Dicoshop Ltd has been in business since March 1983 and we've been trading online since July 2000. We have six large high street stores and two busy websites. This year we'll serve over half a million customers online and in store. We have won the award for Best UK Online Gift Retailer on five occasions proving we are truly the place to be for all your gift needs.
Temptation was started in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, in 1983, by Mike and Sheena Adams. They had a simple retailing philosophy:shopping should be fun!
The Early Days
Mike and Sheena set about creating a store that would sell unusual gifts, at a price people could afford, and to make sure that customers felt comfortable while shopping. They felt, (and still feel), that too many shops take their customers for granted, so they tried to create stores where customers feel welcome, are listened to rather than sold to, and where the goods on offer are priced within the reach of all budgets.
Expansion of the Company
Through the 1980s and 1990s the company grew responsibly and organically, moving into larger premises in Berkhamsted and then opening further stores in Beaconsfield, Amersham, and St. Albans. Turnover continued to grow, helped by continued reinvestment and the building of a central warehouse and head office in Amersham. The company became a limited company in 1999, but ownership remains entirely in the hands of Mike and Sheena Adams.
The early 2000s saw significant expansion of the existing stores and the launch of the first website Dicoshop.com in 2000, followed by CampusGifts.co.uk in 2004. Since then, we have opened further stores in Henley-on-Thames in 2009, Windsor in 2011 and Newbury in 2012.
Annual turnover is now close to £10,000,000, small by the standards of the big High Street multiples, but big enough to make us one of the most successful independent gift retailers in the United Kingdom. And big enough for you to have complete confidence in our integrity and professionalism.
How We Do Business
Quite simply, Temptation sees itself in partnership with its customers. We try to treat our customers the way we ourselves want to be treated when we go shopping. We want you to spend what you can afford, not what would maximise our profits. We want you to buy the right gift, not the most expensive gift, and above all we want you to feel confident that if you have a problem with what you have bought, we will do everything we can to solve that problem. (See our Terms & Conditions for full details)
Choosing gifts from our website should provide the same experience as coming into one of our stores. Unlike many companies selling goods over the web, we have the experience of many years of retailing behind us. We have tried to create a website that is easy to use and fun to visit. We now have over 10,000 gifts online but that selection is growing and changing all the time, so if you can't find what you want on this visit, call again soon!
www.Dicoshop.com is wholly owned by Dicoshop Ltd, Registered Office: Unit 2E, Woodlands Farm, The Vale, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 3NS. The company registration number is 02294820 and the company is registered in England.