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Stories of poor service and inflated prices in the blind industry led me to create a business that did all the important aspects well - offer great products with superior service - and make it easy for people! That was 2008 and now Blinds Online is the most highly and positively reviewed blind business in New Zealand!
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Over 462+ Online reviews | 4.9 & 98% on profiles
Ryan is simply the best to deal with. Ridiculously helpful and didn't mind us updating our quote multiple times while we changed our minds on what we wanted. The local installer he used was fantastic, great attention to detail and very knowledgeable, came and did a pre installation measure and gave us some great advice around what to expect with sunscreen blinds. The blinds themselves are great quality, roll easily and do the job well! We will be back for more!!
Trentham, Upper Hutt - Nov 2019
| 5 Stars
Thanks so much Sarah! Haha I like the 'ridiculously helpful' statement. I do like to help people reach the best decisions for them; whether it's product focused or budget conscious, or a mix of both. Enjoy the blinds and I'm certainly happy to help with further requirements.
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Nov 2019
Wow, what can I say. Ordered blinds through Ryan @ Blinds Online. The install it yourself instructions were great, my blinds look great too. The whole process was professional & friendly, straightforward and very easy. Email communication was ideal; especially as I work full time. I will update my bedrooms in the New Year through Ryan, so watch this space. Thanks Ryan.
Takanini, Auckland - Oct 2019
Yay, it all works! The system and designed experience. Thanks heaps, Mihi, for your custom and the great feedback. Enjoy the blinds and I look forward to helping on the second stage.
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Oct 2019
Hi there, would just like to tell would be purchasers of blinds of our brilliant experience with Ryan from Blinds Online. We contacted him on referral from our builder a couple of days before Xmas. Even though it was really close to the Xmas madness he came out with all his blind samples and measured up our bedroom for some quite challenging windows. As promised, the blinds were ready exactly 3 weeks from our acceptance of the quote and the installation was done on time and with the minimum of fuss. We would wholeheartedly recommend Ryan and Blinds Online to any one looking for a professional and competitively priced job!
Belmont, Auckland - Mar 2014
An absolute pleasure Barb, thanks for your business and I hope you keep on enjoying those blinds for years to come. Thanks for your business and the time taken to write such a great review.
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Mar 2014
Ryan and Mark were really great from my first meeting with them to installation they communicated well and did a fantastic job. Our blinds were for a whole floor of an office building and we needed them installed in a really short time frame. Ryan worked with me to get them in as soon as possible as well as giving me all the information about what the right blinds for us would be. We are really happy with them, they look great and are helping block the glare and keep us cool. I would highly recommend Blinds Online to anyone looking to get blinds installed.
Gillian Ardern - LeapThought NZ Ltd
Ellerslie, Auckland - Mar 2013
The whole office floor looks amazing, Gillian. So happy we could help and get it all done on time. Those blinds should make for happy workers and far reduced glare and heat. Thanks for your business and thanks for taking the time to review Blinds Online.
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Mar 2013
I purchased blinds from Blinds Online and I can't speak highly enough of the professional service Ryan gave me. He answered all my questions quickly, followed up and made contact with me regularly. The blinds are exactly what we imagined we were getting and look fantastic.
Hillcrest, Auckland - Aug 2017
What a great review, thanks so much Sharon. It was a pleasure; thanks for your business, and enjoy those blinds.
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Aug 2017
Communication with Ryan at Blinds Online was always prompt, efficient and friendly. Some of the windows in our house presented a real challenge as they are particularly large and high. We are very happy with the end result and our new blinds!
Epsom, Auckland - May 2017
Thanks Ariane, we like a good challenge. It was a pleasure, please enjoy your blinds throughout and thanks for the review!
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - May 2017
How do Blinds Online operate, how do I get a quote?
