Shopsafe.co.uk is a consumer guide for online shoppers. It is a shopping directory that lists only well designed UK secure online shops and stores. They check their security, delivery, range of goods, prices and more. The Rising Dragon Feng Shui Store is pleased to announce that we received a fantastic 4 star rating and are now one of only 1,200 site listed. We can now display the ‘Shopsafe logo’, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to making shopping safe, easy and fun.
In his announcement, Graham Miller, Head Reviewer of Shopsafe said:
You will be pleased to know that… we have approved you as a secure on-line shopping web site. Well done, we only accept around 10% of stores submitted.
To announce this please feel free to add the Shopsafe logo to your site. there is no obligation, but it can give your customers confidence when shopping with you that you are using today’s best available practices and technologies for on-line shopping transactions.
When examining a site for inclusion into the directory Shopsafe look for:
- Online ordering and security of credit card payment transactions.
- Delivery prices and information that is clearly displayed
- A wide range of products, suitable for “high street” consumers
- Sites that are based in the UK (and display UK contact details) and deliver to the UK
- Prominent display of customer service information
- Good design, making the site quick to load and easy to use
The company behind Shopsafe is Edward Robertson. Established in 1996 they are experts in setting up online stores, and have used their knowledge to put together the Shopsafe service. If you want to shop online in safety, then the Shopsafe logo, as presented to Rising Dragon Feng Shui, is all you need look for.
Rising Dragon Feng Shui has always been about raising the standard. When we moved to launch our online store we immediately looked for an independant organisation who could audit and qualify it for quality, service and reliability. To that end we became members of the Which? Web Trader Scheme run by the Consumers Association (CA). Sadly, this January, the CA released the following Press Announcement regarding the closure of the Which? Web Trader Scheme.
|06-01-2003 Consumers’ Association to close UK code of practice scheme for online traders
Consumers’ Association today announced that the Which? Web Trader (W?WT) scheme, a voluntary, consumer-focused code of practice for online traders in the UK, is to close at the end of the month.
Which? Web Trader was launched in July 1999 to promote consumer confidence in online shopping by providing an independent code of practice with teeth. Since it started W?WT has improved the practices of many traders and has resolved over 2,000 customer complaints quickly and free of charge.
Paul Kitchen, head of online at Consumers’ Association, said:
“Since W?WT launched three and half years ago, it has received over 8000 applications from e-traders, of which 2,700 were accepted, and has successfully resolved over 2000 disputes on behalf of consumers. The scheme has succeeded in increasing consumer confidence and has promoted higher standards in e-commerce. As well as providing a great service to consumers, W?WT has delivered a boost for business.”
“But providing such an effective and well monitored code costs a significant amount of money each year – W?WT has always been free to traders to protect the independence of Which? – and as a charity and campaigning organisation we need to use our resources in the most efficient way possible. There is still a need to increase consumers’ confidence about shopping online and we think it is now up to business and government to set up an alternative scheme to build on the successful work of W?WT.”
Consumers’ Association will continue to campaign on behalf of consumers in e-commerce. It has contributed to the E-confidence project developed by DG Sanco and taken part in the negotiations between Bureau European des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC) and Unice in developing standards for Europe wide trust marks. It is also contributing to ongoing discussions between Consumers International and the Global Business Dialogue in developing guidelines for online dispute resolution. Consumers’ Association fully supports the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for E-commerce.
Which? Web Trader will close on 31 January 2003
Rising Dragon Feng Shui is commited to excellence and would like to extend our thanks to the CA for their efforts in raising the standards in online shopping. As one of the 2,700 accepted sites from over 8,000 applicants, Rising Dragon Feng Shui has demonstrated above average standards. Moreover, we fully intend to go on delivering on our promises and above expectations. To that end we have recently acquired a Shopsafe listing. While you’ll see the familiar Which? logo withdrawn from our site this month, expect no degredation of service and look out for our new independant auditors:
By shopping with Rising Dragon Feng Shui you can rest assured that you are getting a safe deal from a reputable and honest trader.
The following message was received from a reader in Spain on the 2nd January. It gives a good outline as to what changes some people are experiencing with Feng Shui; good for you Maricarmen!
Really, every day I am surprised more and more of the things that are to me happening since I began to apply Feng Shui. Most surprising are the things that happen to me related to money. The opportunities that appear to me are followed one another per days. At work,I live situations that seem to come from heaven, same with my children,friends and everything related to me.
I suppose that I must continue studying and improving my daily environment with this new philosophy of life that has entered me. It’s helped me to prosper and to improve everything that surrounds to me.
Thanks to all of you who are helping me to improve my life,and acquire this highly beneficial wisdom
Greetings. Until soon!
Maricarmen Jiménez García, Spain.
Translated from original message in Espanol which read as follows:
Realmente cada día me sorprendo más y más de las cosas que me van sucediendo desde que empecé a aplicar Feng Shui. Lo más sorprendente son las cosas que me pasan con el tema relacionado con el dinero. Las oportunidades que se me presentan van sucediendose por días.
En el trabajo vivo situaciones que me parecen venidas del cielo. Lo mismo pasa con los hijos, los amigos, con todo lo que está relacionado conmigo.
Supongo que tengo que seguir estudiando y mejorando mi entorno diário con esta nueva filosofía de vida que ha entrado en mí para prosperar y mejorar todo lo que me rodea.
Gracias a todos los que estais hay para que yo siga mejorando y adquiriendo esta sabiduría tan sumamente beneficiosa. Un saludo. Hasta pronto.
Rising Dragon Feng Shui would also like to thank Domingo, a regular reader and friend of Rising Dragon Feng Shui from Mexico for his help in translating this email. Gracias mucho.