Prezzybox was founded in 2000 by Zak Edwards as he set out to create a gift site with a “raft of tasty products and features” and in the last 8 years the site has gone from strength to strength. Their ethos is to sell “a great range of goodies, with a fun and friendly approach”, so let’s check out if their range and service lives up to the claims.
There’s no denying that the range on Prezzybox is impressive. From beanbags to personalised champagne its easy to find something for everyone present wise, but we’re picky at Toy Hype – we need games! And they’ve got boatloads. Board games, scooters, dvd games, puzzles and craft kits are just a few of the categories. There are certainly plenty to choose from.
Overall it’s an easy website to use. The site has been designed to make it easy to find what you’re looking for. It’s not the ideal set up for browsing, but it certainly makes it quick to find something when you’re on a mission! There are 3 separate menus at top of the site, and a choice of methods to browse (by who you’re buying for, by price etc.) on the left hand side. There’s also a Gift Wizard which has a much better interface than most I’ve seen. It narrows the list as you select your choices and lets you know how many results your search will return before you submit it, meaning you won’t get an irritating ‘no results match your search’ page. If you are really stuck, there’s a best sellers list on home page so you can see what other people have bought before you.
Registration and Checkout
It’s just 2 clicks from selecting your item to getting to the checkout, and all the choices are on a single page so there’s no need to register. Very simple, straightforward, and with the Thawte seal of approval it’s nice and secure. It gives the impression of a large, professional company and that’s just what you want when you hand your details over.
No matter what you order – UK mainland delivery is £3.95, and for £2 extra you can upgrade that to the next working day ‘express service’. There are no international delivery options…but let’s be selfish and say that doesn’t matter in ToyHype land!
The company is stationed in Warwickshire and their contact page has lots of choices to make sure that your query goes directly to the right department.
The celebrity news reel that runs across the screen as I shopped didn’t seem to fit in with the overall feel of the site, and there were some products that I didn’t think should sit alongside the ‘gadgets’ and ‘fun things’, (and that would frankly make a prudish girl blush…) but these are picky points. The range is just as impressive as they boast. The mix of products means there’s something for everyone, even the non-toy-fanatic, and I’d have no problems in buying from Prezzybox, or recommending anyone else to do so.
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