Archive for January, 2011

Chiggs Baby Feed Wheel receives a Bizziebaby Silver Award

Monday, January 24th, 2011

We are delighted to announce that the Chiggs Baby Feed Wheel has been awarded a Bizziebaby Silver Award, with 2 of the 3 testers giving it a maximum 5 out of 5. The Bizziebaby testers are real mums who use and review baby products, and they clearly loved the Baby Feed Wheel, recommending it in glowing terms….

 “We used this day and night and found it to be a ‘Must Have’.  Excellent quality and amazing value for money.  I must admit I could not be without this now.  As a first time mum this has been a fantastic product to have.  Have already recommended to everyone.  Brilliant product and helps you so much.”

” Quality is superb.  Would recommend without hesitation.  Excellent product for you or for a gift and I would be lost without it.”

To say that we are chuffed would be an understatement! It’s a huge endorsement for the Baby Feed Wheel that these mums, having tested our product, have recommended it in such glowing terms 🙂

The Baby Feed Wheel is really easy to use- it has a rotating dial numbered  1 to 12 that parents can set to keep track of baby’s feed times. It’s available in blue, pink and lemon from the Chiggs online shop or from our many retail and online stockists. We supply all Chiggs Wheels at wholesale rates, and our low minimum order rate and free carriage offers give all retailers the opportunity to sell this innovative (and popular!) product.

Keeping costs down? VAT chance of that!

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

My New Year’s resolution is to blog about Chiggs more, and first up is.. the recent VAT rise. I know, I know, it’s not the most thrilling of topics 🙂 but it’s something that had led to me poring over more pages of figures than at any time since my time at Uni when I studied Economics!

Chiggs trades under the VAT threshold, so we are not VAT registered- this means we can’t claim VAT back, but we do of course have to pay the tax on everything we buy in the business. So, as you can imagine, an increase in costs of 2.5% has led to fair bit of number crunching- the Chiggs calculator is often seen with smoke coming out of it.

Chiggs Wheels are printed in the UK, and we use UK companies for other components such as the envelopes we supply with the cards and the cellophane wrappers they are sealed in, the postage boxes and padded envelopes we post orders in, even the sticky pads the embellishments are stuck on with ( from a very nice company just down the road  in Bradford).  This is something we’re very proud of, hoping that in it’s own little way Chiggs is supporting other UK businesses. However, a downside to our patriotism is that we have been hit by a whack with VAT!

Despite my moaning (memo to self, make another New Year’s resolution not to moan so much) we’re absorbing the increased costs, and are keeping the price of Chiggs Wheels on the website shop at £3.99 (free P&P). Likewise, our wholesale price for businesses placing trade orders is also remaining the same.