About Us

The Useful Shop Story - About Us

We are based in the UK on the sunny South Coast of England. Our location certainly influences the products we choose - you will find lots of stylish coastal, nautical, marine and beach influenced products in our shop! We love great design, something a little bit different from the high street and chain stores.  We try to make our products as different as our customers like to be. We try to find unusual and appealing pieces from the UK, Europe and around the world, always fitting our overall chilled out, cool, design aesthetic.

Our Story

10 years on from opening our first online shop, we ended up with different shops offering different products. "Wouldn't it be useful to be able to place one order for everything you sell?", said our customers. "Wouldn't it be useful to have everything in one shop?", said us!

5 years ago we did just that with the first version of The Useful Shop.
In the ever-changing world of online shopping we have kept out technology up to date but in today's challenging environment where customers deserve only THE BEST in security, privacy, technology and service you are now at the latest and greatest ever version of The Useful Shop!

Today we're proud to bring you The Useful Shop, providing quality products direct to your doorstep through a secure and responsive experience we hope you'll enjoy. And most of all, we hope you'll love our products as much as we do.

All our products are personally selected and sourced by us.  We look after our customer and your customer service stops with us.  We take great pride in our products as being locally sourced in the UK, fairly traded from around the world as well as the best Europe has to offer. All our products are shipped from our stock in the UK.

Stay in touch with us on social media, we even have a special offers group just for our Facebook Fans where you can find out the latest codes, stock clearances, giveaways, and competitions.

Our customer services can be contacted at service@theusefulshop.com for the fastest response to any queries. You can also contact us through our social media links and messenger.

The Useful Shop is a trading name and wholly-owned subsidiary of C J Strand Ltd