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A warm welcome to Holisticshop.co.uk.
Holisticshop.co.uk was launched by me, Brett Almond, in the year 2000. I was following a dream. I left full time employment as the manager of a complementary medicine practice in Norwich to start a website dedicated to spiritual growth and a holistic way of life. Now we have a team of people looking after the site and fulfilling orders asap!
Holisticshop.co.uk is still privately owned and as such we feel our only obligation is to our customers and we continue to improve what we have to offer.
We are particularly proud of the testimonials we receive. These are unsolicited but we always ask permission to display them. Click here to read them.
One of the most exciting parts of my job is sourcing the products. We now import products in from all around the world including countries like Nepal, Thailand, USA, Italy, Brazil, India and Japan. And because we always try to deal direct with the manufacturers of our products we are usually in a good position to offer the best prices and also offer products that are exclusive to us.
We take our ethical and environmental responsibilities seriously. We seek information and assurances from our suppliers that they treat their employees with respect and do not employ child labour. In fact many of our suppliers have an active involvement in their local communities, often contributing time or money.
In our own processes we are always trying to become more environmentally aware. This is an ever evolving process and we are only a small way along it, but at present we use energy saving bulbs, recycle all of the cardboard and paper and plastic we generate and we print our stationary and promotional cards on recycled paper. Our jiffy bags are all recyclable (not the kind with plastic inside). There are other processes we have changed and there are also many on the list. We also use Marcris Waste for all our rubbish collections as they attempt to recycle as much as possible to avoid more landfill.
Ecommerce is what we do
Holisticshop.co.uk is an internet mail order business. That is to say we do not have a traditional type shop and we do not publish a paper catalogue - our website is our catalogue. Because ecommerce is all we do that is where our total focus goes. If you order from us before 3pm on a weekday (Monday – Friday) your package will be shipped that day. Our standard form of shipment to the UK is first class Royal Mail. But faster options are available.
Credit Card Security & Confidence
Some people are concerned about giving their credit or debit card details over the internet. You needn't be concerned with us though, as we use the latest security measures to ensure your card details are kept safe. When you come to input your card details you will be doing so on a secure page which is managed for us by a company called Secure Hosting Ltd. They work with thousands of merchants like us, communicating directly with all the major banks for authorization, the entire time keeping your details encrypted and protected behind firewalls and a security measure called SSL (Secure Socket Layers). We at Holisticshop.co.uk have access to all your details after the transaction has finished but even we can only see the first and last four digits of your card number. When you place your order you will receive an instant email confirmation of your transaction. We have been trading since 2000 and have never had anyone's card details compromised while using this method.
We are also members of the Safebuy Assurance Scheme. To be accepted into this scheme we need to fulfil a number of requirements including complying with the Data protection Act, Sales of Goods Act, providing secure transactions, not using spam for marketing purposes as well as many other requirements. Any member found not to be complying with these regulations has their membership withdrawn.
Get in Touch
So there you have it! If you need to ask a question or would prefer to speak to someone before placing an order please just contact us on either firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01953 857260 and we will do our utmost to help you.
I hope you enjoy exploring our shop and other resources. We have many more improvements to make and many more products yet to add. To be kept informed of these changes why not sign up our newsletter which can be seen on the left hand side of this page?
We look forward to serving you.
Director and Founder
(If you have any further questions please see our Frequently asked questions page.)