It has been a manic couple of months here at Simply Scuba. The Birmingham Dive Show was an excellent opportunity for us to meet and chat with a LOT of divers, make new friends and catch up with some of our most loyal customers. The Dive Show was also the official release of our first catalogue and we have been very pleased with the feedback that we have received so far. As primarily a digital store, going back to print was very daunting so it is a big relief that the enormous effort and months of work that went into the first edition has been appreciated. Our video team put together some quick videos of interviews and chats that they had with a variety of brands and diving figure heads at the Dive Show. They had a good look at some of the new and future products that will be available soon so if you fancy a sneak peak at some of the latest products then head over to our Youtube play list.
Starting from November until around about February most brands start to release their new products so on top of the Christmas rush, promotions and competitions that we have planned during the run up to the festive period we are also hard at work adding new products to the website. That can’t be that difficult I hear some say…well no it isn’t difficult but I can tell you it requires a lot of man hours (or woman for equality purposes). Every new product that comes in is given the same in depth treatment:
At a minimum there are five different members of staff involved with getting every single product on the website and that is as streamlined and efficient as we can make it without affecting the quality of the end result. You’ll be able to keep up to date via our ‘New Products‘ section on the site as products. A few months ago I asked our video team to put together a little video to gave you a little insight into what we do with a new product, if you haven’t seen it yet it is worth a watch.
We won’t rest on our laurels either so we are also planning for the next year and beyond. I can’t go into the details yet but we have set plans in motion to target key aspects of our service that we want to make even better, areas that we know you’ll appreciate. 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for us and I look forward to being able to share some of these changes with you as we get closer to the time. In the mean time I will leave you with a short plug to vote for us as Best Retailer in the 2013 Diver Awards. Voting is open until the end of December and you’ll find the entry form HERE. Please remember that in order for your vote to count you must complete the entire form.