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30th November 2018

Digital Marketing Executive Required At Furniture World

Digital Marketing Executive Required At Furniture World

Digital Marketing – Maternity Cover, 12 months.

Salary dependant on experience.

Location - Redruth Cornwall.

Furniture World in Cornwall is a family run business that has been trading for over 30 years and requires a digital marketing executive for maternity cover in their head office in Redruth.

This is a varied position suitable for someone that loves multitasking and doing something different every day to help customers online as well as helping colleagues to increase revenue for the business overall.

Your role will involve –

Carrying out PPC, SEO, E-Mail marketing and Social Media campaigns.

Managing two online e-commerce websites. Writing copy for the websites to help sell our furniture as well as working with external developers when issues arise. Platforms used are Magento and Zone1.

Effectively work with the different stores to advertise new products to increase footfall and increase sales.

Project management, managing budgets, managing agencies and your own time effectively in a time critical environment, especially with ad-hoc tasks.

Being able to multi-task is a must.  

Ideal skills to include –

Strong B2C marketing background.

Good customer service skills online.

Knowledge of Facebook Marketplace and other selling platforms.

Understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Highly proficient using Microsoft Excel with strong research, numerical and analytical qualities.

Solid understanding of SEO, with excellent written skills with a high level of grammar and punctuation with attention to keyword usage online.

Good understanding of Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google Merchant Centre and Google Search Console.

Basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop or a similar platform for generating image-based content for social media and the websites.

Excellent analysis abilities.

Understand the power of online reviews and how to reply to disgruntled customers to avoid any further damage and to thank customers for positive reviews.

Understanding of GDPR and the implications of data on the business. Use of Mailchimp desirable but not essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established company in Cornwall and make a real difference. If you think you are the right candidate and have the right skills to join our team, please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to Mandi@furnitureworld.co.uk

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24th July 2018

10% off for NHS Employees

We think that the NHS is fabulous and that the staff that work in hospitals, doctors surgeries, dentists and health centres across the country do an absolutely wonderful job. We want to show our appreciation here at Furniture World by offering a 10% discount on purchases to all NHS staff.

10% Off for NHS Staff

We are able to offer a 10% discount to all NHS employees for items purchased on our website. 

Local NHS employees in Devon and Cornwall can benefit from 10% off all items purchased in store. 
The discount cannot be used on clearance items or with certain promotional offers we run during the year. However, if you require clarification of eligibility please e-mail or telephone us where we are on hand to help.

Drop us a line or give us a call or visit any of our stores to get your exclusive NHS discount.

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13th June 2018

Win A Montreal Swivel Recliner Chair & Stool from Furniture World

Be in with a chance of winning this gorgeous Montreal Swivel Recliner Chair & Stool From Furniture World. To enter the competition simply use the form at the bottom of the page.

 WIN a Montreal Swivel Recliner Chair & Stool At Furniture World.

WIN a Montreal Swivel Recliner Chair & Stool At Furniture World.

WIN a Montreal Swivel Recliner Chair & Stool At Furniture World.

 

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No purchase is necessary to enter the competition. 

Competition entry can be made by following us on Twitter or visiting us on Facebook. Entries must be submitted via the form above. 

There is no cash alternative. 

Delivery is included for the competition winner and will be arranged once the winner has been announced. 

To view the prize you can visit any of our Furniture World stores. 

Good Luck from all of us at Furniture World. 

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14th March 2018

Spring Sale with Freezing Prices at Furniture World

With another weather warning in play for today, with strong winds and torrential rain and yet another period of freezing temperatures forecast for this weekend, it's beginning to feel like spring is still a long way off. It was only a few weeks ago that snow fell across the whole of Cornwall causing complete chaos and at Furniture World we didn't escape the drama either. 

When the snow started falling we decided for the safety of all of our staff and customers, the safest decision was to shut the shops and warehouse until the snow had calmed down. Considering we very rarely see snow in Cornwall we were as surprised as anyone to see so much snow, so widespread across the county. 

Our Plymouth store was first to see the snow and with more snowfall than customer footfall, the shop closed its doors to allow all of our staff to safely get home before things got any worse. 

Plymouth Furniture World In The Snow

Our head office is based in Cornwall in Redruth and it wasn't long before the snow reached us in Cornwall and after making sure that all of our delivery drivers were back at the depot we closed the warehouse and all our other remaining shops. 

Furniture World Head Office in the snow Furniture World Head Office Redruth in the snow

Once the snow had stopped falling and the shops and the warehouse were back open, the fun of snowball fights and sledging were rapidly a distant memory and the task of rescheduling customer's deliveries that were missed due to the snow began. We drafted in extra hands and did everything that we could and worked our socks off to catch up and get things back on track. 

But things soon took another turn when the big thaw created even more problems for us with our Redruth store springing a water leak! Once the frozen pipes had defrosted, we were now free from snow and dealing with a flooded shop instead!! The carpet department taking the brunt of the leak!

