Over the past few weeks, on evenings and weekends, and rare moments of free time, my colleagues at Silicon Dales and I have been re-invigorating our UK computer parts store, Tech Image (at techimage.co.uk).
Since I talk about the future of the web, and the future of retail, here, or at least in theory I did once talk about those things here, I thought it worth mentioning, not least because a lot of my colleagues and fellow Slack-Mates or friends on developer Discord channels will be wondering “hey is that YOUR store???”
Yes – it is our store. And no, if you’re not in the UK, we can’t and won’t ship you a part from the shop itself (DM me or leave a comment if you really really want something, because I’ve gifted some stuff over to friends in difficult to reach places before now).
What do we sell?
What’s the USP?
Everything in the store is shipped Next Business Day delivery. The website is very fast (of course), uncluttered, and has very up-to-date stock availability, allied to some of the best prices on the web. Everything, in other words.
The USP is get it: cheaper, faster, and without any hassle.
No sales funnels. No follow up emails (except to send you a tracking code and update you on your order… you know, the email you actually want when you’ve just spent a lump of money on a new computer, or an essential piece of kit for upgrading your PC).
Free Shipping (sometimes)
Delivery is paid for, however, by weight, so it is NOT free… unless you spend more than £500, at which point the margins involved mean we’ll shout you a DPD delivery of any weight…
So bag up a full order and get it tomorrow (if you order before 5pm). Saturday delivery costs more – because it costs more.
A UK store for UK customers; and we pay our taxes in the UK too. Wholesome.
What’s that? You didn’t ask? I know. My favourite category is this one: Next Day Laptops.