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We’ve won top online award!

If you have purchased with us before, you will know that we continuously strive to be the very best we can be, and this has recently been recognised with a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for 2017 after successfully achieved 4.9 out of 5 rating for the year.

Feefo independently collects reviews of over 2500 online businesses, using only genuine reviews that can be matched to actual transactions. Positive reviews allow customers to transact with confidence and help drive search engine optimisation.

“The Feefo gold award is the pinnacle for online retailers,” says, Owner, Martin Humphries, “and a real tribute to our team who put quality at the front of everything they do.”

Martin says online retailers live or die by their online reviews, describing the online retail environment as “one that requires an absolute dedication to service excellence at every point in the process”. There is nowhere to hide online, and that means everything we do from start to finish has to adhere to the highest brand standards”.

“We’d like a perfect 5 out of 5. That ’s our goal,” Martin adds., operates from a studio workshop near Exeter, with 15 people in the design and manufacture of personalised wooden crates for the gift and major occasion market. Big dates each year are Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day, Father’s Day, the wedding season and the run up to Christmas.

The company enjoys a solid base of daily customers looking for unique bespoke gifts, and the beauty of being online is that the studio is effectively open 24 hours a day because the website allows customers to choose their own colours, designs and personalisation, whatever and whenever suits them.

Back in 2014, the Plantabox team decided to identify the chain of quality in the business, and has been driving those brand standards ever since.

Martin explains: “we identified 9 moments of truth – ‘those unique never to be repeated opportunities to make an impression on a customer that make or break the customer’s experience, and set out to be perfect at each”.

This starts with the way we select our wood and goes right through to the point of delivery by our chosen carrier company, DPD Local. We obsess about the smallest things – have we got the right glue, do the staples line up, are we offering this year’s colours, is the personalisation correct, do we answer the phone within three rings. You name it, we’re on it,” he says.

Plus, our employee ask themselves one very important question. “Would I be happy and delighted to receive this gift?” 

“The answer has to be yes. Every time” .

To view Plantabox’s Feefo review visit –


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