Sheds Direct Ireland Named .COM Of The Year 2021

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Sean Conroy, Marketing Manager at Sheds Direct Ireland with their All-Star Accreditation certificate and medallion.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation has honoured Sheds Direct Ireland with .COM Of The Year 2021 Accreditation.

The Accreditation is an outstanding achievement for Sheds Direct Ireland in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the team in providing a best in class service to its customers.

This is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

To receive the news that Sheds Direct Ireland was chosen as the All-Star .COM of the year was a great boost to us all here in the company. Our website was fully revamped 2 years ago and since then, it has become a market leader in terms of providing customers with all the information that they need before, during and after buying a garden shed, says Louise Dawson, Director of Sheds Direct Ireland.

She continues: “The whole team has pitched in ideas, identified common questions that arise and helped shape the website into not only a reliable source of information on the subject, but a simple to use online store too. We’ve added ranges and ranges of new products over the past 12 months and we’ve seen our online visibility grow exponentially. Here at Sheds Direct Ireland, we all know that it is a great website, but we are delighted to see that the work of our online team has been recognised externally by the Business All-Stars.”

Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board said in support of the announcement: “This certificate verifies that Sheds Direct Ireland has achieved All-Star .COM Of The Year 2021 Accreditation. The Accreditation is in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to quality and standards in online e-tailing. Furthermore, we wish to recognise Sheds Direct Ireland’s growth in its market sector and in particular, the development of it’s catalogue. Sheds Direct Ireland is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence.”

Dr Hynes said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 450 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.

“We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics”, she says.

At Sheds Direct Ireland they want to solve the biggest problems when buying a shed: confusion and time. Sheds aren’t difficult to understand, but when Founder Alan tried to buy one over a decade ago, he found it to be an unnecessarily complex and drawn-out process. Sheds Direct Ireland was born shortly after with a clear purpose – to make buying a shed quick and simple.

They understand that people need the information to make informed decisions, so they provide all the relevant information available to all their customers (while also cutting through all the jargon). When you’re informed, it’s simple to know what you need. They know their customer’s time is important too, so they don’t make them wait nine weeks for steel sheds either.

If customers want to assemble the sheds themselves, they can provide their sheds flat packed with instructions. These sheds are routinely delivered in just three days. They also offer a range of heaters, gardening, and DIY equipment now too, making them a one-stop-shop for all things home and garden.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about Sheds Direct Ireland, visit their All-Star showcase page here.

The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at aibf.ie.