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FREE Mail bag envelopes etc samples
FREE Mail bag envelopes etc samples

FREE Mail bag envelopes etc samples

To request a sample of a product, go to the product details and click on the 'Request a Sample' button. Repeat the process for each code you require, up to a maximum of 5 items
Please DO NOT add the same product more than once and please order all your samples at once, on a single order, to help us keep our postage costs down.
We reserve the right to limit the number or type of samples we send out and we will generally not send samples of standard, larger items such as Postal Tubes or brand name products that can easily be seen in the shops.

If your order is just for samples, please check that the delivery option shows as Free Sample Request with a charge of £0.00 and then you should not be asked for your credit card details. Unfortunately though, if the service continues to be abused, we shall have to either discontinue it or charge for it.

We apologise in advance to our paying customers but, because of recent abuse by freeloaders, each sample will normally be made unusable either by cutting the sample or marking it with the word:

(I KNOW WHAT ITS SAYS ABOUT FREELOADERS DON'T WORRY I'VE ORDERED SEVERAL SAMPLES ALREADY AND THEY ARE FINE THEY DONT CUT THEM THAT STATEMENT IS JUST FOR SHOW OK)

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:thumbsup: great find

Christiana03

:thumbsup: great find


THANKS FOR LETTING US AT WORLDOFENVELOPES KNOW . ALL FREELOADERS WILL BE BANNED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

We Were Trying To Help Genuine Customers But A Few Greedy People Have Ruined It For Everyone. Well Done To You All

Boo Hoo

I orderded some samples from them the week before last, 5 different types. They only sent me one. So I took my business elsewhere. Plus I know it's free sample, but the delivery time was poor, almost 2 weeks.

simonsimon

THANKS FOR LETTING US AT WORLDOFENVELOPES KNOW . ALL FREELOADERS WILL BE … THANKS FOR LETTING US AT WORLDOFENVELOPES KNOW . ALL FREELOADERS WILL BE BANNED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT



You're offering free samples, then saying you'll ban the people who order them??

simonsimon

We Were Trying To Help Genuine Customers But A Few Greedy People Have … We Were Trying To Help Genuine Customers But A Few Greedy People Have Ruined It For Everyone. Well Done To You All



If you're openly offering something for free and then moaning when people apply for it when they are perfectly entitled to if it states free sample on the site then it not them to blame but you. :x

emmajk42

You're offering free samples, then saying you'll ban the people who order … You're offering free samples, then saying you'll ban the people who order them??


I think the difference here is that they are not designed as freebies, but as pre-order samples. It's pretty easy to spot genuine potential customers compared to freeloaders, but the freeloaders requests once published on a site like this become overburdoning.

As a result, many small businesses are no longer able to offer this service to their potential customers because of the numerous freeloaders that request the free samples without any intention of purchasing.

Looks like this is another company that will stop this soon :-(

As simonsimon said:

We Were Trying To Help Genuine Customers But A Few Greedy People Have … We Were Trying To Help Genuine Customers But A Few Greedy People Have Ruined It For Everyone. Well Done To You All



Edit: for what it's worth this is an opinion I have held for a long time
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Some people didn't agree with me then, and I'm sure as the site has now become more popular many still won't.

i ordered some of these last time and none arrived

They are more expensive than the ones i use but i would have tried them if they had been a better quality

I'll carry on buying my original ones as they are cheaper and with no postage

didnt get mine.

I received my colour swatch from them some time ago...

I ordered some of these samples because we send a lot of stuff to brother in essex. They never arrived, so I have no confidence in the site and wouldnt order from them in the future

Hi all,

I had an email for this company asking to remove this thread. I have asked them to post officially on here with their position so that members can be aware of that and only genuinely interested parties will contact them.

There is a point at which requesting a sample that is not meant to be a general freebie can hurt a small company and hopefully all members here would be sensitive to that.

Admin

Hi all,I had an email for this company asking to remove this thread. I … Hi all,I had an email for this company asking to remove this thread. I have asked them to post officially on here with their position so that members can be aware of that and only genuinely interested parties will contact them.There is a point at which requesting a sample that is not meant to be a general freebie can hurt a small company and hopefully all members here would be sensitive to that.



