We are a team of friendly fellow boaters who have a passion for boats and all things water-related. Most of us have been messing about in boats all of our lives so we have many years worth of knowledge to assist you with, however you need it. We channel this passion into giving you the best possible service and buying experience whether you visit us via our shop or as an online customer.
We are always here to help and love having a friendly chat with our customers while helping them out. So if you need any information send us a message through our chat at the bottom of your screen, drop us an email or give us a phone.
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SERVING CUSTOMERS ALL ACROSS THE UK
We are based in Rosyth, Scotland, not far from the banks of the Firth of Forth, no matter if you are up in Shetland or down in the Southcoast of England or the Channel Islands with our courier network we get your items to you very quickly.
We have been operating officially since 2017 and in that time have built up a strong and ever-growing customer base. If you haven’t heard of us yet that is because we have recently invested in a new website which is giving us a lot more reach and also helps us give you as close to the shop experience with the convenience of online.
What does this mean? – Online is great, you have choice and you have convenience. But there are downsides. If you aren’t quite sure what it is you want or need, clicking buy can feel like a gamble. While going into a shop allows you to speak with an expert and be sure the product you are purchasing is the right one for you. But that is inconvenient.
We are keen boaters ourselves and on a sunny Saturday we would prefer to be out enjoying a boat rather than searching for things in shops. We are taking a technology-first approach to bring you the same usability that you have become used to when shopping online in other sectors, so you do not need to miss out on that trip when you need to buy parts for your boat.
We are working hard to give you the best online experience, paired with the best customer service by:
- Creating a clean, usable catalogue so you do not have to scroll through page after page to find what you want
- Providing great search to help you find exactly what you want quickly in amongst the thousands of products
- Adding full and detailed product information to help you make informed decisions and pick exactly the products you need
- Providing the highest level of service both when you buy and after.
Selling chandlery items and marine electronics online is challenging. With a huge number of products and no standardisation, most retailers offer between 5k to 15k products, often offering a large range from a small number of brands, or a small range from a large number of brands. This gives you less choice but it is still hard to find the product are looking for. So we are organising the products into their model lines – like we’ve come to expect from shoe and clothes shops.
Shrinking down categories, we turn hundreds of products into a select few for you to browse through, making it much easier to see what is actually available without endless scrolling through the different options of the same product. Adding relevant attributes for each category means you can quickly filter products down so you are only comparing products that exactly match your needs.
Powerful search puts the products you need in front of you – even when you are not 100% sure exactly what you need. Then with improved information on products we give you confidence that the product you buy is exactly what you need.
This allows us in time to add more leading brands which we do not currently offer, giving you more choice without categories being too big and overbearing to find anything. This has been our main reason up till now for leaving out certain brands who we have relationships with and could add.
SO WHY SHOP WITH US?
We are confident that the changes we are making will help you find what you want and need quickly, but that is just the start. Once you find what you need, you also need to be confident in the company you buy from.
We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service, as our 5-star review ratings show. As well as leading functionality, we provide accurate delivery time estimates on the site. If we say something is available in 1-2 days, you will have it in 1-2 days. Our commitment goes beyond just making the sale though. We regularly help customers with advice on fitting the parts and equipment they buy from us, and are more than happy to help you plan your project and help you through any technical issues or questions, even when you are mid-way through the job.
Crucially though, and where our commitment to service differs, is if there are issues with your equipment. Unlike some companies in this market, we are firmly on our customers side if the worst happens. We have a strong track record in driving through warranty issues on behalf of our customers quickly and effectively – after all, we have a relationship with the brands and suppliers, so are perfectly placed to get a quick resolution.
We are well aware that even with a leading website, many of the items you need for your boat (or van, etc) are big investments both financially and in time. So if you have questions on products, what options and alternatives are available or even advice on fitting, we would love to talk to you and help out. So feel free to give us a call on 0138380744 or contact us on Facebook or Instagram.
Finally, as we have mentioned we did not want to over-face you with too many products but we have relationships with most of the leading brands and suppliers. If you are after something specific, that is not on the website, please get in touch and we can probably help. A sort of ‘Product Finder’ service!
With website functionality not seen in the marine market until now, we are the logical place to find the items you and your boat(van, etc) need and with proven, high levels of pre and post-sales customer service, we are confident Vision Marine is the right place to buy as well. We look forward to working with you to help you get the most out of your boat or van.