I have a dirty little secret – I absolutely adore buying storage products. Vacuum sealed bags? Yep, I got a few stashed away under my bed. Clear shoe boxes? Of course! And stackable jewellery boxes? I’m comin’ right atcha! Lifespace is a fabulous new online discovery of mine, packed to the brim with nifty storage items to house away all your fabulous purchases, such as handbag organisers, beautiful necklace stands and even five-tier coat hangers. Enjoy!
What is the name of your online store?
Lifespace Store and Organise
What do you sell in your store?
Home and garage storage products. Everything from cupboard organisers, over door hooks, shower caddies, wardrobe and jewellery organisers, or laundry airers, to garage cabinets and wall systems.
How did the idea for your store come about?
Lifespace is a family business, born from the experience of struggling with space as we raise two boisterous pre-school boys in a small courtyard house.
We understand the first-hand the demands of growing families. Hence, our search for simple and affordable storage solutions as well as some stylish options.
Lifespace also presents our pursuit of work/life balance – something our young family is still striving for!
What is your career background?
Journalism has aided my PR and marketing endeavours drawing on diverse experiences including working in television news reporting, as a newsreader and media adviser to state political leaders before the Cancer Council.
My husband’s purchasing background has also put him in good stead for sourcing the hundreds of products we stock. Ultimately, it would have to be our roles as Mum and Dad that have presented the best organisational skills possible to tackle the varied needs of a small business.
Who is your key customer?
Primarily house-proud women aged 30-60 years, including those who feel compelled to maximise their lifespace and feel organised.
Those of us that celebrate quality design by brands such as Simplehuman also get lost in our website.
How do you make it easy for your online customers to buy from you?
The cost is clear upfront before having to enter any personal details.
Detailed product descriptions and comprehensive measurements are found through simple navigation within each room category.
We pride ourselves on prompt customer service, personalised by the small nature of our business.
We strive to offer extensive choice within one website (for example, 30 different shower caddies).
Combined shipping means subsequent items can often be purchased for little or no extra postage cost – and easily assessed in the shopping cart before committing.
Diverse payment options include PayPal, credit cards (including Amex) and BPay for any customers cautious about using secure bank merchant facilities on the internet.
A purchase doesn’t end at the checkout – with our Australia Post eParcel delivery providing regular parcel tracking details via email and the security of signing for your parcel or collecting it safely from your nearest outlet.
Do you sell in person or in a physical store as well?
We sell online only, allowing us to minimise overheads and retain the most competitive prices available.
List your current most popular products.
Australian designed acrylic shower caddies
Roll in/out narrow trolley
Complete Space Bag range including under bed wardrobe & totes
Pantry baskets and stackable shelves
Wall mount soap pumps and other stylish stainless steel items from Simplehuman
Suction organisers avoiding permanent fixings to walls
What’s next for your online store?
Expanding our range even further and providing more organisational tips and networks with professional organisers through our Facebook and Twitter pages. We’re planning more exclusive offers for registered members who sign up for our fortnightly newsletter (bottom right of home page).
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*We were gifted an item from Lifespace in accordance with our Disclosure Policy.