NoQ Online Bookstore - A review

I must say I am quite a tech savvy mama as I have a hubby who likes to gift me with tech presents as compared to blinks and bags. Name an e-reader, I probably have them somewhere in the house.

That said, I still very much prefer to read books the old fashioned way. However, I sometimes do have issues managing my time as a working mum, so I cannot be happier to have the option to shop for books online.

Oh yes! In case you don't already know... I am an avid online shopper.

NoQ Online Bookstore is the online arm of Times Publishing, which is one of the homegrown book companies in Singapore. If you are an 80s kid like me, you will remember Times the Bookshop.  It was one of my favourite hang outs when I went to Yamaha for my music lessons at Plaza Singapura.

Boosting over 14 million book titles across various genres, I am pretty sure you can find something for everyone in the family. I spent a good hour just browsing through the children books section, and was taken by the long long list of books that I can get for J. The categorization of each section also makes searching for a particular book rather fuss free.

Of course, if you are not used to shopping online, it may take some getting used to while navigating around the website. And, the large number of titles could also be quite daunting to browse through in a single sitting.

That said, I always feel it is a good move for businesses to take,  if not all , but part of their offerings online given the amount of time people are spending on their computers.
Look at the navigation on the left of the website. The breakdown of categories within the children's books section makes looking for the book you want rather easy. 

Purchase Experience
I had a pretty seamless online purchase experience with NoQ Store.
After clicking on the book I wanted to buy, I was able to read more about it in the detailed page.

If you are convinced this is the book you want, you can add it to your shopping cart directly. You can also choose to add the book to the cart without going into the detailed page. 

After a book has been added to the shopping cart, there will be a screen that shows a summary of all selected books. 

Upon checkout, there is an option to gift wrap the books. Perfect for getting surprised presents for your loved ones. 
So, once the order has been made and confirmed, the next thing to do is really to wait for the loots to arrive. 

This was actually where I got a little disappointed as the books took about 2 weeks to arrive. Given that   this is a local based business, I was expecting a quicker delivery turnaround. 

There's my books! One for me, and one for little boy. 
Well, I guess if there is no urgent need for the books, what is a little wait?  

Good news for readers of Meeningfully! 

From now till 31 August 2014, you will get a 15% discount off your purchases on NoQ! All you will need to do is enter "MEENINGFULLY" in the "Voucher and Promotion Code" section upon checking out and you are on your way to books heaven. :)

So what are you waiting for? Happy Shopping! 

Disclaimer: I was given store credits to feed my need to shop online. No other compensation received, and all opinions are my own.