Winter Online Shopping made easy by Soviet
Hibernation started early this year with the implementation of lockdown. I can count the amount of times I've driven out my gate since the 16th March 2020, on my one hand.
However, when animals hibernate for the Winter they are normally surrounded by lots of food in a warm space, which in human terms is junk food and warm comfy clothes.
But where does one even start to get warm, good, quality, comfy clothes from, now during this pandemic?!
Many stores have started opening during level 3, but I'm not going to risk experiencing what I did in the first few weeks of lockdown - 14 day self quarantine is not fun.
The next best thing is to shop online. There are a large number of stores that have recently moved to an e-commerce platform, and there are a few "well known" online fashion stores.
While scrolling through social media, I came across this advert from Soviet.
I am very particular with the type of clothing brands that I purchase and I always do my research before purchasing anything, especially online. I was pleasantly surprised with the reviews of the Soviet online store, and have been happy with my previous Soviet purchases... also, a sale is always good!
While visiting the site, I saw that it was powered by Shopify. Shopify is an e-commerce platform and probably the best in the world at the moment; Fashion Nova who are one of the biggest online fashion stores in the world use the platform. We've been using it at iloveza.com for more than 5 years now, before they even had a presence in South Africa. Besides iloveza.com being ranked in the top 1000 Shopify stores in the world, which is quite a big thing, we are also accredited Shopify Partners, which means we can assist businesses to setup their own online stores or manage it on behalf of them.
But I'm getting sidetracked so back to my purchase.
There's a wide selection on mens, t-shirts, golfers, hoodies, sweaters, denims, shoes, and accessories like belts, caps, watches, and socks, which is available at www.sovietdenim.com
I chose a comfy sweater, a pair of socks, and a new pair of kicks.
The Soviet website is safe and secure, easy to navigate, they offer free shipping for orders over R600, and have a user-friendly size chart to assist before making a decision on what to purchase.
Payfast which is the payment gateway linked to Soviet's online store is also very secure and offers various payment options from credit, cheque and debit cards, to Instant EFT, Mobicred, and Zapper.
My order was placed on the afternoon of Monday 8 June 2020, and I received it a short while ago - which is now, the morning of Wednesday 10 June 2020. Quick and efficient delivery service to my door from Soviet via the Courier Guy.
Everything was neatly packaged, and looking at how good it all looks, I think I should have added a pair of Soviet's famous denims to complete the look.