality of the products is excellent. I’ve been browsing the website, looking at the lovely maternity and baby clothes, and also
playing with testing toys at several Lullaby Trust fundraising events. I am very much looking forward to having an excuse to buy some of them for baby number five.
Another reason we love Beebies is because they work with several charities, including the Lullaby Trust. Ami has worked tirelessly to help Jennie in her efforts to raise money since her little girl, Matilda Mae, died aged 9 months from SIDS. It has been wonderful to see the support and encouragement she has given to Jennie, and their fundraising achievements together have been truly remarkable.
And finally, we love Beebies because of the personal touch. This is shown by the way Ami interacts with her customers on twitter, and the friendly personal service. We were also lucky enough to be sent a party pack to celebrate with Beebies this weekend – I thought it was a lovely idea, and I particularly liked the handwritten message on the parcel. It’s so much more fun and rewarding working with, and shopping with, small independent companies.
Well done for all your hard work Ami and I really hope you win the award. You deserve it!