Image above: Snappy Snaps’ framing service
Local retailers have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, especially the ‘non-essential’ retailers. There has been much haggling over what qualifies as ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ but by any stretch of retailing logic, picture framing doesn’t quite make the grade.
So John Fitzgerald and his staff at Snappy Snaps Chiswick have been using their time wisely during the 2020 periods of lockdown, firstly refitting the shop, dividing it up with screens, but also by looking at ways they can adapt their services more to suit customers’ needs if they don’t want to venture into the shop.
Using a video link you can have a virtual tour of Snappy Snaps’ Chiswick store and see the extensive range of products that exists for presenting wall art, including canvas prints, poster prints and made to measure frames.
John is particularly proud of his new interactive online framing application, which they have created themselves. Many local customers, businesses and artists use their high end made-to-measure framing service. Customers like to take their time choosing a frame that suits their personal style. They want to try out different colours and materials to see how they go together. Should the glass be reflective or non reflective? It’s not a quick or simple business.
Now, from the safety of your home you can talk to John and his team of framing and image specialists, discuss your requirements and together choose the best frame and mount to suit your image or art, virtually. It combines the personal service customers want, using an online chat forum, with the ability to order online with ease.
Once you have selected your perfect frame they will complete your order and let you know when to collect it. Larger items can be delivered right to your door within the W4 postcode.
To make it easier for customers they have moved a selection of frames to the window so that customers can also see their range from outside the store.
Image above: Snappy Snaps framing service
John, the owner for over 30 years, told The Chiswick Calendar:
“I know there will be a lot of pressure on customers to get their framing and projects ready for Christmas, so we are offering this service so customers can be guaranteed a quiet time to order their frames or other projects and consult with one of our specialists to ensure they get exactly what they want and in time for Christmas”.
Book a consultation with their framing specialists or their print and design guys here: picktime.com/sschiswick
Snappy Snaps Chiswick is OPEN for Click & Collect Same Day Orders from their website. From Wednesday 2 December the shop will be open to the public as normal. They’re now ready for the Christmas onslaught and ready for anything 2021 might bring. During periods when the Government deems it necessary to close, staff can continue working to fulfill your requirements online and if you have any questions you can simply give them a ring to discuss your needs 020 8994 0854
NB Snappy Snaps Chiswick is a member of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme, offering 10% off all services.
Snappy Snaps Chiswick
182 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PP
phone. 0208 994 0854
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See also: Chiswick Artists Directory
See also: Chiswick Calendar Club Card scheme
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