Congratulations Nicky Verdon!
Pylones designer gift stores aim to bring fun into everyday life with its quirky range of products.
Customer Patsy Hall was left smiling thanks to the great service she received from sales assistant Nicky Verdon:
"Time running out, no time to shop, very important friend's birthday less than a week away. After seeing an ad in a magazine I looked on the "Pylones" website, and found that they accommodate people like me (too chicken to put credit card details on line) by providing a customer services number. That was the first huge plus. I rang and spoke to Nicky. When placing my order, I explained that the billing address and the delivery address would be different and just as a passing aside said the item was for a friend's birthday. She took my order, explained postal charges and thanked me for my business. The whole transaction on the phone was like talking to someone that you know. Three days later I received a letter with a personalised address label in calligraphy. Inside was a copy of the receipt, and a beautiful hand written note - saying that the item had been gift wrapped as a birthday present (wow!) and sent, and I was advised of the delivery date. I didn't buy a big ticket item so am still blown away by the level of service provided, the time and trouble taken even for the smallest of customers. That's service!"
Congratulations to Nicky Verdon: Pylones, Ponsonby, Auckland
Based in Paris, Pylones (which means 'energy') was started by a group of designers in 1985 to create a range of fun items people can use every day.