It’s good fun this ‘getting social’ at work. Spending half my day on Facebook / Twitter / Blogs etc.. actually becomes totally legitimate :-).
For a little while now we’ve had a Facebook ‘page’, though we’ve not really done a lot with it until recently! However, a couple of weeks ago, we thought it would be worth jumping on the bandwagon and so we’ve joined the Twitter revolution too. There’s so much going on out there.
This blog has been around for quite a bit longer but it would be fair to say we’ve certainly neglected it. That’s my fault! *Puts hands up* So, going forwards, we’re planning to keep it significantly better updated – and not for just a load of pushy sales stuff (although of course we’ll let you know right here about our excellent offers!) but also featuring interesting editorial, viewpoints and tips relating to all things gardening, composting, recycling, going green and more…
And as well as contributions from the team here, we’ll also be posting regular contributions from outside experts and contributors. We don’t influence these external contributions at all – we just provide the platform for the content and hopefully it will give readers something far more interesting to look at when they come here. If you’re interested in contributing – do get in touch!
We’ll be pushing updates from the Blog out through our facebook page and twitter feeds as well as right here.
You can WIN with Original Organics!
To celebrate all this, we have £100 to spend with Original Organics to give away… and we’ll be picking a follower at random on both Facebook and Twitter to win £50 each on January 4th 2010. All you need to do is ‘follow’ us on Twitter or ‘Become a fan’ of us on Facebook to be in with a chance of winning. We will put all the names in a hat (or maybe we’ll need a large ‘sack’) and picking one from each site out at random.
NB. Employees of Original Organics Ltd. and their families are excluded and their names won’t make it into the hat. It will be possible to win twice if you follow us on both Facebook AND Twitter (though the chances of this happening are probably quite slim, right?)
Follow Original Organics Ltd. today!
I just thought I’d post a quick Blog to say that we’ve just changed what is probably the most important page of our website – the Wormery page – hopefully for the better!
The Wormeries page is by far the most visited page of the Original Organics website and is the page which visitors land on from search results and our online ads, so it’s very important that it is effective. It is our primary chance to show off our excellent products, convey to visitors that we’re good people to do business with – and hopefully convert them into paying customers and Wormery owners!
The old version of the page, whilst quite informative, was very long and didn’t make it easy to compare the available options. The aim of this exercise was to tidy it up, make the page less cluttered and easier to use – but still provide visitors with the information they’re looking for.
I’ll be monitoring how it compares to the old page very closely over the coming weeks and will undoubtedly be making the odd tweak here and there to make it even easier to use. But I’m sure you’ll agree it is quite an improvement.
If you have any comments, as ever, please do let us know!
There probably aren’t that many people that are yet to hear the news that Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer, yesterday announced that the rate of VAT is to be reduced in an effort to stimulate our economy.
From Monday 1st December, the official standard VAT rate will be 15%, down from 17.5%. It will remain at this level for 13 months until the end of 2009.
I personally welcome the move – even though it is causing me a mini logistical nightmare altering all our prices! It is, of course, the duty of any ethically-minded company to pass this saving on to the consumer. Every penny discount helps for consumers and small businesses in my view.
However, to ensure that customers are not disadvantaged if they wish to buy now, we’ve actually dropped our prices this morning to reflect the discount ahead of the official changeover date next Monday. Though the price has been reduced, the VAT portion of the price will remain at 17.5% officially until Monday – but we will be taking that hit between now and then so that customers can benefit from the reduction immediately.
The reduction takes, for example, £2.13 off the price of our Deluxe Original Wormery Kit. It gives a discount of £2.34 off of the Deluxe Worm Works 4-Tray Wormery Kit. It also brings our standard P&P charge down from £5.95 to £5.82.
As ever – any questions, ideas or queries – get in touch!
Well, if you were to check out the webcams today, you might just be in for a surprise. Maria and Caren are currently dressed as Nuns, I am a fairy (with fairy wings, a tu-tu and a tiara!) and Paul is an evil doctor!!! Mwah ha ha ha…
It’s all in aid of Children in Need 2008. We’re trying to raise as much as possible by pestering each other (and the boss!). On top of this, I will be personally donating an extra pound for every Wormery sold today!
Oh my… I need to work on that beer belly!!!
Following our news last week that you can pay us online by PayPal, we’ve now also introduced the ability to pay by American Express.
Historically we’ve not accepted American Express due to the high costs imposed by them to process AmEx transactions. However, we’ve now introduced the ability to use it online so we can see how many people would prefer to use it when buying from us.
To pay by American Express you simply select the American Express logo on the secure payment pages when placing your order.
NB. American Express is only available when ordering from us online and is not available for telephone orders currently.
If you place an order with us and it’s only because we accept AmEx, we would love to hear from you!
Welcome to Original Organics – I mean literally!
We do like to feel that our customers and us are one big happy family (cheesy I know!) and we strive to be plain and transparent about everything we do – so please excuse the mess!
The cameras cover our main office, part of our production and despatch area and our “mission control” office which is where Paul L and I work hard all day to make sure our website and our service is the best out there.
Please do let us know what you think!