All in all, it's been a very, very eventful March for the whole team at Furniture World and we've worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks to hopefully provide all of our customers the service that they deserve even in the most challenging of times. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers old and new for your continued support and patience whilst we have had our fair share of drama over the last few weeks. We are delighted that hopefully, we can put the winter months behind us as Spring is just around the corner. In our optimism that the weather will improve, we are delighted to launch our Spring sale. 

You can expect to get up to 50% off furniture in all of our stores and amazing deals on beds, sofas and oak furniture. 

Pop in and see us at any one of our stores across Cornwall and In Plymouth and let's hope that finally, the winter weather is soon over for another year. 

 Spring Sale Now On At Furniture World

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26th January 2018

Bespoke Curtains now available at our Plymouth store.

We have some really exciting news, we are pleased to unveil, or should that be open the curtains, on our new curtain department in our Plymouth superstore. 

We have a huge range of beautiful fabrics to choose from to create completely unique, made to measure curtains and made to measure blinds. Being completely bespoke we have a huge variety of different linings, choice of headings including pencil pleat curtains, deep pencil pleat curtains, tab top and eyelet curtains. If you don't know what half of those are but know you want new curtains, come and see our team who are specially trained to give you the best advice when it comes to dressing your home.

Curtains Plymouth

It doesn't stop there, we are now a stockist of loads of accessories to dress your home including valances and tie backs, cushion covers, bedspreads and runners. If you're doing up your home and thinking soft furnishings, then we really are worth a visit. 

made to measure curtains plymouth

If curtains aren't your thing but you still want to dress to impress when it comes to window dressing we also supply roman blinds, roller blinds, vertical and wooden blinds. 

Come and visit out Plymouth store where we have hundreds of fabric options available including prints, patterns, plains, jacquards, velvets, kids and even novelty materials. We are so unique in that we can make your curtains in just 7 days! Bring in the measurements of the curtains or blinds that you want for your home, chose your fabric, your lining, chose the heading style and we will have your curtains made and back into the store or delivered in 7 days. The choice is yours. Custom sized blinds start from just £29 and made to measure curtains, fully lined from just £49. 

Visit our new curtain and blind department at Furniture World Plymouth. Now Open. 

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30th December 2017

The Unforgettable Don Johnson…

He may not be the 1980s cop from Miami Vice, but Plymouth’s Don Johnson makes an unforgettable impression on everyone he meets.
Don is probably one of the city’s most well-known salesmen, working in the furniture industry for more than 20 years. It’s not just his enthusiasm, excellent product knowledge and customer care but the jokes just keep on coming too.
Yet he’s never considered a career in comedy stand-up.

Don Johnson Furniture World Plymouth
'Life’s too short,’ said Don. ‘I love my job and I’ve built up a wonderful following of regular customers over the years. Plus I enjoy making people laugh.’


Those regulars will now find him putting the fun into furniture in his new sales adviser role at the new flagship Furniture World store on Coypool Retail Estate. Some of them already have.
‘I’d only been here for a couple of days when a lady came in, took one look at me and promptly remembered I’d sold her a toaster more than 20 years ago.’


Customer care is very close to Don’s heart.
‘I treat people as I would like to be treated,’ he said. ‘Great service costs nothing. A welcome, a smile and a cup of coffee are so important when people are making big decisions about their home.
‘A lot of companies are becoming too corporate and too aloof from their customers especially when something goes wrong. I was delighted to move to Furniture World because it’s a family firm with strong core values. We really care about our customers because we want to see them again and again. That’s why I’m here.’

Don Johnson Furniture World Plymouth
Don’s career began in the Royal Navy, serving 17 years and two days as a Leading Seaman (Sonar). It also gave him an opportunity to spend time playing his beloved rugby. At 56, Don’s still playing for Devonport Service Vets.


Furniture World managing director Ryan Long is delighted that Don has joined the ranks.
‘He’s a great ambassador for the company,’ he said. ‘Customer service has always been and always will be the key to our success. Don is simply one of the best in the business.’
Furniture World began as a family business selling furniture from a barn back in 1984. Since then, the company has steadily grown, with stores in Redruth, Newquay, St Austell, Penzance and Plymouth employing more than 50 staff.

Don Johnson Furniture World Plymouth

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26th December 2017

Winter Sale Starts Today

Our huge Winter Sale is NOW ON.
Shop now in Furniture World stores across Cornwall and Devon and on our website now.
Here's a selection of our favourite winter sale bargains.

Ashleigh Corner Sofa

The Ashleigh Corner Sofa is one of our favourite and top selling corner sofas and is now reduced to £799.

 


 VISPRING Luxury Beds

Save 30% off RRP on the VISPRING Range.
New VISPRING Gallery Now open In Our Plymouth Store.

