Regular readers know that apart from running, my other love is shopping.
So when I was asked to be a mystery shopper for online sportswear store Simply Sweat I said eerrrmmmm, yes?!
So, I had a look at their stock. Pretty nice- lots of choice and all the usual brands like Ronhill, Shock Absorber, Nike etc as well as some that I hadn’t heard of before like Pure Lime. Most items also seem to be reduced by a couple of quid off the RRP, so not bad. The website looks good, is user-friendly and easy to navigate around.
The only issue I did have was finding clothes to fit me, as a self-confessed fat girl. I’m about a size 18, maybe a 16 on a good day. Most items were only stocked up to a size 14/16, and you couldn’t actually refine a search to a size XL, even though some items did have XL sizes. I did find a Pure Lime top to fit, and also bought a Ronhill headband and two pairs of running socks. Do I blame them for not advertising the XL sizes? Probably not, most people buying sportswear aren’t going to be a size 18+ but seeing as they’ve asked someone called Fat Girl Running to act as a mystery shopper, it’s something I did feel I should pick them up on.
I placed my order and sat back. Postage cost just under £3, pretty good considering I’d ordered 4 items. An email came within a couple of minutes confirming my order, at about 10:45am. Just after 1:30pm, on the same day, I got another email to say my order had been despatched by Royal Mail First Class, a pleasant surprise after waiting up to a couple of days for some online shops to despatch.
My package was delivered the next day, so really pleased. All items were as described, good quality, and packaged well. Not much more I can say really. A nice website, refreshingly efficient delivery system, and only thing I would pull them up on is the sizing, as I’ve said, but then I am an unusual customer for that sort of website. You’d expect me to be spending my cash at SimplyBe, not Simply Sweat! Well done, Simply Sweat, a good job well done
Click the link if you fancy having a look at their active wear departments.