I agree with what you are saying but I wouldn't class World of envelopes as a small business......seems they don't either.....

"What was once a small family business has now become a multi-million pound turnover company with over 14,000 sq ft of premises in High Wycombe with a staff of around 25. worldofenvelopes.com" Taken from the website.

Like I mentioned, I ordered some samples of 5 different envelopes, with the intention of buying 1000 of one type (I just couldn't decide which one) They sent me a singular enevelope. So I purchased from euro office instead.

I myself own and run a business so I know that to obtain and keep customers you have to go the extra mile and make them happy. Taking 2 weeks to send me 1 envelope just doesn't cut it and I would expect a lot more from "a multi-million pound turnover company"

Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity ;-)

I wouldn't class a company employing about 25 people very large - but it does sound like they are a very successful company having grown from a small family business, and thats not achieved by giving away your profits to freeloaders.

As they say on their website

We also reserve the right to limit the number or type of samples we send … We also reserve the right to limit the number or type of samples we send out...


... you may not receive the samples as fast as you would like because we … ... you may not receive the samples as fast as you would like because we are so inundated with requests. If you need a sample urgently, we recommend you buy one pack and pay for it. If it is not to your requirements you can then return it for a full refund.



...oh yeah, and [SIZE=2]cashflow is reality[/SIZE]!

Did you really need 5 different samples to decide which was right for you? Surely you know the difference between a C5 and a DL envelope, or between a white one and a buff one, or one with or without a window. Worldofenvelopes probably only supplied one sample as that was demonstrative of the quality/weight/window size of their envelopes which is really the only thing that is difficult to establish when buying mail order.

Did euro-office send you any samples buck shee before you ordered? Otherwise how did you decide which ones to order from them or whether they would meet your requirements?

What business do you run, and what freebies are you prepared to offer all the freeloaders that regularly view these pages, Missg??? Don't forget to go that 'extra mile' when deciding what to post as your freebie!

Yes Premier I did. Thats why they offer samples. I wanted 1000 C5 envelopes (to start my mailshot off), I wanted to experiment with a few different types with my printer ie weight, finish and also the seal - And seen as they were offering me up to 5 samples of each c5 envelope they offer, I thought I would.

I asked euro office to send me some samples, and they did. Their prices were cheaper than WOE's anyway, I found them after I did WOE. So I ordered from them.

Unfortunatly, ONE freebie would cost me around £20 (not a couple of pence) and that isn't including the loss in wage I would have earnt. I offer a service.

What I meant by the extra mile wasn't give away your stock, It was simply make that customer happier than the competitior would. Quite often, there isn't a cost to that.

*edit spelling

It would be better not to offer samples, than to offer and not deliver. I would be more likely to order from a site that didnt offer samples, than one that didnt deliver something you ordered (even if it was a free sample)

Missg

Unfortunatly, one freebie would cost me around £20 and that isn't … Unfortunatly, one freebie would cost me around £20 and that isn't including the loss in wage I would have earnt.


Sounds good, please post details and how all the freeloaders can apply - probably will be a really successful offer (and no mailshot to pay for!) :thumbsup:

Btw, posting envelopes to freeloaders involves materials & labour too, just just the price of a stamp!

Premier

Sounds good, please post details and how all the freeloaders can apply - … Sounds good, please post details and how all the freeloaders can apply - probably will be a really successful offer (and no mailshot to pay for!) :thumbsup: Btw, posting envelopes to freeloaders involves materials & labour too, just just the price of a stamp!



I have my business's profit margin in mind, so I am not that silly.

It sure does Premier. But posting them to potential customers makes that small figure seem worthwhile.

kelly_o_fanatic

It would be better not to offer samples, than to offer and not deliver. I … It would be better not to offer samples, than to offer and not deliver. I would be more likely to order from a site that didnt offer samples, than one that didnt deliver something you ordered (even if it was a free sample)


Obviously not what worldofenvelopes have found based on the based on the fact that they have grown from a family business to one now employing around 25 staff.

They seem quite upset that they are on the verge of having to cancel the pre-order sample service because of the clear abuse from freeloaders. I'm sure the samples they have sent out in the past were not of such poor quality that so many people didn't bother buying - not based on the fact they now claim a multi-million pound turnover.

