Good Gift Registry Browsing, Less Merchandise than Storefront... Pier 1 Imports Online Store - pier1.com
Jan 4, 2004
Pier 1 Imports Online Store - pier1.com offers a variety of Casual Home Furnishings, but for the best assortment you will need to shop at the brick and mortar sites. This is especially true with regard to furniture choices. Whereas you can purchase chairs, bedroom sets and more in the store... you are limited to browsing the furniture selections online. Regardless... this online site does offer a decent variety of home accessories and some useful features.
The order that I placed was easy to complete, contained the requested items, and it arrived on time. The items (napkin rings, table linens) arrived in good condition, and the charges to my card were accurate. But I do feel that the shipping charges are on the high end (a $5.00 item will cost you $6.00 to ship, which prevented me from ordering an additional set of napkin rings when they went on clearance). Also because of the limited merchandise, in comparison with the storefronts, it is my overall view that this is merely an average site. It serves as a compliment to the brick & mortar sites but fails to stand on its own.
My Shopping Experience:
Convenient To Shop At (Easy to Navigate & Graphics Load Quick)
Order Was Easy To Complete Online
Confirmation Emails Were Received
Order Arrived On Time And In Good Condition
Charges To Bankcard Were Accurate
Gift Registries Are Easy To Access
The online site is an ideal place to browse gift registries. Several months back a certain relative was getting married. It turned out that Pier 1 Imports was one of the places that he had registered. A month later a friend, whose daughter was getting her first home, utilized the Pier 1 Imports registry service. Both times I utilized the online site to view their registry lists. I was pleased with the organization of the site, pages that loaded quickly and accuracy of information.
Although the national bridal and gift registry offered by Pier 1 Imports requires sign-up at the brick and mortar store, customers can access and make purchases at Pier 1 Imports Online Store - pier1.com. To access a gift registry you will need to enter either: first and last name of registrant's or co-registrant's (minimum of two letters of each) or the registry number. The search is quickly completed and can be sorted by: Department | Price | Online Availability | Still Needs. The list shows items requested (that are available for online purchase and items that are only available in the store), quantity requested, price, received/needed. There are nice attributes about viewing these lists online: the lists are readily available (no waiting for a sales associate), you have privacy to browse from your computer chair, and even if the item is only available for purchase in the store, there are still online pictures. For example, Laura requested a Trenton Clock, available in store only. The online provided picture allowed us to note the appearance of the requested gift, know that the clock was within our price range, and we could then quickly identify it at the storefront.
While shopping online you can browse the merchandise via use of the Product Search box or you can shop by Department drop down menu: Bed & Bath, Candles & Fragrances, Gifts, Home Accents, Home Office, Kitchen, New Arrivals, 50% Off, One Big Sale, Outdoor Living, Seasonal, Tabletop, or UNICEF Cards. Most of the mentioned department offers several categories, lending toward a nicely organized site. The merchandise at this online site, much like the offerings within the retail outlet, varies in price - fifty-cents and up. Additionally you can navigate via the top bar: Shop Online Bridal Registry Sales & Events Clearance Store Furniture Goods. Or you can make a selection from the bottom navigation menu: About Us Store Locater Customer Relations Jobs Ideas for the Taking Investor Relations Product Notices/Recalls.
The delivery rates are based on total purchase price. Standard delivery - FedEx Home Delivery - begins at $6.00. For example: Purchase Price = $0 - $15.99 | Shipping Charge = $6.00. This merchant also offers Express Delivery - FedEx 2 Day.
Pier 1 Preferred Card, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa
In conclusion I know that, given the opportunity, I will utilize this website for the gift registry purpose, but I don't feel it is a merchant that I will complete very many purchases from. Importantly the transaction that I did complete was successful, allowing me to note that the merchant is trustworthy.
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