As if we needed another reason to want to kiss the ground that the Mr Price Fashion team walks on, they will be releasing an online store this coming Monday, the 30th of July.
Let's be very real for a minute, South Africa is, to put it kindly, very behind in many things. As someone who is fresh out of living in the States for a year, if anyone knows just how behind we are, I will confidently raise my hand. One thing that I just could not wrap my head around upon arriving in California was that I could stay up all night 'shopping' from the confines of my bedroom, and after a few clicks on my Macbook, and the entry of my credit card details, I would have a parcel of items delivered literally to my doorstep just a few days laters. Of course, when you're waiting for a parcel, days equal years (or so it feels), but I remember the sheer bliss of opening my first Forever 21 package that landed swiftly on my front doorstep, and the biggest amazement was that nobody nicked any of the contests whilst it was in transit. Safe, quick delivery? Scandalous.
Anyway, back to Mr Price, they've already proved to us through their constant innovation and style savvy team of designers, marketers, bloggers etc that they can be counted upon to keep us South Africans 'in the loop' with the world of Fashion. Mr Price CEO Stuart Bird confirmed on Tuesday that the highly anticipated web store will be live to South Africa this Monday. He stated, "an online selling capability will enable Mr Price to further strengthen relationships with our target customers, who are tech savvy and require a convenient and secure way to get their fashion. Customers around the country will be able to access the full range of merchandise that was previously only possible by shopping at one of the larger stores."
So what can we all expect from Mr P's latest venture?
The store is set to offer the full range of apparel consisting of around 18000 items. It will cost us shoppers R35 for delivery to our home, office, post office, or nearest Mr Price store and several methods of payment will be allocated for. And, if that's not good enough, you can even shop on-the-go as the store will be accessible via cellphone. (I don't know about you, but that's dangerous news for my credit card.)
So log on this Monday to www.mrp.co.za and kit yourself out with some Mr Price fashion!
Mr Price hosted a little soiree at their headquarters yesterday in honor of this exciting step in the SA fashion world. Here are some pictures from the Emma Jane Nation blog.