The biggest misconception people have is that Blinds Online is an online blinds business, only. While we do supply DIY clients, we also look after clients needing the measuring and installation done for them. Giving a brief history lesson (to show our strengths, experience, and where we've come from), Blinds Online started by cleaning and repairing ALL brands of blinds. We added new blind consults as we were so often asked, 'which blinds were best'. Today we help both DIY and SERVICE clients and you customise the approach that works best for you. We supply instructions to assist DIY clients toward getting the measuring and installation done correctly and confidently. For those of you needing the final measuring and installation done, we come to you – provided you're near one of the main NZ centres we cover.
An importance difference to be aware of when dealing with Blinds Online as a service client is that first step. We encourage you to send in measurements for an initial quote. Blinds Online don't provide free in-home consultations. No one does! We're just upfront about it. To send an employee out in a vehicle to someone's house is a cost of business and all businesses need to factor this in to the final price you pay. The free quotes you get are the ones you didn't accept, however the quote you did accept had the jobs they missed factored into the price as well. That's business. I encourage people to send in approximate dimensions to start with for an initial quote. This way a quote can be done quickly and you get a perfect idea of where Blinds Online sit in the market and in relationship to your budget. All without giving up your time and effort to meet us at home. It also cuts back on costs for us both and really focuses in on assisting our clients keen to do business. For those of you with new homes where the thought of measuring all the windows is a barrier to doing business; I can quote off a 'window schedule' that should be available through your builder as a PDF. Email that in with an idea of what products you want, where. And I'll have you a quote we can discuss, before you know it.
I know this approach is different, however it seems to work well for 95% of people approaching Blinds Online. Get a feel for us by looking at Google where we have a 5 STAR rating after 93 reviews and at NoCowboys where we have a 97% rating after a whooping 400+ reviews. Hit 'Get A Quote' and let's get started.
Why would I choose to do business with Blinds Online?
Welcome; I'm Ryan. My key strengths and focus centre around people and processes. In that order. So I'm most interested in getting the right product and solution for you (not me). My ideal scenario is moving us through a seamless process in which you feel well informed, kept up to date, and where at the end, once the blinds are installed, you feel so inspired you'll write a glowing blinds online review and want to tell all your friends and family about your Blinds Online experience.
Blinds Online currently have well over 450+ super positive reviews, firmly hold a 5 STAR rating on Google, and range between 97-99% across multiple NoCowboys profiles after 11 years in the blinds business. In this time Blinds Online have only had 2 negative reviews from which I have learnt lessons and made changes to future proof both you and me. Blinds Online focus on delivering the easiest and most informed process. Right from your initial enquiry or question, through quoting, ordering and all the way to receiving your blinds and beyond. There are always areas I'm looking to improve and with your feedback Blinds Online continues to get better and better.
You also predominantly deal with me, the owner, which provides a dynamic and level of ownership not commonly available elsewhere. Another key difference from pretty much all other blind businesses is that I pick and choose which products and components, across different price levels and ranges, that I supply to you. I'm like you in the process of choosing blinds except potentially better tasked to make informed product decisions with my 11 years experience. I'm constantly evaluating and comparing blinds online products. I'm not constrained to using any particular brand, product line, parts or manufacturer. You don't often get the best roller blinds from the people that do the best venetians, or shutters, or honeycomb blinds etc. Different manufacturers have different strengths and experience, so I pick, choose and spec what's best, weighing up price, value, support and true lasting quality. My prices are fair and sustainable for products that last and operate well. Blinds Online sit above much of the crap available in the blinds market, that doesn't last, and sit below the inflated prices of many large retail brands. An important aspect leading me to be able to detect lasting quality or not is from the 7 years Blinds Online spent cleaning and repairing all brands and makes of blinds. This all makes for great unique reasons to do business with Blinds Online and I welcome your enquiry.
My quote is more than I want to pay...
Are you factoring in replacing cheap blinds sooner than you expect? Blinds Online don't compromise on the quality of any of the products supplied for good reasons. Us remaining friends long into the future is one reason. I encourage people not to buy cheap or readymade blinds, as experience has shown they simply don’t last. True quality blinds are made with superior manufacturing practices and experience. They also use superior components and reputable fabrics, all made with New Zealand's higher UV conditions in mind. They also operate smoother and more reliably than cheap blinds.
