More unique than paint, and better than wallpaper, Critterwalls offers a huge range of stickers that can be applied to walls with ease. The company has recently changed names and is now run under the name of Walls of the Wild. The decals are reproductions of the lifelike artwork of Dede Lifgren.
Some of the themes offered include:
- Sea Animals
- Jungle Animals
- Farm Animals
- Magical Creatures
The decals are safe to use on the walls and do not require special trimming or preparation; they are "peel and stick" and can be removed at any time and do not leave a residue.
Some decals are sold individually, however there are also packs of multiple items, particularly for scenery.
These decals are great for bedrooms, playrooms, classrooms, day care centers, doctor's offices, and so much more.
In 1992 Dede Lifgren started out painting murals. Her focus was on making animals that looked real, not like cartoons. As demand grew for her beautiful animal pictures, Dede, along with Jeff, her husband, expanded using digital technology to turn her art into decals (stickers that could be put directly onto the wall). She continues to follow the standard of having realistic looking animals, true to form, not cartoonish in any way.
New expansions have seen Dede create different animals, including dinosaurs, and other scenery items such as trees.
All products are made in the USA.
The company started as Critter Walls but is now known as Walls of the Wild. Visitors to the CritterWalls website are soon redirected automatically to the Walls of the Wild webpage.
Customer feedback for CritterWalls has been excellent. Customers have even sent in photos of their decorated rooms to CritterWalls to show off their applications of the product.
In particular customers are thrilled to have realistic images rather than childlike cartoons as well as the ease of application and removal.
Lindsay says : "I wanted to create a jungle themed room for my son Phoenix. I had no idea how I was going to do this and make it look nice. I didn't want anything too kiddy. I wanted my son to have realistic animals to look at and learn from. Your product was perfect for this project. I had a lot of fun putting the stickers up. It really was easy, no mess! Thank you so much for making such a great product."
Parenting websites also have taken the time to point out the advantages of these decorating products, particularly for people who rent their homes and are not allowed to paint or wallpaper a child's room. The Parent Place offered a review: "When we got the stickers in the mail we were all excited to see what they looked like. We received a small stegosaurus, triceratops, tyrannosaurus rex, and dinosaur egg, as well as a large pterodactyl and bronchiosaurus. They all looked like the dinosaur pictures you see in science books, and we were especially excited about the bronchiosaurus, which is nearly seven feet tall and very cool... I had no trouble with the smaller stickers. They peeled right off, and I was even able to reposition them to make sure they were just right. They left no adhesive and did not pull off any paint. Hooray! The only sticker that gave me a little trouble was the bronchiosaurus, but only because it was so big and I was trying to do it myself! If you get a large sticker it would be ideal to have two people working on it! However, because you are able to reposition the sticker I was able to get it on the wall myself, after much trial and error."
CritterWalls or WallsoftheWild, as they are now known, are not members of the BBB, Better Business, Bureau. There are no complaints against this company showing as outstanding or warranting attention at this time.
They are a verified Authorize.net Merchant for online payments.
There do not appear to be any major complaints against this company. Parenting websites, such as The Parent Place, have shown positive support for CritterWalls.
Google Page Rank lists CritterWalls - Walls of the Wild as being a page rank of 3 out of 10, with 10 being the highest.
Alexa reports a traffic ranking of 3,673,305 and lists 34 sites as linking to Walls of the Wild. They note the site has been online for at least 14 years. Most visitors to the site stay for at least 3 minutes and visit an average of four pages per visit. Most visitors to this website are educated women with children, viewing the website from home.
CritterWalls, or WallsoftheWild, does not currently have a huge online presence in the areas of social media.
Their company website makes no mention of their social media handles and a search on Twitter and Google+, at this time, could not find them.
WallsoftheWild can be found on Facebook where they do have over 4,100 "Likes". They are active on Facebook in terms of using it to promote coupon codes for sales and discounts that they offer from time to time.
Purchases are made through Walls of the Wild which is a verified Authorize.net merchant.
Their website is secure and is hosted by Volusion.
You can check out the security of their website for yourself by clicking here.
Points made include:
- Over the past 90 days, wallsofthewild.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.
- This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
- No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.
Prices for the decals from CritterWalls is often based on the size of the decal. Prices are generally lower through the website than when similar products are to be found in stores. In fact the website posts the price you pay when buying from them directly compared to the price you might find in stores. For example a Triceratops, side view, measuring 46 inches by 33 inches is listed at $49.95, but sells through CritterWalls for only $32.95.
The prices are very good for this kind of quality product and art work, noting that the products are made in the USA.
Gift Certificates are available.
Free shipping is given on deliveries within the United States on orders over $50.00. All other orders are shipped for a flat rate of $4.99.
International shipping is available at low rates which will depend on weight and destination. From time to time they may offer coupons for free shipping. All orders will ship the same day as ordered, or the following business day.
Shipping is fairly fast, the exception could be for international orders due to delays at customs.
At this time (January, 2013) CritterWalls, WallsoftheWild accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, or PayPal as their payment options. No other forms of payment are accepted at the current time. Their website is secure so making a payment through them is safe.
When placing an order customers must provide their personal information as well as the shipping information.
CritterWalls, or Walls of the Wild, has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If a customer is not satisfied with their product they simply contact the company to request a return authorization at 845-278-4612and arrangements are then made for returning the product for a full refund.
The return policy is for 60 days after delivery. Products must be unused and in original packaging. Shipping fees will not be refunded unless a customer received the wrong product and are making an exchange.
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