VillageHatShop.com is committed to giving you both the best price and best service when you shop for hats on the web. We strive for the following:
We are regularly scouring the web, looking for products and brands that we sell and are setting our prices accordingly. However, sometimes we may miss one here or there.
The following are guidelines and limitations:
Simply indicate to us by email or phone where the hat (same size and color) is in stock and being sold for less. Show us beforehand and we will match the price; show us within 30 days of purchase and we will issue a e-giftcard.
Ebay, Overstock, Amazon and other closeout sites may not apply; Non-United States Websites do not apply; though if you see a lower price it does not hurt to ask we will do our best. Though this policy does not apply to our brick and mortar locations, again feel free to ask and we will do our best.
VillageHatShop.com, however, is about more than price. We still strive for the same ideals that founder Fred Belinsky espoused below:
In many ways, the early Internet has lost its way. Spam emails, pop-ups, banner ads, and similar nonsense are annoying at the very least. Also, default email communications from merchants undermine the promise of this medium to recapture the days when merchants and customers actually communicated with each other. The "Global Village" hopes of Marshall McLuan and Buckminster Fuller are being supplanted by an Internet that is simply another impersonal, big business dominated, sales channel, like what we encounter in the rest of the marketplace.
If you are looking for authenticity, where when you ask a question or make a comment, a response from a real merchant will be forthcoming, then you have found the right Internet shop.
We have never had a pop-up window or a banner ad at our site. We have only sent general emails to those who have requested such and opted into our newsletter. Furthermore, all other correspondence from us has been personal, either a reply to the point of your inquiry or a confirmation of your order.
Insist on trading with businesses that treat us like the important customers that we are, and not like consumers, where the primary business objective is to enhance the bottom line for stockholders.
Internet commerce, for the most part, can and ought to be person-to-person; for all of our sake - Don't settle for less!
As the Internet economy grows with more and more businesses competing in each business sector, it is clear that what matters now and will matter even more in the future is "quality." The quality of the web site itself is one measure of this. Respect for the customer's intelligence will be evident at a good site with information beyond pictures and price tags. The ease of navigation through the site and demonstration of an appreciation and understanding of what the merchant is selling are other examples of this quality.
Of course, good quality merchandise stocked and priced competitively with the ability to ship it quickly is paramount. Finally, what everyone knows when coming into contact with a business: the quality of the service and the authenticity of the people involved. Is this person really talking to me? Get in contact with us and you'll quickly discover that you are at the best place to find hats.