We hold our hands up and say that carrying cleaning tools that are considered ‘generic’ or ‘universal’ has been a real struggle for us. We carry them for our customers who own vacuums where the genuine tools just aren’t made any more. On our landing pages we do our best to explain within the product description what you need to do to ensure that the tools will fit. Regardless we still encounter a higher than desirable return rate on these items with the reason being that the tool didn’t fit the cleaner.
It is frustrating when your trusty vacuum cleaner just doesn’t clean as well as it used to. Nobody wants to have a vacuum cleaner that only does a half-hearted job. The good news is that when your vacuum cleaner loses suction in most instances it’s quite easy to fix yourself. Here’s our text guide to fixing your vacuum cleaner.
One of the obstacles that we’ve had with our help videos is that we’re a bit limited to the appliances featured based on what our team members own. We’ve got to hold our hands up, we’re a thrifty bunch and we didn’t want to shell out a lot of money on new appliances for our videos.
Mike got the idea to source old broken appliances on eBay, trying to get them as cheaply as possible, just to see what we could get.
Here’s what we bought…Read more
The lifter in your washing machine drum is responsible for agitating your clothes so that the dirt disperses and your laundry becomes clean. If the drum lifter is broken not only will your clothes not get as clean as they should, but you could also risk creating tears in the items that you’re trying to clean. In a similar vein you could lose socks and small articles of clothing through the gap a missing lifter creates.
Our video team has once again been at work to bring you our latest offering which demonstrates how to replace the pre-motor and HEPA filters in the VEC-21 Pet Essentials cleaner. Replacing and regularly maintaining the filters on your vacuum cleaner, as recommended by the manufacturer, is very important.
As a retailer one of our business objectives is to increase customer satisfaction by ensuring that you get the right product every time. In the world of spare parts we acknowledge that it can be a bit confusing to find the correct part the first time around.
We carried out a piece of research in November 2009 that looked at how much repair companies would charge to carry out five common repair tasks. The idea of the research was pretty straightforward: to highlight the potential cost saving that our customers were making by fixing it themselves. The research was carried out fairly. I personally obtained quotes from 3 well-respected national repair firms for the five tasks. They were all given the same make and model of appliance to fix and the same location for the job. I then averaged the quotes and compared this to the cost of buying from eSpares (including delivery) to derive the cost savings. You can see a summary of the findings here.
Since launching our product reviews functionality in November 2008 we’ve had 22,951 reviews left on our website. Every day it’s my job to read all the new reviews on our site to see what our customers are saying about us. We’ve learnt a lot from our customers through the reviews they leave; they’ve told us what we can be doing better and which help videos we should shoot next. We’ve made changes to our business based on the feedback we’ve gotten, it’s been truly invaluable.
The weather in London has been slightly less abominable in the last few days, people have been venturing outside with little more than t-shirts and the odd sunbather (perhaps misguided) has been spotted in green areas. Spring must be upon us.