Schuh -- The UK's No.1 Fashion Shoe Retailer -- Relaunches

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Schuh, the unique and exciting fashion shoe retailer from the UK, are growing in popularity everyday. Schuh's online shoe store, http://www.schuh.co.uk, has now been re-launched with even more features and enhancments.

Schuh is one of the leading fashion footwear retailers in the UK, with 46 stand-alone stores across the UK and Ireland and 26 concession outlets within Republic and more openings planned for this year and early 2008. Schuh has come a long way since its original store first opened its doors in 1981, on Edinburgh's North Bridge.

Schuh has always been known as veritable footwear 'Treasure Trove' boasting 100 or more of the hottest footwear brands; from Birkenstock to Base, Red or Dead to Rocket Dog, alongside its own innovative creations. Its complete range encompasses both current and eclectic styles and trends, for ladies and gents. This range of stock, combined with Schuh's distinctive in-store ambiance and atmosphere, highly trained staff and superb customer service has long insured a loyal following.

Schuh Re-launch http://www.schuh.co.uk

The 16th August sees the grand unveiling of Schuh's much anticipated new and improved website. http://www.schuh.co.uk presents customers with clean, fresh easy to navigate pages that instantly entice shoppers to buy. The fashion footwear retailer's site has been successfully trading for the past 4 years and receives approximately 150,000 unique visitors per week.

Schuh have introduced a variety of new features to http://www.schuh.co.uk to dramatically improve the overall shopping experience. Some of the new functions include, every single shoe on the site being illustrated by 8 high quality images taken from all angles. There is also a fully featured zoom facility. Schuh house 90 brands and over 3500 styles on the site and the 'recently viewed' feature is an ideal tool to assist the customer. It generates a clickable list of the last six items that were looked at, emulating the in-store shopping experience. For the more fickle consumer the 'compare products' tool is ideal, you can save the details of all the different styles on to one page. The 'alternative styles' function cleverly offers a further 9 styles if the buyer is not satisfied with their original choice. The 'advanced search' tool, allows surfers to browse by categories; brand, colour, size or price.

As well as updating the look of the site and functionality, Schuh have also modified aspects of the site to assist in improve the practicalities of buying on line. An 'express delivery' option is now available for a small charge of £4.99 so you can have your shoes delivered next working day. 'Buy online, pick up in store' allows the buyer to get their order delivered to their nearest store absolutely free. The 'store stock check' function instantly tell the customer whether their local store holds that vital pair of shoes in stock in their size. Schuh have gone global and ship world wide, guaranteeing delivery within an impressive 2 to 7 working days. This service needn't break the bank, with £12 for carriage anywhere in the EU and £18 for the rest of the world with minimal charges for additional items. The site now accepts Paypal as an alternative to debit and credit cards, giving the customer extra flexibility in the payment process. Schuh have even updated their returns policy, now offering 365 days for those unsuitable purchases.

http://www.schuh.co.uk changes daily, with large images of today's new product and the latest news from Schuh updated on a regular basis - it's like visiting a new site everyday.

For further information or images
please contact the Schuh Press Office:
T: 0203 008 4916/7
E: lucy @ schuh.co.uk
kirstyh @ schuh.co.uk

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