A furnishing retailer thats making a huge difference in their market, Made.com’s offering is really quite something. With the SATORI & SCOUT studio lined with Made.com products, from retro Directors lamps for our desk spaces, to coat hangers at the front door, from cushions and bean bags in the chill-out area to storage within the kitchenette, it is safe to say that we don’t have many negative words to say about the e-tailer company or their products.
At the Made.com camp it is believed that typical commercial-designer brands give its customers a hard deal. It is most definitely true to say that everyone involved along the process of a traditional product’s sale, from manufacture to someone’s possession, takes a percentage of the profits, and it is such concept that drives the world’s Consumer Economy. As such, Made.com hope to be different, aiming to always reward the final customer with a sensational price cut by virtue of cutting that process to be as short and efficient as possible. Promising 70% off high street furniture products of similar specification and style, Made.com are really onto something in such a high demand marketplace…
With no physical stores or middlemen involved (though they do now have showrooms in London, Leeds and Liverpool (basically only places that begin with the letter L. Leicester next?), the team at Made.com are simply passionate about delivering a new way of furniture shopping to its customers. All of the products the website offers come direct from its makers, and by a simple process of collating their customer’s purchases over a long period of time into one batch order from its makers, this delay leads to economies of scale by way of manufacture efficiency. Despite there being a delay of up to 10 weeks sometimes for some products to be dispatched (such time delay is determined by the point in time that you arrive into its ordering cycle), the saving is often worth the wait. You might strike lucky and find all your favourite home furnishings in its time cycle for typical delivery estimations and therefore everything will feel like a normal website purchase, but if not, simply be content in the knowledge that there are good reasons behind the delay, and that you will soon be a proud owner of some awesome Made.com items. All to pass on the savings to you, Made.com makes all attempt it can to reduce its costs, and with products often of equal or better craftsman-quality than high street store equivalents, SATORI & SCOUT really recommend Made.com.
Being such an innovative e-tailer, Made.com also support individual designers who have yet to truly blossom. Steuart Padwick, James Harrison and Josie Morris have all seen their products go into full production and offered on the website, with Made.com’s Emerging Talent Award an ideal platform to give fledgling designers their first big break. This year’s award has a brief closely related to urban homes; it is estimated that 54% of the world’s population currently live in compact, urban areas, and furniture of multitasking capability is often required for functionality, practicality and style reasons. Made.com already offer hundreds of urban-applicable pieces, and its projects like this that help the e-tailer keep ahead of competition and only offer you the most creative of home solutions.
Furthermore, explore design inspiration by fellow Made.com enthusiasts in the real world at Made UnBoxed, whereby you have the ability to discover how other people are styling their homes or offices, or even the ability to share your own suggestions. With free-flowing ideas by like-minded people, you can really get involved with the interactive Made.com community.
Due to there being a trade-off between prices, quality of design, and delivery times, you can keep track of your products’ manufacture and delivery along the way to counter Made.com’s concept’s negative points. With a standard easy-returns policy and process, there is literally no reason not to try Made.com…
Ever-popular since its conception, there have been many important business figures that have shown their support and been influential to Made.com’s rise in success. Brent Hoberman, the founder of lastminute.com and MyDeco, Marc Simoncini, the founder of iFrance and Meetic, John Hunt, the founder of the Seattle Coffee Company and Obongo, and many other entrepreneurs that are a list too long to explore right now have all helped make the difference.