After long debates of whether art supplies is really a business too “touchy feely” for the internet, or too small an industry to be worthy of investment, we’ve decided that really, the purpose of art, and the artstore mentality, is to break down barriers, not be confined by them.
So here we are, artstore online. We’ve worked hard serving the Glasgow Art community over the last 20 years, and now it’s time to up our game.
Over the coming months, we hope to develop a site that is worthy of wearing the artstore name. A website that provides you, our customers the same quality service that you’ve come to expect in our Queen Street and Glasgow School of Art stores.
We’ve spent a lot of time researching the web, and we don’t think that our competition are providing a good enough service.
As we work on providing this website, we’d like to have our customers involved. We’ll do our best to let you know what we’re working on through this site, but we’d love it if you helped us provide the right site for you. This is your opportunity to get the service you want.
Feel free to contact us, day or night. Tell us what you think of the site as it grows (especially spot our spelling mistakes). Tell us what you like about our stores (we think they are full of fun), our staff (we’re sure you’ll agree they’re lovely), our products (there are 40 000, you must like one of them!).
But we don’t just want you to tell us what we do well (though it does cheer us up, and we get Mum to put them on the fridge door), we want to know what we’re doing wrong too. Hopefully not that much, but if we don’t know it’s broken, we can’t fix it.
We look forward to hearing from you here, or on our Twitter ArstoreUK, or being our friend on facebook Artstore Glasgow.
Of course, you’re a creative bunch. You’ll find even better ways to tell us what you think.