The nature of online shopping is evolving into this very flexible and very convenient way of being a consumer. I think as people move further into the digital age, we will be doing virtually everything online, and almost everything will be accessible online as well.
The idea of an online dollar store is an interesting new trend that I am very eager to learn more about. The two main websites that dabble in this concept is Shopmissa.com and Wish.com. Miss A is a literal dollar store where everything is actually $1. According to my knowledge, there is currently no other website like this out right now. If you do know of another online dollar store, please let me know in the comments because I would love to know about it! Shop Miss A specialize in cosmetics and accessories. If you really dig and take your time, you’ll run into a few gems. Their collection is huge, and I really mean it when I say huge. They probably have hundreds of each type of cosmetic item, as well as accessories. They also sell some of your favorite drug store bands such as E.L.F (Eyes, Lips & Face). It would take you hours to get through looking at everything.
Wish.com has been around for a while. In fact, Wish.com was incredibly popular many years ago. Did you know that you couldn’t actually purchase anything from this website when it first launched? It was more of a We Heart It type of app. However, today, that is not the case – it is much more like Groupon.
My advice? Don’t be afraid to buy from foreign discount stores such as these – that sell very low-priced merchandise. (aliexpress.com is another fairly popular discount store) Though keep in mind: you will wait quite a while to receive your items in the mail. Your packages will more than likely be shipped overseas from China via Chinapost and take a few weeks to get here, if not more. Also, quality of the product is a total hit or mess.
Hollar.com is a new discovery for me! This website, in my opinion, is a best-kept secret, that isn’t really a secret – just new to the market.
Hollar is a discount store that sells well-known brand merchandise – not generic or “bootleg”. Prices start at $2 and almost everything in the store is under $5. They have almost anything you can think of! It is a small-scale department store with an impressive variety of products. Just to give you an idea of what you can buy: I purchased Tupperware, a cat collar, glitter gel pens, earrings, a box of brown rice tea, and a scarf, just to name a few!
Do you have a favorite online store than you frequent? I’ll love to hear about it!