When I was recently asked if I would like to review the products of a company called Viking Direct I was initially a bit confused as they are primarily office supply stockists and I am a food blogger.
But when I saw their product range – I realised that they are more than just paper clips and tippex. Although their range of office supplies is impressive, they sell school supplies, furniture, and technology including TV’s and mobile phones plus they have a fantastic cook shop.
Being a food blogger the cook shop was the area that piqued my interest. I browsed through their impressive range of tableware, crockery, cutlery. They also had bakeware, cookware and appliances.
I chose to order a Tassimo coffee machine from Viking (priced at £99) and a selection of the Tassimo discs (£5.99 per pack) that can be purchased from their ‘Eating and Drinking’ section.
I was advised that the discs would be dispatched quickly and that the machine would follow on soon. I received the discs a couple of days later after a card was put through my door saying they had been left in a shop nearby (working 9 to 5, this happens a lot with deliveries, which is fine).
I waited about a week for the Tassimo to arrive. Then I got a knock on the door from the shop owner saying she had the coffee machine and had done for a few days. But no card was put through my door on this occasion.
I have to say that the service from Viking was friendly and efficient. But the delivery company they use has let them down a tad. The machine was marked as next day delivery and was dispatched by them quickly enough. Had the delivery people put a card through my door to say it was waiting for me, everything would have been fine.
So, I recommend Viking Direct and their vast product range, but not their delivery company. I have highlighted this to the company and they are to be looking into the matter.
As for the Tassimo coffee machine – I am loving it and feeling very perky after all my coffee!
Disclosure Statement: I received the coffee machine and discs free to review the company's services. Any opinions expressed are my own.