Fact: We're big fans of . There's something eternally gratifying about knowing that a store exists where we can purchase everyday items at a low cost—especially during those times of the month when money is tighter. Another fact: We're big advocates of online shopping. With busy schedules and a never-ending list of errands to run, it's a relief to come home at night, whip out our computers, and order what we don't have time to physically pick up. So, to get to the point here—because there is one—what if we told you that there was a way you could shop the dollar store online? Allow us to introduce you to .
Outlined in a recent profile by , Hollar is a startup that is hoping to become the cost-savvy mom's answer to online shopping. :
Hollar.com has a few ways of getting around the problems that have plagued other online dollar stores. It enforces a $10 order minimum in order to avoid losing money shipping a $1 item. It doesn't carry any heavy or oversized items, which are expensive to ship (no full-size bottles of laundry detergent, for example), nor does it sell perishables.
A quick look reveals items that you would indeed expect to find at a dollar store; shopping categories include toys, baby, beauty, electronics, and school supplies, to name a few. A silicone pot holder is $1, while "bigger ticket" items, like a mini bluetooth speaker or a wireless LES laptop light, are $5 apiece.
, the company's aim is to "emulate the impulse shopping experience that dollar stores have traditionally provided." Though you might come to the site only looking for one particular item, you quickly find your online cart has more "it's just too cheap to pass up!" goods.
Online shoppers and dollar store enthusiasts, we're curious to hear what you think of Hollar. Would you shop there? Take a look , and .