Disclaimer: These are my thoughts on wish, no one elses.
Lately, I have been seeing an abundance of posts on all different social media platforms about an app called Wish. Incase you don’t know what Wish is here is the rundown. Wish is a mobile e-commerce application based out of San Francisco. They are currently the 6th largest e-commerce company in the world. According to the Google Play and iTunes descriptions:
“ Over 300 million people use Wish to get trending items for 50-80% cheaper than what you’d pay at your local mall. Join them and get the hottest products at incredible prices delivered directly to your door. Wish is the #1 shopping mall in Europe and North America, allowing you to browse a worldwide selection of trending fashion, accessories, and electronics directly at your fingertips.”
Basically, its an app and website marketplace where you can find millions of “trendy” items for extremely low prices. Items have shipping times over 3+ weeks and the quality is questionable. I am not a newb on this site. I have been a member since 2015 and ordered TONS of items.
Not until recently did I see the ads for Wish everywhere accompanied by Youtube Videos and Instagram post titled things like “ My $100 Wish Haul” and “ How I got Scammed by Wish”. I couldn’t help but ask WTF is happening here and why I am seeing so many Wish things? So I did what any millennial would do I headed to Google and found out right quick what the dealio was. I found a ton of articles about how Wish has spent MILLIONS of dollars on advertising in the last year or so. What was once my guilty online shopping pleasure is now a multimillion dollar company.
After reading a lot of articles and watching a LOT of YouTube videos I realised there are a lot of misconceptions about Wish out there and this is my opinion on them:
Read an article: People are shitting on this app/website about how “Obviously” Wish is a huge sweatshop that clearly pays its employees crap?
Wish is a marketplace- just like Amazon. Vendors create accounts and sell their items on this site. Wish doesn’t produce items.
YouTube: Shit quality Items- I was scammed.
You paid under $10 for an article of clothing- WHY are you complaining? Did you think that it was going to be runway ready?
YouTube: My items are not what they showed?
Ya, this pissed me off too, but I have learned though that if you swipe over the product images you can normally see uploaded photos from customers who have bought the item before you.
Read an article: Shipping is where they get you!!!
Ya shipping prices on this site suck balls, but remember it’s normally coming from China so to make up for the like $1 you paid for a normally $40 item they need to make up for it somewhere- I guess.
There are so many more comments I could agree and disagree with- SO MANY.
I feel that Wish is such a good alternative for people who can’t afford to shop at high-end shops all the time. I don’t have a problem spending my money on this platform at all. Another nice thing about Wish is they sell a large variety of items- I tried to order things from every category before posting this so I could really give a good review of the app/website. So now for my reviews!!
As said previously they sell a wide variety of items which they place in the following categories: Makeup & Beauty, Gadgets, Tops, Hobbies, Home Decor, Bottoms, Wallets & Bags, Baby & Kids, Watches, Sterling Silver Jewelry, Shoes, Underwear. (I only bought things that I know I would use so I skipped some categories)
Dual Port Micro SD/SDXC TF To Compact Flash CF Type- works perfectly way
3.5mm Flash for Phone- exactly as the photo showed, works great.
GoPro case- way smaller than I expected, does work and good material
Camera strap- awesome! Good material exactly like photos
Pop sockets- perfect. Weird note: they keep being taken off the site then put back on.
Makeup & Beauty
Halloween Pallet/ Facepaint- surprisingly awesome paint and good size.
Cream Contour Pallet- Perfect, exactly as shown
(** I use these all the time and have ordered them multiple times, sorry for the used ones I am waiting on new ones in the mail**)
HP Planner- way smaller than I expected, but still exactly as described.
Stickers- amazing, great selection and all good condition.
(** The Notebook has different photos printed on pages & The Stickers are always all different I have ordered these a couple different times to check and I have only received maybe 7 repeats which is INSANE**)
Dresses- cheaper materials, not as shown, but still wearable.
Alice in Wonderland Shirt- bathing suit like stretchy material, rides up when wearing, at type home shirt
Batman Shirt-bathing suit like stretchy material rides up when wearing, at type home shirt
(** the dresses are not pictured only because I have lent them both to a friend for a wedding.**)
Batman Leggings- bathing suit like material
Alice in Wonderland Leggings- bathing suit like material
Batman Skirt- bathing suit like material a little thicker than the others
Jewelry( old category) :
Mad hatter necklace- shit metal martial, turns neck green. Great for one day wears.
World Watch with Airplane- cheap material, no battery.
Airplane bracelet- awesome love it. Wear all the time.
This website/app is definitely buyer beware. I recommend trying it out and giving it your own opinion since you can see based on my reviews items are very hit and miss. Just remember that shipping can be pretty pricey and items can take a LONG time to get to you.
Dresses—> both the dresses I bought are no longer listed I will edit this post when I get them back and post photos.
Mad Hatter Necklace