Missg

I have my business's profit margin in mind, so I am not that silly. It … I have my business's profit margin in mind, so I am not that silly. It sure does Premier. But posting them to potential customers makes that small figure seem worthwhile.



So do WorldofEnvelopes I would imagine - that's why they take offence at freeloaders requesting pre-order samples without any intention of ordering.

Premier

So do WorldofEnvelopes I would imagine - that's why they take offence at … So do WorldofEnvelopes I would imagine - that's why they take offence at freeloaders requesting pre-order samples without any intention of ordering.



The fact of the matter is that people always take advantage of a free offer. If you don't want freeloaders and to loose money.....Don't offer it. Just like I won't be

Missg

The fact of the matter is that people always take advantage of a free … The fact of the matter is that people always take advantage of a free offer. If you don't want freeloaders and to loose money.....Don't offer it. Just like I won't be



Ah, so that's the 'extra mile' you go to! :giggle:

WorldofEnvelopes are not offering 'freebies'; they are trying to offer a sample service before order to those genuinely interested in buying their products - it's just a pity that freeloaders abuse this generous offer intended for genuine prospective customers.

Anyway, good luck on growing your business to one as large and as successful as WorldofEnvelopes!

Premier

Ah, so that's the 'extra mile' you go to! :giggle: WorldofEnvelopes are … Ah, so that's the 'extra mile' you go to! :giggle: WorldofEnvelopes are not offering 'freebies'; they are trying to offer a sample service before order to those genuinely interested in buying their products - it's just a pity that freeloaders abuse this generous offer intended for genuine prospective customers.Anyway, good luck on growing your business to one as large and as successful as WorldofEnvelopes!



As I have already said, the extra mile quite often doesn't involve any money at all, it's about great customer service. That I do offer.
Can you not mention freeloaders in just one of your posts? Are you sure you're not a member of The World of Envelopes team?

Thank you. To have what I have and to achieve what I have at 21....maybe it won't take me too long! :thumbsup:

Premier - if you're so against 'freeloaders' then why visit this section of the forum at all if it so against your beliefs? I assume that you always refuse a freebie or a sample? You'd never test drive a car unless you were definately 100% going to buy it?

The whole idea of a sample is to try and attract attention & interest to your item in the first place. It's generally used as a corporate way of tempting people who wouldn't normally buy your product to come back for more.

Syzable

Premier - if you're so against 'freeloaders' then why visit this section … Premier - if you're so against 'freeloaders' then why visit this section of the forum at all if it so against your beliefs? I assume that you always refuse a freebie or a sample? You'd never test drive a car unless you were definately 100% going to buy it?The whole idea of a sample is to try and attract attention & interest to your item in the first place. It's generally used as a corporate way of tempting people who wouldn't normally buy your product to come back for more.


Because if you look back at my posts, especially the one of old I linked to, you will see that I see a distinct difference between a pre-order sample (i.e. a sample designed to ensure what you plan to order meets your requirements) and a genuine freebie (one that comes with no expectation of a follow up order). It is those freebies that I believe this forum was designed for.

As an example the free sim offers are genuine freebies as the supplier does not expect you to follow up the request with an order to purchase more sims later.

Similarly, there are those freebies that are financed by a large company's marketing budget, such as this one (expired) for free a free taster bar of chocolate.

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These are sent out without obligation, but with the hope that they may gain possible sales by making their product known.

It is clear to me that this offer of envelopes is not a freebie, but a sample to ensure the item meets the customers needs similar to the way wallpaper shops will often allow a small quantity of their wallpaper to be taken away to ensure it meets the customers requirements. Should wallpaper shops be providing us all with free wallpaper?

...and no I wouldn't 'borrow' a car for the day on the pretence of buying it one when I clearly had no such intention. It is because of those who do that such long test drives, where you can only actually truly assess a car' are now so difficult to obtain. Nowadays most dealers will insist on accompanying you on the test drive and usually only allow a very short test drive dictating where you can and can't go. They too have become tired of freeloaders who abused the generous offer of a test drive and used it as a free hire car for the day.


