Marisota was founded by James David Williams in the year 1875. He was one of the first entrepreneurs to make use of U.K.’s postal service system to deliver the company’s products to customers by 1882. The 20th century witnessed a boom in the fashion services industry and J. D. Williams experienced exponential growth ever since. Today Marisota caters to over two million customers and employs about four thousand people. It won the best plus sized category award in the year 2012 at the 50+ fashion awards.
Products and Brands
Marisota is an online fashion retail outlet that specialises in plus sized clothing. It offers a variety of products in categories ranging from apparel (for both sexes), accessories, electrical gadgets, gift assortments as well as home furnishings from over twenty popular UK brands. Even though it Marisota is an award winning catalogue, it is a discount haven with offers, deals and discounts such as a 20% off for all first time users, a 15% off for Facebook fans, end of season sales up to 60% off and much more.
Features wise, Marisota’s catalogue offers convenience tools like a figure fixer and Marisota World. The figure fixer feature offers guidance in finding correct lingerie fittings and figure highlighting. Marisota World, on the other hand, is an interactive online forum where customers (prospective and past!) share fashion tips, advice, trends and latest deals on the website. Amongst other features, the retailer has a quick search option, brochures, promotional codes and an online delivery tracking system in place. It even has a category for designer collections showcasing apparel worn by Roland Klein, Melissa Odabash and Coleen Nolan, among others.
Returns, Delivery and Credit Options
Next day delivery for an order is also available if the order is placed before 10PM on a weekday, or before noon on a weekend.
As with any major retailer of the J.D. William group, Marisota offers options to credit facilities, which allow customers who are approved to spread the cost of the purchase over several monthly instalments. Please note that spreading the cost will usually result in you having to pay more for your items. Credit provided is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Further, the retailer has a simple return policy, allowing free returns within a period of fourteen days on all products except a few restricted items. All the policies regarding the same are accessible on the website.
To open a Personal Credit Account, you must be a UK resident and over 18 years of age. Credit is subject to affordability and status. Terms and conditions apply. Registered details: JD Williams & Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number: 311618. JD Williams & Company Limited, registered office, Griffin House, 40 Lever Street, Manchester M60 6ES. Registered in England No. 178367.