You end up paying more in the long run for cheap blinds. I have personally seen this over and over again having run a blind cleaning and repair division for 7 years from 2008 – 2015. I still frequently come into the picture after people have learnt the hard way that 'cheap blinds cost more'. After a bottom-rail falls off, a control mechanism breaks, fabric frays, parts become brittle, etc etc. Blinds Online supply solutions that last and investing in lasting quality blinds save you time, energy and money in the middle to long term. Learn the right questions to ask potential suppliers on each of the specific product pages and avoid learning cheap blinds cost more, the expensive way!
I want something cheap, it's just for a rental property...
No, no, no...I encourage people to buy lasting quality blinds; not cheap or readymade blinds. Factor in replacing cheap blinds sooner than you'd expect. Even more so for rentals where the same level of ownership and sense of having spent good money for blinds isn’t always present in the way blinds are treated and operated. Blinds need to be robust and have a good level of lasting parts to protect them from people as well as the outside environment. I don't compromise on the quality Blinds Online supply for good reasons. Cheap blinds simply don’t last and I've seen this time and time again having run a blind cleaning and repair division from 2008 to 2015. In this time a third of Auckland's hundreds of property managers used Blinds Online. I've seen all makes and brands of blinds and know the importance of investing in lasting quality. Blinds which have been made using superior manufacturing practices and experience. Parts and fabrics that have actually been designed and made for New Zealand's high UV conditions. Not just imported as the cheapest parts that can be found to sell at the lowest price. I explain how to ensure you're choosing lasting quality blinds on each of the different product pages.
You end up paying more in the long run for cheap blinds and I still see this often when people come to me replacing their blinds because bottom-rails are falling off (because they are only glued), a control mechanism breaks because it's become brittle or weak as a result of lower grade plastics being used, fabric is fraying (because it hasn't been cut using the right equipment or procedures). The reasons to avoid cheap blinds are many. Not to mention your time spent dealing with blind failures along the way. Blinds Online supply solutions that last. Save yourself the time and money long term and buy lasting quality blinds now. Learn the right questions to ask potential suppliers on each of the specific product pages. Cheap blinds really do cost more!
Do Blinds Online clean and repair blinds?
Blinds Online did extensively clean and repair blinds of all brands and makes for a period of 7 years however now focus on supplying new blinds, shutters and awnings. The period spent cleaning and repairing all blind brands has set me up to know intimately what lasts and what doesn't; blind supplier wise, componentry wise and what procedures and processes (or lack of) lead to shortcomings down the track. Blinds Online supply and spec materials and procedures that avoid the supply of inferior made blinds.
For cleaning and repairs my recommendation is to use Bruce Jones and his company, Onsite Blind Cleaning & Repairs. Bruce has nearly 20 years experience cleaning and repairing blinds and is my pick of the companies that provide these services. His team would welcome your business or enquiry. Please mention Ryan at Blinds Online referred you (if you remember). Onsite Blind Cleaning & Repairs can be contacted on 0508 253 262 or (09) 2963237 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and www.onsiteblindscleaning.co.nz.
How does Blinds Online's blind delivery work?
We use different freight and courier companies depending on where you are situated in NZ, and what length your packages are. Your order may come from different factories and be split across different courier companies depending on what you've ordered and the package sizes. Once your blinds online order is despatched, the factory will advise me and I'll give you a heads up that they are are on their way to you. Generally speaking orders travelling within Auckland are the same or next day, depending on what time of the day they left us. The top half of the North Island is 1–2 days. The rest of the North Island, 2 days. South Island 3–4 days. If you're in the depths of somewhere rural I'd add another day to be safe, before panicking. I find depending on where you are in NZ, if there is a weekend or a holiday in the mix, and if the blinds transition through a depot on their way to you, this may add another day. If the courier has missed you they should leave a card and you can arrange a new delivery time. Courier companies can have a mind of their own at times, I find; please remember we are not the courier company. If you feel your blinds are taking longer than the guidelines here, please do get in contact with me though and I'll make some enquiries.
