Are you a Price Shopper or a Smart Shopper?

Are you a Price Shopper or a Smart Shopper?

What’s the difference – isn’t getting the lowest price smart?

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When a customer comes into our showroom with a clear intent in seeking the lowest price vendor for their window covering needs, I make sure to ask him what type of product he is interested in and whether he has done research into understand what is the right solution for his windows.  Instead of letting price determine the blind, shade or drape you use for your window, you should think first about what important functions it must serve for the room – its it light control, preserving views while maintaining privacy, enhancing the visual height or width of the room?, etc.  With that information, we can recommend the right products and present options in terms of good, better, best from a price, feature and style perspective.

Even in cases where the property is an investment with plans to rent out, you should ask what is the quality of the tenant you want to attract and how soon do you want to rent out the property.  Renting out 2 weeks earlier due to making the place look nicer and more functional/livable, would earn you more than enough money from rent to cover the extra cost for choosing something nicer for your windows.  And eventually, when you plan to sell the property, it may fetch a higher price and attract more potential buyers.

RESULTS FOR A PRICE SHOPPER:

Remember, if you shop for blinds, shades, shutters and drapery like a commodity ($ per square foot), you will end up with terrible results and most likely extra expenditure 1-2 years down the road to replace the junk you put on the window.

RESULTS FOR A SMART SHOPPER:

If you spend the time and let us explain and present products and solutions, you will end up with completely transformed windows and spaces that you will enjoy using on a daily basis at a value-price.

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Best Shopping Savings Tip: Buy Once, Buy Right

With the kickoff to Black Friday and the start of the holiday shopping season, here’s a tip I learned to help you in your purchasing decisions: “Buy Once, Buy Right“.

What I have learned through years of holiday shopping and also as a retailer, is that to ensure 100% satisfaction with your purchase, it is important to first focus on quality.  The product needs to serve its intended purpose well and last long to lower the total cost of ownership.  Second, seek true value. What this means, is that while well known quality brands might help identify quality products, are you paying a premium price for that brand?  Or are you getting a good discount and good service for that purchase?  Alternatively, does the store offer similar quality products (but not famous brands) at a much better price?  For window coverings (blinds, drapes, curtains, shutters), you must also factoring in the service you will get in purchasing the products so that you get the right size, options and features, installation, and post-installation support.

Trendy Blinds is focus on selling top-quality products – both well-known brands and our own Trendy Blinds brand of products at a great value, which include expert advice and first-class dedicated service.

50% OFF Sale Deal for December

For December to further help you make the right purchasing decision, we are offering an unprecedented DEAL: 50% Off our industry-leading, globally patented, highest quality room-darkening combi blind — our Dual Combi Sun Shut product (with minimum purchase of 7 of these blinds.  Can specify different finishes for each).   This one time offer ends December 31st, 2015.

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The Advantage of Visiting Showroom when Shopping for Blinds, Drapes and Shutters

With some trend forecasters talking about how most things will be shopped online (for example groceries, electronics and clothing), one may wonder if anyone spends anytime shopping (and living) in the real physical world anymore.  However, we at Trendy Blinds believe now, more then ever, it is important to have a showroom to showcase a wide selection of quality window covering (blinds, shades, drapes, shutters) products, so that the consumer can make a more informed decision driven by factors beyond just price, such as quality, features, and service.  Furthermore, even home consultation, which primarily provide small material samples swatches, cannot properly showcase complete functioning products and provide a quick overview of all the possible features and options available in decorating your windows.

While we provide free measurement (within a geographic boundary), we insist that potential customers come visit our showrooms (one in Markham and another in Concord, Vaughan) to finalize their selection.  With over 200 products on display and both showrooms located in very convenient shopping centres with amply free parking, plus our in-store window covering designers to provide guidance and advice, there is no reason not to make a trip before deciding on spending possibly thousands of dollars.

The difference between a price-driven shop-at-home or online experience or one at a showroom with expert design and product advice can be seen in the results:

  • Will the choices made enhance the value of your home?
  • Do the products chosen for certain windows fit into your daily life and usage instead of providing frustration and possibly even safety risks to your child or pets?
  • Did you really get the best price on quality products or just low price on junk bait-and-switch products from vendors who don’t have a showroom?

Visit Trendy Blinds today!

http://www.trendyblinds.com

Traditional Drape with tieback next to French Door

Traditional Drape with tieback next to French Door

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Modern Valance top treatment for Windows

Add some style to your window with valances.  Virtually unlimited colours and patterns available to personalize your space and coordinate with the rest of the room furnishings.  Valances are also excellent choices for Arch windows too.

Choose the same fabric to cover your Arch Window and the rectangular window below.  Valance for the Arch Window and Roman for the Rectangular Window.

Choose the same fabric to cover your Arch Window and the rectangular window below. Valance for the Arch Window and Roman for the Rectangular Window.

Visit Trendy Blinds today.  www.trendyblinds.com.  Call: 905-604-1222

Bow Window Valance - 5 sections to match 5 sections of bow window blinds

Bow Window Valance – 5 sections to match 5 sections of bow window blinds

Leaf Pattern Double Pleat Box Valance - top treatment for windows

Leaf Pattern Double Pleat Box Valance – top treatment for windows

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Blackout Flat Arch Window Valance coordinates with Sun Shut Combi - room darkening blinds below.

Blackout Flat Arch Window Valance coordinates with Sun Shut Combi – room darkening blinds below.

Solid Colour Flat Valance to block light from entering Extended Eyebrow Arch window. Fabric chosen to coordinate with the Combi room darkening shade / blind on rectangle window below.

Solid Colour Flat Valance to block light from entering Extended Eyebrow Arch window. Fabric chosen to coordinate with the Combi room darkening shade / blind on rectangle window below.

Best Price Guarantee!

WE PRICE FOR BEST VALUE FOR EVERY CUSTOMER EVERYDAY

More important than getting the lowest price, is the assurance that you are getting the best price for what you purchase vs. other customers, without the need to waste time haggling.  You can rest assured that Trendy Blinds never practices 2-tier or 3-tier pricing based on your social-economic status or ethnic background.  For any two customers who buy the same set of products at the same sizes, they will get identical pricing, as we have set prices and discount policy based on amount purchase, and Trendy Blinds has invested considerable money and time into our online quoting and ordering system.

WE WILL BEAT COMPETITOR PRICES!

Furthermore, if you bring in a printed or electronic quote for same products from another competitor, we will beat it!

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WE DO NOT ROUND DOWN FINAL TOTAL PRICES

We believe in pricing fairness for each and every customer, we will never round down the total prices to the nearest $10, $100, or $1000 or to any “lucky number”.

Remember, the government never rounds down our taxes, our suppliers never round down their product quality or prices, and Trendy Blinds will never round down our service level or employee wages.

Feel confident that you are getting the BEST PRICE!  And be comfortable referring others to Trendy Blinds, knowing they too will get the BEST PRICE.

Visit Trendy Blinds today: http://www.trendyblinds.com

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Drapes and Combi Blinds in combination for a window.