5 Good reasons to buy directly from independent stores, not Amazon
- Friendly, expert customer service to help you make the switch to reusables EASY
- Free delivery at Cheeky Wipes on orders over just £15, or next day delivery for £2.99
- Best prices always by buying directly, with brilliant monthly offers
- You'll be supporting an independent business which has sustainability at it's core, based in Sussex
- Jeff Bezos doesn't need any more cash to waste on going into space!
Friendly Expert Customer Service
Jo and her dedicated team, Erika, Kirstin, Ness & Paula ALL use our products themselves and have done so for years. They're friendly and relatable and love to talk pee, poo and periods! They're experts in reusables and provide two different questionnaires to give you tailored advice to help you make the switch:
You'll get detailed, bespoke advice just for you and they can answer any questions you might have easily, just drop them a line.
Once you've ordered from us, they're still on hand to help. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong, they'll sort it out because we want our customers to love everything Cheeky as much as we do.
We've earned our 5 star rating on Trustpilot for a reason!
Free delivery at Cheeky Wipes on orders over £15, next day delivery from £2.99
We appreciate that for many people, they don't want to shop at Amazon necessarily, but they also don't want to pay unnecessary postage and shipping costs, especially on small orders.
With that in mind, we've reduced our 'free postage' level to £15, which means that the majority of our orders will qualify for free shipping. The free shipping will be via Royal Mail Tracked 48 service, which means that customers choosing this delivery option will receive their order between 3 and 5 working days after they place it.
Why aren't Royal Mail Tracked 48 orders received within 48 hours?
Cheeky Wipes aren't a huge company like Amazon. Our staff are mostly parents and wish to spend time with their families at the weekend. So, if you order late on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, we won't dispatch your order until Monday or Tuesday as our warehouse is closed over the weekend. However, order on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and your order should be dispatched the next working day at the latest, for receipt two days later.
How does Cheeky Wipes compete with Amazon next day delivery?
If you really need your order next day, we can prioritise handling and dispatch for a small fee:
- £2.99 for Royal Mail Tracked 24 & priority handling (order before 2pm for same day dispatch)
- £4.99 for DPD next day delivery & priority handling (order before 11am for same day dispatch)
Buy directly from Cheeky Wipes for best prices and cracking monthly offers
Amazon are obviously a business, but for us to sell via the Amazon platform results in substantial costs to our business, with more than 50% of every £1 that you spend going in Amazon charges & fees which are charged to amazon sellers on each product sold.
We've considered whether it's actually worthwhile to sell Cheeky Wipes on Amazon but have decided that some customers will always prefer to shop there for Amazon's convenience and guaranteed next day delivery service.
However as a result of these unsustainable fulfilment costs, prices quoted on Amazon will always be higher than buying directly from www.cheekywipes.com. This is to offset the Amazon fees, so if you're looking for the best prices, it's always best to buy directly.
In addition, we offer some cracking deals month to month on our own website, which are exclusive offers for our own customers. Why pay more from Amazon?
Cheeky Wipes - an independent business recognised for sustainability
You may already have gathered but we take sustainability seriously at Cheeky Wipes. So much so, that in 2021 we were awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in the Sustainability category.
In addition, we're a Sussex based business and we pay our staff fairly, well above the National Living Wage. We also pay ALL our taxes and believe that all companies selling in the UK have a corporate responsibility to do so. It doesn't seem fair or equitable that a company such as Amazon UK paid just £3.8m more corporation tax in 2020 than in 2019, even as sales increased by £1.89bn.
We recognise than company ethics may well not influence your purchasing decisions, however alongside the other benefits of buying directly that we have already listed, you can shop from Cheeky Wipes knowing that you're buying ethically from a company with clear and transparent supply chains.
Jeff Bezos doesn't need any more cash to waste going into space....
Image Source: Business Insider
C'mon, surely I'm not the only one who can see that that rocket is extremely phallic in it's imagery?
Joking aside, we hope we've given you good reasons to break your Amazon habit. We understand that it's an easy 1 click option, but there's so many more benefits to buying directly.