Vispring Luxury Beds


Silentnight Geltex 2000 Pocket Divan

SAVE AN
EXTRA
20% OFF
Buy Now

Silentnight Geltex 2000 Pocket Divan


Dream Sofa Bed

2 Seater Standard Sofa Bed
WAS £1199
NOW £599
Available in a variety of colours and sizes.
Shop Now 

Dream Sofa Bed


Marcus Swivel Chair and Stool

WAS £419
NOW £199
Buy Online Now

Marcus Swivel Chair and Stool


 Dartmouth Painted Large Sideboard

Many other items available in the range. 
WAS £599
NOW £299
Shop The Dartmouth Range

Dartmouth Painted Large Sideboard


 Canada Oak Extending Dining Set. 

Oak Extending Dining Table and 4 Chairs. 
WAS £899
NOW £449
Buy Now

Canada Oak Extending Dining Set


 

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22nd December 2017

Redruth Store Spruced Up This Christmas

All of our Furniture World stores are now closed for a Christmas break, giving our staff a well-earned rest.

With our roots beginning in Redruth, the Redruth store was one of our first stores to open and it has just had it's very own Christmas treat with a little make over. We've been working hard after the past few weeks sprucing up the store and launching new ranges in many departments. 

Furniture World Redruth

We re-open our doors on the 26th of December at 10.00am when we launch our huge Winter sale.

Pop on over to our Redruth store to see what's new. Including exciting new brands like Alexander and James and G Plan

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14th December 2017

Christmas and New Years Store Opening Times

All of our stores will be closed on Friday 22nd of December until the 25th of December for the annual Christmas shut down. 

Our grand winter sale begins on Boxing Day with all stores opening at 10.00am on the 26th of December. 

Furniture World Stores Opening Hours

Friday 22nd December - Closed

Saturday 23rd December - Closed

Sunday 24th December - Closed

Monday 25th December - Closed

Tuesday 26th December 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Winter Sale

Wednesday 27th - Sunday 31st Normal Opening Hours Resume. 

Monday 1st January 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Tuesday 2nd January Normal Opening Hours Resume. 

To see individual stores regular opening hours click here.

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9th November 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Bed Sizes

Bed sizes can be quite confusing. In the UK there are 6 standard sizes and knowing the difference between them can help you choose the right bed for your home. This is a guide to explain the different sizes available whichever metric that you use. 

Small Single Bed

This is the smallest bed available and is often classed as a child's bed or in the trade known as a 2ft 6. The bed is 2 foot 6 inches wide and 6 foot 3 inches long. Or 75cm wide by 190cm long. Shop our range of 2ft6 small single beds here. 

Small 2'6 Childrens bed

Standard Single Bed

This is known as a traditional standard bed or a 3ft bed. The bed is 3 foot wide by 6 foot 3 inches long. Or 90cm wide by 190cm long. Buy a single bed on our website here.

3'0 Single Beds

Small Double Bed

As new build houses get smaller and peoples live get busier buying a small double bed is a good way to save space in your bedroom. If a normal double bed is a little too big a small double can easily sleep two people but might just feel slightly more compact if you are used to a larger bed. For the more petite person, this is an ideal bed without taking up the whole bedroom. The small double is also known as a 4ft bed, being 4 foot wide and 6 foot 3 inches long or if you prefer it in centimetres 120cm wide by 190cm in length. Shop for 4ft small double beds.

Cadmus Small Double 4'0" Divan Bed

Standard Double Bed

This is the most common bed size in the UK for two people and is also known as a 4ft 6. Measuring 4 foot 6 inches wide, this is more than enough space for the average couple. 135cm wide by 190cm long. Shop for Double Beds.

Hypnos Aspen Supreme Double 4'6" Deep Base Divan Bed

King Size Bed

All the previous size beds are the same length whereas a king size bed has an extra 3 inches in length measuring 6 foot 6 inches long. This is very popular for people that are tall and would like the extra leg room to stop their feet dipping off the end of the bed. The width of a king size bed also increases from the standard double and measure 5 feet wide by 6 foot 6 inches in length. Known as a standard 5ft bed or 150cm wide by 200cm in length. Browse our extensive range of 5'0 king size beds here.

Elite Contract King Size 5'0 Divan Bed

Super King Size

If you have the luxury of a large bedroom and love the extra space when you go to bed the super king size bed would be the best option for extra width and length all around. Known as a 6ft, the super king size bed measures 6 foot wide by 6 foot 6 inches long. Or 180cm wide by 200cm long. Treat yourself to a 6'0 super king size bed from Furniture World here. 

Deluxe Luxury No Turn Super King Size 6'0" Shallow Base Divan Bed

At Furniture World we can obtain a variety of bed sizes for our customers. If you require something lower to the ground to enable getting in and out of bed easier this can be arranged with our suppliers. Equally, if you want something taller then this is also a possibility. Pop into any one of our stores to discuss your bed and mattress needs where we will be able to find the right bed size and height for you. 

If you already know what size bed you want to buy but are left scratching your head over what mattress to buy then head over and read our handy post on our top 5 selling mattresses

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