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Live blog: Styletread promises delivery in under 3 hours – I order shoes to find out

I have written about Styletread before. I did that fun video back at the start of April and I showed you the rad Alias Mae studded shoes I bought just before I went on holidays (which I love love love and have been wearing every day). Last week I had lunch with the Styletread peeps (hi Matt! hi Sarah!) and they were super excited to share that 3-hour delivery is now free! Seriously, this blows my mind. I can order shoes, have them to me within 3 hours AND it’s free?! Of course, this amazing service is only for metro Sydney (just one more reason why Sydney is better) and it’s next day for the rest of Aus and NZ. Which is still a hellavalot quicker than most other shopping sites.

Styletread were nice enough to give me a voucher to try out the free 3 hour shipping so I thought I would love blog my shoes journey. Considering google maps reckons that in current traffic my shoes only have a 37 minute journey from the warehouse to me, this is likely to be a very short live blog, but let’s do this anyway.

3:13pm: Order placed. And now we wait.

3:33pm: I ordered a smashing pair of leopard print slippers and a long light grey knitted scarf. I’m going to spend the next little while mentally putting the items into outfits.

3:49pm: I just made myself a cup of tea. Camomile and spearmint. Fun fact: this is my favourite kind of tea.

4:08pm: I’m trying to concentrate and get some work done, but it’s a bit hard when you have THIS sitting on your desk.

4:27pm: Cup of tea is gone. Now what? The anticipation is killing me.

4:54pm: I’m starting to get hungry. And distracted. I need cheese. Oooh shiny things…

5:23pm: Why does time seem to go so slowly when you’re anxiously waiting for something? Also, who wants to bring me dinner?

5:27pm: Shoes have arrived!! So that’s 2 hours and 14 minutes from the time I placed my order to getting them on my feet. Seriously, that’s probably quicker service than I have experienced recently in Myer or David Jones.

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So not only were my shoes here within the 3 hours as promised, but the girl I spoke to in customer service AND the delivery guy were both insanely helpful and friendly. There is something to be said for excellent customer service, and that is “it’s good”. It’s interesting that I can get much better service and value from a website than I can from a bricks-and-mortar store. Shoes were always something I felt funny about ordering online, but Styletread has changed my mind.

Thanks for the voucher Styletread, much appreciated. Funnily enough, as I was waiting for my order to arrive I got an email from a company who I have used in the past to run ads on my blogs – they were sending a new $10 voucher code for Styletread. Code is FASHION75884 and it is valid until 31st July 2012 midnight with a minimum order amount pre discount of $69.95 AUD. Use it in good health.

2 Responses to "Live blog: Styletread promises delivery in under 3 hours – I order shoes to find out"

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  1. Corinne

    June 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Haha I love that you had to buy some shoes in the name of research! Think I might have to put this to the test too… 😉 And those leapard flats are so great. I have a similar pair and wear them SO much!

    Life Etc

  2. Elise @ Stuff That I Bought

    June 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    What can I say Corinne, I’m committed to my craft 😉

    Leopard flats was the one gap in my shoe wardrobe and I am STOKED with these shoes.

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