La Stella Blu is an online shop that specializes in baby carriers and baby slings. In their site, they have comprehensive reviews about the different types and brands of baby carriers and slings. The benefits of baby-wearing and instructional guides are also available.
They also sell other baby products such as diapers, baby clothes, natural toys, car seats, strollers and items for baby feeding, nursery, health and bath.
After the birth of her daughter, work-at-home mom Katie Albritton went in search of the best carrier that she can use. From that experience, La Stella Blu (Stella is the name of her daughter), was created.
Katie hopes to promote baby-wearing through her site and says that carrying the baby allows the parents to still respond to their daily tasks without being confined to taking care of their child.
The company began in 2006 and is currently located at Missoula, MT.
In 2010, a member of the baby-wearing group of babycompany.com had complaints regarding the shipping and costumer service of La Stella Blu.
User x.0.x.iL0veHim.x.0.x said that when she followed-up her order and asked on when she will receive the package, she got an e-mail response that it might have been lost in transit and asked her if she would rather receive a refund. After saying that she would rather have her product, she has still not received any reply after two days.
However, in the same thread, other costumers commented that they have received their products without any problems.
In Amazon, the more recent reviews from customers provided good feedback with a rating of 4.9 stars in the last 12 months.
User Dan said: "Arrived on time. Description and picture matched my expectation and purchase. One should appreciate the meeting of expectation and reality. "
Another user, Beverly J. said: "Arrived quickly and promptly in original bag and box. Thank you."
La Stella Blu is not a BBB accredited company. There have been no costumer complaints filed at BBB regarding the company, however, BBB claims that it might require professional licensing from government offices.
Known blogger Angie Knutson, owner of the parenting blog My Four Monkeys and is a current writer at The Diva Blog and Chiquita Moms Community, has recommended the site for the many products that they are offering.
According to Alexa, the global ranking of La Stella Blu is at 6,786,964 with a reputation of 340 while its Google PageRank value is 3/10.
In the company's blog, the popularity of the posts varies from a low 2% to as high at 100% for its product review posts, particularly the ones it listed as the best baby carrier gifts.
The company blog has not been updated since August 2010. However, its posts are still relevant especially to those seeking about baby wearing, baby carriers and even pregnancy and parenting advice.
As of now, the social media presence of La Stella Blu is low as it does not have a Facebook, Google+ or Twitter page.
When taking a costumer's payment information, a secure connection is used by the company. La Stella Blu is also a verified merchant of Authorize.Net.
In the Google diagnostic test, the site is not listed as suspicious and has not functioned as an intermediary for the infection of any sites nor did it host malicious software in the last 90 days.
At La Stella Blu, the brands of baby carriers that they have are BabyHawk, Beco, Ergo, Hotslings, Moby Wrap, EllaRoo and Boba.
For the BabyHawk, the prices range from $89 for the Mei Tai and $140 for the Oh Snap.
The Beco Butterfly 2 ranges from $139 to $189. Although different in design, the same carrier is sold at Pure and Simple Baby for only $99. For the Gemini line, the price is at $129 with the Garden Aqua Lilac design priced at $134. The Beco Mini, designed for kids and their toys, is at $29.
The prices for the Ergo Baby Carrier line are as follows:
Hotslings Baby Slings are priced at $30-$60.
For the Moby Wrap collection, the prices are as follows:
EllaRoo baby wraps are priced at $87 while the Mei Tai are $70.
Boba Baby Carriers range from $120-125, Boba Wraps at $48 and Boba Air at $65.
There is no shipping fee for the BabyHawk, Ergo Baby Carrier and Moby Wrap products.
Outlet items or those that have been returned by costumers but still in good condition will also have no shipping fee provided that orders are at least $35.
The shipment method used by the company is USPS Priority Mail and FedEx Home Delivery. For more information regarding their shipping, they can be contacted at email@example.com.
The only payment method accepted by La Stella Blu at their site is VISA or MasterCard. They do not accept alternative payment methods such as Debit Card, PayPal, E-Check or QPass.
However, the company is also a seller at Amazon where there are more payment options available for costumers and free shipping is also offered on certain products.
The company accepts returns on all of their products. With regards to their baby slings, there is no time limit for the return.
Nonetheless, all returned items must still be in their original packaging. Items that are not properly packaged will be charged $5 for restocking fee.
All returned items that are still in good condition are sold at the La Stella Blu outlet shop.
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