This month marks our 14th year in business and boy has it been a rollercoaster of a ride, especially over the last couple of years due to Covid.
Who would have thought 14 years ago that a 26 year old (naïve) woman selling beer glasses on Ebay would end up in her own warehouse, selling over 600 Belgian and world beers, gins, soft drinks and glasses – certainly not me! There’s only 2 things over the past 14 years that have stayed the same:
1. I’ve still got the same Ebay shop where we sell beer glasses and pub paraphernalia
2. My business is still a family run, independent small business, which I am so proud of
So, for those of you who still haven’t bought off us (why ever not?!), here’s a list of reasons why you should:
Not only do we sell Belgian beers but beers from all over the world, giving you a HUGE selection to choose from, in addition to flavoured gins, branded beer glasses, beer gift packs and soft drinks that aren’t available in the supermarket.
All Belgian beers are available by the bottle and we have also put together mixed cases of beers, which are great if you’re looking for a beer gift or just cannot decide.
Our packaging is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable, not to mention bomb proof! We even know customers who re-use the inserts for seedlings. Both the double-walled boxes and inserts are dpd approved packaging, which is why we use them. Over the last 12 months, our delivery success rate has been 99.7% which you’ve got to admit is pretty impressive, considering we’re dealing with fragile objects.
We use dpd so you are getting one of the best delivery services available. It’s a fully-trackable, next day courier service. You can download the dpd app and there’s a range of options for you to choose from, including re-arranging the day of delivery, telling the driver where to leave the parcel if you’re going to be out, arranging the parcel to be left at your local dpd collection point. Dpd also provide a 1 hour delivery timeslot so there’s no excuse to miss getting your beers in your fridge.
If you’re local to Stoke on Trent and want to collect your order, then we have a click and collect service. Just order online, select click and collect and once you’ve received an email off us to say your order is ready, then pop down and see us where it will be waiting.
If you’re still unsure, check out our reviews. We are a very open company so you can see what people say about us on social media as well as on our website.
So, what’s new and planned for this year??
We have recently set up a world beer club monthly subscription, available in packs of 6, 12 and 24. Our Belgian Beer Club is extremely popular so we’ve listened to your feedback and now have a world beer one also available. Give it a go if you like trying new styles of beers.
Last month, we obtained our AWRS certificate, which means we can now supply to trade. If you’re a local pub or bottle shop or if you know of one that doesn’t sell Belgian beers, please get in touch! We understand what it’s like being a small business so we sell beers in packs of 6 and have a low minimum order quantity. Great if you don’t have a lot of storage space or want to see how well something sells.
We will continue to improve our online shop, making it even more easier and quicker to buy beers. Watch this space…
As Covid has had a devastating impact on a lot of small breweries, in particular, we will be working closer with them this year to promote their beers and provide a Beer of the Month offer. Please ensure you are signed up to our newsletter to be the first to hear what these are.