One thing you should know about me…
I don’t really like to shop in actual stores.
Unless it’s Aldi or Target Dollar Spot – or basically any grocery store – I’d rather shop online. Which means I do a lot of shopping online…a LOT! Anytime I don’t have to load all four kids in the car and then into the store – I am all about it! If I can buy things online and have them delivered to my front door – I am winning. But there are a few that are my favorites, and probably 90% of what I buy comes from these places.
That said, I shop at way more online stores than this! But I do realize I can’t bore y’all with my list of 2,000 online stores I love. LOL. So with no further delay, here are my top 10 favorite online stores. This actually began as a Facebook Live video, so if you prefer to watch the video, you can check that out here:
- AMAZON! I am sure my number 1 comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me AT ALL. I’d happily pay the Amazon Prime fee twice a year if I had to. Why? Because I literally use Amazon every single week. Sometimes multiple times a week. This is my number 1 place to purchase online each month, and between the stuff I buy for us and the stuff I drop ship for gifts and to people on my oily team, Amazon (and Amazon Prime) is top on my list.
- Swap – Clothing purchasing is painful to me. I love thrift store clothes! But clothing shopping is like having someone rip your teeth out of your head. That’s why I started using Stitch Fix too. I don’t like going into the store and taking it into the dressing room and trying it on. I honestly can’t tell you anytime I’ve been in a dressing room and thought, “wow I look good in this!” Plus, I’m paranoid that some creep put a camera in dressing room…but on that point I digress.
- Thred Up – I almost always do my thrift store shopping on Swap or Thred Up. Why? Am I just over-complicating things? No! If I need something like a black skirt, I will search until I find exactly the piece in my size I’m looking for. Side note: I am not nearly as big a fan of Thred Up as I used to be. You can read more about my experience with Thred Up if you’d like to learn more.
- Vitacost.com – I’ve been a Vitacost fan for years. They have free shipping promotions all the time. I live in the a rural part of Virginia and there’re a lot of specialty food items that our family loves that I just can’t get here at the local Walmart, Aldi, or most other grocery stores. Vitacost for the win! I also buy a lot of their Castille Soap which I use to make all of our foaming soap.
- Honeyville.com – this is where I buy ALL of our bulk grains that I store in buckets. Soft wheat, hard wheat, oatmeal, honey granules. I buy all those here because they have flat rate shipping – no matter what the weight! I am usually buying 100lbs+ of grain at a time and I really appreciate their flat rate shipping. My kids eat SO much oatmeal. I would support Breadbeckers, but I no longer have a co-op here where I live, so shipping is just too expensive. However, if you’re ever near the Breadbeckers store (in Woodstock, GA), GO THERE. It is a great place!
- Young Living – this is the reason I’m not buying as much from Vitacost as I used to. I buy our supplements, makeup, household things, etc. I just hop on my computer and order what I need – it is magic!
- Netrition – along the same lines as Vitacost. There are couple different products like stevia, pork rinds, etc., that I can only find there. They have like 800 different flavors of pork rinds. LOL. My current favorite: Jalapeño Cheddar….yum, y’all. Don’t hate me for loving pork rinds.
- eBay – Barry is more into this store than me. But we do purchase a lot of things here. I’ll say,” Oh, I need such and such…” – and I can only find it there or it’ll be cheaper there! OR if we like something that they stopped making, we can go online and see if it’s available there. Or like if we have a favorite pair of shoes that bit the dust and we can’t find anywhere else. We don’t use it as much as we used to, but it’s still a great place to go to try and save money on big purchases. Barry sells a lot on eBay, too.
- Etsy – I don’t like to make crafty things – I like to make food. But there is a reason God make Etsy – because there people LIKE to make things, and they’re good at it. I use Etsy all the time for gifts. I love to give unique, custom gifts. Etsy is basically just a big craft fair on the computer. I love that I can type in “personalized mug” or “personalized jewelry” and immediately have so many options. I love that now I don’t have to use any hot glue guns…and I like to support other stay-at-home moms or dads who are making and selling their own products. There are thousands of sellers so to best find what you’re looking for, you need to be very specific with your searches. Barry has an Etsy store, where he sells woodworking things he’s made, so we know it’s not just a good experience for the buyers, but for the sellers as well.
- Life Science Publishing – I use this so often I have a membership there so can get the preferred pricing. I buy stuff on here ALL the time for my team. Everything from essential oil books, health books, nutrition books, roller bottles, safe plastic bottles…all sorts of health-related, non-food items.
Well…there you have it – my top 10 favorite online stores. And I am officially an online shopper, and I bet a lot of you are as well.
What are your favorite places to shop online?