Some peoples approach to items that are 'free' reminds me of an incident I witnessed in a cafe/takeaway a few years back. A guy walked in and ordered a bacon sarnie to go, took it to the till and paid for it. He then tried to take a sauce sachet whereupon the cashier politely advised him that they cost an additional 2p each.

Rather offended by this, he decided to leave the sauce. He then asked if there was any charge for the paper napkins. He was politely advised "No Sir, the paper napkins are free of charge." He appeared somewhat bemused why the cafe manager apprehended the guy as he tried to leave with 2000 napkins under his arm, protesting to the manager that that the cashier had clearly informed him they were free. :roll:

Premier

Some peoples approach to items that are 'free' reminds me of an incident … Some peoples approach to items that are 'free' reminds me of an incident I witnessed in a cafe/takeaway a few years back. A guy walked in and ordered a bacon sarnie to go, took it to the till and paid for it. He then tried to take a sauce sachet whereupon the cashier politely advised him that they cost an additional 2p each.Rather offended by this, he decided to leave the sauce. He then asked if there was any charge for the paper napkins. He was politely advised "No Sir, the paper napkins are free of charge." He appeared somewhat bemused why the cafe manager apprehended the guy as he tried to leave with 2000 napkins under his arm, protesting to the manager that that the cashier had clearly informed him they were free. :roll:



That is funny.

Premier

Some peoples approach to items that are 'free' reminds me of an incident … Some peoples approach to items that are 'free' reminds me of an incident I witnessed in a cafe/takeaway a few years back. A guy walked in and ordered a bacon sarnie to go, took it to the till and paid for it. He then tried to take a sauce sachet whereupon the cashier politely advised him that they cost an additional 2p each.Rather offended by this, he decided to leave the sauce. He then asked if there was any charge for the paper napkins. He was politely advised "No Sir, the paper napkins are free of charge." He appeared somewhat bemused why the cafe manager apprehended the guy as he tried to leave with 2000 napkins under his arm, protesting to the manager that that the cashier had clearly informed him they were free. :roll:



:giggle: Got to admire his nerve though!

As for the rest, fair do's :thumbsup:

Well !!!....This company won't last long....Any "FREE SAMPLES" They send out will be deliberatly ripped and made unusable....WHAT A WAY TO TREAT POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS !!....Why do they treat potential customers with so much contempt ??....In buisness terms free samples are called 'loss leaders'....They give the potential customer the chance to, not only see the product, but to judge their service and delivery.....And as an EBay trader who sells over 20,000 items a year I will now stay clear of these muppets and hope very soon to see that they have sacked their sales managment and replaced them with a proper sales manager who treats their 'customers' with a bit more respect.......after all...any 'samples' they do send out are completly tax deductable.....LOOSERS !!

And to all those on here who call people who go for freebies as "free loaders".....WHY ARE YOU HERE ???....Get off your moral high horse

simonsimon

THANKS FOR LETTING US AT WORLDOFENVELOPES KNOW . ALL FREELOADERS WILL BE … THANKS FOR LETTING US AT WORLDOFENVELOPES KNOW . ALL FREELOADERS WILL BE BANNED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT



Whilst I accept your reasons, I am at a loss to understand why your company does not just withdraw the free offer & maybe think of offering HDUK users a discount code. Personally I have never requested any samples from your company & will not be doing so in the future, preferring to use a professional company for my business requirements. I really see no reason for your comments or your link to HDUK on your website, these actions are more akin to my daughters playground. Perhaps your knowlege of internet etiquette does not extend to the use of capitals! You may now have your ball back.

Might be a daft question, but when and if the samples are sent out... What are they sent in?!?

simonsimon

THANKS FOR LETTING US AT WORLDOFENVELOPES KNOW . ALL FREELOADERS WILL BE … THANKS FOR LETTING US AT WORLDOFENVELOPES KNOW . ALL FREELOADERS WILL BE BANNED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT



Your loss, my company has gone elsewhere :thumbsup:

General conclusion I suspect is that this IS the daftest post on here... Sorry to the poster of Ductor Who but your crown has been stolen!!!

Ductor Who was good though... If daft!!!
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