Mobiles.co.uk reaches top three in the Which online retailer satisfaction survey.

Mobiles.co.uk has this week, 13th of June 2011, been placed in the top three of an independent online mobile retailer survey for customer satisfaction. Which Mobile (part of the Which consumer magazine group) surveyed over 3000 customers and asked them to rate their experience when buying a phone online. “Ease of use” of the website, “After sales” and “Price” scored highly for Mobiles.co.uk and placed them as the best independent retailer in the survey. The research was conducted by Which magazines online branch due to the wealth of choice for the consumer and highlights the need for a great user experience.


The Which survey looks at both online and high street retailers. The High street retailers were judged on five key indicators, Price, Range, stock, Appropriateness of Advice and After Sales. Vodafone scored the highest with the other three major networks O2, Orange and T-mobile scoring within 1% of each other. Asda came last in the survey with Which identifying limited range of products and poor after-sales care as the contributing factors.


The online part of the survey looked at six indicators to differentiate the retailers’ websites. Ease of using website, range, stock, price, ordering process and after-sales were used to measure satisfaction. The research found O2 and Vodafone provided the best service with satisfaction scores of 59% and 57% respectively. Mobiles.co.uk were then placed third with a score of 57% and was four places higher then the next independent retailer The Carphone Warehouse who were placed 7th in the survey.


Mobiles.co.uk were also rated higher than three network operators Orange, T-mobile and Tesco-mobile with “Ease of Use” and “Price” contributing to Mobiles.co.uk high performance. Phones4U were placed in last place by consumers with order processing showing as their biggest weakness.


Mobiles.co.uk are extremely pleased with the result which illustrated their commitment to the consumer to offer the best value mobile phone deals online. Mobiles.co.uk has invested heavily in their website over the past two years with the intent of providing the best possible service to their customers. Mathew Poulter, E-commerce manager said “We’re constantly looking at ways we can improve the website to ensure our customers get the best value online and remember their buying experience with us. It’s rewarding to see that it’s doing its job!”


Which head of survey’s commeted “We were surpised but think they derserve it”


** Based on research provided by Which, http://www.which.co.uk/mobile/advice-and-support/retailers-on-which-mobile/the-best-mobile-retailers/


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For further information about Mobiles.co.uk please contact:
James Brant
jbrant@mobiles.co.uk
01923 656 685

Note to editors
Mobiles.co.uk has been trading on the Internet since 1995, was the first mobile phone web site in the UK and won Online Retailer of the Year 2007 and Best Online Retailer 2007 and 2008 at the annual mobile phone industry awards. Mobiles.co.uk employs 70 staff based at its offices in Watford, Hertfordshire and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Carphone Warehouse Group PLC.