Mumbai based Pepperfry.com, an online store that sells lifestyle products, was co-founded by Ambareesh Murty and Ashish Shah, both ex eBay employees.
I have long been a shopper at PepperFry. I remember my first purchase from their store was a baby high chair picked up for a dear friend's newborn way back in early 2012, as soon as the site went online. Though new, I was really happy with the quality, and the lucky baby still uses it. It has weathered rough use, and physical abuse by the baby, so that's good! :)
But that was then. I recently received a gift voucher from the company, and I thought it would be interesting to see if these quality standards have changed since that first shopping experience with them.
What I bought After browsing through the site, I decided to use the voucher against these purchases:
The matki planter from Goyal arrived first. It was a slightly different shade than I expected (the site mentioned that it was a golden color. However, it looked more black/copper than gold to me, and when I saw the actual shade, I was worried that it would look awful with my dark teak furniture). Also, since dimensions were not mentioned on the site, I was surprised that it was so big!
I didn't waste any time setting it up! I didn't have long stemmed flowers or a plant in a pot small enough to fit into the matki's mouth, but I had access to palms from the society garden.
This was my first attempt - I placed it directly on a wooden stool, but as you can see, the
matki kind of blended into the wood color of the stool
I tried to improve the look with a small table cloth that fed off the colors from my rug
The magnetic photo frame came in next. Now, I have secretly admired something similar at my neighbor Neelam's place, and I was delighted to find one on Pepperfry. When it arrived, I couldn't wait to set it up, and I assure you, I was not disappointed! It gave life to a bare wall, and the fact that the pics can be changed at one's whim is the very best thing about this product!
In broad daylight
...and the bugle..it was delightful! It actually works, too! So the little ones sometimes amuse themselves with it - it's light enough to pass off as a toy, antique-looking enough to place alongside my brass ware, and pretty enough for my center table. I think I love it the best of all my purchases, though the photo frame comes a close second!
The bugle blends in with my brass and similar collectibles on my antique side stand
On the coffee table
On the coffee table again!
Here's how Pepperfry fared on a scale of 1 to 10
Usability - 9
Product Range and Curation - 9
Checkout, online payment - 9
Product Descriptions on the site - 7
Shipping, delivery - 8
Customer Support, Responsiveness - 8
Product Quality - 9
So here's how PepperFry fared overall!
Please note: This review was completely honest and unbiased. It was based on my latest shopping experience at PepperFry.com. I only shopped for decor items. I take no responsibility if you shop on the site after reading my review, but end up with a bad experience.Do tell me about it, though ;)