UKEssays is a Nottingham-based writing service established in 2003. It caters mostly to American, British, and Australian students.
At the onset, I saw that the website looks decent and easily navigable. Contact details were also available at the bottom of the page. Likewise, an overall rating was posted at the bottom, which was 88%. It was not a very impressive rating, but you can tell, at least, that the website was not trying to fake it.
UK Essays services are grouped into five major categories, which include essay, dissertation, marking, report, and other services. Each category has subcategories. As an example, the essay category also includes assignment, coursework, and essay skeleton answer service.
As for its writers, the UKEssays.com team claims to have over 4,000 freelance writers and over 30 in-house writers but I was not able to locate their profiles. They do, however, have individual profiles of their management team, customer experience team, and the researcher relations team, among others, but they cannot be of help when it comes to gauging the educational experience and qualifications of the writers.
Likewise, I was unable to locate any sample essays on the website so unless you actually proceed with purchasing a paper, there is no way to check whether they will be able to provide you with high-quality papers.
UKEssays do not have fixed pricing posted on its website so I really had to go ahead and request for a quote. For a 1,250-word essay with a 14-day deadline, I was made to pay $435. Prices at this website are definitely higher than the majority of the writing services that I have tried.
I did scour its website for promo codes or coupon codes but found none. Because I couldnt find discounts, I was forced to pay $435.
While waiting for my paper, I went ahead and read feedback from previous customers so I can set my expectations. As expected, onsite reviews were generally positive with an overall 88% rating posted on the website. However, customer reviews are more reliable when they are found offsite, so I went the extra mile and verified the review through an external site.
Unlike the onsite reviews, I saw that while some really posted positive testimonials, some customers were not at all happy with the website particularly about the expensive pricing, as well as the quality of the paper received.
True enough, when I got my essay, I was pretty disappointing because I already found a grammar mistake at the first paragraph of my essay. With their prices, I really did expect an excellent essay but, apparently, I ended up being quite disappointed.
Overall, I do not find it sensible to actually buy a paper that is expensive without getting any value for it. That said, I would rather look for an alternative website with both positive reviews, as well as sample papers that I can check for myself.
I am giving UKEssays.com a poor rating, based on my findings.