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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shoedazzle Review - Pros & Cons

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HOW IT WORKS: I joined ShoeDazzle November 19th. I was on Facebook and asked about online shoe shops in a post. I got a lot of feedback and checked out a few sites, one of them being shoedazzle. Incase you're unaware, Kim Kardashian is the Co-Founder of the site. The way it works is after signing up, you take a "style profile". You are asked to pick different styles from an assortment of pictures of different models on runways that best appeal to you and what you would wear. At the end of the style profile the "stylists" pick out shoes based on your choices and preferences and you are given a selection to which you end up choosing your favorite pick. Soon after you are, you are given a "showroom" in which stylists pick out the top 5 shoes, handbags, and jewelry pieces you might like.  The style service is 40 bucks a month ($39.95). You can cancel your membership at anytime, you are not obligated to purchase shoes each month and you are also given the option to buy other merchandise like jewelry or handbags. This is just my overview of the whole process, you can read more about how it works here.

SIGN UP PERKS: The instant you join, you are offered 50% off discount on your first pair of shoes along with free shipping. The only downside to the 50% off deal is you have to place the order the day of, meaning you sign up today, your coupon is only valid today, so therefore, if you're unsure or dont have 20 bucks to spare, I suggest you hold off and sign up when you are ready to make a purchase. I personally jumped on the deal.

SHIPPING: I placed my order on Friday November 19th, and received Monday, November 29th. 10 Days later. I was supposed to receive my packages Wednesday November 23rd, but given I placed my order during a Holiday week, delivery times got all messed up and shipping lagged. I am defintely not upset by this, as placing orders during holidays, things like this are bound to happen. I thought the delivery process was great either way. My order was nicely packaged and communication was awesome every step of the way from placing my order, to email notifications with tracking and shipping information. Included in your package delivery is a return label incase you need to exchange your shoes for a different size, pair, or completely different item.

HANDLING & CARE: When I received my shoes they were very nicely packaged! Extremely cared for and very well taken care of. Each shoe had a plastic protector over it, had the usual tissue stuffing to help keep the shoes shape and avoid any bending or denting.  I suppose all shoes are delivered in a pink box that can be used as the storage box to keep your shoes. Each box has eyelet hole in which you can use your finger to hook into and slide the shoes from out the box. You are also given a baggie in which you can place your shoes for further protection from dust collection. I have to say, shoedazzle by far has the best shipping and handling I have ever experienced. I was very pleased with the care of my shoes as I personally like to take good care of them and other companies I've ordered from simply throw a box inside another box and off they go, often times by the time the shoes reach you, they are bent or slightly damaged.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE: The first time experience was a great one. I got an amazing deal, packaging and delivery was great and I was 100% completely satisified. Will I order again? Most likely. Although I beleive 40 dollars for a pair of shoes from ShoeDazzle can be quite pricey, I know I am defintely getting my moneys worth. I know I can find similar if not the same shoes elsewhere, but I really got great communication and a great experience shopping through ShoeDazzle. If I purchase again, I'd only purchase shoes as I beleive the 40 dollars for a handbag is ridiculous and not to mention the jewelry! Overall, I am one happy customer, but will defintely be pushing that "Skip the Month" button a few times before I decide to make another purchase. I would defintely recommend this to anyone who wants to try it out, given you are offered a 50% off discount on yoru first purchase and that's a great deal for an amazing experience and highly taken care of shoes. And now I leave you with a list with my personal pros and cons on ShoeDazzle.
PROS:
  • Easy fool proof sign up process
  • Great sign up deal
  • Quick delivery
  • Free Shipping
  • Great handling (within US Only)
  • No purchasing obligation
  • Cancel anytime
  • Great line of communication
  • Refer-a-Friend Program (earn a credit after 3 of your friends make a purchase)
CONS:
  • Can be a little expensive
  • You can only skip the month within the first 5 days of the month, so if you forget, you're screwed.
  • Showroom selections may not always be to your liking
  • If you do your research properly, you can find many shoes on differente sites for more than 1/2 off! Do your homework
  • No refunds. You can return an item and exhcange it for another or receive a credit
  • 5.95 Restocking Fee If you decide the item isn't for you and choose to return it
Let me know about your shoe experience with ShoeDazzle!

4 comments:

LaJLuna said...

thats awesome!! and I love your first pair of shoes girl :)

Mayra said...

@LaJLuna, thanks girl! and thanks for referring me to the site. I had heard about it but after you mentioned it, I really gave it a go and actually checked it out. I didn't include a pretty pic but I'll show the shoes in a video soon :) They're so HOT! thanks mamas! xoxo

Brenda said...

Awesome review Mayra. I've been thinking about joining ShoeDazzle but was worried about what the experience would be like. Thanks for sharing your own experience as well as the pro's and con's.

Thicker Than Your Average Girl said...

awesome review ! I love shoe dazzle but on occasion you can also request more shoes from your stylist if you are not happy with the ones in your showroom so that is kinda nice i love the ones you picked wohoo cant wait too see you rock them