Thursday, 6 December 2012

Hoi Polloi - Featured Retailer of the Week


Interested to know more about the great iretailers we work with? Every week we showcase one of the fantastic additions to the Loyalli network. This week, we caught up with Gary of Hoi Polloi to find out a little more....

How did you get into your business?  


I followed my wife into it, she has been in the gifts/lifestyle boutique business for 15 years. We opened a second smaller shop in Claygate 3 years ago for me to run.

Hoi Polloi Claygate

Or online here......
website:    www.hoipolloigifts.co.uk

twitter:       @hoipolloigifts

facebook:  here


Why that location?  


Because it is only 3.5 miles away from our first shop in Surbiton and because Claygate is a pretty village with a large parade of independent shops.

What is your favourite item you sell?  


We have an evolving list of 500 items, it makes it very hard to choose a favourite! 

Hoi Polloi Surbiton
What is the most popular item amongst customers?  

Many of our customers like coming in to buy our very pretty and quirky greetings cards. 


However, over the past year, our most popular item has been our extensive range of large shabby chic multi-photo frames


Do you have any exciting plans for 2013?  


Oh yes very many indeed. We are working with other traders in both Claygate and Surbiton to make both places more exciting places to shop and experience. Perhaps the initiative we are most enthusiastic about is working with traders and members of the community in introducing a month long food festival in Surbiton, with an multitude of creative events and activities.

Why did you join Loyalli?  


Because it is a tremendous way to help develop loyalty, especially among our more hip younger customers.

What is your Loyalli offer?  


Buy 10 greeting cards, get the 11th one free! 


Thanks Gary, keep us up to date on the Claygate and Srubiton community project, sounds exciting!