I am a long time fan of Paperchase, I’m not going to lie. Going into their stores makes me remember what it felt like to be a kid in a toy shop. I want to buy everything but sadly, my bank balance doesn’t let me. That doesn’t mean I can’t look though and I frequently do on the Paperchase online shop. Here we do a quick review and give you our readers an overview of what to expect when you shop at Paperchase.
Ranges, Price & Quality
Paperchase has a huge range of products. One of my favourite things about Paperchase is that they have specific collections that go together beautifully. They also like to keep things fun. Their shops are always a haven of colour and excitement so their products have to convey that.
As well as their own Paperchase products they also stock some really quality brands like Filofax, Lamy, Moleskine and others. Their range of products is fabulous and includes all your basic stationery, gifts, wrap, cards and loads more.
Considering the quality and the uniqueness of the designs Paperchase isn’t actually that pricey when you consider the design. For example a basic Kraft A5 lined notebook (60) sheets is listed at only £4. But the ‘prettier’ notebooks with intricate covers are going to cost you around £10 plus.
Delivery & Returns
There are many different delivery options. Standard (4-6 working days) delivery is £2.99 but free when you spend over £25. If you live near to a Paperchase store then you can use Click & Collect for free when you spend over £20.
Products purchased online can be returned instore or online. Provided you comply with the terms Paperchase will refund the price of the goods and the basic delivery charge.
Paperchase offers a 10% discount both instore and online with UNiDAYS. Before you can get your student discount you have to register as a student on the UNiDAYS website.
Paperchase also offers a rewards programme called ‘treat me’ which comes with the following benefits:
- 15% off after your first purchase.
- £5 off on your birthday
- Free Click & Collect when you spend £10 or more, to a participating store of your choice.
- Complimentary upgrade to next day delivery via Yodel: free when you spend £25 or more.
- £5 off of your next purchase each time you spend £50 or more.
It’s not a points programme but is a rewards programme and every time you shop you move closer to another ‘treat’. You’ll need to visit a Paperchase store to pick up a ‘Treat Me’ card’, then you need to activate it online and create an account. You can find more information here.
I’ve had a Treat Me card for a good few years and, although I do feel like I spend more than the average person at Paperchase I haven’t really noticed any particular benefits just yet. That may be because I took so long to register my card, but who knows? The jury’s out on this one, I’ll update you when I get a treat!
These days I feel that it’s important to buy from responsible companies. So I’ve included this bit on ethical stuff for those of you that also want to be informed of a companies practices in relation to the environment and labour etc.
Paperchase is a member of the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS) which is a Government initiative designed to minimise the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment into landfill. As of February 2017 90% of Paperchase’s suppliers hold Forest Stewardship Council certification. 2% of their products contain recycled fibres including their Kraft range.
Paperchase also has a statement on their website in relation to Modern Slavery stating they are; “committed to making sure our suppliers meet the highest standards of ethics and demonstrate fair working conditions”. All of their suppliers are required to sign a Code of Practice which highlights their intolerance of exploitation of any vulnerable groups including children.
I am a lover of Paperchase there is no lie, so maybe I am a little biased. But I feel like they really are industry leaders in the design-stationery world. They produce fun, unique products that are good quality and a fair price. Why not have a look at their website yourself? And let us know what you think of Paperchase in the comments!