At White Stores, honesty and transparency have always been a part of our core values as a business. Throughout the years we’ve tested the quality of our furniture, the user-friendliness of our website, and the importance of our showrooms by comparing our company to other leading retailers within the industry.
As a part of these competitor comparisons, we had previously compared ourselves to ex-garden centre giants, Wyevale.
Founded in 1932, Wyevale were a well-established garden centre and at one point, were known to have 130 garden centres across the UK. While White Stores has 3 showrooms located across the UK, these stores are dedicated to selling garden furniture and accessories.
Whilst Wyevale had more garden centres, they were not solely dedicated to garden furniture, which might’ve made for a good browsing experience; but if you were looking to buy garden furniture then you may have of not found the piece you wanted in store.
At the time of writing this, Wyevale had their full range available to order online, with focus on more traditional garden furniture, such as rattan, metal and wooden furniture which were evenly matched on pricing.
Despite this, we’ve always been proud of bringing innovative garden furniture to the fore, by offering the latest technology in garden furniture online and in-store, with items such as Outdoor fabric, LED pergolas, rising tables and firepit tables available.
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proud of bringing innovative
garden furniture to the fore.
Assembled Vs. Unassembled
Another difference that we noticed when we compared both websites is that much of Wyevale’s rattan furniture was listed as 2-person assembly, with only several items listed as easy assembly or fully assembled.
White Stores rattan furniture arrives fully assembled or requires minimal assembly, making it ready to use virtually straight away after unpacking. We ensure that our furniture is made this way because it guarantees increased strength and durability of the furniture.
This is because welding the framework together is much stronger than bolting the furniture together, which is what you must do when the furniture is flat-packed.
When we originally wrote this blog back in March 2019, we noted that Wyevale were offering 20% off on garden furniture sets but only to members of The Garden Club, a reward scheme ran by the garden centre.
The Garden Club was free to join, but it was unclear whether the offer was only for existing members or whether if you signed up as you checked out, you would be able to take advantage of the deal.
At the time of writing this in March 2019, we were also running a 10% off deal on garden furniture and accessories without the hassle of signing up, so you could simply apply the code at checkout.
During 2019, both stores were evenly matched, but we felt that if you wanted to browse and look for plants and shrubbery as well, then we suggested visiting a Wyevale Garden Centre. Unfortunately, as of 2020, Wyevale were liquidated, but there are still plenty of garden centres to suit your gardening needs.
However, if you’re looking for garden furniture, then we recommend visiting one of our showrooms as our teams will have all expert advice needed, and you’ll also be able to view a vast range of high-quality furniture in one of our stores!