Packages need to be signed for. Please also read the FAQ, 'Is there anything important I need to know when receiving my Blinds Online blinds?', below.
Is there anything important I need to know when receiving my Blinds Online blinds?
Yes there is. Please always sign for your blinds as ‘SUBJECT TO INSPECTION’, regardless of how packages look from the outside. If there’s visible damage to any of the packages, sign as ‘DAMAGED’. Once you've accepted and signed for your blinds in a way other than above we cannot make a claim with the freight or courier company for damages (if there are any). Don’t panic, damage isn’t common, however in the event something is broken then we're in a good position to claim against the courier company. But only if packages are signed for as above. If goods have not been signed off as above and turn out to be damaged, any replacement charges are the responsibility of the receiver (you). So please remember to sign for blinds as either SUBJECT TO INSPECTION or DAMAGED, as applicable. All blinds online blinds have been test operated and leave the factory in perfect working condition, free of damage.
Where are Blinds Online physically located, do you have a showroom?
Blinds Online cater for both DIY and SERVICE clients nationwide. We're everywhere in the online sense! I encourage people to start their journey with us by sending in rough measurements and an idea of what they want to begin with, for an initial quote. All blind colour samples can be viewed online in the COLOURS section of each product page, or for rollers and romans, within their 'fabric selector' pages. If the quote looks good we can certainly send out physical samples for you to view. If you're a SERVICE required client wanting to proceed (within Auckland), Lawrence will have all the samples with him when he visits to measure up. I don't have my out of Auckland installers set up with all the samples so if you are out of Auckland I'd be sending samples to you directly, irrespective of whether you're DIY or SERVICE required.
Our showrooms are predominantly in Auckland and scattered depending on what product you wanted to view. All showroom viewings are by appointment only, just so I can ensure someone is there for you. Email me at email@example.com with your preferred day. Shutters and Vision blinds can be viewed at East Tamaki, Auckland, 9am–3:30pm, Monday to Friday. Honeycomb blinds can be viewed at Penrose or Mt Maunganui, 9–4pm, Monday to Friday. Our main range of Roller blinds and Roman blinds are at Mt Wellington, 9–4pm, Monday to Friday. Venetian blind samples would be sent out nationwide or with Lawrence if he was coming out to do a site measure, for SERVICE clients, within Auckland. If you've searched for Blinds Online through Google you may see a Milford, Auckland address listed. This is a postal address only and is required by Google for our business listing. There's no showroom at Milford, sorry. Any doubts or confusion please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do you send blind samples out, which I can view at home?
Blind samples can be sent out for all products we offer (except shutters). We ask that you please return blind samples promptly as we actively recycle these on to the next client. There is also a significant expense in making samples. For returns, most samples fit neatly in a $3.5 NZ Post bag, at most a $7 post bag. The upside of having blind samples sent out is that you can view them in your home, at your leisure, and have others weigh in on colour or fabric choices, if required. Before sending blind samples I do encourage people get quotes to ensure we sit within your budget range. If considering honeycombs please narrow down the specific colours you'd like to view. All colours within the different venetian ranges are sent out together; so no need to be colour specific; only venetian range specific. When it comes to rollers and romans (blockout, sunscreen or sheer) there are too many fabric ranges to send them all out. All colours within a specific roller/roman fabric range are sent together; so please just narrow down the specific roller/roman ranges you want to view, to perhaps 2 to 4 ranges. All product colours can be viewed on the specific product pages or the associated fabric selector pages. Have a go – I've tried to design a way of viewing all colours relatively easily, online initially. If you are within Auckland and we are conducting a check measure/consult visit, before proceeding with manufacture, then my installers are setup with most blind samples for you to view. For some of you it may also be relevant to view, FAQ: 'Where are Blinds Online physically located, do you have a showroom?'