Birthday Express

Birthday Express
Overall Rating: 5/5.0 store rating
Ease of Ordering: 5/5 stars
Customer Service: 4/5 stars
Selection: 5/5 stars
On-Time Delivery: 5/5 stars

Oh What a Good Lookin' Party! - - Happy Birthday To You!

A review by Lisa_J written on Jul 10, 2003
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I adore seeing the excitement exhibited via guests at fun parties. Let's face it, most people like a good celebration. Part of the planning process for our parties involves finding and purchasing the paper products and other décor. Occasionally the theme of the party is unique, or involves a character for which 'bargain' supplies aren't readily available. When this occurs I know that one source for shopping is

This merchant carries a remarkable assortment of themed party gear and multiple items that are, at times, challenging to find locally. In addition if you are the type that likes to have the party planned for you, this online shop is highly recommended. They offer at least 90 themes and sell numerous kits. This merchant doesn't stop at product sales; they also offer recipes, party planning tips and a wealth of other resources.

In my view, the site is easy to navigate, offering graphics that load quick, even with modem connection. You can browse the defined categories or use the standard search bar for leads. I have always found what I wanted (if they had it that is). It is easy to load the selected items into your shopping cart, and when ready, progress to checkout. After completing your purchase, you immediately receive an order confirmation number, which is beneficial for tracking your order.

There are shipping options, which can be a crucial feature if the party is in the near future. I have always utilized standard shipping, with delivery being approximately 5-6 days. Because there are Birthday Express stores in Washington State, I have to pay 8.8% sales tax. Yet due to the fact that the closest store is a substantial drive, the online site remains a favorite. This merchant also offers a catalog service.

I do feel that you can often find the supplies sold at for less elsewhere. But there is the convenience factor of the party goods being theme organized, and the fact that this merchant carries unique items.

All orders have been received in a timely fashion, containing the precise merchandise requested, and in good condition. My credit card statement shows accurate charges.

Overall I am pleased with and will continue to shop there. My initial trip to this site was due to my satisfaction with the product selection at the brick and mortar stores, and to the fondness of the catalog organization. As mentioned, I have found certain, theme based, party supplies here that were unique in nature or just plain hard to find locally.

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Kids' Party Themes
Crafts & Activities
Favors & Prizes
Kids' Toys
Birthday Scrolls
Solid Partyware
Cake Supplies

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Shippng uses UPS, USPS and Fed Ex. They offer Standard Delivery, 4-Day Premium Delivery, or Air Express Delivery Service (2nd Day or Overnight).

This merchant accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
A great site for inexpensive party favors:
Oriental Trading Company
Thank you for reading! Happy Partying!

©2003 Lisa_J

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