If you're on this page, it's likely because you're searching for a discount code to use on your Green Tulip purchase. Green Tulip is an ethical retailer with a focus on sustainability. This not only applies to the products available on this website, but the way we do business. What this means is we very, very rarely run discounts.
Behind every enticing discount lies a hidden cost. Our planet, our workers, and our wallets bear the burden of our impulse purchases. Let's break free from the illusion of freebies and embrace conscious consumerism, choosing quality over quantity and supporting ethical brands.
Green Tulip Discount Policy
Environmental impact of impulse shopping
In today's world, where the allure of discounts and sales has become a constant, it's easy to fall into the trap of impulse buying. However, as an ethical and sustainable retailer who promotes conscious consumerism, we believe that this approach to shopping is not only unsustainable but also detrimental to our planet and its people.
According to a study by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), impulse purchases account for around 20% of all retail sales in the UK. This amounts to an estimated £114 billion worth of goods each year. Of this, it is estimated that 20%, or £22.8 billion, ends up in landfill.
This figure is significant, as it represents a substantial amount of waste being generated unnecessarily. It also highlights the impact of impulse buying on the environment. Landfills are a major source of pollution, and they can take hundreds if not thousands of years to decompose. It's also just a waste of money.
Why we don't run time-limited discounts
Time-limited discounts, often associated with events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, create a sense of urgency and artificial scarcity, encouraging consumers to make quick decisions based on fear of missing out rather than careful consideration of their needs. This often leads to overconsumption and the accumulation of unnecessary items, contributing to the growing problem of waste and environmental degradation.
Moreover, the pressure to constantly produce new products at lower prices puts an immense strain on workers in the supply chain, often leading to unsafe working conditions, low wages, and exploitation. By perpetuating this cycle of overproduction and consumption, we inadvertently contribute to unethical practices and social injustice.
We also know how frustrating it can be when you buy something and then a few days later it has been reduced. We would never do this at Green Tulip, we keep our products at a fair price all year round and if an item is reduced this is because it has been added to our sale category and it will stay there at that price until it sells out.
Free postage discount codes
Discount codes for for free postage are tempting, but the truth is someone has to pay for shipping costs. Whether it's the retailer absorbing the cost, factoring it into product prices, or passing it on to customers in the form of higher fees, there's no such thing as a truly free lunch.
At Green Tulip we charge postage and packing for all orders under £50, which is priced exactly what it costs us to pack and post the order. For orders over £50 we offer free delivery. We absorb this cost ourselves as a business rather than pass it on to customers in some other way. We do this for a few reasons; it actually costs us a little less in terms of time and packaging to fulfill larger orders than multiple smaller orders. We also want to encourage fewer, larger orders for environmental reasons; you reduce the amount of packaging needed, along with fewer delivery trips which means less fuel used and fewer delivery vans on the roads.
As conscious consumers, let's make informed choices that support sustainable practices and ethical businesses.
Embracing conscious consumerism
At the heart of conscious consumerism lies the idea of making informed and mindful purchasing decisions that align with our values and priorities. It's about recognising the true value of products, understanding the impact of our choices, and supporting brands that share our commitment to sustainability and ethical practices.
Instead of relying on time-limited discounts to drive sales, we believe in building relationships with our customers based on trust, transparency, and a shared commitment to conscious consumption. We strive to educate our customers about the importance of quality over quantity, encouraging them to invest in well-made, durable products that will last them for years to come.
Our commitment to ethical and sustainable practices
As an ethical and sustainable retailer, we are committed to the following principles:
- Sustainable sourcing: We source our products from responsible suppliers who adhere to ethical labour practices and environmental standards.
- Quality over quantity: We prioritise durability and timeless designs over fleeting trends, ensuring that our products stand the test of time and minimise the impact on the environment.
- Building relationships: We focus on building a relationship with our existing customers rather than constantly 'buying' new customers with unsustainable discounts.
By adopting a conscious consumerism approach, we can collectively break free from the cycle of overconsumption and embrace a more sustainable and ethical way of shopping. We invite you to join us on this journey by making informed decisions, supporting brands that align with your values, and investing in quality products that will stand the test of time. Together, we can create a more mindful and sustainable future for our planet.