Shop Sweeps

Retailers You May Not Know About

I really like shopping online. I think if you have read some of the other posts on this site, that would be pretty obvious to you. Some of my favorite places to shop online include Amazon, Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Zappos, Patagonia, Staples and Dell.

I am able to buy anything from groceries to electronics to clothing and everything in between from these stores. These are far from the only places I shop online, and I wanted to run through some other places I enjoy buying from online that you may not have heard of or tried just yet.


I’ve known about Etsy for a pretty long time, but only started buying stuff a few years ago and boy do I love it. Etsy is an online marketplace where sellers can post their goods to be sold. They have literally millions of items, often handcrafted and include furniture, gifts, jewelry, clothing, home décor, toys and more. While I haven’t purchased one just yet, I have had my eyes on a couple of beautiful reclaimed wood desks for my home office. My most recent Etsy purchase was the sweet footstool that I use in to reach the top of my bedroom closet.


Now owned by Amazon, Woot is a daily deal site that has been around for over fifteen years. They were well-known for daily deals sent via email, usually promoting electronics, computers and similar items. Once upon a time, I actually looked forward to getting these emails and seeing what was on sale that day. While there are a ton of great deal sites, with Groupon being one of the leaders, these guys still promote a lot of great deals and are certainly worth checking out.


Ultras are fans or groups of fans who are fervent supporters of their soccer team. In that vein, there is a really cool shopping site, called that sells all kinds of unique sports related clothing with a particular focus on soccer. They have all kinds of club and national team clothing. If you are a fan of sports related clothing – especially soccer, be sure to check Ultras out.


OK, I have to admit that while I have been on the site, I have yet to make a purchase, making me practically the only person in my office who hasn’t bought anything from here yet. Everyone raves about how comfortable their shoes are. Allbirds shoes are environmentally friendly, using materials such as New Zealand superfine Merino Wool, Eucalyptus fiber and they even made flip flops out of a sugar cane based bioplastic. Seriously though, everyone I know who wears these absolutely love them, so you may want to give them a gander.

I hope you like these retailers should you decide to check them out!


Boxed is one of my favorite direct to consumer brands out there. Think Costco/BJs/any bulk wholesaler, but with a pure focus on online and shipping! It's 100% free to join and you can get insane deals on bulk items and the best part is, it arrives at your door within a few days. I get all of my household items from here and they usually last me many weeks, if not months. I get toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, dish detergent. They also offer non-perishable goods and pantry items. If you have a large family, you can get an insane deals on items like mac and cheese. You can get 8 boxes of mac and cheese for $20 -- that's about $2.50 a box, which is an insane deal.