Location Spotlight: COBBLERS & VAPE

Published by Parcelly Team
 • 01 September 2017


Meet Cobblers & Vape, the Highbury store selling everything from shoe polish to fidget spinners. The store has been run by manager Don Nguyen and his father for over 11 years, and they are always mixing up what they have on offer.

We chose Cobblers & Vape for their friendly customer service and for running our Key Exchange service excellently. The team had a brilliant time visiting and finding out more about store manager Don, what it’s like to be a Parcelly partner, and why he has such an interesting range of products on offer.

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Why did you decide to make a store for both fixing shoes and vaping in one?

People don’t tend to use cobblers as much anymore. When people break their shoes now they usually throw them away and buy a replacement, but in the past a lot more people would have got these repaired at a cobbler. We needed to adapt and start selling something that is more popular nowadays, so what’s better than vaping gear and fidget spinners?

What kind of people come into the store?

As we sell such varied products our customers are a pretty mixed bunch. It tends to be older people using us as a cobbler, but there’s a range of different people who come in to buy our vaping products usually as a replacement for cigarettes.

Which celebrity’s shoes would you love to fix?

Taylor Swift’s, obviously.

What do you love most about running the store?

I have a lot of regular customers who visit frequently, it’s a very friendly atmosphere and I always enjoy speaking with them. It also feels great to give people useful advice they can take away when they come into the store.


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Location: 304 St Paul's Rd, London, London Borough of Islington N1 2LH
Open times: Monday-Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:00-18:00


‘A member of the Parcelly team came into my store and pitched the service last year, and I thought it was great. I’ve always found the check-in and check-out process on the app very straightforward and I think the key exchange service has been really useful for my customers. Whenever I’ve had any queries about running the service, the Parcelly partnerships team have been super helpful, and it’s very easy to just drop them a quick text.’

- Don Nguyen, Store Manager


Congratulations to Cobblers & Vape and a big THANK YOU for being such a wonderful business partner and contributing towards Parcelly’s vision!

Parcelly aims to give business owners full control over their parcel flow, offering them the ability to modify the number of parcels they wish to receive, as well as the option to control the size of the parcels received - all in real time via the app. This means that regardless of the storage capacity or nature of your business, we welcome you to join our parcel collection network and benefit from new customers, additional footfall to your store as well as an additional revenue stream.

If your business is interested in joining our nationwide network and becoming a Parcelly location for Click&collect and/or Key Exchange services, please do not hesitate to CONTACT US.


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