Ladies and Gentleman, it is with great pleasure and a little fanfare (in our heads, anyway) that we introduce you to the brand new CampusGifts website!

It has taken months of planning, hard work and late nights, but we’re delighted to finally share with you our new look site. The reason behind our evolution essentially stems from our core principle: to offer you, the customer, the best shopping experience we possibly can.

Don’t get us wrong, we thought our old website did a pretty great job too, but, as Mr Dylan observed, the times they are a-changing, and there is always room for improvement. There is an increased demand for a better, more customised shopping experience, which is why we decided to improve the site, both in terms of aesthetics and the more technical nuts and bolts, adding a few new features that we think you’re going to love – and find pretty useful.

As well as introducing you to some of the site’s new aspects, we hope this little blog will reassure you that despite the changes, CampusGifts is still very much the same site you know and hopefully – nay – definitely love. The products are still the same and you can still browse the site in the same way as before… We’ve simply had a bit of a face-lift and dusted off a few cogs and levers behind the scenes.

In addition to browsing by brands, you can now explore products in our browse by department and browse by occasion sections. If you’re after something for your home or halls then we’ve got a Home & Halls department, further divided into helpful subsections to narrow down your search. We’ve got a stationery department, a fashion and jewellery department… even a new Student Essentials department, specially designed to help out anyone heading to Uni. Or, if you’re buying a present for a particular event, for example a gift for a wedding or graduation, but don’t have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, our clever new occasion sections will be able to offer you some great ideas.

We’ve also got an awesome new feature whereby you can search for items via specific attributes. For example, if you’re looking for some A5 sized stationery between a range of £10-£20 and in a certain colour, you can use the box on the left hand side of the page to search for exactly that. We know that sometimes the huge selection of products we have on here can be a little daunting (/exciting), so we hope this will really help you out if you know what you’re after.

We’ve also tweaked the product layout of the site, meaning we can show you each item in more detail than ever before. This isn’t just because we’re proud and we like to show off our stock (although we do a little), but we also want to give you the most accurate representation possible of what you decide to purchase.

Not only do we have bigger pictures, but for certain items we now have fully rotational images. Oh yes. We’ve spent lots of time in our new photo studio (a windowless room that has left us occasionally teetering on the edge of madness) photographing mugs and bags at every angle. This allows you to rotate the image a full 360 degrees, meaning nothing is left to the imagination and you can be supremely confident in the product you are buying.

And if, for some bizarre reason, you didn’t just want to take our word for how great a product is, you can see what someone else thinks with our new customer review option, available on every item.

Whether you’re a long-standing customer or this is your first experience of CampusGifts, we hope you have fun exploring the new-look site. We’re very proud of how everything’s turned out, and are confident that you’re going love it as much as we do!

The Campus Team

 

*Although we've been working as hard as we possibly can to make sure everything is as perfect as can be, the sheer scale of the website means that we might have missed the odd sneaky gremlin here or there - we are only human after all!

If you spot anything that you think isn't working as it should be, or you feel as if your browsing experience isn't up to the high standards that CampusGifts strive for, then please let us know right away and we can find a speedy solution. Email our customer service team at customerservice@campusgifts.co.uk if you have any queries.