Advantages Next day delivery, easy to use
Disadvantages Delivery charge, hard to see some pictures
I’ve never in my life bought anything from a catalogue, in fact the only catalogue I own is from Argos. I just have to see what I’m buying for myself, so I would never usually have even thought of looking at the Next website. The problem is, that I’m going on holiday in a few days, and there are certain items that I saw in my local Next store, that I just couldn’t go without. Of course they were out of my size in most of the things I wanted, so that’s how I ended up visiting Next.co.uk.My first impressions of the website were very good; as you would expect it looked very professionally done, with a simple but attractive design, and I was also pleased that it had just the right balance between good graphics and pictures, without making it too slow to appear on your screen if you don’t have the latest PC. On the front page you have links to the obvious sections: womens, mens, childrens and homeware, and after clicking for example on womens, you get more options for the type of item you’re looking for, making the site very easy to navigate. Since I already knew exactly what items I was looking for, I found that it only took me a couple of minutes to find them. However, if I had only had a vague idea of what I wanted, I think it still would have been fairly easy to browse through the relevant pages until I found something.
Looking through the Next directoryonline is very much like flicking through a catalogue, but slightly slower of course, and the number of pages in the section is listed across the bottom of the screen so you know how much you have to look at. The pages are well arranged with pictures of every item, which can be enlarged with more details of fabrics and the sizes available. There is very little text on the pages, only captions when you hold the mouse over an item, but I like it this way; it means more items on each page and therefore fewer pages to go through. The one negative thing that I would say is that it is hard to see exactly what some items would be like, but I don’t think there is anyway they could solve this problem; it’s just something I don’t like about any catalogue shopping.Even though I’d never used the service before, and didn’t own a copy of the Next directory, it was fairly simple to place an order online. They didn’t go over the top with the details required; just what was absolutely necessary for delivery and payment. I was also able to start shopping, adding items to my “bag” before registering. At registration I was given the option to receive a copy of the Next directory, but they made it very clear that there was a charge so I quickly unticked that box. You can also pay in two different ways: either by credit card, which was my chosen option, or by opening an account with them. I didn’t read all the details of this, since if I’m going to get credit, I’d prefer to get it from my credit card company, but it basically allows you to spread or delay payments for your shopping, of course adding interest if you don’t pay on time.
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