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A few days ago, I posted about A Checklist of Qualities a Good Prom Dress Shop should have. Today, we'll be focusing on the service part instead of the physical product part instead. For my overseas readers, don’t waste your time shopping at prom dress stores that offer subpar service. Today we discuss the qualities a great prom dress store should have.
Prom is just a few months away and it’s that time of the year again where you spend countless hours at different dress shops looking for the perfect dress to wear.
Because there are already too many dress shops everywhere, it might be easier for you to simply move on to another store if you don’t find what you like. And it’s only right since this pushes retail dress stores to step up their service and attract more customers.
As a smart buyer, you shouldn’t just consider the selection available but also the service that the store provides. How do you know? Well, a little research goes a long way. It doesn’t matter if they’ve got the perfect dress for you. If they don’t allow returns or exchanges after you find out it’s a size too small, well, that’s too bad.
This is why it’s important to evaluate what they can do for you besides just sell you a dress. Below we list the reasons why it matters where you buy your prom dress.
The more choices a shop has, the better. It means you don’t have to go from one store to another just to find what you’re looking for. Of course, you don’t want to be overwhelmed with too many choices so it helps if the store has a friendly staff who can assist you in searching for a dress whether it be by style, colour, designer or fit.
A good example of a shop that has this is Peaches Boutique. Countless prom dress styles for 2016 are available at Peaches Boutique but their staff can narrow down the choices for you if you already have a style in mind.
2. Return Policies
Before purchasing from a prom dress store, be sure to check their policy on returns and exchanges. No matter how nice the dress is, if they don’t allow returns or exchanges, you’re better off finding a dress somewhere else. The online store or brick and mortar store should allow you to return your dress provided it doesn’t have any damage in it right after you got it.
Nip slips, wedgies, peekaboo’s – wardrobe malfunctions can happen. But they can be minimised or avoided completely if you have a quality dress on you. Don’t settle for dress shops that offer too many cheap selections. There’s a reason why they’re cheap. Only buy from dress stores that work with manufacturers that supply quality dresses. You might even want to go to the store instead of shopping online so you can gauge the quality of the dress in person. It saves time and allows you to choose a dress with better quality.
4. Low Price Guarantee
Prom dress stores are getting more competitive each year. If they’re good at what they do and they have close connections with big manufacturers, they could offer you a low price guarantee. If they offer quality, choice, a good return and exchange policy, and a low price guarantee, then you have found yourself a reliable online store or brick and mortar store. Don’t look for your dress elsewhere and stick to this store.
If you do happen to find a cheaper dress at another store, the store that offers the low price guarantee will match that price. Read the policy carefully to make sure you qualify for this guarantee.
Those are just some of the things that you should look for in a prom dress shop. Don’t just settle for any boutique and go for the one that can offer you the best service. What else did I miss? Let me know in the comments!
Do you agree? How I wish we had great prom dress stores like these in Malaysia! I would love to hear all about your prom and any good/bad memories that happened while shopping for it. Do share this out if you've loved this post! :)
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